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China says “no such thing” as man-made islands in South China Sea

China says “no such thing” as man-made islands in South China Sea

There was “no such thing” as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes

China says troops reductions on track, hopes to spend more on high-tech weapons

China says troops reductions on track, hopes to spend more on high-tech weapons

China’s plans to reduce troop levels are on track, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, after a 2015 announcement by President Xi Jinping that the People’s Liberation Army would cut 300,000 troops

Writ seeks management of Nepal-India open border

Writ seeks management of Nepal-India open border

A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court today demanding the management of the open border between Nepal and India.

Seven months on, India-US logistics pact suffering from bottlenecks

Seven months on, India-US logistics pact suffering from bottlenecks

The much-ballyhooed logistics pact between India and the US, which will allow reciprocal access to each other’s military bases for refuelling, repair and maintenance of warships and aircraft, is yet to enter into force despite being inked seven months ago.

India must oppose CPEC tooth and nail

India must oppose CPEC tooth and nail

Rather belatedly, but better late than never, India has come out in strong opposition to the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which would give China easy access to the sea

Opposition Accuses Government Of Reducing Allocation For Defence Ministry

Opposition Accuses Government Of Reducing Allocation For Defence Ministry

The Opposition on Friday accused the government of reducing the allocation for the defence ministry to the lowest level since the 1962 war with China and claimed that ‘achhe din’ (good days) have not come for soldiers.

Defence is not a political issue: Arun Jaitley

Defence is not a political issue: Arun Jaitley

National security is not an issue on which political parties should attack each other, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor challenge to India’s sovereignty’

‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor challenge to India’s sovereignty’

India has expressed strong opposition to the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor+ (CPEC) project, which is the key to Beijing’s ambitious ‘One-Belt

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has to do balancing act with defence

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has to do balancing act with defence

With Arun Jaitley doffing a dual hat on Tuesday by assuming charge of defence ministry, the finance minister has his task cut out to move a stalled Make in India initiative in defence sector

Devendra Fadnavis to become next Defence Minister and Chandrakant Patil to be new CM of Maharashtra?

Devendra Fadnavis to become next Defence Minister and Chandrakant Patil to be new CM of Maharashtra?

A day after Manohar Parrikar resigned from the post of Defence Minister to become Goa CM, speculations are rife that Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis may get promoted to Centre to become minister in Narendra Modi government.

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