Asia-Pacific Digest: THAAD in South Korea and FGFA
RBTH ASIA Team
The Indian fighter jet will be based on the Russian single-seat Sukhoi T-50.
Articles and features about Sukhoi Civil Aircraft’s plans to open a representative office in China, Russian concerns over a hydropower project in Mongolia, and Indo-Russian investments in the fifth-generation fighter aircraft were among the Asia-Pacific highlights on rbth.com.
Mongolia would like to construct a dam on the Eg River near its confluence with the Selenge River, the main source of Lake Baikal. Environmentalists have expressed concern over the hydropower project, claiming it could threaten the lake’s fragile ecosystem.
While THAAD will potentially exacerbate tensions between China, Russia and the U.S., all parties must not let it overshadow the growing regional cooperation on the perceived common threat that North Korea and its weapons programs pose to the region.