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Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage
November 07, 2017

Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The commander of the Malaysian navy’s eastern fleet paid a visit to India’s southern naval command.

A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
September 12, 2017

A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at reports that China has had its second known docking of submarines in the Southeast Asian state.
Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
August 30, 2017

Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development marks another step taken by the Southeast Asian state to modernize its navy despite significant challenges.

Is Malaysia’s New Fighter Jet Deal Dead Now?
July 14, 2017

Is Malaysia’s New Fighter Jet Deal Dead Now?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A multi-billion dollar plan to replace the country’s aging aircraft looks even more unlikely to be approved soon.

What Does Malaysia’s Air Force Need?
June 29, 2017

What Does Malaysia’s Air Force Need?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s air force chief recently reiterated what some of the service’s top priorities are.

Malaysia’s Coast Guard Gets New Chief
June 08, 2017

Malaysia’s Coast Guard Gets New Chief

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Zulkifili bin Abu Bakar has been sworn in as the head of the agency.

French Navy Ship Makes First Malaysia Visit
May 10, 2017

French Navy Ship Makes First Malaysia Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Vessel is in the Southeast Asian state for a six-day visit.
Assessing Malaysia's Coast Guard in ASEAN Perspective
May 02, 2017

Assessing Malaysia's Coast Guard in ASEAN Perspective

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the trajectory of the Southeast Asian state's coast guard-like body amid regional developments.

Malaysia’s New Air Force Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
April 21, 2017

Malaysia’s New Air Force Chief Makes First Singapore Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Affendi Buang made an introductory trip to the city-state this week.

What’s Next For Malaysia’s China Warships Deal?
March 23, 2017

What’s Next For Malaysia’s China Warships Deal?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Some additional details were disclosed this week in a closely-watched defense agreement.

Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit
February 11, 2017

Malaysia’s New Army Chief Makes First Singapore Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Zulkiple Kassim makes an introductory trip to the city-state amid an uncertain geopolitical environment.
Malaysia’s New China Warship Deal: Promises and Prospects
February 04, 2017

Malaysia’s New China Warship Deal: Promises and Prospects

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at where a ‘landmark’ agreement stands.

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