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WILL AN F-16 KILL A TEJAS TO GET A DEAL FOR AN AIRCRAFT TO FIGHT IN ARGENTINA?

China and India have also submitted their applications to supply fighter jets to the South American nation, thus Washington’s intention to sell fighter jets to Argentina is a setback for them. According to reports, Russia has made Buenos Aires Argentina’s defence ministry made the decision to spend about $664 million on 12 brand-new fighter jets in 2021. The US wants to complete a fighter-jet deal with Argentina as soon as possible. To outbid China and India, they are providing secondhand F-16 fighter jets to the South American nation. According to a rumour in Argentine media, the White House is putting pressure on the US Congress to approve the sale of 24

China and India have also submitted their applications to supply fighter jets to the South American nation, thus Washington’s intention to sell fighter jets to Argentina is a setback for them. According to reports, Russia has made Buenos Aires an offer to purchase one of its MiG-35 fighter jets.

Beijing has offered 15 JF-17 ‘Thunder Block’ fighters, which were developed in collaboration with Pakistan, in place of New Delhi’s 4.5 generation Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) TEJAS.

F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon fighter jets now in service with the Royal Danish Air Force. The potential US deal is thought to be worth $700 million.

Argentina is looking for fighter jets without any British components, according to Jorge Enrique Taiana, the country’s defence minister, who recently paid a four-day visit to India. This request is a result of the UK’s restrictions on defence exports to Argentina as a result of the ongoing Malvinas Islands dispute.

According to Taiana, there are 16 British components in the TEJAS. It is unclear at this time whether India has included a replacement proposal for these components in their offer.

The Argentine Defence Forum (FAD) has been actively assessing proposals for the F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon and the Chinese Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Block fighter jets, according to a report in the Argentine newspaper La Nación after the defence minister’s visit.

The F-16 has reportedly been judged a “more powerful aircraft,” but if Argentina decides to purchase the fighter jet of American origin, it will be

A former IAF pilot claims that the US military-industrial complex has an edge. The ‘ruthless’ American military-industrial complex has a competitive advantage over rivals because of its extensive presence and influence in the international arms market, according to Air Marshal M Matheswaran, a former member of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

According to SIPRI, the United States will be the world’s top exporter of weapons in 2022, with sales expected to reach $204 billion. However, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh disclosed that in 2022–2023, India’s sales of weapons hit a record high of $1.93 billion.

The US military-industrial complex, according to Matheswaran, president of the Chennai-based think tank The Peninsula Foundation (TPF), is unrelenting. The US may have taken into account its Global Strategic Partnership with India when submitting a proposal for the Argentine deal, but it won’t give up on pushing its weapons exports to other countries.

The former IAF pilot emphasised that the TEJAS and Chinese JF-17 fighter jets were larger than the F-16 fighter jets. According to Matheswaran, the TEJAS and JF-17 are around the same size, but the F-16 is bigger and more expensive.

Argentina faces a difficult decision.

Matheswaran claims that Argentina must now make a “difficult” choice between buying Chinese or American combat jets. Argentina has been forging deeper ties with China and India as it seeks to improve ties with other developing nations. The nation is one of those seeking membership in BRICS, the think tanker said.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), China has recently eclipsed the US as South America’s top commercial partner. According to the CFR, Beijing has sold Argentina and other Latin American nations military hardware worth millions of dollars.India is currently Argentina’s fourth-largest commercial partner, and its ties with the region are booming. In 2019 the two countries upgraded their relationship to a “Strategic Partnership” and in the same year they agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.

Argentina has received the support of both China and India at the UN Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24). The UK has up till now opposed this committee’s proposal for the restart of talks on the sovereignty of the MalvinIndian Air Force’The successful testing of the RudraM-II missile by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) represents a significant advancement in India’s air defence capability. The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have access to increased firepower thanks to the deployment of this indigenous missile, which will undergo its first test in October 2020 on the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet and Mirage-2000 aircraft.

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as Islands. Argentina is now in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a much-needed bailout due to its financial difficulties.

The RudraM-II establishes a new benchmark in air defence technology with a tremendous range of 300 km. The RudraM-II incorporates an Imaging Infrared (IIR) seeker in addition to the PHH, unlike its predecessor, the RudraM-I, which used a Passive Homing Head (PHH) to target enemy surveillance and guidance radar systems, communication towers, and command centres that produce radiation.

