Turkey to Upgrade Pakistan Navy Attack Sub

By Franz-Stefan Gady Turkish state-owned defense contractor Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (STM) has won a contract for the mid-life upgrade of the second of three Agosta 90B-class (aka Khalid-class) diesel-electric attack submarines equipped with air-independent propulsion systems, currently in service with the Pakistan Navy. The contract was signed in Pakistan by...

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Pakistan to hug Russia amid US snub

Pakistan has decided to hug russia tightly as the United States continues its hostile policy towards the only nuclear armed Muslim-majority country, diplomatic sources said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that pakistan was working to improve the country’s global standing amid the harsh policies of Europe and the United States. An official...

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Maldives crisis: China sends a naval task force to muscle India, Australia out of power game

By Jamie Seidel CHINESE warships have entered the Indian Ocean, marking a significant shift in regional power. They’re there to keep India away from Beijing’s interests in the strife-torn Maldive Islands. And their presence has implications for Australia. Naval posturing is nothing new. Gunboat diplomacy has been a major player in...

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Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin

Turkey‘s deputy prime minister has dismissed as “false” media reports that Syrian government forces were poised to enter a Kurdish enclave in Syria‘s Afrin. Bekir Bozdag, however, warned any move by Syrian soldiers to help the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, repel a Turkish offensive in northwestern Syria would be...

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