Tag Archives: Defence

  • Should China fear India’s new Rafale fighters?

    In the wake of border clashes between India and China, the Indian Air Force has received powerful reinforcements. Five French-made Rafale fighters have arrived in India, the first of 36 jets that will boost Indian airpower. ...

  • India acquires five Rafale fighter jets amid border stand-off with China

    The first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets purchased by New Delhi in a controversial multibillion-dollar deal headed to India on Monday for rapid deployment amid rising tensions with China. ...

  • Indian defence minister hoping for a resolution to border row with China

    India’s defence minister said on Friday he hoped talks could bring some sort of resolution to a border standoff with China that led to a deadly clash last month, though India would not cede an inch of territory. ...

  • US rebukes China for border ‘aggression’ with India

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour towards India during a military standoff on their disputed border. ...

  • US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: report

    President Donald Trump's administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, the Washington Post reported Friday. ...

  • World defence spending spikes as rivalries heat up

    Global defence spending saw its biggest jump in a decade in 2019, driven by the US and China, a study said Friday, as rivalries and conflicts stoke military investment. ...

  • Chinese military aircraft cross into Taiwan airspace: Taipei

    Taiwan said it scrambled fighter jets Monday after Chinese military aircraft briefly crossed into its airspace, the first major incursion since the island's Beijing-wary president was re-elected in January. ...

  • China slams US defence act over trade restrictions

    Beijing on Thursday said it "firmly opposes" trade restrictions included in a new US defence act, having already admonished the bill for interfering in China's internal affairs. ...

  • Taiwan lashes back at Chinese defence minister’s threats

    Taiwan lashed out at the Chinese defense minister's renewed threat to use force to assert China's claim to the island, accusing Beijing of creating unease in the region and seeking to "expan ...

  • US presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea

    Top US officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending US warships. ...