The bilateral defense agreement lays down a set of rules for joint operations between the US Military and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces (SDF). The last time the agreement was revised was in 1997, and the SDF’s role was limited to protecting the US military only when it was acting in Tokyo’s defense and only within the Japan’s geographic vicinity. Continue reading
TIMES A-CHANGIN’: The Indian navy and army are looking East and pursuing strategic defence ties with regional allies
FOUR Indian Navy ships’ voyage last month through the strategic Malacca Straits, calling at Port Klang, Da Nang and Manila, though not extraordinary, points to a significant trend.
Slowly, India seems to be shedding what critics call its “landlocked mindset” and is surveying the vast expanse of water around it.
A country conducting maritime trade from times immemorial rarely flaunted its naval power. Its navy came into being, thanks to the British East India Company only four centuries ago. Continue reading
LONDON — Britain intends to establish a permanent military presence in the Gulf, the report said.
The Royal United Services Institute asserted that Britain seeks to restore military bases in Gulf Cooperation Council states. The London-based think tank said Britain was working to reach agreements for army, air force and naval installations. Continue reading