WW3 warning: India puts China on alert with new missile strike threat against Beijing | World | News

Tensions between China and India have intensified after the Indian Navy released footage of a new military drill. In the video, an anti-ship missile obliterates a decomissioned frigate somewhere in the Arabian Sea. The video, posted on Twitter, was accompanied with a claim: “Strike First. Strike Hard.” India is understood to have used the latest drill to send a strong signal to China, demonstrating the country’s “combat readiness” in the Indian Ocean where it is challenged by Beijing. The video shows the warship Prabal corvette sinking an old, decommissioned frigate…

Taiwan’s Tsai paints China as aggressor in India, South China Sea

TAIPEI — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen painted Beijing as an aggressor in disputes from the South China Sea to the China-India border, while at the same time saying she was willing to hold cross-strait talks. Being careful not to directly name China, Tsai said in a National Day speech on Saturday in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei that “for some time we have all been paying close attention to changes in regional security.” “From sovereignty disputes in the South and East China seas and the China-India border conflict,…

On India, the US must think bigger

Four foreign ministers met in Tokyo last week from the so-called “Quad” countries — the United States, India, Japan and Australia. This might be considered an unremarkable event except that just a few years ago, such a meeting never would have occurred for fear of offending Beijing.   The acute concerns of these four democracies, however, over China’s aggressive actions this year — its bloody border clash with India, bullying of Vietnam and the Philippines and smothering of Hong Kong’s democracy — have revived the Quad and brought India and America…

Vietnam- India cooperation against China’s aggressiveness

The wave of protests from community elements, workers, students, academics and activists against the legalization of the ‘Omnibus Law on Job Creation Bill’, is entering its peak on October 8, 2020. The omnibus law demonstration was not only held in Jakarta, but also in major cities across the country. The masses across the region expressed disappointment by calling for a ‘motion of no confidence’ against the central government and the Indonesian Parliement (DPR) for betraying the people by issuing regulations that were more beneficial to entrepreneurs and investors, but not…

Indian Military Modernization and Dream of Arms Control Between Pakistan And India

In a statement released by the US Department of State on September 27 highlighted that China has not kept its promise of non-militarisation of islands under its control in the South China Sea as well as its military outposts located in the region. Instead China has deployed a number of surfaces to air cruise missiles, installed radar domes, and stationed anti-ship missiles in those islands. It has developed signal intelligence capabilities, built new hangers for fighter jets, and extended existing runways which can support its maritime surveillance aircraft operations. The…

Can India Pursue the ‘Strategic Encirclement’ of China? – The Diplomat

Advertisement As winter approaches in the Himalayas, India faces a dangerous and difficult problem. China has occupied Indian territory along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) amounting to as much as 1,000 square kilometers, according to some intelligence sources. And far from vacating it, Beijing is now digging in. Last month, reports claimed that Chinese troops were laying fiber optic cables in the region, preparing to remain for the long haul, even as talks with India dragged on. Then, China started to advance its boundary claims from 1959, which many…

India-US 2 plus 2 on Oct 26-27, geospatial pact BECA to be signed – india news

The third India-US two plus two dialogue is expected to take place here on October 26-27 with the Narendra Modi government ready to sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for geo-spatial cooperation. The last of four military communication foundational agreements, BECA is an important precursor to India acquiring armed drones such as the MQ-9B from the US as the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) uses spatial data for pinpointed strikes on enemy targets. The India-US interaction at the ministerial level will expand sharply this month with external affairs minister…

India poses opportunity for Taiwan

By Lin Hsiao-chen 林筱甄 India has always kept equal distance from the world’s great powers and does not easily make strategic promises. However, it is willing to support the US’ Indo-Pacific strategy because it has cast its eyes on US and Japanese technology supply chains, with the aspiration to become a manufacturing giant. India deploys heavily armed troops along its disputed Himalayan border with China and refuses to abandon the key heights it has occupied with the intention of projecting a powerful image. This image is deemed helpful not just…

India v China: US Navy sends submarine hunting aircraft to Indian islands | World | News

For the first time in 45 years, the two nations were involved in a bloody altercation in the contested Galwan Valley border in Ladakh in June. At least 20 Indian soldiers and 35 Chinese troops were killed. Since then, both sides have increased their military presence along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Now, a long-range anti-submarine warfare and maritime surveillance aircraft from the US Navy has landed at the Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair, amid growing tensions. According to the US Navy, the aircraft landed at the…

China India news: Expert warns more India clashes ‘LIKELY’ despite recent peace talks | World | News

Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Director of the China Program at the US-based Stimson Center think tank, has said confrontation has become “the overwhelming theme between China and India” in 2020. It comes after soldiers on either side of the LAC boundary which separates the two countries engaged in a deadly clash in June this year, leaving many dead. Analysts called it the deadliest incident between the two world powers in decades, though allegedly no guns were fired. However, last month both China and India accused one another of firing…