Japan will provide Vietnam new patrol vessels, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today on the last stop of his four-nation tour to boost his country’s trade and security engagements in Asia amid China’s rising dominance. “The two countries will further strengthen security and defense cooperation and this time Japan has decided to provide (Vietnam […]

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Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype eight-wheel drive armored personnel carrier (APC) as part of a research project for a new class of modular vehicles. The project, known for now as the Wheeled Armoured Vehicle (Improved), will eventually lead to a new vehicle type to replace the Type 96 eight-wheel drive armored […]

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After successfully completing field trials of indigenously-developed howitzer Dhanush, another self-propelled gun 155/52 is in the final stages of being ordered, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. The 155mm/45-calibre Dhanush howitzer has been tested and field trials have been completed, he said at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar. Also, the ‘Pinaka’ rocket, […]

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A week after India conducted an Agni-IV test, Pakistan yesterday conveyed its “concern” about New Delhi’s missiles programme to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), saying that it posed “a danger to regional peace and stability,” The Express Tribune reported. The MTCR is a group of 35 states that have voluntarily agreed to prevent missile […]

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Pakistan military authorities have committed to the release Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently strayed across the border last year, Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said on Thursday. “They (Pakistan) have admitted that Chandu Chavan is alive, and that they will soon release him after inquiry, which is nearing completion,” Bhamre said […]

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One of the first satellite imageries of two Chinese submarines, including a nuclear one, docking at Karachi in May last year, was made public today, highlighting the growing military ties between China and Pakistan in India’s backyard. The image posted on Twitter by a satellite imagery expert (@rajfortyseven) shows two Chinese PLA Navy submarines docking […]

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