Category: International Defence News

International Defence news, Indian perspective of world affairs related to military aspects.

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Pak PM’s Threat To India: We Have Short-Range Nuclear Weapons

Indian Defence News: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sought to dispel the notion surrounding the country’s alleged inability to handle its nuclear programmes properly. NEW YORK:  Pak PM Shahid Abbasi spoke about his countries nuclear programme. Have developed short-range nuke weapons keeping India in mind. Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal ‘being kept safe and secure’, he assured Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan...

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Trump administration strongly supports sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India

Indian Defence News: Trump administration strongly supports the sale of F-16, F-18 jets to India.  WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has told Congress that it “strongly supports” the sale of F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India and asserted that the proposals have the potential to take Indo-US defence ties to the next level. Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of state...

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‘Huge Threat’: North Korea’s Test Site May Collapse, Spread Radiation

Indian Defence News: The mountain underneath which the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is believed to have conducted five nuclear bomb trials would ooze radiation throughout the Korean Peninsula and into China if it implodes, the South China Morning Post reports. “We call it ‘talking the roof off.’ If the mountain collapses and the hole is exposed, it will...

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North Korea seen moving ICBM-grade rocket towards west coast: media

Indian Defence News: North Korea tested two ICBMs in July that could fly about 10,000 km (6,200 miles), putting many parts of the U.S. mainland within range and prompting a new round of international sanctions against Pyongyang. SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS:  South Korea said on Tuesday an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond...

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Deadlock between U.S. and Pakistan continues

Indian Defence News: Statements on giving India a bigger role in Afghanistan have rankled the military New Delhi: The diplomatic impasse between the United States and Pakistan continues after U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy review of South Asia. Since then, several high-level bilateral meetings have been rescheduled indefinitely. Pakistan’s National Assembly had on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution rejecting statements made by...

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South Korea Holds Live-Fire Missile Drill Post N.Korea Conducted Nuclear Test

Indian Defence News: South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear site, in response to Pyongyang’s sixth test. The live-fire exercise saw rockets launched from fighter jets and ballistic missiles from the ground. It came as the US warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a “massive military...

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Pakistan condemns US for seeking India role in Afghanistan

Indian Defence News: The Pakistan National Assembly passed a unanimous resolution on Wednesday rejecting the “hostile and threatening” statements made by US President Donald Trump and Gen John Nicholson, a top commander of American and Nato forces in Afghanistan. It condemned Washing ton’s call for increased Indian involvement in Afghanistan due to “(India’s) known support to terrorists and destabilizing policies...

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Talks with US suspended in protest over Trump’s anti-Pakistan criticism, Senators told

Indian Defence News: Pakistan’s Senate has constituted a special committee to frame how it will react to what it believes is US bullying. Islamabad is also very sore at Trump seeing an expanded role for India towards peace in Afghanistan NEW DELHI: Pakistan suspended bilateral talks and visits with the US “as a mark of protest over the recent anti-Pakistan diatribe...

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India & China Agree To End Sikkim Stand-Off, Troops Being Withdrawn

Indian Defence News: The breakthrough comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to China in a few weeks for a summit of the BRICS group of nations. NEW DELHI: China and India have agreed to end a lengthy stand-off at the Sikkim border that began in June, said the government today. The breakthrough was reached by diplomatic talks, India said....