China and Taiwan

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China Sends 29 Warplanes Into Taiwan, Brews Fear In Indo-Pacific Region

China sent 29 warplanes into Taiwan's self-declared Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ), on June 22. According to Taiwan's Defence Ministry, the warplanes were a mix of fighter jets and anti-submarine aircrafts. The incursion reportedly witnessed the third highest number of Chinese jets seen in Taiwan's ADIZ, in 2022. The flex of military power has brought fear upon the entire Indo-pacific region. 

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 - 05:39 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: China, Taiwan, Third World War, Indo-Pacific, Military Power

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

QUAD Meeting


Quad To Establish Satellite-Based Marine Security System In Indo-Pacific To Tackle China's Illicit Fishing

The Quadrilateral Security Alliance (Quad) intends to launch a marine security program based on satellites. The launch is designed to put a halt to China's suspected illicit fishing since the communist country is accused of being responsible for 95% of illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific. Even when fishing vessels' transponders are switched off, the technology will enable the Quad nations to maintain a watch on China and monitor illegal… read-more

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 06:10 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: QUAD, Satellite, marine security system, China, Indo-Pacific

Courtesy: ANI

QUAD Leaders

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Join The QUAD Leaders' Summit In Tokyo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Tokyo to attend the QUAD leaders' summit on May 24. He will be joined by Japanese and Australian leaders and US President Joe Biden. QUAD is a vital multilateral alliance comprised of India, Japan, Australia, and the United States to preserve a free, open, and safe Indo-Pacific region. They will discuss the developments in Indo-Pacific region and current global topics of mutual concern. 

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 09:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, QUAD, Tokyo, Indo-Pacific

Courtesy: ANI

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

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MEA Jaishankar Meets German Counterpart Annalena Baerbock, Discusses Several Issues

On February 18, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met German counterpart Annalena Baerbock and discussed several issues including Ukraine and Russia's ongoing tension. "Focused on climate action and SDGs, bilaterally and globally," tweeted MEA. Earlier, US Secretary and German Foreign Minister discussed the Ukraine crisis. "This crisis, is therefore, no Ukraine crisis," said German counterpart. Despite ongoing tension between the two… read-more

Sat, 19 Feb 2022 - 09:57 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Dr S Jaishankar, Afghanistan, Indo-Pacific, Ukraine, Annalena Baerbock

Courtesy: ANI

S Jaishankar met with Fran ois Delattre

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S Jaishankar Meets Top French Official; Discusses Bilateral Cooperation

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met with Fran ois Delattre, the Secretary-General of France's Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, on December 21. Reportedly, Delattre is on a visit to India from December 20 to 22. ''Good discussions on our bilateral cooperation, Indo-Pacific and global developments,'' tweeted Jaishnakar. Earlier, Delattre also met with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and held discussions in sectors such… read-more

Wed, 22 Dec 2021 - 09:02 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: France, External Affairs Minister, bilateral cooperation, Indo-Pacific, India

The United States of Congress

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US House Of Representatives Passes USD 768 Billion Defence Bill

The updated version of the USD 768 billion defence spending bill for 2022 was passed by the US House of Representatives of Congress on December 7. The House approved the 2022 National Defence Authorization along with other bills with a 363-70 vote. Besides, the budget enmarks USD 7.1 billion for the Indo-Pacific region operations, aiming to address challenges like supply chain risks for defence systems from China.

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 02:02 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: USA, House Of Representatives, China, Indo-Pacific, World news

Courtesy: ANI

India-US virtual meet

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India To Host Indio-Pacific Business Forum Virtual Meet With US

According to the state department, to encourage government and business cooperation throughout the region, India and the US will co-host a virtual Indo-Pacific Business Forum meeting. Reportedly, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) will come together in the fourth meeting that will take place on October 28 and 29… read-more

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 12:40 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: INDIA-US RELATIONSHIP, Indo-Pacific, ASEAN, Virtual Conference

Courtesy: Bhaskar Live

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India, France, Australia To Discuss Indo-Pacific Issue At April 13 Meet

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will meet his French and Australian counterpart at a trilateral dialogue in Delhi on April 13 to discuss maritime security and collaborate on Indo-Pacific challenges faced. Besides discussing Chinese presence in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders will focus on trade and technology. Notably, the meet is proposed a week after the France-led ‘La Pérouse’ joint naval exercise ends in the Bay of… read-more

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: France, Foreign Ministry, Delhi, Indo-Pacific, Australia, La Perouse

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin likely to visit India later this month


US Secretary Of Defence Lloyd Austin Likely To Visit India In March

United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will be visiting India later this month. He will be the first member of US President Joe Biden's administration to visit the country. Earlier in January, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lloyd Austin held talks over the two countries' vision of an open and free Indo-Pacific region. Reportedly, the leaders had discussed Washington's commitment to the Major Defence Partnership with New Delhi.… read-more

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 - 08:17 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Defense Ministry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lloyd Austin, Indo-Pacific

Courtesy: Economic Times

Australia-U.S collaborates for missile project.

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Australia To Collaborate With US For Developing Hypersonic Missile Project

Australia will soon collaborate with the US to jointly develop hypersonic cruise missiles, informed the Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds on December 1. The decision came as Australia eyes to strengthen its military focus from the Pacific to the Indo-Pacific region. Not revealing the project cost and completion, Australia has claimed to have allotted A$9.3 billion for high-speed, long-range missile systems including hypersonic to… read-more

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 - 02:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: U.S.A, Australia, Hypersonic Missile, China, Russia, Indo-Pacific, Military

Courtesy: The Indian Express