2018: Thailand Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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The region’s most attractive country is a hotbed for political turmoil. Thailand’s martial class have tried seizing power at least 14 times since the beginning of the 20th century–and they’ve succeeded often enough. With a military junta firmly in control despite a new king, Thailand seeks to industrialize further through advanced manufacturing. This is seen as an […]

2018: Singapore Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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Southeast Asia’s wealthiest country is built like a fortress. Having gained independence in 1965, the city state launched an ambitious program to build an armed forces that would scare its neighbors. Israel played a seminal role in Singapore’s rise and to this day both countries share a unique security partnership. Thanks to its rigorous National Service, Singapore […]

2018 Myanmar Military Strength: Military In ASEAN

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Myanmar The country that used to be Burma is the most troubled member of ASEAN. Gaining independence in 1947 led to a civil war that continues until present, pitting Rangoon against various ethnic militias in the country’s lawless hinterland. Myanmar was Southeast Asia’s poorest country when it joined ASEAN in 1997. It’s still in the […]

2018 Indonesia Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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Upon gaining independence in 1949 after years of armed struggle, Indonesia emerged as the world’s most populous Muslim country. It soon went on an annexation binge, snapping up former European colonies all the way to West Papua. Almost half a century of continuous dictatorship ended in 1998 with Suharto’s downfall and a viable democracy was […]

Ten facts about the Tejas LCA: you probably didn’t know

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Ten facts about the Tejas LCA * It was in 1984 that the government of India first moved decisively to kick-start the process to build an indigenous aircraft. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) was set up by the government to develop the programme. * In 1986, Rs 575 crores were allocated by the then government towards […]

The 5 Most Powerful Armies in the world

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Prioritizing the five most powerful armies on Earth is not an easy task. Each country has its own unique security situation that shapes its military in general and land power in particular, accordingly. Geographic, political, diplomatic and fiscal issues all determine army size. Does it exist in a bad neighborhood like India, Afghanistan or Jordan, […]

In strategic shift, India building its Navy to become maritime power: US expert

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In an emerging strategic transformation, India is now considering itself as maritime power and building up its navy to meet that challenge after having thought of itself for a long time as a land power, according to a former senior US diplomat who is a leading expert on South Asia. India increasingly sees its role across the […]

China to fund base in Afghanistan

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China will fund construction of an Afghan counterterrorism base in Badakshan province to block cross-border infiltration of the ethnic Uyghur militants. Fergana News Agency (FNA) has quoted Gen. Dawlat Waziri of the Afghan Defence Ministry as saying that China will provide financial support to build the base, whose precise location inside Badakshan, in northern Afghanistan, is yet to […]

Indian Navy wants the Latest Technologies for its Future Aircraft Carriers

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The Indian Navy is considering the latest technologies for its future aircraft carriers, and has sought “a go-ahead” from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for a design feasibility study to look at “the latest advances in this field.” Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba told India Strategic in an interview and media interaction that […]

Stop Guessing About Chinese Naval Military Base In Pakistan: China

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China today denied as “unnecessary” speculation that it was planning to build a military base at Jiwani in Pakistan’s Balochistan province close to the strategic Chabahar port, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan. According to reports, Pakistan may allow China to build the military base in Jiwani which is also close […]

The Coming India-Russia Split

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The Russian-Indian partnership has experienced an upward trend in the past years. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoy cordial relations, meet regularly, hold telephone conversations, and seek ways to boost further bilateral trade. Although the official presentation of mutual ties seems cloudless, fundamental shifts are happening behind the curtains. The previous year […]

National Anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: SC revises earlier order

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its November 2016 order stating that it is now not mandatory to play the National Anthem before a film is screened in cinema halls across the country. Today’s order comes after the government on Monday filed an affidavit asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its order making it mandatory […]

India’s Nuclear Triad

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India’s indigenously-constructed nuclear submarine INS Arihant, which was quietly commissioned into service in 2016, has reportedly suffered major damage and has not sailed for months, according to a news report. The submarine was launched in 2009 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and was formally commissioned by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba. With its commission, […]

The Abomi-Nation of Pakistan | Daily Defence News

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‘The idea of Pakistan’, always remained at the ideation stage after Jinnah passed away. Subsequently, for quite a substantial period of time under the reign of the Mullah-Military nexus, the inchoate idea became an abomination. Let us consider the status of the ‘Abomi-Nation of Pakistan’, is it truly an independent, sovereign nation? If you go […]

India unveils Pratyush, its fastest supercomputer yet

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India’s supercomputing prowess moved up several notches Monday after it unveiled Pratyush, an array of computers that can deliver a peak power of 6.8 petaflops. One petaflop is a million billion floating point operations per second and is a reflection of the computing capacity of a system. According to a statement by the Indian Institute […]

Centre okays construction of 14,000 bunkers along LoC, IB

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Over 14,000 community and individual bunkers would be constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) for border residents facing Pakistani shelling in Jammu division, officials said today. While 7298 bunkers would be constructed along the LoC in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, 7162 underground bunkers would be constructed […]

Palestine denies report of reinstating Pak envoy who shared stage with Hafiz Saeed

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Palestine today denied a Pakistani media report which had claimed that the ousted Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, Walid Abu Ali, has been reinstated and said that the envoy is “very much in Palestine”. Last month, Palestine had recalled Ali from Pakistan after he was seen sharing a stage with 26/11 Mumbai terror strike mastermind Hafiz […]