2018: Thailand Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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 […]

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2018: Singapore Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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 […]

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2018 Myanmar Military Strength: Military In ASEAN

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 […]

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2018 Indonesia Military Strength: Strongest Military In ASEAN

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 […]

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China to fund base in Afghanistan

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 […]

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Stop Guessing About Chinese Naval Military Base In Pakistan: China

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 […]

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The Coming India-Russia Split

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 […]

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The Abomi-Nation of Pakistan | Daily Defence News

‘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 […]

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

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 […]

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China Intrusion Into Arunachal “Inadvertent”, Involved Labourers: Report

The recent Chinese intrusion into Arunachal Pradesh was an “inadvertent border crosswalk” by some labourers and did not involve Chinese troops, according to a report by the National Security Council, an apex body that advises the Prime Minister on security-related issues. According to highly placed sources, the report said the group was tasked with construction […]

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India Could Become a Military Powerhouse Thanks to Russia and Israel

India has begun the new year by announcing a pair of major military buys from Israel and Russia. India’s Defense Minister Raksha Mantri announced the deals in a press release on January 2. In the statement, the defense minister said that India was purchasing 240 precision-guided bombs from Rosoboronexport, a Russian state firm, for a […]

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After US aid cut, why Pakistan shouldn’t rely on China

It comes as no surprise that Pakistani authorities are looking toward China after the US State Department decided to suspend security assistance to Islamabad on Thursday. China has been a close regional ally of Pakistan for decades and has often provided the South Asian nation with much-needed financial and diplomatic support. Currently, Beijing is spearheading […]

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India-Israel Cooperation Accelerates in Various Defence Sector

The Israeli defense industries have been actively participating in the Make in India initiative launched in 2014 and in other initiatives many years before. Towards the forthcoming visit to India of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, scheduled to start on January 14th, it is worth over-viewing the various aspects of this technological partnership, characterized during […]

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Chinese globes sold in Canada show India without Kashmir, Arunachal

The 2015 controversy over China’s state-owned television CCTV showing India’s map without Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh while Prime Minister Modi was visiting the country has found a new facet. Social media erupted as Indian-origin customers learnt about ‘Made in China’ globes being sold at leading Canadian stores which depicted Jammu and Kashmir as […]

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America can’t drone strike JuD’s Lahore HQ, says Hafiz Saeed; blasts Pakistan govt

Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief terrorist and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said that America cannot drone strike his outfit’s headquarters in Lahore. Saeed, whose JuD and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) have been banned from collecting donations, said that he has not received any formal communication from the federal government regarding its decision which he said […]

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North Korea accidentally hit one of its own cities with a missile

Highlights A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities last year. The Hwasong-12 ICBM landed in the city of Tokchon, around 90 miles north of Pyongyang. Tokchon has a population of around 200,000. A North Korean missile reportedly crashed into one of its own cities after it failed just minutes following […]

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