The missile is a versatile and potent asset for the IAF because to its lethal combination, which enables it to eliminate a variety of targets, including airstrips, bunkers, and aircraft hangars.

According to the “China Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean” published in 2016, Beijing would increase its cooperation with the region in terms of military trade and technology.

Modern Warfare’s Use of Anti-Radiation Missiles

A crucial part of contemporary air defence combat is played by anti-radiation missiles (ARMs), such as the RudraM-II. These missiles are often launched from aeroplanes to neutralise ground and ship targets. They were originally developed to interfere with enemy communication and tracking capabilities by targeting radar sites. The Indian defence establishment has taken a close interest in the use of ARMs in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine since these missiles have proven to be effective in taking out opponent air defences.

The successful testing of the RudraM-II missile, which was attested to by DRDO’s director Dr. SV Kamat, marks a substantial improvement in India’s air defence capability. This indigenous missile, designed to be used on the Sukhoi Su-30MKI and Mirage-2000 aircraft, significantly increases the Indian Air Force’s firepower because it can enga

The Indian Air Force is preparing to use the RudraM-II’s upgraded capabilities as the DRDO’s successful testing of the missile verifies India’s expanding competence in defence technology. The RudraM-II is a game-changer in India’s air defence arsenal thanks to its precise targeting and remarkable range.

With these state-of-the-art resources at its disposal, India also advances its commitment to self-reliance in the defence manufacturing industry and solidifies its position on the international scene.

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necessary to invest in improving airport infraPM SHEHBAZ SHARIF of Pakistan expresses his willingness to speak with India.

Islamabad: Shehbaz Sharif, the cash-strapped prime minister of Pakistan, expressed his openness to speak with India despite the economic crisis and emphasised that there is “nothing against anyone.”

Shehbaz Sharif declared during the Mineral Summit’s opening ceremony in Islamabad that the country is prepared to engage in dialogue with its neighbours in order to further its development.

Although there has been tension between the two countries since their independence in 1947, the Pakistani prime minister wants to encourage productive interaction.

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We are willing to communicate with our neighbours as long as they are sincere about discussing important issues since going to war is no longer an option. Pakistan has nuclear weapons—not as an aggressor but rather for our defence. In the previous 75 years, three wars were fought. And what has happened is that it has increased unemployment, poverty, and a lack of funding for public health, education, and well-being, according to PM Sharif.

He emphasised that fighting through regional economic competition is the better strategy than adopting.

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“Because who will survive to explain what happened if there is a nuclear flashpoint? So (war) is not an option,” PM Sharif said, adding that he is aware that neither country can become a typical neighbour without the removal of “abnormalities” and without understanding and resolving the significant issues via meaningful and peaceful dialogue.

Since the creation of Pakistan, ties between the two countries have never been regular. India has expressed its concern over Pakistan’s encouragement of cross-border terrorism on numerous occasions and has argued that negotiations and terrorism cannot coexist.

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The Pakistani government, then led by Imran Khan, expelled India’s ambassador to Islamabad in response to the Indian government’s decision in August 2019 to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divide it into two Union territories (J&K aHe added that he wished to collaborate with Americans. “We desire cooperation with Americans. We used to get along with them really well. We sincerely hope to continue our positive relationship with them from the past. based on a shared respect for one another, a commitment to not lying to one another, and a desire to take advantage of possibilities for the benefit of both nations. Likewise with other countFormer DG of DRDO: INDIA WILL MAKE CIVILIAN AIRCRAFTS IN THE NEXT TWO DECADES

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According to Dr Tessy Thomas at the 61st Foundation Day of the Regional Institute of Education in Mysore, NAL, Bangalore is creating a 90-seater aircraft; experts are working on making aeroplane engines a reality.

On Tuesday, August 1, Dr. Tessy Thomas, a former director general (aeronautics) of the DRDO and the project director of the Agni-IV Missile and Agni V Mission, stated that India will be able to produce engines for commercial aircraft within the next two decades thanks to scientists working on developing civilian aircraft engines. She said that SARAS, a 90-seater civilian aircraft in the class of light transport aircraft, is currently being developed at the National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

ccasion, Prime Minister Sharif stated, “We have nothing against anyone.

nd Ladakh). Bilateral trade was also interrupted.

