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  • Italian PM’s India visit part of process to normalise ties after marine episode March 04, 2023 01:17 PM IST

    Italian PM’s India visit part of process to normalise ties after marine episode

    Bilateral ties were severely strained over the Italian marine firing episode, and the ban on Italian defence manufacturers in the wake of the Augusta Westland helicopter deal controversy.

  • NATO membership for Finland, Sweden 'top priority', says Jens Stoltenberg February 28, 2023 07:44 PM IST

    NATO membership for Finland, Sweden 'top priority', says Jens Stoltenberg

    "I am absolutely confident that both Finland and Sweden will become members of NATO," said NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

  • Will ''take into account'' NATO's nuclear capability: Vladimir Putin February 27, 2023 06:44 AM IST

    Will ''take into account'' NATO's nuclear capability: Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin had said in a speech suspending Russia’s role in the 2010 New START treaty earlier this week that France and Britain, not parties to the agreement, had joined the United States in targeting Russia with nuclear weapons.

  • All eyes on China as Russia’s war in Ukraine and the West's pushback hit a stalemate February 22, 2023 12:51 PM IST

    All eyes on China as Russia’s war in Ukraine and the West's pushback hit a stalemate

    The great power contestation of the past one year has been characterised by the economic woes of many countries of the Global South, a global leadership vacuum and the resurrection of hard power aided by technological shifts in warfare

  • Ukraine's Future: An ally of NATO, but not a member of the grouping February 20, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    Ukraine's Future: An ally of NATO, but not a member of the grouping

    Ukraine is likely to emerge from this conflict as one of the foremost military powers in Europe. But because of NATO's own rule of not admitting members with ongoing border disputes, it will support Ukraine in many other ways

  • Finnish parliament sets date to vote on NATO ratification February 17, 2023 04:15 PM IST

    Finnish parliament sets date to vote on NATO ratification

    The legislation is likely to be passed, given that most members of parliament are in favour of joining the alliance, bringing Finland a step closer to membership ahead of neighbour Sweden.

  • NATO and Allied Defense Ministers Meet With Ukraine on Their Minds February 14, 2023 07:07 PM IST

    NATO and Allied Defense Ministers Meet With Ukraine on Their Minds

    The ministers will discuss allied efforts to boost supplies of ammunition to Ukrainian troops, both for artillery and tanks, as Russia continues to make grinding gains — particularly around the fiercely contested city of Bakhmut.

  • NATO and Allied Defense Ministers meet with Ukraine on their minds February 14, 2023 01:16 PM IST

    NATO and Allied Defense Ministers meet with Ukraine on their minds

    The ministers will discuss allied efforts to boost supplies of ammunition to Ukrainian troops, both for artillery and tanks, as Russia continues to make grinding gains — particularly around the fiercely contested city of Bakhmut.

  • Russia says NATO should hold emergency summit over Nord Stream blasts February 12, 2023 11:39 AM IST

    Russia says NATO should hold emergency summit over Nord Stream blasts

    Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1970, said in a blog post on Wednesday, citing an unidentified source, that U.S. navy divers had destroyed the pipelines, with explosives on the orders of President Joe Biden.

  • Why battle tanks from NATO countries for Ukraine may not spark an immediate NATO-Russia confrontation February 03, 2023 02:08 PM IST

    Why battle tanks from NATO countries for Ukraine may not spark an immediate NATO-Russia confrontation

    The US weapons commitments aren’t enough to bolster Ukraine’s strike capabilities and require time, training and maintenance for operationalisation. So Russia could desist from upping the ante

  • Sweden to tighten terrorism law amid tensions with Turkey over NATO bid February 02, 2023 04:29 PM IST

    Sweden to tighten terrorism law amid tensions with Turkey over NATO bid

    The new law, which the government hopes will come into force in June, will give authorities much wider powers to detain and prosecute individuals who support terrorist organisations, either through financing or other means.

  • NATO chief urges Seoul to send military support to Ukraine January 30, 2023 06:33 PM IST

    NATO chief urges Seoul to send military support to Ukraine

    South Korea, a growing arms exporter with the large U.S.-backed military, has provided humanitarian aid and other support to Ukraine while joining U.S.-led economic sanctions against Moscow.

  • Turkey favours approving Finland's NATO bid before Sweden's January 30, 2023 04:36 PM IST

    Turkey favours approving Finland's NATO bid before Sweden's

    Sweden and Finland applied jointly to become members of the military alliance, dropping their longstanding military nonalignment following Russia's war on Ukraine.

