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China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct

China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct

On Thursday, China and the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced that they had finalized a framework for a code of conduct for the disputed South China Sea.

The Indian Navy Looks for a New Carrier-Based Fighter

The Indian Navy Looks for a New Carrier-Based Fighter

Late last week, reports emerged that the Indian Navy had formally stated its interest in a new carrier-based multirole combat aircraft. According to IHS Jane’s Navy International, the Indian Navy formally issued a request for information (RFI) for a carrier-based fighter after “the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was rejected as being unsuitable for service.

China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet

China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet

Rapidly expanding its naval fleet, China has commissioned its 31st stealth warship as it got its battle group under its first aircraft carrier ready amid tensions with the U.S. and other nations over its assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea.

Why China’s Submarine Deal with Bangladesh Matters

Why China’s Submarine Deal with Bangladesh Matters

Three months ago, the Indian Ocean welcomed its newest submarine force: Bangladesh took delivery of a pair of Chinese Ming-class Type 035B diesel electric submarines, joining a prestigious club of Asian maritime powers.

Taiwan’s Message to Trump: We’re No ‘Bargaining Chip’

Taiwan’s Message to Trump: We’re No ‘Bargaining Chip’

On Wednesday evening, with two days to go before Donald Trump’s swearing-in as president of the United States, Taiwan’s representative in the U.S. laid out what Taiwan wants from the relationship – and it does not include being offered up as a “bargaining chip” in the United States’ relationship with China.

India to Deploy Massive Tank Army Along Border With Pakistan

India to Deploy Massive Tank Army Along Border With Pakistan

The Indian Army is set to deploy over 460 new T-90SM main battle tanks (MBTs) along India’s border with Pakistan, senior Indian defense officials told IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly on January 19.

India Floats Radar Tender For Light Combat Aircraft

Indian state-owned military aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has floated global bids to procure around

India, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise

India, Russia to Hold Joint Naval Exercise

The Indian Navy and Russian Navy will hold a joint naval drill, dubbed Indra Navy 2016, from December 14 to December 21 in the Indian port of Visakhapatnam and the Bay of Bengal.

In or Out of NSG, New Delhi’s Carried Out a Diplomatic Masterstroke

In or Out of NSG, New Delhi’s Carried Out a Diplomatic Masterstroke

It’s going right down to the wire and Indian diplomacy has never looked more self-assured and confident. New Delhi is openly

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

Japan’s Fighter Jets Intercepted Chinese Aircraft 571 Times in 2015

The Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) had to dispatch its fighter jets 571 times during fiscal year 2015 to intercept Chinese military aircraft approaching or intruding Japanese airspace