After her address at the 61st Foundation Day of the Regional Institute of Education (RIE), she answered queries from students by stating that the alloys used to create the aircraft’s structure are not accessible in the nation. Nevertheless, she responded to inquiries about why India hasn’t been able to produce large aircraft while making quick progress in aerospace engineering, saying that attempts are being made to produce engines for commercial aircraft.

Dr. Thomas gave the Sardar Panikkar Memorial Lecture at the time and discussed her time working for the DRDO as well as the production of Agni

Following the lecture, Dr. Thomas talked with the kids about missile technology while encouraging them to be focused and diligent in order to succeed in life. When questioned about missiles, their range, and other topics, she provided answers.

The National Education Policy-2020, which will help the next generation of students by emphasising practical knowledge, the eminent scientist said in response to a student’s inquiry, can change the educational standards of the nation.

Contrary to the time we were in school and college, there has been a significant change in the educational system. Students now have a wealth of chances, w

She referred to the late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former president of India and known as the “missile man of India,” as her “guru,” and used her own experience to illustrate how persistence and hard effort can lead to success. There is always a second try if the first one doesn’t work out. In order to maintain leadership, holes must be filled.

The presidential address was given by RIE Principal Y. Sreekanth. Malavika Avinash, an actor for both film and television, was the honoree.

hich they should take use of in order to succeed, she suggested.

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In order to improve the quality of school education through cutting-edge pre-service and in-service teacher training programmes as well as to conduct research, development, and extension activities in the southern region, RIE (formerly Regional College of Education) was founded in 1963.

In honour of the invaluable contributions that the late Sardar Panikkar made to the advancement of education in India, the Sardar Panikkar Memorial lecture series was established in 1964. He demonstrated a keen interest in the growth of the RIE, Mysuru, in his capaSEARCH CONTINUES; NO TRACE OF MISSING ARMY JAWAN IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

city as vice-chancellor of the

The security personnel are exhaustively searching the local woodland region around the village, which is close to the missing soldier’s native hamlet of Asthal in Kulgam, the police official said.

For the second straight day on Monday, a massive search operation was conducted in Kulgam, south Kashmir, to find the missing soldier Javed Ahmed. Even though security personnel have questioned a dozen persons and are reviewing his call logs and mobile data, the missing soldier is still unaccounted for.

According to a police officer, the police, army, and CRPF continued their joint search operation today for a second day. Sniffer dogs have been employed by the security personnel to find the missing soldier.

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Security personnel are exhaustively searching the local forest region near the village, which is close to the missing soldier’s native hamlet of Asthal in Kulgam, according to the police officer. Javed Ahmed Wani, 25, a JAKLI member stationed in Leh Ladakh, had vanished on Saturday night after leaving his house to buy some groceries.

Javed, who had enlisted in the army in 2014, was out of the office but Meeting a British MP, the Kashmiri delegation discusses human rights issues in Pok and Gilgit Baltistan.

was scheduled to return to work on Sunday. The car he was riding in was found abandoned in the village of Paranhall in Kulgam.

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Middlesbrough: In Middlesbrough, England, a high-level delegation of the United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) met with British Labour Member of British Parliament Andrew McDonald to discuss a number of urgent issues, including human rights, a lack of basic amenities, land grabbing, the occupying of tourist resorts, hilltops, and a lack of infrastructure in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan.

The lawmakers also drew attention to the unfair procedures that bar Kashmiris from voting unless they swear loyalty to Pakistan.

The chairman of the UKPNP, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, led the group that met with British MP McDonald on Monday. Sardar Nasir Aziz Khan, the Central Spokesman, Senior Leader Mahmood Kashmiri, Sardar Amjad Yousaf, the President of the UK Europe Zone, Raja Sarfraz, the Secretary General of the UK Zone, Sardar Tikka Khan Tahir, Rizwan Siddique, and Usman Khan were among the delegation members.

