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Antananarivo, MG
Friday, September 20, 2019

(News) INDIA- Aligning the triad: On India’s nuclear deterrence

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/aligning-the-triad/article25570465.ece The INS ARIHANT, India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine that completed its sea patrol earlier this month, will contribute significantly to making India’s deterrence capability more robust. Submarine-based nuclear capability is the most survivable...

(News) Djibouti- Illegal arms trade involves senior officials, according to a report.

https://www.pressafrik.com/%E2%80%8BDjibouti-Le-commerce-d-armes-illegales-implique-de-hauts-fonctionnaires-selon-un-rapport_a189043.html The illegal arms trade involves senior officials in Djibouti, suggesting that the Doraleh port terminal, currently under government control and suffering from permeable customs controls, will increasingly be used as a platform for the...

(News) DJIBOUTI- Doraleh port terminal may in future be leveraged as a processing center...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/doraleh-port-terminal-may-in-future-be-leveraged-as-a-processing-center-for-the-illegal-arms-trade-report/ The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous customs checks, will increasingly be leveraged...

(Act) SOUTH AFRICA- Russian cargo ship allegedly carrying explosives arrested near Port Elizabeth

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/russian-ship-explosives-arrested-port-elizabeth/ Port authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel, suspected of carrying weapons and explosives, just off the coast of Port Elizabeth. According to Herald Live, authorities discovered explosives on board the vessel on Sunday,...

(NEWS) INDIAN OCEAN- Power play in the Indian Ocean

https://www.eurasiareview.com/03072018-power-play-in-the-indian-ocean-analysis/ Both India and Pakistan are shifting their deterrent from land to sea and both are doing so in a dangerously haphazard manner, relying increasingly on dual use delivery vehicles. Such a voluntary blurring of...

(News) IRAN/YEMEN- “Iran should be put on notice for its missile proliferation in Yemen”

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/12/26/Q-A-Iran-should-be-put-on-notice-for-its-missile-proliferation-in-Yemen.html Last month, the deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if threatened, Tehran would increase the range of their missiles to exceed 2,000 kilometers. Iran has long said that its missile program...

(News) INDIA- Missile-Tracking Warship to be handed to Indian Navy in 2018

https://defenceupdate.in/indias-most-advanced-missile-tracking-warship-to-be-handed-to-navy-in-2018/ Naval vessel with a mystery name -VC 11184 - has been built at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at a cost of 725 crore under a classified project which began four years ago. Like hush-hush...

WORLD- North Korean Ships Continue to Flout Sanctions

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/north-korean-ships-continue-to-flout-sanctions In a recent report prepared for the UN Security Council and obtained by the AP, a panel of experts concluded that North Korea is successfully evading sanctions on two dozen ships that are suspected...

Iran tests new cruise missile in Indian Ocean

During military exercises, The Iranian army, which participates in the maritime exercises, tested its new Nasr cruise missile, as well as its anti-naval complex Dehlavieh, , according to information from the Iranian agency Tasnim....
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