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‘Pak-China joint military drills to improve ability to deal with multiple security threats’

ISLAMABAD: China has said joint exercises of China and Pakistan armed forces, training and competitions will help improve ability to deal with multiple security threats and jointly maintain regional peace and stability.   The Chinese defence ministry’s spokesperson stated this while responding to a question during a briefing in Beijing. He said these exercises would also help the militaries of participating countries to enhance understanding and deepen mutual trust. Read More: China keen on military drills with Asean,…

China keen on military drills with Asean, insists on keeping US out

SINGAPORE: China wants to stage joint military exercises with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but insists other countries should be excluded in what analysts say is a bid to diminish US influence. Beijing’s suggestions, which also call for joint oil and gas exploration, are part of efforts to expand its influence in the South China Sea, which it claims almost entirely, and push back at Washington which has backed countries with overlapping claims to the waters. The move came…

Pakistan, India to conduct first-ever military drills together

MOSCOW: Pakistan and Indian militaries will make a history by participating together in multi-nation military exercise in Russia’s Ural Mountains in August this year. The military exercise will be organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a bloc of Eurasian countries of which Russia, China, India, and Pakistan are a party to. The joint military drill will focuses on preventing terror attacks and dismantling terror networks. They have been dubbed “Peace Mission 2018.” The SCO training will be held…

North Korea agrees to talks after US, South Korea postpone military drills

SEOUL: North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years, hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. South Korea said North Korea had sent its consent for the talks to be held on Tuesday. The last time the two Koreas engaged in official talks was in December 2015. The meeting will take place at the border truce village of Panmunjom where officials from both…

North Korea says U.S. threats make war unavoidable, China urges calm

SEOUL: Two U.S. B-1B heavy bombers joined large-scale combat drills over South Korea on Thursday amid warnings from North Korea that the exercises and U.S. threats have made the outbreak of war “an established fact.” The annual U.S.-South Korean “Vigilant Ace” exercises feature 230 aircraft, including some of the most advanced U.S. stealth warplanes, and come a week after North Korea tested its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) to date, which it says can reach all of the United States. North Korea’s…

U.S. flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses options

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: The U.S. military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump met top defense officials to discuss how to respond to any threat from North Korea. Tensions have soared between the United States and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea has launched two missiles over Japan and conducted its sixth…

Korean peninsula draws range of military drills in show of force against North Korea

BEIJING/SEOUL: The US military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean peninsula and Russia and China began naval exercises ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting on Tuesday where North Korea’s nuclear threat is likely to loom large. The flurry of military drills came after Pyongyang fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday and the reclusive North conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3 in defiance of United Nations sanctions and other international pressure. A…

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

TEHRAN: Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. "The manoeuvres called 'Grand Prophet 11' will start Monday and last three days," General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force's ground units, told a news conference. READ MORE: Iran’s Rouhani warns those using ‘threatening language’ He said rockets would be used without specifying which kind. In early…

After Russia, Azerbaijan agrees to do military drills with Pakistan

BAKU: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif begins his three-day visit from Baku, both Pakistan and Azerbaijan agreed on Friday to conduct military drills after Russia pledged the same few days back. During a joint press briefing, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev also showed his willingness to sign a deal with Pakistan for buying defence equipment. On this occasion, Prime Minister Sharif said that Islamabad and Baku shared similar perceptions through congruent ideals. “We believe that all the regional and global issues must…