Indian Navy: Himgiri the 2nd of Project 17A Class of Stealth Frigates, was Launched

The second ship of the Project 17A or Nilgiri-class Stealth Frigate and GRSE (Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd) built first ‘INS Himgiri‘ successfully launched today at Kolkata by Smt Madhulika Rawat, spouse of General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief Guest. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat oversaw the launch of the

Francis Fannon: We see Vietnam as having a Leading Role in the Region in a lot of Ways

Teleconference with Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources Moderator:  Thank you.  Good day, everyone, from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Hub Director, and I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in for this briefing. Today, we are pleased to be joined from Washington, DC,

EU-Vietnam Consultations on Security and Defence

On 1 December 2020, the European Union and Vietnam held their second consultations on security and defence, hosted by Vietnam via video conference. The first consultations had taken place in Brussels on 22 November 2019. During their second consultations, the European Union and Vietnam discussed the global and regional situation, including in the South China

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Japan “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)” Vision

Context In August 2016, Prime Minister ABE unveiled the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” concept in his keynote address at TICAD VI in Kenya Japan’s fundamental aim is to foster regional stability and prosperity by improving connectivity between Asia and Africa through a free and open Indo-Pacific region Three Pillars of “FOIP” Promotion and establishment of

Important Speech of Xi Jinping at Peripheral Diplomacy Work Conference

On October 24 and 25, 2013, the Peripheral Diplomacy Work Conference was held in Beijing, which is an important conference for CPC Central Committee to well arrange diplomatic work in the new situation. The conference is mainly to conclude lessons, study and judge the current situation, unify thoughts, exploit the future, determine strategic objectives, basic

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