  • Turkey says it is "meaningless" to restore NATO dialogue with Sweden, Finland January 26, 2023 05:53 PM IST

    Turkey says it is "meaningless" to restore NATO dialogue with Sweden, Finland

    Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has said his country wanted to restore NATO dialogue with Turkey after Ankara indefinitely postponed trilateral talks with Sweden and Finland over their membership.

  • Germany to send sophisticated Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv January 26, 2023 10:40 AM IST

    Germany to send sophisticated Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv

    The move, which could potentially change the course of the war, came after the US agreed to shift its earlier stance and send 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.

  • Turkey furious with Sweden after Quran burned in Stockholm; Erdogan threatens to block NATO bid January 25, 2023 08:00 PM IST

    Turkey furious with Sweden after Quran burned in Stockholm; Erdogan threatens to block NATO bid

    It’s now been eight months since Sweden and Finland declared their intent to join NATO, a major shift from their non-aligned policy. But getting into NATO requires a consensus of all member nations, with Turkey being one of the most important ones. The latest burning of Quran in Sweden has put the country's chances of getting a NATO membership hanging as Erdogan threatens to block their bid. Turkey has a history of being tough on the two Nordic nations. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin had said that Finland's entry into NATO will be seen as provocation. Watch the video to know more!

  • Germany agrees to send heavy Leopard tanks to Ukraine January 25, 2023 05:07 PM IST

    Germany agrees to send heavy Leopard tanks to Ukraine

    Pressure has been building for weeks on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's government to send the tanks and allow other NATO allies to do the same ahead of expected spring offensives by both sides.

  • Nato membership | Protests rage as Swedish right-wing politician Rasmus Paludan burns Quran January 23, 2023 07:00 PM IST

    Nato membership | Protests rage as Swedish right-wing politician Rasmus Paludan burns Quran

    In a shocking incident, a right-wing Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan burned Quran. He held several protests on January 21, 2023, in the presence of cops and over 100 people. He gave a speech justifying his actions to the press. After the incident, protests raged across Stockholm and Istanbul. The Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister condemned the act and said the Swedish government played no part in it. This is not the first-time Rasmus has burnt Quran. In 2022 he held a ‘Quran-burning’ tour during the holy month of Ramadan.

  • The NATO alliance is holding strong on Ukraine. But fractures are emerging January 21, 2023 08:06 PM IST

    The NATO alliance is holding strong on Ukraine. But fractures are emerging

    The differences are over strategy for the coming year and the more immediate question of what Ukraine needs in the next few months, as both sides in the war prepare for major offensives in the spring.

  • Davos 2023: NATO chief calls for significant boost in arms for Ukraine January 18, 2023 08:39 PM IST

    Davos 2023: NATO chief calls for significant boost in arms for Ukraine

    Defence leaders from around 50 countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will hold talks at Germany's Ramstein Air Base on Friday, the latest in a series of meetings since Russian forces swept into Ukraine nearly 11 months ago.

  • Indians view US as biggest threat after China, survey shows January 17, 2023 09:14 PM IST

    Indians view US as biggest threat after China, survey shows

    Some 43% of the 1,000 respondents perceived China as the greatest threat, according to the survey by Morning Consult, a US-based global business intelligence company.

  • Davos 2023: Europe, NATO to build Ukraine unity in Russian no-go zone January 16, 2023 07:33 PM IST

    Davos 2023: Europe, NATO to build Ukraine unity in Russian no-go zone

    The World Economic Forum (WEF), which returns to its winter slot in the high-end Swiss ski resort this week, was once the deal-making playground for Moscow's tycoons but since Russia's invasion of Ukraine glitzy parties and investment meetings with Russian politicians, executives and academics are no more.

  • What does it mean to provide ‘security guarantees’ to Ukraine? January 10, 2023 07:54 PM IST

    What does it mean to provide ‘security guarantees’ to Ukraine?

    What seems clear is that short of a Russian collapse and defeat, with Ukraine winning back all of its territory, any security guarantees are likely to be both partial and fragile.

  • Britain says it is committed to leading a NATO task force in 2024 January 04, 2023 06:13 AM IST

    Britain says it is committed to leading a NATO task force in 2024

    "The UK is ready to honour our commitment to lead NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force in 2024 - any suggestion otherwise is completely untrue," a spokesperson for Britain's Ministry of Defence said.

  • Germany may extend NATO task force leadership beyond 2023 January 03, 2023 05:46 PM IST

    Germany may extend NATO task force leadership beyond 2023

    According to the sources, Britain will only be able to take over leadership in 2024, several months later than planned, the Table.Media news outlet said.