INS Vikramaditya and the Aircraft Carrier Debate
By Abhijit Singh
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?
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
Plus, South Korea hopes to deploy two light aircraft carriers by 2036. Monday defense links.
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
The Naval Diplomat salutes the nonchalance with which Japan “unveiled” its new carrier-like helicopter destroyer.
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
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
Plus, Ahmadinejad says that nuclear weapons are sooo 20th century. Thursday defense links.
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?
“if indeed technology keeps extending the reach of UCAVs and other forms of long-range fire support.”
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.