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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif meets Foreign Minister Sushma SwarajISLAMABAD: Notwithstanding the government’s euphoria surrounding the resumption of “comprehensive bilateral dialogue” with India, political parties across the aisle expressed their reservations over the outcome, alleging that the joint statement favoured New Delhi.Although they welcomed the decision to sit across the...
by Debojyoti KumarNanotechnology is the understanding, control and manufacturing of matter at dimensions of roughly 1-100nm. A nanometer is one billionth 10 to-the-power nine of a meter. Nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring and modelling and manipulating matter in this lenght scale. It is seen as a technology of national importance...
NEW DELHI: Since 2010, India and Japan have been engaged in intensive negotiations on a civil nuclear agreement, which has challenged all Japanese notions of its unique nuclear position in the world.In the last few weeks, Amandeep Gill in the ministry of external affairs and later foreign secretary S...
Russian T-14 ARMATA Main Battle Tank - A design variant of the T-14 with a smaller turret, which is also believed to be Unmanned oneA unique material developed by Russian engineers effectively protects armored vehicles against antitank grenades while simultaneously making them invisible to enemy radar, Russian media wrote on...
by Swaminathan S Anklesaria AiyarThe era of superpower hegemony is over, and that of non-state actors has arrived.Fourteen years after 9/11, the US has - let's be blunt - been repeatedly defeated by radical Islam. Look at Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Lebanon, or even Yemen. The US can drop...
WASHINGTON: India has indicated to the US that it may reconsider its stand on three contentious defence foundational agreements if its apprehensions about some of the issues in the pacts are addressed by the Pentagon.After Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's just concluded visit to the US wherein he had detailed...
A lasting cause of humiliation for Pakistan - General Ameer Abdullah Khan Niazi signing the instrument of surrender on 16 December 1971 in the presence of Hero Lt. Gen. AuroraNEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi-led government is unhappy about the haphazard way the 1971 victory over Pakistan is celebrated by...
The Russian Armed Forces could soon receive the first preproduction prototypes of the next-generation S-500 air defense system, defense expert Igor Korotchenko asserted.Russia is paying particular attention to developing aerospace defense systems, he noted."We heard figures indicating that the Russian Aerospace Forces will soon receive more S-400 systems. The...
A Russian missile submarine has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), dubbed the “Sineva” in the Barents Sea in the latest of a series of tests of the country’s nuclear weapons arsenal, the Defense Ministry said.“Today, the crew of Captain Dmitry Zelikov on the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine...

The Chinese Submarine Threat

China's Yuan Class SSKThere has been extensive debate in recent years about modern Chinese anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) systems rendering the aircraft carriers of the United States Navy (USN) highly vulnerable if Beijing and Washington were to clash in the western Pacific. Particularly ominous is the growing undersea arm of the...