India military

India Tests Missile Capable of Reaching Beijing

Days after the failed launch of North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket, India has successfully tested a missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads as far as Shanghai or Beijing. The new Agni-V—”Fire-V” in Hindi—has a...

Intel Centres to Keep Tabs on China’s Missiles, Navy

From the Times of India: Stung by China’s aggressive posturing, including its deployment of missiles in Delingha near Tibet, and other increasingly hostile activities in India’s neighbourhood, the Cabinet Committee...

Sandeep Dikshit: Sino-Indian border tranquil: Menon

From The Sino-Indian border is tranquil and both sides are maintaining the status quo, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said here on Thursday. Pointing out that both sides had their own perceptions about the...

India, China compete in Indian Ocean

From AP: This battered harbor town on Sri Lanka’s southern tip, with its scrawny men selling even scrawnier fish, seems an unlikely focus for an emerging international competition over energy supply routes that fuel much...

India Successfully Tests Missile Able to Hit China

Pratap Mohanty reports for AFP from Bhubaneswar, India: India announced Thursday a successful test-firing of a nuclear-capable intermediate-range ballistic missile than can reach the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. The...

Mutual Assured Spending: US and China Military Build-Up

Toronto Sun columnist Eric Margolis suggests the US is being less than straightforward in its criticisms of Chinese military spending: The Pentagon has just warned that China’s 17.6% increase in its 2008 military budget...

China and India Make Nice – Anand Kumar

From Asia Sentinel: Driven into each other’s arms by global concerns over energy, Tibet and other issues, India and China conduct their first ever joint military exercises India and China last week concluded their first-ever war games near Kunming in Yunnan province. Although the eight-day exercise, which ended December 28, involved only two companies of […]

China Open To More Military Exercises With India: Foreign Ministry – AFP

From AFP: China said it was willing to conduct more military exercises with India, following a successful first-ever training run between the regional rivals’ armed forces this week. “We believe (joint military exercises) are helpful in building mutual trust and promoting cooperation, especially in the fields of security and combatting non-traditional security factors,” foreign ministry […]

China, India Kick Off Joint Anti-terror Military Training – Xinhua

Xinhua describes the joint Chinese and Indian military operation “Hand-in-Hand 2007,” taking place in Kunming: [Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang] said that the training aimed to enhance mutual understanding and mutual trust between Chinese and Indian armed forces, strengthen their exchanges in the field of anti-terrorism, deter the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism […]

Redrawing India’s Geostrategic Maps with China and the United States – Lora Saalman

From The Japan Focus: This comprehensive survey of India’s growing military strength and geostrategic relationships involving China, the United States and Russia reveals the interplay between economic and military-nuclear power in a region that is doubly volatile, as the scene of recent nuclear breakthroughs and rapid changes in military and economy might. Noting the predominantly […]

Francesco Sisci: China and India fall into step

From Asia Times Online: Depending on one’s geostrategic outlook, the dream, or nightmare, of a China-India axis – complete with 2.4 billion people – is a step closer with the recent announcement that the two countries will for the first time ever hold joint military maneuvers. The head of the Indian army, General Joginder Jaswant […]



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