Saudi implementing a secret nuclear program with assistance from China, informs US media
Washington: It is being revealed that Saudi, the closest ally of the United States in the Gulf, is running a secret nuclear program with assistance from China. The US newspaper The Wall Street Journal carried this report. Another newspaper claimed that the US intelligence agencies have started investigating the Saudi nuclear program, following this report.
Amid South China Sea tensions, US and China conduct nuclear missile tests
Washington/Beijing: As warnings of a possible flare-up of war between the US and China in the South China Sea are coming forth, both nations were also found to have tested nuclear warheads. On Monday, the US declared the successful execution of tests of the intercontinental ballistic missile ‘Minuteman – III’.
Japan to build an Air & Missile Defence base to counter China threat
Tokyo: The Japanese ruling party has approved the proposal to develop a base with Integrated Air and Missile Defence capabilities to counter possible threats from China as well as North Korea. In a few days, the proposal will be sent to Japanese President Shinzo Abe and then reviewed for decision by the National Security Council.
China uses bombers in its South China Sea war exercise, warns US and Taiwan
Beijing: The Chinese Defense Department has informed about the use of advanced bombers in the war exercises being conducted in the South China Sea. This move of China draws attention against the background of increasing rounds of the US warships and defence preparedness of Taiwan.
US, Australia to expand military partnership with focus on hypersonic, missile defence, cyber, space warfare
Washington: After rejecting all claims of China on the South China Sea, the US and Australia have agreed on bolstering military ties to foil Beijing’s plans. The armed forces of both nations are to work jointly towards peace in the Indo-Pacific region and have inked a secret deal as per a joint statement released by the governments.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warns adversaries as five Rafale fighter jets land in India
New Delhi: The first batch of super-advanced Rafale fighter Jets, arrived at the Ambala airport, on Wednesday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warned the enemies that they should be wary of the might of the Indian Airforce, henceforth, with this timely inclusion of Rafale fighter jets into the fleet. Although there is no direct mention, it is being claimed that the Defence Minister’s warning was directed towards China.
Given China threat, Taiwan envoy meets US State Department official
Washington: On Monday, US-Taiwan envoy, Hsiao Bi-khim, paid a visit to the senior official of the US State Department, David R. Stilwell. Currently, China is conducting a live-fire drill in the South China Sea, and it is said that this could be a preparation for a possible attack campaign on Taiwan.
UK will reply to the space threat from Russia and China, claims Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
London: British Defence Minister Ben Wallace has announced that the perceived threat, from Russia and China to the peaceful use of space sector is increasing. Against this background, the United Kingdom will be making major amendments to its space policy, and henceforth, the United Kingdom will reply to the Russian and Chinese aggression in the space sector.
China-Pakistan sign secret deal to build biological weapons, claims Australian investigative journalist
Beijing: China is working in collaboration with Pakistan to develop Anthrax, Ebola and other dangerous viruses and has signed an agreement with Pakistan to manufacture them. Australian investigative journalist Anthony Klan claimed that this secret pact between China and Pakistan, equipping Pakistan with the biological scientists, poses a major threat to India and the western countries.
US warship enters South China Sea; UK hints at deploying aircraft carrier in region
Washington/London: The US has initiated forceful efforts to limit China’s ambition in the South China Sea. On Monday, the US rejected all of China’s South China Sea claims declaring an aggressive policy. Within just 24 hours, the US has begun to comply with the decision by sending its destroyer near the Chinese waters.
US approves sale of F-35s to Japan and Patriot missile upgrade for Taiwan
Washington: China has raised the alarm in the South and the East China Sea with forceful attempts to take control of the regions for the past few months. The US has also taken aggressive action to curb the Chinese activities, which includes the policy of increasing the defence preparedness of the leading nations of the region.