MALDIVES DON’T SCREW AROUND WITH MODI’S INDIA

Indonesia trumped Male’s bid for the Asia-Pacific seat by an overwhelming margin. Maldives got support from only 46 countries in the secret ballot voting on June 8 against 144 for Indonesia. India’s step is being seen as a punitive action against Maldives President Yameen for…

INDIA, ‘GIANT OF THE FUTURE’, RANKS 4TH ON POWER INDEX IN ASIA PACIFIC

India has ranked fourth out of 25 nations in the Asia-Pacific region on an index that measures their overall power, with the country being pegged as a “giant of the future” but trails behind in indicators of defence networks and economic relationships. The Lowy Institute…

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’ China is developing sea-based anti-missile systems and plans to deploy them in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to military experts. The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of…