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

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 […]

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The 5 Most Powerful Armies in the world

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, […]

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

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 […]

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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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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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India is well on its way to be a global power: Former US diplomat

Weeks after the Trump Administration described India as a “leading global power”, a former Obama Administration diplomat in a book released today said that more than at any time over the past quarter-century, the country is well on its way to global power. “We are witnessing a country chart its course to power, and explicitly […]

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