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China’s defense minister at Pentagon for talks Monday

China’s defense minister at Pentagon for talks Monday

The Pentagon will host China’s Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan for talks Monday at a time of “positive momentum” in military relations between the two countries, a US official said. Chang was due to start his visit Friday in Hawaii […]


US nuclear missile unit deemed ‘unsatisfactory’

US nuclear missile unit deemed ‘unsatisfactory’

The US Air Force gave a nuclear missile unit an “unsatisfactory” rating, according to a statement released Tuesday, in a setback for strategic forces after a similar incident in May. An inspection conducted August 5-13 assessed the 341st Missile Wing’s […]


India ‘milestone’ as it launches own aircraft carrier

India ‘milestone’ as it launches own aircraft carrier

India launched its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier on Monday, a landmark moment in the $5 billion project that seeks to project the country’s power and check the rising influence of China. When the INS Vikrant comes into full service in […]


Military drill looms large over inter-Korea talks

Military drill looms large over inter-Korea talks

North and South Korea will hold a seventh round of talks Wednesday on reopening their joint industrial park in Kaesong, with a lot more than the future of the complex riding on the outcome. With South Korea kicking off a […]


Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the decision was linked to the kidnapping of two pilots. “An approximately 250-person engineering construction force will […]


First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

First Indian nuclear submarine set for open sea trials

India announced Saturday that its first indigenously-built nuclear submarine is ready for sea trials, a step before it becomes fully operational, and called it a “giant stride” for the nation. India unveiled the 6,000-ton INS Arihant — Destroyer of Enemies […]


Russia has not delivered Syria S-300s: report

Russia has not delivered Syria S-300s: report

Russia has not delivered advanced S-300 missile systems ordered by Syria although several have been built and Damascus has paid a multi-million deposit, Vedomosti daily reported Friday, citing arms industry sources. A batch of the systems was due to be […]


New Iran launchpad for ballistic missile tests: experts

New Iran launchpad for ballistic missile tests: experts

Iran has developed a second rocket-launching facility which will likely be used to test ballistic missiles, a London-based defence analysis group said Thursday. IHS Jane’s said it had pinpointed the site outside the city of Shahrud, around 350 kilometres (220 […]


Bahrain eyes Eurofighter: BAE

Bahrain eyes Eurofighter: BAE

Bahrain is interested in buying the Eurofighter Typhoon jet, British defence group BAE Systems said on Wednesday. “Bahrain has expressed an interest in Typhoon and the UK government is leading very early discussions. BAE Systems is supporting the UK government […]


 
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