Tag: Indo-Pacific region


Indian Navy, Australian Navy strengthen maritime cooperation with successful talks | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a step towards bolstering maritime cooperation, the 16th Indian Navy-Australian Navy Staff Talks concluded successfully at Kochi on Tuesday.The talks, co-chaired by Rear Admiral Nirbhay Bapna, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Foreign Cooperation and Intelligence) from the Indian Navy, and Rear Admiral Jonathan Earley from the Royal Australian Navy, marked a milestone in the collaboration between the two naval forces."16th #Indian Navy-Australian Navy, Navy-to-Navy staff talks successfully concluded at Kochi, marking a significant milestone in the maritime cooperation between India & Australia. Co-chaired by RAdm Nirbhay Bapna, ACNS (FCI) & RAdm Jonathan Earley, DCN, Royal Australian Navy, the talks focused on enhancing operational interoperability, MDA & new ave...

Switchblade 600: How US plans to counter and check China with suicide drones – Times of India

The US is advancing its military capabilities by integrating suicide drones into its Replicator initiative, aiming to bolster its autonomous systems to address China's growing military influence in the Indo-Pacific region. This month, the Pentagon confirmed the inclusion of AeroVironment’s Switchblade 600 drone as part of the first tranche of technologies under the Replicator project.Announced by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks in August 2023, the initiative seeks to deploy thousands of unmanned aerial and surface vehicles within two years, a report in Asia Times said.The Switchblade 600 has demonstrated its effectiveness in Ukraine, targeting armored vehicles over distances exceeding 38 kilometers. Its success is pivotal as the Pentagon looks to quickly ramp up operational capa...

India, EU hold dialogue on defence, security cooperation, including in the Indo-Pacific region | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The delegation of the European Union organised a 'Road to Schuman' seminar in the national capital, where security experts discussed the security landscape in the region and threats dynamics and identified avenues for cooperation, ahead of the Schuman Forum in Brussels later this month. In an official post on X, EU Ambassador to India, Herve Delphin, said, "Growing security inter-connectedness between European Union and Indo-Pacific region means more cooperation with Asian partners, including India.""Ahead of the next Schuman Forum which will be held in Brussels end of May, this seminar held in Delhi brought together European and Indian security experts to exchange on the security landscape in the region and on the perspectives for EU and India to increase cooperation in defe...