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India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership

04 Jun 2018

India, US pledge to continue strong bilateral strategic partnership

India and the United States have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership, the Pentagon said after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

25 May 2017

US warship sails past disputed SCS island

In the first provocative action since Donald Trump took office, a US warship sailed 12 nautical miles away from an artificial island that China constructed on a disputed part of the South China Sea.

NKorean missile reportedly explodes seconds after launch

22 Mar 2017

NKorean missile reportedly explodes seconds after launch

SKorean defence officials said a missile launch by the North failed, but didn't comment on what was being tested, or how many were fired.

North Korea conducts advanced engine test

19 Mar 2017

North Korea conducts advanced engine test

According to North Korean state media, the country has successfully tested a new high-thrust rocket engine, declaring the test a "new birth" for Pyongyang's space industry.

US deploys attack drones to South Korea

15 Mar 2017

US deploys attack drones to South Korea

Amid ongoing tensions with North Korea, the US has decided to permanently station a MQ-1C Gray Eagle attack drone system at the Kunsan Air Base in South Korea.

President Xi Jinping addresses territorial issues in New Year speech

03 Jan 2017

President Xi Jinping addresses territorial issues in New Year speech

In his New Year's address, Chinese President Xi Jinping said, "We resolutely safeguard our territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests. Chinese people will never allow anyone to get away with making a great fuss about it."

North Korea to test launch of ICBM

02 Jan 2017

North Korea to test launch of ICBM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said that his country was close to testing the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

China's aircraft carrier enters Western Pacific

28 Dec 2016

China's aircraft carrier enters Western Pacific

The Liaoning, China's sole aircraft carrier entered the Western Pacific in its first training exercise outside Chinese waters.

Chinese aircraft carrier passes Taiwan

26 Dec 2016

Chinese aircraft carrier passes Taiwan

Amid increasing tensions between China and Taiwan, a Chinese aircraft carrier accompanied by Chinese war ships entered the South China Sea and sailed past Taiwan.

China rejects Trumps claims of stealing US drone

20 Dec 2016

China rejects Trumps claims of stealing US drone

Rejecting Trump's claims of stealing the drone, Chinese state media said his diplomatic inexperience could light a spark between the two countries.

US drone viewed by Beijing as spying efforts

19 Dec 2016

US drone viewed by Beijing as spying efforts

The unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) by USA in the South China Sea was seized by a Chinese naval vessel on Thursday.

'Let them keep' the drone they stole: Trump on Twitter

18 Dec 2016

'Let them keep' the drone they stole: Trump on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump said that the US should permit China to keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater glider that 'they stole'.

China in talks to return the US underwater drone

18 Dec 2016

China in talks to return the US underwater drone

China's Defence Ministry said it had been in talks with the US regarding returning an American underwater drone taken by its naval vessel.

Sanctions to follow N. Korea's latest nuclear test

11 Sep 2016

Sanctions to follow N. Korea's latest nuclear test

US Special Envoy to North Korea, Sung Kim stated that the US, Japan and South Korea were considering imposing unilateral sanctions against North Korea after its latest nuclear test.