The possibility of Pakistan striking a deal with Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) over collaboration in the provision of critical military equipment may just be in play after a successful meeting between... More
India has kicked off their production of six new nuclear-powered attack submarines, which will greatly increase New Delhiâ€™s naval power projection once completed.
The secretive New Delhi program to build their own nuclear submarines was... More
The presence of the navy ships of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the port city of Pakistan's Balochistan in future will be a matter of concern, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said... More
Pakistan is giving final touches to its deal for acquisition of four warships from Turkish state-owned company MILGEM, sources said on 28 November.
Sources said that process was nearing completion and construction of the ships... More
A Pakistani delegation visited Poland recently to discuss procurement of some 500,000-800,000 assault rifles in a requirement that could be worth US$2 billion.
The potential of the acquisition and transfer of technology related to the... More
Bangladeshâ€™s President M Abdul Hamid put emphasis on building strong bridges among the Indian Ocean littorals with a collective sense of responsibility and sharing of resources to ensure safety of sea users, reports BSS.
In a rude shock to India, which has been preparing to issue a global tender for single-engine fighter jets, America's Lockheed Martin, considered a front-runner for the deal, has announced that it will not... More
The work on the all-weather road in Indian state of Uttarakhand has begun with the construction of the 150-km Tanakpur-Pithoragarh stretch which will make it easier for the armed forces to mobilise troops and... More
Turkish producers of tactical military goods, Askeri Elektronik Sanayi, Military Electronic Industries (ASELSAN), and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) have set their sight on expanding their activities in Pakistan after labelling it â€œa very important... More
Russiaâ€™s Kamov Ka-226T helicopters assembled in India may be supplied to third countries after Russia fulfils the basic contract for the delivery of 200 such rotocraft to that country, Rostec Corporation Director for International... More
The Indian government's decision to opt out of a $500 million missile deal with Israel will leave Indian soldiers badly out-gunned by Pakistani forces, army sources said. The bottom line is this: Pakistan has... More
A group of 15 officers from the Myanmarese Army is arriving in Guwahati in Indian state of Assam, on Sunday (Nov 19) for a six-day bilateral military exercise with counterparts from the Indian Army... More
Seeking to bolster its ability to monitor movements of Chinese and Pakistani troops, the Indian Army is looking to procure 60 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
The Army issued a request for information (RFI), which stipulates that... More
The Bangladesh Directorate General Defence Purchase (DGDP) released a request-for-proposal (RFP) for a standardized light armoured vehicle (LAV) platform for command (Comd), ambulance (AMB) and reconnaissance and surveillance (R&S) roles.
The DGDPâ€™s RFP, issued on... More
Leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East are showing a lot of interest in Turkey's defense companies. For example, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, during his recent visit to... More
Presence of Lockheed P-3 Orion in the Pakistan Navyâ€™s Air Arm has been irritating the enemy.
Recently, Indian navy had held air-based anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean with Japan.
Indian navy had conducted the... More
Armed forces of India have virtually given the thumbs down to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank by strongly pitching for mega acquisitions of foreign... More
US President Donald Trumpâ€™s administration is allowing American troops in Afghanistan to participate in joint operations with Afghan forces and to call in air strikes when needed, US officials said.
Foreign Policy reported that several... More
The training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) of the Chinese Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy docked at the Colombo Port on 10 November on a four-day goodwill visit.
During the shipâ€™s port call in Colombo,... More
An unprecedented scandal broke out between Russia and India with Moscow suspecting that Delhi granted US Navy representatives access to the Russian nuclear submarine of Project 971I, operated by the Indian Navy since 2011.
While the US has been cultivating India as its major ally in the region in what the US officials have tacitly called ‘containment’ of China, prospects of this cultivation have become brighter ever since the recent out-break of trade-war between the US and China.
While Indian and US interests strongly... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More
The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under the new constitution promulgated in 2015. The achievement of economic prosperity has now been prioritized... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More