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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Commander appointed to head elite Beijing military unit

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:23am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Veteran of war with Vietnam to head 38th Army which took part in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in the capital in 1989 A military unit involved in the suppression of the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen S ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    India to receive Russian-built aircraft carrier, five years late

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 06:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Delhi

    ... “Indian Defence Minister AK Antony will commission INS Vikramaditya on Saturday. There will be some ships that will escort the Vikramaditya back to its port in India,” Navy spokesman PVS Satish told reporters. The induction of the Vikramaditya, originally built as the Admiral Gorshkov and commissioned in 1987, is intended to shore-up India’s defence capabilities as it seeks to counter ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    India, Russia beef up ties with new defence deals

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 06:03pm by AFP

    ... military equipment that accounts for 70 per cent of its arms supplies. “Russia is a key partner in our efforts to modernise our armed forces and enhance our defence preparedness,” Singh said after ... was “substantial and constructive”. “We agreed to deepen ties in the areas of military and defence sectors,” he said. The Russian Direct Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, and the State Bank ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan scrambles fighter jets after PLA spy planes 'repeatedly' breach airspace

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 02:45pm by Lawrence Chung, AFP

    ... force scrambled fighter jets to track two mainland PLA surveillance planes that intruded on the island's air defence zone, the island's military said yesterday. One plane entered the air defence identification zone at 8.33am on Monday and another at 2.31pm the same day en route to a disputed area in the South China Sea, it said. Taiwan scrambled two fighter aircraft ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese defence minister and US ambassador agree to ease Okinawa’s burden

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:55pm by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo US and Japan meet to discuss ways to relieve the burden of accommodating American military forces in Okinawa prefecture Japan’s Defence Minister Akinori Eto ... in Japan. During a meeting at the Defence Ministry, Eto told Kennedy that the Japanese government intends to move forward with the relocation of the US Marine Corps’ Futenma Air Station within ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton's title defence off to Sensation-al start

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:34pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton's title defence off to Sensation-al start Zac Purton began the defence of his jockeys' championship as he had begun its acquisition 12 months ago, with an opening day double as both Sensation and Hidden Value showed off the benefits of the summer break. Hidden Value had been one of Caspar Fownes' three wins on the final day ...

  7. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    MH17 crash site still too unsafe for investigators, says Dutch defence minister

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:33am

    ... Agence France-Presse in The Hague The site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crashed two months ago is still too unsafe for investigators to resume the recovery of victims’ remains, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on Thursday. A ceasefire between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces “is being violated and its ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    China shows off advanced ship missile defence system

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 01:10pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China has shown off the People's Liberation Army's latest hardware on primetime state television, an advanced short-range missile defence system ... and will be  used alongside an “area defence system” which covers a larger area but has a  slower response time, the state-run Global Times newspaper said Thursday. “As a naval point defence missile ...

  9. Business - Companies - GOVERNANCE

    Hong Kong bourse 'still guarded over Tianhe's defence' of fraud allegations

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 10:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Observers say there may be some 'outstanding questions' over fraud claims against the firm Exchange 'still guarded about Tianhe's defence' The Hong Kong stock exchange appears to still not be completely satisfied with Tianhe Chemicals Group's defence against fraud allegations by Anonymous Analytics against the firm, ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    New England Patriots defence leaves Tom Brady exposed

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:50am by Reuters

    ... this season he will need better protection than he received against a surprisingly aggressive Miami defence. The Patriots led 20-10 at half-time in the AFC East clash, Rob Gronkowski marking his ...




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