North Korea Possesses 88 Pounds Weapons-Grade Plutonium

September 28, 2016 @ 12:41 PM

North Korea has drastically progressed in miniaturization of its nuclear weapons and allegedly possesses at least 88 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium. The North had reinforced its strategic capabilities and is continuing development of nuclear and biochemical weapons and ballistic missiles, South Korean Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by

US Sanctions Chinese Firm For Aiding North Korea's Nuclear Program

September 28, 2016 @ 12:40 PM

The US has imposed sanctions on a Chinese firm Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development (DHID) that has been suspected to have provided financial services and illicit goods to North Korea for its nuclear and missile program. The US Treasury on Monday blacklisted the industry machinery wholesaler, and four of its executives,...

Indonesia, Pakistan Offer One Another Defence Equipment

September 23, 2016 @ 08:42 AM

Indonesia has offered to sell defence equipment including CN-235 transport aircraft, Anoa armoured vehicles and assault rifles, to Pakistan while the latter is keen on Jakarta getting interested in its Super Mushak trainer and JF-17 Fighter. Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto offered to sell defence equipment...

India-Embraer Jet Deal Signed in 2008 Under Scrutiny For Corruption

September 10, 2016 @ 01:18 PM

The US Justice and Brazilian prosecutors are investigating the bribery charges against Brazilian aircraft Manufacturer Embraer, including the sales made to India. As the Brazilian defense company has also sold VVIP executive jets to the Indian Air Force, the deal is likely to come under probe is a $210-million contract signed...

India Offers Vietnam $500 Million Credit For Defense Procurement

September 3, 2016 @ 12:49 PM

Indian Prime Minister has offered Vietnam a credit line of $500 million dollars for facilitating deeper defense cooperation. The deal, being one among a 12 cooperation agreements, was signed between the countrys Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hanoi and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc

North Korea Executes Vice Premier For Dozing During Kim's Speech

August 31, 2016 @ 06:50 PM

North Korea has executed a vice premier Kim Yong-Jin for dozing off during a meeting presided over by the countrys Supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. The governement has also banished two other officials for re-education, various local media in South Korea reported Wednesday

India, US Maritime Security Dialogue To Be Held Later This Year

August 30, 2016 @ 04:03 PM

The US Secretary of Defence, Ashton Carter and Indian Defense minister Manohar Parrikar have agreed to hold discussion on Maritime Security Dialogue later this year. Both leaders, after a meeting in the US capital, have agreed to facilitate greater as well as regular interactions to deepen mutual understanding between military services and promote practical cooperation in areas of mutual interest, such as counter-terrorism, maritime security, special operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

China Finalizes Preliminary Works on Long March 5 Rocket Engine

August 20, 2016 @ 09:25 AM

China's preliminary works on the engine system of the Long March 5 (LM-5) next-generation carrier rocket have been completed. The different types of preparatory works on the Long March 5 (Changzheng 5) engines have been completed, Chinas PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) Daily reported Saturday

Leonardo-Finmeccanica Hits Back at Indian Blacklist Move

May 31, 2016 @ 03:46 AM

Leonardo-Finmeccanica today hit back at the Indian governments move to blacklist the company over the AgustaWestland bribery scandal. "Despite the context of uncertainty, Leonardo-Finmeccanica has over the past few years continued to supply India with the components and services essential to ensuring the operation of platforms and equipment for the countrys armed forces," a statement by the company said

China Sets Up Hotline To Curb Corruptions In Military

February 15, 2016 @ 02:07 PM

Chinas Defense Ministry said on Monday that it has launched a hotline for reporting accusations of graft and discipline problems in its military. The move is part of anti-corruption campaign by President Xi Jinping targeting a swath of high-ranking officials in industry, government, and the military

Chinese PLA Shuts Down Regional Military-Run Newspapers

January 19, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has shut down several military-run newspapers recently as part of the ongoing reform. The newspapers were run by China's seven regional commands, respectively headquartered in Shenyang, Beijing, Jinan, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Lanzhou, Global Times reported Tuesday

North Korea Claims H-Bomb Test, South Detects Artificial Tremors

January 6, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

The North Korean government has claimed to have successfully tested its first Hydrogen bomb in Juche, Korea. In an announcement by the DPRK government, it said, “the first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in Juche Koreaat 10:00 on Wednesday, pursuant to the strategic determination of the Workers Party of Korea (WPK)