TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s military has asked Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s new government for its ninth straight annual budget increase, including funds to begin development of an advanced stealth fighter to counter new aircraft being deployed by China.
The Ministry of Defence budget proposal released on Wednesday seeks a 3.3% climb in spending to a record 5.49 trillion yen ($52 billion) for the year starting April 1. Finance ministry officials will review and possibly amend the request before passing it on to Suga’s cabinet.
If approved, the plan would continue a build-up pursued by Suga’s predecessor Shinzo Abe, that has seen Japan buy planes, missiles and aircraft carriers to give its Self Defence Forces greater range and potency as neighboring China expands its navy and air forces in East Asia.
The latest defence budget request also comes as Japanese policymakers debate whether to arm and train its military to strike
Azerbaijan and Armenia both declared martial law early Sunday after clashes killed at least 16 military members and several civilians.
The two countries, both former Soviet republics, experienced their heaviest clash since 2016 on Sunday over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory that is inside Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians, Reuters reported.
Armenia accused Azerbaijan of an air and artillery strike on the area, with Nagorno-Karabakh saying 16 of its military members were killed and more than 100 were wounded in the attack. Armenian activists also said an ethnic Armenian woman and child were killed.
Armenia also said Azeri troops attacked civilian targets, prompting Armenia to vow for a “proportionate response.”
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan tweeted the decision for Armenia to declare martial law after the strike.
At the decision of the Government, martial law and general mobilization is being declared in the Republic of #Armenia. I call
Azerbaijanis those who demand mobilizaiton gather in front of the National Assembly in Baku to protest attacks of Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani troops and occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan on July 15, 2020.
Photo by Sahin Serdarov | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Azerbaijan’s army said on Sunday there was no need for total military mobilization due to a flare up in tensions with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, since its army is fully staffed.
Earlier on Sunday, both Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh declared martial law and military mobilization due to clashes with Azerbaijan.
France calls for end to hostilities
France called on Yerevan and Baku to end hostilities and immediately restart dialogue after Armenia declared martial law and mobilized its male population on Sunday following clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
“France is extremely concerned by the confrontation,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes bon der Muhll said in
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