India has withdrawn the tender for a much-awaited contract for the purchase of six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft with Airbus Defence and Space, worth more than $1 billion, on grounds of the planes’ high operational cost. This is the second MRTT aircraft global tender to be cancelled by the ministry of defense since 2006. “We have [recently] […]

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China and Russia are underscoring their military partnership, by holding a joint naval exercise in the South China Sea (SCS), following a ruling, by an international tribunal at The Hague, which did not go in Beijing’s favour. The drill will “enhance the capabilities of the two navies to jointly deal with maritime security threats,” China’s […]

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