Japan asks for additional defense budget amid concerns over China, North Korea

Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved 770 billion yen (6.8 billion yen) for an additional defense budget by March to accelerate purchases of missiles, anti-submarine rockets and other weapons amid growing concerns over increased military activity by China, Russia and North Korea. dollars) request was approved. Korea. The request, still pending parliamentary approval, brings Japan’s military … Read more

India calls for humanitarian aid to Afghan people without politicization

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that Russia, India and China (RIC) need to work together to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the Afghan people without any hindrance and politicization. In a virtual address at the foreign ministerial meeting of the trilateral, he said it is necessary for the RIC countries to coordinate … Read more

Japan to meet military spending to boost air and maritime security

Japan plans to add $6.75 billion to its already record annual military spending to boost air and maritime security as it worries more about threats posed by China and North Korea. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government on Friday approved the outlay as part of a supplementary budget. While such additions to defense spending are common, … Read more

India needs a national disaster pool to protect against natural disaster risks, says SBI report

With the incidence and severity of natural disasters increasing over the years, a report called for the creation of a national disaster pool, as the country is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. India ranks third after the US and China in the number of natural disasters since 1900, with 756 natural … Read more

Australia says China’s ‘dangerous’ action is contrary to peaceful rhetoric

China’s “dangerous” action does not match its rhetoric about promoting peace and prosperity in the region, Australia’s defense minister said on Friday after a Chinese Navy ship sailing through the country’s exclusive economic zone Was. Defense Minister Peter Dutton listed China’s militarization of the South China Sea, recent aggression towards Taiwan and the introduction of … Read more

India advocates for Chabahar and INSTC to connect Central Asia by sea

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday advocated a consultative, transparent and participatory form of connectivity, which is in line with “the most basic principle of international law – respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity”, which was called in a message on China’s Belt and Road Initiative. as can be seen. (BRI) which completely passes … Read more

Forgetting old things is the biggest result of talks with USTR: Piyush Goyal

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal says a major result of recent talks with the US is that all the stuff of the past has been buried. In an interview with Kirtika Suneja and Bodhisattva Ganguly, Goyal, who is also the Minister of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, says that India has made … Read more

China’s military hardware exports to Pakistan will affect the security dynamics of the region: Navy Chief Karambir Singh

Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Thursday said that China is exporting a lot of military hardware such as ships and submarines to Pakistan and this will affect the security dynamics in the region. The Indian Navy will have to be prepared for this development, he said, adding that India is closely watching the naval … Read more

Peng Shuai’s allegation pierces a privileged bastion of Chinese politics

Before Zhang Gaoli was accused of sexually assaulting a tennis champion, he embodied the qualities that Chinese Communist Party officials prized: tough, disciplined, and loyal to the leader of the day. He had quickly ascended to a succession of leadership positions along China’s fast-growing coast from running an oil refinery, avoiding the scandals and controversy … Read more

China’s birth rate falls to four-decade low: Report

Local media reported that China’s birth rate fell to its lowest level in more than four decades last year, citing official figures published by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. According to Caixin, the birth rate in China was 8.52 per 1,000 people in 2020, down from 10.41 in 2019. Figures were cited by China … Read more