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INS Vikramaditya and the Aircraft Carrier Debate
December 10, 2013

INS Vikramaditya and the Aircraft Carrier Debate

By Abhijit Singh
A new carrier like India’s does more than just denote blue-water capability.
China’s Aircraft Carrier is South China Sea Bound
November 26, 2013

China’s Aircraft Carrier is South China Sea Bound

Plus, Pakistan unveiled its first two domestically built drones. Tuesday defense and security links.

Will China’s New Stealth Drone Fly From Aircraft Carriers?
November 22, 2013

Will China’s New Stealth Drone Fly From Aircraft Carriers?

Beijing’s first “UFO-like” stealth combat drone conducted its first flight test on Thursday.

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War
October 28, 2013

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War

Plus, South Korea hopes to deploy two light aircraft carriers by 2036. Monday defense links.

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to Visit Syrian Naval Base
September 04, 2013

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to Visit Syrian Naval Base

Russia’s only aircraft carrier will make a port call at Moscow’s small Tartus naval base in Syria in December.

Japan’s Grandstanding in the East China Sea
August 08, 2013

Japan’s Grandstanding in the East China Sea

The Naval Diplomat salutes the nonchalance with which Japan “unveiled” its new carrier-like helicopter destroyer.

August 05, 2013

Why China is Building More Aircraft Carriers

“Let’s not assume the PLA Navy is in any hurry to equal the capabilities found in U.S. nuclear-powered flattops.”

India’s Muddled Carrier Plans
July 10, 2013

India’s Muddled Carrier Plans

At long last the delivery of INS Vikramaditya appears imminent. Is India’s Navy up to the challenge?

Coming Soon: India’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
July 04, 2013

Coming Soon: India’s First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Plus, Ahmadinejad says that nuclear weapons are sooo 20th century. Thursday defense links.

Punishable by Death: China to Execute Polluters
June 21, 2013

Punishable by Death: China to Execute Polluters

Plus, the U.S. plans to sanction China over human trafficking. Thursday China links.

An Age of Land-Based Sea Power?
March 25, 2013

An Age of Land-Based Sea Power?

“if indeed technology keeps extending the reach of UCAVs and other forms of long-range fire support.”

India's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
October 08, 2012

India's Aircraft Carrier Challenge

It’s hard for outsiders to take the measure of a navy in peacetime. News of India’s Russian built carrier does shed some light.

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