Geopolitical storms building-up in the Indo-Pacific
Russia to deploy Stealth submarines in the Pacific Ocean
Moscow: The Russian Stealth submarines, armed with 18 torpedoes, 8 Club surface-to-air missiles with expertise in anti-warship combat, will soon be deployed in the Pacific Ocean. It is after several years that Russia will be deploying submarines in the Pacific Ocean and as per the claim of a Russian news agency the deployment may increase in the future. As per the report of the Russian news agency, 2 Stealth submarines of the Varshavyanka class of the Russian navy, will be deployed in the Pacific Ocean.
Strong protests spark in South Korea against Yemini migrants influx
Seoul: The people of South Korea have initiated strong protests opposing the immigrants coming from Yemen. They have expressed their feelings saying that, “These immigrants have created several serious problems including crime in the various European countries which they infiltrated and we don’t need these problems in our country”. Nearly 1,000 immigrants have landed on the Jeju Islands in South Korea in the past one month and this has created severe discontent in the local population.
Japan to deploy helicopter carrier in South China Sea and Indian Ocean
Tokyo: Japan will soon be deploying its helicopter carrier from its naval fleet in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. Japanese helicopter carrier will remain stationed in this maritime region at least for two months. While Chinese military presence in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean is increasing, Japan’s deployment of helicopter carrier comes as a challenge to China. Two Japanese naval officials reported the information while speaking to an international news agency.
Demands by the US are “gangster-like”, criticizes North Korea
Pyongyang/Tokyo: ‘The United States has misinterpreted the North Korean courtesy and patience. It is imposing gangster-like demands to push North Korea towards nuclear disarmament. But the United States is not willing to provide any concession to North Korea in return,’ criticised North Korea. Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, has claimed that the discussions regarding the nuclear program were successful, during his visit to North Korea, two days ago. But the situation appears to be different considering this criticism from North Korea.
Two US destroyers sail through Taiwan Strait
Taipei: While the tensions between the United States and China are escalating, two US destroyers have challenged China by sailing through the Taiwan Strait. The mainland has been claiming that Taiwan is an integral part of China and had also objected to the military cooperation between the United States and Taiwan. Therefore, the sailing of the US destroyers through the Taiwan Strait appears as an act of incitement by the United States. The Taiwanese defence ministry published information about the patrolling by the two US destroyers.
South Korea President on four-day India visit
New Delhi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived at New Delhi for his four-day India visit. There are discussions all over the world about the trade war that has sparked off between the United States against China and the European Union(EU), the effects of which will soon be visible. In view of these events, the South Korean President’s visit to India assumes great significance. The South Korean analysts have advised that South Korean President Moon Jae-in should expeditiously sign trade and investment agreements with India, taking into account the opportunity created because of the trade war between the United States and China.
Secret ‘electronic war’ exercise by China in the South China Sea region, claims US news channel
Washington: China, who has created artificial islands in the South China Sea and built military bases there, has started an electronic war exercise in the region. China has deployed the necessary equipment for the electronic war exercises in this marine region over the past few months and has started the war exercise now, informed a US news channel. The news channel claimed that this equipment has the capability to confuse or even disable the enemy’s radar and communication systems.
By sailing destroyers through the Gulf of Taiwan, US is using tactics of Psychological Pressure against China
Beijing: The Chinese mouthpiece has criticised that the United States is employing Psychological Pressure tactics against China by patrolling in the Gulf of Taiwan with two destroyers, while there is already tension between the United States and China over the topics of Trade, South China Sea and Taiwan. The mouthpiece claimed that the United States is sending a political message to China, by sending destroyers through the Gulf of Taiwan.
United States and Philippines commence naval war exercises in South China Sea
Manila: The United States and Philippines have commenced naval war exercises in the South China Sea. These war exercises are significant for the observers; because of the rising tension between China and Philippines over the maritime boundaries. Japan has participated in the war exercises as an observer. The Pacific Fleet of the US Navy has said that these week-long exercises have been designed to strengthen the cooperation between the United States and Philippines navies. These exercises named ‘Sama Sama’ will go a long way in improving the cooperation and coordination between the United States and Philippines navies.