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China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

China offers Russia ‘helping hand’ in Xi, Putin talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a “helping hand” in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. The two leaders met in […]


Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Europe’s Defense Retrenchment Appears Over, But What Comes Next?

Following a prolonged period of budgetary reductions, Europe’s larger defense environment appears to have reached its low threshold. But instead of a marked rebound in investment, the market as a whole will remain largely flat over the near term, according […]


Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US

Russia will respond to the United States’ “prompt global strike” programme designed to take out targets within an hour by upgrading its nuclear and space defence forces, its deputy prime minister said Wednesday. “Our response to the prompt global strike […]


Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

Pentagon Notes ‘Exceptionally Capable’ Russian Force

The Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today. While NATO estimates the number of Russian troops inside Ukraine number between 1,000 and […]


Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Reports claim that Southeast Asian nations are investing in their defense sector in response to increasing tensions with Beijing over the South China Sea. But will that be able to keep China at bay? Experts believe that nations in Southeast […]


Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Hagel Seeks to Expand US-India Defense Relations

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in New Delhi today on his first trip to India as defense chief for what he described as get-acquainted meetings with the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while seeking to expand common interests […]


Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

Holders of Sensitive Defense Jobs Owe $730 Million In Taxes

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week finding that 83,000 Department of Defense (DoD) civilian, military, and contractor employees holding or eligible for security clearances had more than $730 million in unpaid federal taxes. During the time […]


India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India clears defense procurement worth $3.5 bn: report

India’s new Hindu nationalist government cleared Saturday proposals worth nearly $3.5 billion to modernize the nation’s aging Soviet-era military hardware and boost its domestic defense industry, a report said. The move underscored the desire of the government led by Prime […]


India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India increases defence spending, invites foreign investment

India announced Thursday it would lift the cap on foreign direct investment in the defence sector to 49 percent and announced a 12-percent rise in military spending as part of efforts to modernize its armed forces. In his first budget, […]


 
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