A warship or combatant ship is a naval ship that is built and primarily intended for naval warfare. Usually they belong to the armed forces of a state. As well as being armed, warships are designed to withstand damage and are usually faster and more manoeuvrable than merchant ships. Unlike a merchant ship, which carries cargo, a warship typically carries only weapons, ammunition and supplies for its crew. Warships usually belong to a navy, though they have also been operated by individuals, cooperatives and corporations. In wartime, the distinction between warships and merchant ships is often blurred. In war, merchant …

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Russia–Ukraine stand-off ends – For now

EPRS · 23 April 2021 English

After a period of relative calm, the seven-year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine is heating up again. On the Russian side of the border, recent mass deployments of troops and weapons, …

vessels, including landing craft and artillery warships, were moved from the Caspian Sea to the Black

Not on the same page at sea

ORF · 14 April 2021 English

incompatible with international law. India’s requirement of prior consent for the passage of foreign warships through Indian EEZs, U.S. officials believe, is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Sea (UNCLOS). Articles 56 and 58,Part V of the Law of the Sea, they point out, entitle U.S. warships to high-seas freedoms in the 200-nautical mile EEZs of another coastal state. India interprets the

requirement of prior consent for the passage of foreign warships through Indian EEZs, U.S. officials believe, is the Law of the Sea, they point out, entitle U.S. warships to high-seas freedoms in the 200-nautical mile outside Indian territorial waters. In contrast, U.S. warships challenged excessive Chinese claims thrice in that remain vulnerable to incursions by foreign warships. The U.S. Navy’s emphasis on navigational freedoms

Could the Philippines Drag the US into War with China?

Cato Institute · 13 April 2021 English

Tensions are rising again between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over rival claims to small islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea. The …

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A 2030 Vision for India’s Economic Diplomacy

ORF · 11 April 2021 English

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon described the adoption in 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as “a defining moment in human history” (1). World …

Ocean as a global economic highway has nearly 120 warships from over 20 nations always present in the Indian

Cooperation, Competition, and Compartmentalization: Russian-Turkish Relations and Their Implications for the West

FPRI · 8 April 2021 English

Executive Summary The relationship between the Russian Federation and Republic of Turkey is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Eurasia today. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) original …

Montreux Convention to resist a U.S. request to use warships to deliver humanitarian assistance to Georgia expressed concern about the presence of U.S. warships in the Black Sea during the Ukraine crisis, Turkey sidestep Montreux Convention restrictions on warships entering the Black Sea through the Bosporus,

Russia in the Arctic—A Critical Examination

CEIP · 29 March 2021 English

Russia has big Arctic plans, but how they will be realized is uncertain. For the United States this will likely mean the return to a Cold War–like environment rather than …

p- in-norway/. 70 Paul McLeary, “U.S., NATO Warships Exercise Off Russia’s Arctic Coast,” Breaking 2020, https://breakingdefense.com/2020/09/us-nato-warships-exercise-off-russias-arctic-coast/. 71 Atle / https://breakingdefense.com/2020/09/us-nato-warships-exercise-off-russias-arctic-coast/ https://thebarentsobserver

Indo-Pacific Strategies, Perceptions and Partnerships

Chatham House · 23 March 2021 English

China’s economic, political and military expansion into the Indo-Pacific is meeting growing resistance from a range of countries including the US, India, Japan and Australia. The region is now a …

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The Quad: An emerging multilateral security framework of democracies in the Indo-Pacific …

EPRS · 18 March 2021 English

The Indo-Pacific region houses the largest share of global GDP, the world's busiest trade routes, largest population and most powerful militaries. After having successfully worked side by side in coordinating …

hardware (which may include new missile defence warships, more capable missiles and unmanned fighter jets)

The Future of War in South Asia: Innovation, Technology and Organisation

ORF · 18 March 2021 English

Indian and Chinese forces engaged in a primeval brawl in the summer of 2020 in the Galwan Valley, with the two sides using stones and nail-studded clubs, but no firearms …

robotic systems operate alongside traditional warships and submarines. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) sufficiently close to China to either threaten PLAN warships, or be able to launch land-attack cruise missiles

Russia's armed forces: Defence capabilities and policy

EPRS · 10 March 2021 English

Reforms launched under Vladimir Putin have restored some of the Russian armed forces' former glory. Russia now has a streamlined, mobile and mostly professional military, equipped with modern weapons. The …

joining NATO's missile shield, warning that Danish warships would become targets for Russian nuclear missiles

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