The delegates informed MP Andrew McDonald about the limitations on free speech, the press, and publications in Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK. They also expressed alarm about the emergence of radical and extremist organisations enlisting children in jihadi operations, which resulted in the abduction of 22 young boys by a prohibited organisation, prompting protests from their families and loved ones who are searching for them.

The delegation brought attention to the deprived and underdeveloped PoK and Gilgit Baltistan, which are administered by Pakistan. There have been continual demonstrations over the price of electricity, the high cost of electrical bills, the lack of bread, wheat, and other basic foods.

The UKPNP members also brought up the overuse of natural resources, the refusal to pay royalties, the lack of business and employment opportunities, and the persecution of human rights defenders and pro-Kashmir, pro-people, and pro-peace activists who are frequently compelled to flee their home countries and seek asylum abroad.

CPEC and other megaprojects’ effects on the climate and weather, as well as Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri’s worries about the environment and land grabbing in PoK, are all severe issues that demand immediate attention. To tackle these issues and safeguard the people, wildlife, and ecosystem in the area, the international community must band together. According to the official statement, cooperation and action are crucial to protecting the impacted areas and lessening the detrimental repercussions of such operations.

The Labour Member of Parliament Andrew McDonald assured the delegates that the people of PoK, Gilgit Baltistan should have the right to live their lives in peace and harmony, stressing that the region cannot achieve lasting peace and stability without the rule of law, freedom of expression, and freedom of movement.

In order to foster a shared identity and character among the Army’s top officers, the Indian Army has implemented a uniform guideline for officers with Brigadier rank and above. In the new stage, uniformity will be achieved for headgear, shoulder rank badges, gorget patches, belts, and shoes. Officers will be better able to tackle service concerns outside the confines of regiments if a uniform ensures a shared identity.

Independent of the parent cadre and original appointment, the Indian Army has established a new universal uniform regulation for senior officers with Brigadier and higher ranks, according to Army sources.

They said that the action will strengthen our shared identity and the Indian Army’s reputation as a just and egalitarian outfit. The choice was made following thorough considerations at the just-completed Army Commanders Conference and extensive talks with all parties involved.

The headgear, shoulder rank badges, gorget patches, belts, and shoes of senior flag officers (Brigadier and above) will henceforth be uniform and harmonised, according to officials. The flag-rank officers are no longer required to wear lanyards.

The delegation, including Sardar Shaukat, thanked the British lIndian Army adopts a uniform for brigadier ranks and higher.

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According to officials, the action was done to reinforce senior leadership’s shared identity and approach in service-related concerns beyond the bounds of regiments.

Officers of the rank of brigadier or above have already held leadership of battalions and units, and they are typically assigned to headquarters or other locations where officers from many branches of the military come together to work and do business.

According to officials, a uniform will provide a shared identity for all senior-rank officers and reflect the genuine culture of the Indian Army. According to ArmThe aim of the US military is deterrence against China.

y sources, the uniform worn by Colonels and officers below that rank has not changed.

he chance to express their opinions.Hong Kong: China has made its intentions towards areas on its periphery and strategic rivals clearly plain through the expanding influence of the potent People’s Liberation Army (PLA). As a result, the USA and its allies must act decisively to counter growing Chinese military pressure.

A paper titled Inflection Point: How to Reverse the Erosion of US and Allied Military Power and Influence was released by the RAND Corporation in July. It exposed a precarious scenario, saying that “US defence strategy and posture have become insolvent.” The tasks thThe researchers at RAND grimly concluded that US all-domain military superiority “is gone and it is not coming back, certainly with respect to China, but in major ways with regard to the forces of other, less powerful enemies as well. Herein is the crux of the issue: Neither the force of today nor the forces for which the US Department of Defence now has plans do not appear to possess the necessary capability to carry out this novel strategy [to counter Chinese aggression].

at the country expects its armed forces and other national power elements to carry out…far surpass the tools that have become available to carrExercise Talisman Sabre, which was held in Australia from July 22 to August 4, should be considereThe USMC’s 1st Marine Division Assistant Division Commander, Brigadier General Kevin Jarrard, was in Australia to take part in the joint and coalition exercise. He emphasised the value of alliances. We understand that we won’t be able to resolve any issues that arise under INDOPACOM (Indo-Pacific Command), including crises, contingencies, or conflicts, on our own. So, INDOPACOM partners and allies, it is how we will address these issues. We so recognise that we are a part of the community as a result of the opportunity to work alongside our longtime friends in the Pacific and to make some new friends.These are challenging issues that will need everyone’s help to be resolved.

d against this backdrop. Australia is one of Washington DC’s most dependable allies in the Indo-Pacific, thus the largest-ever wargames between the two nations were the ideal occasion to convey the proper message to Beijing. An unprecedented 13 countries, some of which took part for the first time, took part in the exercise.

