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May 14, 2024 4:07 PM

U.S. and Taiwan navies quietly held Pacific drills in April, sources say

The U.S. and Taiwan navies conducted joint drills in the Pacific in April that, officially, did not take place, four people briefed on the matter said, as the two militaries boost cooperation amid rising Chinese military threats. Washington and Taipei have been expanding their military cooperation ...

May 13, 2024 5:11 PM

India-France joint military exercise ‘Shakti’ commences in Meghalaya

The 7th edition of the India-France Joint Military Exercise “Shakti” commenced on May 13 and will continue until May 26 at the Joint Training Node in Umroi, Meghalaya. Exercise “Shakti” is a biennial training event conducted alternatively in India and France. The last edition took place in ...

May 8, 2024 1:38 PM

India, EU hold 2nd consultations on security and defence

The European Union and India held their second round of consultations on security and defense in New Delhi, engaging in fruitful discussions on international and regional issues. Topics ranged from Russia's aggression against Ukraine to developments in South Asia and the Middle East. During the con...

May 7, 2024 4:14 PM

India firm and fair: Jaishankar asserts vision for a digitized future

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday emphasised India's stance as a principled yet robust nation highlighting the country's evolving approach towards challenges such as terrorism and border disputes. Addressing the Viksit Bharat 2047 program at Hansraj College, Jaishankar drew a contra...

May 3, 2024 8:19 PM

7th India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting held in Delhi

The 7th India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee meeting was held in New Delhi on Friday. Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane and Secretary General of Indonesian Defence Ministry, Air Marshal Donny Ermawan Taufanto, co-chaired the meeting. During the meeting, both sides expressed satisfa...

May 3, 2024 5:21 PM

Germany summons Russian envoy over alleged cyberspying

Germany summoned the acting representative of the Russian embassy on Friday over a sweeping cyberespionage campaign dating back to 2022 that Berlin blames on Moscow's GRU military intelligence service. "We and our partners will not tolerate these cyberattacks and will use the entire spectrum of mea...

May 3, 2024 10:24 AM

South China Sea damage to Philippines ‘irresponsible’: US Defense secretary

The injuring of Filipino crew and damage to Philippine vessels in the South China Sea is "irresponsible behaviour and disregards international law", U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told a joint press conference on Thursday (May 2). Philippines Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro told the press c...

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