Turkey plows ahead in Mediterranean expansion

Turkish President Erdogan risks a multinational conflict by pushing oil and gas exploration in Greek-claimed waters By JONATHAN GORVETT - AUGUST 17, 2020 Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled down on a Mediterranean drilling showdown with Greece over the weekend, signaling he would not be deterred by attempted French policing of the conflict. “We will never … Continue reading Turkey plows ahead in Mediterranean expansion

Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh

The first batch of Rafale fighter jets inducted in Indian Air Force’s Golden Arrows squadron are ‘fully operational’. INDIA Updated: Aug 11, 2020 08:46 IST Shishir Gupta Hindustan Times, New Delhi   India’s newly-acquired five Rafale fighters are practising night flying in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh so that the Golden Arrows squadron with its Meteor beyond … Continue reading Indian Rafales practise mountain night flying for Ladakh in Himachal Pradesh

Turkey Flexes Military Muscle in Maritime Feud With Greece

Bloomberg News Selcan Hacaoglu and Paul Tugwell Publishing date: Aug 10, 2020  •  Last Updated 6 hours ago  By Selcan Hacaoglu and Paul Tugwell (Bloomberg) —  Turkey launched naval exercises off two Greek islands and announced energy exploration research activity in the area, as territorial tensions escalate in the eastern Mediterranean. The two-day naval drill to the … Continue reading Turkey Flexes Military Muscle in Maritime Feud With Greece

1,100 Russian tanks, 330 warplanes along border with Ukraine

03.07.2020 14:58 Our state informed OSCE about military potential being accumulated by Russia against Ukraine Ukrainian and American experts, as well as the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, warned that under the pretext of holding strategic exercises Kavkaz 2020, Russia may resort to a large-scale offensive against Ukraine. The other day, the … Continue reading 1,100 Russian tanks, 330 warplanes along border with Ukraine

Sudan says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia on Nile dam resume

Three countries at odds after multiple rounds of talks failed to produce a deal on the operation and filling of the dam. 3 Jul 2020   Sudan has announced the resumption of talks with Egypt and Ethiopia to resolve the long-running dispute over Addis Ababa's construction of a mega-dam on the Nile River. The three … Continue reading Sudan says talks with Egypt, Ethiopia on Nile dam resume

‘Not intimidated’: US Navy tweets sharp comeback to China on ‘aircraft carrier killer’

A news report in China claimed that the South China Sea is fully within grasp of the Chinese army. The US Navy responded by tweeting pictures of the two aircraft carriers it has sent to the region for military exercises. WORLD Updated: Jul 06, 2020 08:08 IST hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi - Hindustan Times, New Delhi The … Continue reading ‘Not intimidated’: US Navy tweets sharp comeback to China on ‘aircraft carrier killer’

Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

REUTERS NEW DELHI – Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government sources, two soldiers deployed in the area and families of the fallen men said. One of the Indian soldiers had his throat slit with metal nails … Continue reading Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

60 days after violent Pangong Tso clash, LAC remains tense

The two months saw hostilities grow between the two armies, aggressive posturing by both sides, multiple rounds of military and diplomatic-level negotiations yielding no breakthrough and tensions spreading to other sectors such as Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. INDIA Updated: Jul 06, 2020 06:14 IST Rahul Singh Hindustan Times, New Delhi Exactly two months after a violent … Continue reading 60 days after violent Pangong Tso clash, LAC remains tense

India and China Move In More Troops as Border Tensions Rise

Archana Chaudhary  -  Sudhi Ranjan Sen May 27 2020, 1:21 PM  - May 29 2020, 5:03 AM (Bloomberg) -- India has moved additional troops along its northern border as it prepares for an extended conflict with neighbor China, after several rounds of talks failed to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. China has already placed … Continue reading India and China Move In More Troops as Border Tensions Rise

‘Back off, India,’ China is itching for war with India, but India is not backing off

There could be a small-scale war between India and China by Akshay Narang - 26 May 2020 Face-offs between the Indian Army and China’s PLA troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh have now taken the shape of a tense eyeball-to-eyeball standoff situation. Comparisons are being made with the Doklam stand-off in 2017, but … Continue reading ‘Back off, India,’ China is itching for war with India, but India is not backing off