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Combining capabilities is unquestionably the only viable method to prevent China and the PLA. That entails going beyond merely allied forces being able to operate together. We talk a lot about the interoperability of our forces, as Task Force 76/3 commander Rear Admiral Chris Stone told ANI onboard his flagship USS America during Exercise Talisman Sabre. Being able to converse with one another and having similar systems that allow you to do things like refuel one other’s spacecraft are essentially the essentials in my opinion.”Where we’re really trying to progress to is interchangeability, which is kind of the next step, that any one of us, regardless of the flag that we fly, can perform a mission for the other partner or ally,” the admiral continued. As a result, we’re working hard to get to the point where we have complementary tactics, techniques, procedures, ideology, understanding, training, and proficiency and can plug into each other. You can just take one and plug it into the other to accomplish the identical tasks for each other, no matter how you choose to slice or dice it.

The Indo-Pacific theater’s tyranny of distance was described by Brig Gen Jarrard. The issue of “a contested logistics environment, which we really haven’t had to operate in for a very, very long time,” was brought up by him. Therefore, during the 20 years we spent in the desert [the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan], we practically had air superiority and it was definitely not a marine theatre. There is little doubt that INDOPACOM is a maritime theatre by nature.

The meeting, according to the press release, provided the UKPNP delegation with a chance to promote the rights and welfare of the local populace and call attention to the urgent need for international assistance and attention to these pressing issues.As a result, the US military will find exercising in Australia to be a very realistic task given the influx of soldiers and supplies from across the American continent. In connection with that, the US for the first time created a Joint Logistics Over The Shore (JLOTS) facility in Australia. A floating pier called JLOTS enables equipment to be unloaded onto a beach in the absence of port infrastructure. Another crucial component of Exercise Talisman Sabre was the establishment of expeditionary advanced outposts.

Marine Littoral Regiments (MLR), of which the first has already been established in Hawaii and a second is now being formed, have also been established by the USMC to confront China. Low-signature MLRs may conduct maritime denial operations because they aSince the PLA has the potential to project power over great distances, notably through its missile arsenal, the distribution of forces through units like MLRs is essential. China might launch a missile attack on American soldiers gathered on Okinawa, mainland Japan, and Guam. According to the aforementioned RAND assessment, “US forces, posture, and operational concepts over the past two decades have remained an essentially static and predictable target against which China has developed increasingly pot”The days of concentrating large formations, I think, are gone, and [we’re moving to] a highly capable, dispersed force,” the USMC general said. As a result, when you consider the capabilities that exist at the squad or marine platoon levels, you should know that they were previously found at the regimental or division levels! As a result, we are bringing enormous capabilities to even our smallest units, enabling us to spread out throughout the battlefield.

ent threats.”

re equipped with air defence and anti-ship missiles. The USMC will be operating in the other direction from how it usually does, from land to sea.He made reference to the pivotal role of MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in such warfighting. “That aircraft’s capability is revolutionary. In other words, it enables you to go quickly across great distances, refuel in the air, and then restock those scattered units. I believe everyone agrees that being dispersed is a good notion, but how do you maintain those units in such a dispersed battlefield? We are really considering how we will address the issues that a scattered army over the oppressive geography of the Pacific oOne instance is the treatment of victims, where suggested remedies include having the least amount of blood transfusions accessible. Therefore, just as we are reducing the offensive and defensive capabilities of traditional armed forces, we are also reducing to the lowest possible level some of the medical skills that historically would have only been present at the very end of a fight. Therefore, spreading out surgical treatment and advancing it is preferable than consolidating it in large, lucrative objectives. It will call for improved instruction, better tools, and a fresh perspective on long-standing issues.

