India no longer wants to be geo-politically contained in South Asia. It is expanding its maritime domain and naval capabilities to fulfill its aspirations as a rising power as well as match up to China.
Pakistan today accused India of “perpetrating terrorism” and “terror financing”, claiming that it has “irrefutable evidence” on it.
India may assist the United Arab Emirates in developing its air defence system and repairing defence equipment to enhance its life cycle, besides providing offshore patrol vehicles as the Gulf country hopes to expand ties beyond its traditional partner Pakistan.
India is expecting safe return of soldier Chandu Chavan, who had inadvertently strayed across the border last year as Pakistans latest response on his release has been “quite good”, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre today said. The minister, however, said it is difficult to tell the date. “Chandu immediately next day after […]
British MPs today held a debate on Kashmir in the UK Parliament, warning against “escalation” of violence in the region and calling on India and Pakistan to open channels of dialogue. The motion in House of Commons urges the UK government to encourage India and Pakistan to commence peace negotiations to establish a long-term solution […]
After a few timid signs of warming, Sino-Indian relations seem to be headed for the freezer. While Beijing refuses to take Indian security concerns seriously, New Delhi may have decided to take the Chinese challenge head-on. To complicate matters for India, its erstwhile ally Russia, which has become a close friend of China, is showing interest in establishing closer ties with Pakistan.
The US has now proposed joint development and production of futuristic military helicopters as well as infantry combat vehicles in the first such big-ticket programmes under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) with India.
The US has linked India’s ability to detect Chinese submarines in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea to the signing of an agreement that will permit sensors and equipment on US planes to talk and share data with those on Indian warships and planes.
India should be concerned about China’s growing influence in South Asia and its closeness with Pakistan, US Pacific Command