The Other Asian Powerhouse

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Indian Border Security Force personnel walk through a market area in Amritsar on October 21.

 

Why is India leaning toward the East?

The Trumpet has long said that India—with its population of more than 1.2 billion people—is almost certain to join the Asian bloc that the Bible says will congeal in the end time.

A look at India’s history, its recent direction, and specific Bible prophecies reveal why. Continue reading

The Giants of the East

From 2009 with relevancy today:

 

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Chinese soldiers march during a parade marking the end of joint Russian-Chinese military exercises at Chebarkul testing range on 17 August, 2007. The presidents of Russia and China attended the joint military exercises. (MAXIM MARMUR/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Russia and China are now better prepared to fight together than Britain and America were before World War ii.

“Anti-Terrorist” Exercises

Although the two don’t always see eye to eye, Russia and China today have a strong military alliance, largely to counter mutual foes. The two nations have already signed a de facto defense pact.

Russia and China held their first set of war games in 2005. These were labeled “anti-terrorist” exercises, but in reality they were far more—involving over 10,000 troops, warships and airplanes. They simulated landing attacks against hostile shores and even featured large-scale paratroop drops. Experts believe they may have been a trial run for a joint Russia-China invasion of Taiwan, or for supporting a Central Asian government against an American-backed insurgency.

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