India is running out of weapons to deter China, Pakistan due to Modi order

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s push to boost domestic manufacturing of defence systems is leaving India vulnerable to persistent threats from China and Pakistan, according to officials with knowledge of the matter. India’s air force, army and navy can no longer import some critical weapons systems to replace ageing ones, the officials said. […]

Ready 24 hours a day: Taiwan showcases anti-aircraft mettle

HUALIEN, TAIWAN (REUTERS) – Taiwan’s air force showcased its anti-aircraft capabilities on Thursday (Aug 18), saying they were ready for action 24 hours a day as the democratically governed island faces sustained pressure from Chinese military drills. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying out exercises around the island after a visit […]

China air force says it can safeguard ‘territorial integrity’, referring to Taiwan

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China will “resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity”, an air force spokesman said on Sunday (July 31), referring to Taiwan, as tensions rise over the self-ruled island. Air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted by state media as saying at a military airshow that the air force has many types of […]

Japan’s Hayashi says ‘logic of brute force’ gaining traction in Indo-Pacific

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi sounded the alarm about China’s behaviour in the Indo-Pacific during a visit to Washington on Friday (July 29), saying the “logic of brute force” was gaining more traction over the rule of law in the region. In a speech at a Washington think-tank, Hayashi referred to Russia’s […]

Taiwan touts new air force advanced training jet’s abilities

TAITUNG, TAIWAN (REUTERS) – Taiwan’s air force showed off its new locally designed and made jet trainer on Wednesday (July 6), touting the more advanced, combat-capable abilities of the aircraft that will replace ageing and accident-prone existing equipment. Taiwan’s armed forces are mostly equipped by the United States, but President Tsai Ing-wen has made development […]

New Zealand defence force, medical team deployed to Niue after Covid-19 outbreak

WELLINGTON (REUTERS) – New Zealand Defence Force said on Wednesday (July 6) it had flown a team of civilian doctors, nurses and defence force personnel along with personal protective gear to tiny pacific island Niue to help with the country’s Covid-19 outbreak. Niue, a self governing state that is in free association with New Zealand, […]

Indonesia recommends Energy Transition Policies at B20 ESC Meeting

JAKARTA, Jul 1, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate (ESC) Task Force has drafted recommendations and policy actions on global energy transition during the 5th call meeting that was held virtually on June 21, 2022. Deputy Chair of the Energy, Sustainability and Climate Task Force Agung Wicaksono speaks […]

B20 task force highlights recommendations to support net zero-carbon

JAKARTA, Jun 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate Task Force, led by state-owned oil giant Pertamina Group, put forth three recommendations to support realization of the target of net-zero carbon emissions. The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate (ESC) Task Force held entitled the third Task Force Call […]