Vietnamese President praises India’s ‘Act East’ policy

Vietnamese President praises India’s ‘Act East’ policy

New Delhi : Vietnamese President ‘Tran Dai Quang’ emphatically expressed his country’s stand supporting the freedom of navigation from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. At the same time, he wholeheartedly praised the ‘Act East’ policy adopted by the Indian government. The Vietnamese President claimed that co-operation in political, defence and security is the […]

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US and Japan should help Taiwan to manufacture advanced submarines, appeal by former Taiwanese Defence Minister

US and Japan should help Taiwan to manufacture advanced submarines, appeal by former Taiwanese Defence Minister

Taipei/Washington: Former Taiwanese Defence Minister Michael Tsai appealed ‘Taiwan can challenge the Chinese influence in the Pacific region. Therefore, the United States and Japan should assist Taiwan to manufacture advanced submarines, challenging Chinese domination.’ The Taiwanese defence department has made massive provisions for the manufacture of advanced submarines. Former Taiwanese Defence Minister, Michael Tsai clarified […]

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Australia and Japan need to increase their military activities, if they intend to stop China in the Indo-Pacific sector, claims Australian analyst

Australia and Japan need to increase their military activities, if they intend to stop China in the Indo-Pacific sector, claims Australian analyst

Canberra: “In the coming times, the US influence in the Indo-Pacific sector could wane. In such a scenario, it will not be possible even for the United States to defend its allies. If this threat is to be averted, Japan and Australia have to assist the United States, by increasing their military investment and deployment […]

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The entire Middle East should look like Israel, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The entire Middle East should look like Israel, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Washington: ‘The entire Middle East should look like Israel and all the middle eastern countries should progress like Israel,’ was the expectation expressed by Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. The entire Middle East should have democracy and prosperity, said Pompeo. While praising Israel, the Secretary of State referred to Iran as the main villain in […]

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Japan adopts aggressive changes in defence policy to counter Chinese threat

Japan adopts aggressive changes in defence policy to counter Chinese threat

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the defensive posture taken by Japan since the Second World War, 70 years ago, will be changed. The Japanese Prime Minister warned that Japan cannot afford to continue with its defensive stance in view of the rising threat from China and North Korea in East Asia. A […]

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‘American Institute of Taiwan’ inaugurated in capital of Taiwan. Although a US cultural centre, it is claimed to be de-facto US embassy

‘American Institute of Taiwan’ inaugurated in capital of Taiwan. Although a US cultural centre, it is claimed to be de-facto US embassy

Taipei: The ‘American Institute of Taiwan’ (ATI) was inaugurated in the capital city of Taipei, in the presence of the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and senior United States officials. Although it is claimed to be a US cultural centre, it is clear that it is in fact the US embassy. China reacted to this and […]

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East and southern African countries debate accepting Chinese Yuan as reserve currency at the conference in Zimbabwe

East and southern African countries debate accepting Chinese Yuan as reserve currency at the conference in Zimbabwe

Harare: Influence and scope of the Chinese Yuan which was accepted as a global ‘Reserve Currency’ by the International Monetary Fund two years ago, is on the rise. In an economic conference held in Africa on Monday, there were comprehensive discussions about officially accepting Yuan as a Reserve Currency. A few African countries including Angola, […]

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China makes efforts to establish military base at Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, draws intense reaction from Australia

China makes efforts to establish military base at Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, draws intense reaction from Australia

Canberra/Beijing: China is making efforts to establish a military base in ‘Vanuatu’, a country in the Pacific Ocean, around 200 km from Australia. The Australian media has made these claims based on the information from the Australian intelligence agencies. The Australian and the US officials have already discussed the matter, it is said. The Australian […]

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India and Japan initiate policy discussions to strengthen bilateral ties

India and Japan initiate policy discussions to strengthen bilateral ties

Tokyo: ‘Both India and Japan are pro-democratic countries. Therefore, both the countries abide by the international laws and respect the sovereignty and regional integrity,’ Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono pronounced the freedom of navigation in the region with this statement. Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is currently on her Japanese visit and she participated in […]

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India keeping a close watch on China’s activities in Indian Ocean, says Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba

India keeping a close watch on China’s activities in Indian Ocean, says Indian Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba

New Delhi: ‘China is becoming more aggressive in the Indian Ocean region and always has six to eight warships deployed in the region. But, the Indian navy is keeping a close watch on these Chinese movements,’ clarified the Navy Chief, Admiral Sunil Lamba. India is soon organising marine military exercises involving 16 countries in the […]

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