India will retaliate with ‘double the force’ against any attack on its sovereignty – Modi

India will respond against aggressors who challenge its sovereignty with “double the force,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated, noting that his government is not shy of taking “bold” steps to defend the country’s interests. “The strength of our Army has always been for self-protection, and it will remain so in the future too,” the […]

‘Freedom of navigation isn’t a freedom to invade & infringe upon sovereignty’ – China’s UK envoy

Beijing “cherishes” the freedom of navigation principle but will not remain idle as Western powers use it as a pretext to show off their “military might” and “create trouble” in the South China Sea, China’s UK ambassador has said. “Some big countries outside the region did not seem to appreciate the peace and tranquility in […]

Putin to Assad: Russia will help defend Syrian sovereignty

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a new year’s greeting that Russia will continue supporting Syria’s efforts to defend its sovereignty, the Kremlin said on Saturday. Earlier this month Putin ordered the Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing from the country, but said Russia […]

US quits UN global compact for migration as ‘inconsistent’ with sovereignty

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has announced Washington’s withdrawal from the process to create a global compact aimed at facilitating international migration, as it goes against the American idea of sovereignty. In a statement Saturday, Haley said that then-President Obama’s decision to commit the US to the process by signing the non-binding […]

IDF says 'Hezbollah drone' it shot down violated Israeli sovereignty

Published time: 19 Sep, 2017 15:15 The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) says it intercepted an Iranian-built drone launched from Syria by Hezbollah which illegally entered Israeli airspace on Tuesday. IDF intelligence says the unmanned aerial vehicle was launched from Damascus Military Airport by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and infiltrated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights. BREAKING: […]

Chinese Army will protect country’s sovereignty & integrity against ‘all invasions’ – Xi Jinping

Published time: 1 Aug, 2017 07:06 The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) must be ready to defend China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, warning other nations to steer clear of Chinese interests, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday. Beijing will continue to invest in reforming and modernizing the capabilities of the armed forces, as the PLA is pivotal […]