China spy ship said ‘shadowing’ U.S.-Japan-India naval exercise

China spy ship said ‘shadowing’ U.S.-Japan-India naval exercise

by WorldTribune Staff, June 15, 2016 A Chinese vessel “shadowed” the USS John C. Stennis as the American aircraft carrier joined warships from Japan and India on June 14 for drills in the Western Pacific, officials said. “There is a Chinese vessel about seven to 10 miles away,” Cpt. Gregory C. Huffman, commander of the […]

Iran, India hold first joint naval exercise since lifting of international sanctions

Iran, India hold first joint naval exercise since lifting of international sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2016 India and Iran will hold a joint naval drill on June 3 which focuses on the Strait of Hormuz. The exercise is the first between the two countries since the lifting of international sanctions on Teheran in January 2016. Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Iranian Navy, confirmed […]

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

How China’s economic slowdown hit Brazil, other BRICS states

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Brazilian President Dilma Vana Rousseff’s impeachment on May 12, 2016, was clearly due to consistent missteps by the president and her colleagues, but the underlying contribution to the Brazilian crisis — and crises in other countries — of the slowdown in the People’s […]

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Lawmakers: Pakistan could use F-16s against India, not terrorists

Special to WorldTribune.com Several members of Congress are questioning the “judgment and timing” of the Obama administration’s sale of F-16s to Pakistan, saying the Pakistanis could use the jets to attack India rather than the intended purpose of combating terrorism. The Obama administration plans to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at an estimated […]

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Unreported: The Pakistan time-bomb and a potential solution

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Although the Obama Administration may well not recognize it, Pakistan is turning into the number one problem in fighting worldwide Islamic terrorism. The massacre of 79, many of them children, by an Islamic terrorist group aiming at Christians on a community playground on Eastern Sunday – large numbers […]

Why the angst over out-of-work bureaucrats?

Why the angst over out-of-work bureaucrats?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com MUMBAI — Indians have a great word for the plethora of petty bureaucrats who run all the ministries and agencies that make life difficult if not miserable for millions of people. The word is “babu,” which can be a term of respect for an elder but now is […]

India in race with China to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier

India in race with China to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com An Indian Navy source has confirmed that the Indian government will launch its first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier on Aug. 12. If so, India would be the fifth country able to build its own carrier, after the United States, Russia, Great Britain and France. The […]

Forgotten then and unreported now: The bloodletting inspired by ‘Maoism’

Forgotten then and unreported now: The bloodletting inspired by ‘Maoism’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — The late “Great Leader” Kim Il-Sung no doubt drew upon the teachings of Mao Zedong when he formulated his philosophy of “juche” or self-reliance, but one word you never hear on visits to North Korea is “Maoism.” If North Korea recognizes Mao Zedong as an […]

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

More Chinese trouble, this time on top of the world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com NEW DELHI — Chinese forces have staged an “intrusion” into Indian territory that would have been top world news had they been North Korean troops straying across the DMZ into South Korea. On China’s outer fringes, a few dozen Chinese troops huddled in tents at an altitude of […]

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Intel on presence of Chinese subs in Indian Ocean makes waves

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A leaked Indian government document indicated that Chinese submarines have ventured into the Indian Ocean region frequently and have posed “a grave danger to India’s security interest.” The document, originated from the Indian Defense Ministry, is called “Indian Navy: Perceived Threats to Subsurface Deterrent Capability and Preparedness,” […]