Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will ‘spare no effort’ to defend island, democracy

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen stated that the island wishes to avoid armed war but will “spare no effort” to defend itself as the island works to create a long-range missile capable of striking Beijing. On Friday, days after the People’s Liberation Army’s sent scores of its largest warplanes to patrol near the island, Tsai said… Continue reading Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan will ‘spare no effort’ to defend island, democracy

Quad leaders press for free Indo-Pacific, with wary eye on China

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Leaders of the United States, Japan, India, and Australia vowed on Friday, September 24, to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific region “undaunted by coercion” at their first in-person summit, which presented a united front amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad, as the grouping of four… Continue reading Quad leaders press for free Indo-Pacific, with wary eye on China

India to purchase 70,000 new AK-203 7.62mm assault rifles from Russia

With the contract inked on August 19, 2021, the Indian Army will buy 70,000 off-the-shelf Kalashnikov AK-203 7.62x39mm assault rifles from Russia. The guns were reportedly purchased as part of an emergency procurement program to address the Indian Army’s immediate operational needs. A program to procure around 770,000 new AK-203 assault rifles has been established,… Continue reading India to purchase 70,000 new AK-203 7.62mm assault rifles from Russia

Philippine Navy frigate partakes in Maritime Partnership exercise

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The Philippine Navy frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) on Monday (August 23, 2021) participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise in the West Philippine Sea alongside two Indian Navy ships, the INS Ranvijay (Guided Missile Destroyer, D55) and INS Kora (Guided Missile Corvette, P61). BRP Antonio Luna met the two Indian Navy ships somewhere off the… Continue reading Philippine Navy frigate partakes in Maritime Partnership exercise

India pledges support to Philippine Navy during envoy’s visit

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India’s envoy to the Philippines, Ambassador Shambhu Kumaran reaffirmed support to the Philippine Navy during his courtesy call on the Navy Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado, at the PN headquarters today, August 5. Ambassador Kumaran remarked upon the Philippines and India’s “very cordial relations” that are “built across the seas.” He then… Continue reading India pledges support to Philippine Navy during envoy’s visit