Even as Myanmar's military is playing a significant role in the reform and democratisation process, the Pentagon at this point does not recommend normalisation of the defence relationship with the South East Asian country, US lawmakers were told.
Defence Ministry has initiated the process to auction the decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant after the Maharashtra government expressed inability to maintain the ship, Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, said chief of Western Naval command.
In keeping with growing maritime challenges in the region, Navy envisions to develop infrastructure at Lakshadweep Islands for a Forward Operating Base, Flag Officer Commanding in-Chief Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral Satish Soni said.
India's ambitious mission to have an amphibious aircraft in its navy is likely to move a step forward when an Indo-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) meets later this month to decide on the modalities of its induction.
Afghanistan's army is now carrying out virtually all ground operations in the country on its own but has problems, including dealing with booby traps, mines and other potentially deadly explosive devices, according to Afghan Defence Ministry's spokesman.
A US B-52 bombers challenged China's unilaterally declared new air defence zone over a disputed islands in the East China Sea, Chinese military has put up a brave face by asserting that it "monitored" the American planes as they pass through the airspace.
Operating similar Russian-origin Su-30 combat aircraft, Air Forces of India and Malaysia have discussed ways of further enhancing their cooperation during the meeting between their chiefs in New Delhi.