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Disrupting the find-fix-finish death chain is one thing we can learn from the situation in Ukraine. Brigadier General Jarrard wondered: “How do we practically disguise ourselves? But in the world of electronic signatures, how do we conceal ourselves? How do you blend in? How can you conceal oneself in that environment? So those are some of the things we’re hoping to learn from watching conflicts play out around the world, in my opinion. Near-peer competitors undoubtedly cause us some concern, and we are always very interested in lessons being learnt.The USN is adjusting in reaction to the escalating strategic threats in the Indo-Pacific. Rear Admiral Stone explained: “About a year and a half ago, we combined the Marine units of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade with a navy command called Expeditionary Strike Group Seven with the idea that, if we operated together day in and day out, that would be better as a combined team and more proficient than coming together for integration, exercises, and operations, and then going our separate ways and commingling,

Rear Admiral Stone oversaw a strike force of 14 ships, 11,000 sailors, and marines during Operation Talisman Sabre. Technically, it’s still in the experimental stage, the admiral explained. This is not how I see things. As the commander, I see this as a return to the Navy-Marine Corps team’s origins. Therefore, after concentrating on a different topic for the past few decades, we are now returning to where we were. It concerns having the ability to transmit power from the sea to the land.

The US military must prioritise forwSpeeBrig. Gen. Jarrard stated, “The tyranny of geography makes it difficult to relocate so many troops and so much logistical support from Camp Pendleton [in California] in the case of a crisis or catastrophe. Therefore, we must advance everything we can in order to use it as a stepping stone to higher levels. Therefore, whether it’s Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Guam, or Okinawa, it enables us to be in a better position to be crisis-ready in advance.

d is crucial, especially in the case of China. We are unsAgain, deterrence is the key to it all. Even while China is already endangering regional stability, the US and its allies must be prepared to take action if China does something stupid like attack Taiwan. As noted by RAdm Stone, “Let me elevate that topic a little bit and speak about why it’s vital. As a result, the Indo-Pacific region is large and we are all connected. The Indo-Pacific waters and rivers are used for the great majority of global trade.

ure of whether Beijing believes the [PLA] can win a big war with Taiwan and the US, but the US defence establishment has undoubtedly not done enough to shake tThere’s not one nation, there’s not two and I would say three or four nations, that individually can protect the security in the secure flow of goods and services across these oceans by themselves. We have to function together for us to ensure that we retain a free and open Indo-Pacific and that all the states are complying with the rules-based order which controls our behaviour, and we work together well aReturning to drills like Talisman Sabre, the speaker says: “So the more we practise together the skills that are required to maintain that freedom of the international waterways are important, so everything we do we do together in a partnership.”

s neighbours to do all of those things.”

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ard deployment, just as it must cThe USN admiral added: “Our job and what we spend our time on every day is reassuring our allies and partners. And that’s a big part of deterrence, and we are capable, we are ready and we are training for that every day to defend this ship, this strike group, whatever it may be. We hope it doesn’t come to that; we prefer to exercise our relationship … But we’re prepared, if it comes to conflict, to defend ourselves and defend the force against a range of threats and, frankly, we practice it every single day.”

ollaborate with like-minded states. According to the “Inflection Point” analysis by RAND, US and coalition troops “simply cannot count on having the time they would need to deploy to the theatre and fight to gain dominance in key domains before attacking the enemy’s invasion force at scale.”

RAdm Stone told ANI he does not lie awake at night worrying about regional threats. “I just think about how to collectively increase our skill sets and make sure that we’rThe final word falls to Brig Gen Jarrard: “War with anybody is daunting … The Marine Corps never loses sight of readiness. We are prepared for any type of emergency, unforeseen situation, or conflict. Without a doubt, we oppose war. Those of us who have lived through the wars of the last two decades don’t want to see war. So, we hope that our efforts here are centred on deterrence and collaboration, that we’re stronger together and that the cost of conflict is prohibitive. Because of what we’re showing, the United States Marine Corps, along with our allies and partners, is neither a better friend nor a worse opponent.e ready for anything that comes in the future. But I think the fact that you have 13 nations out here speaks for itself … Increasingly, you’re seeing like-minded nations that are committing to a free and open Indo-Pacific that follows a rules-based order…” He described it as a testament to commitment and deterrence.

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