DEFENCE TIES

  • China, Maldives firm up defence ties amid GMR row December 11, 2012

    Beijing: Amidst a row over termination of Indian infrastructure major GMR's Male airport contract, China and Maldives on Tuesday firmed up their defence ties with Beijing promising to maintain mutually beneficial relations with the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Chinese Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie held talks with Maldivian counterpart Col (Retd)...
  • China, Sri Lanka to boost their defence relations November 11, 2012

    Beijing: China and Sri Lanka on Sunday firmed up their defence relations during a meeting of their top officials who pledged to make efforts to boost relations between the two countries and their militaries. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie met a Sri Lankan delegation headed by Secretary of Defence and...
  • US keen on increasing defence trade with India July 28, 2012

    Washington: The US is looking to increase defence trade with India and Washington will seek to "address" any concern of New Delhi in this regard, apart from "familiarising the Indian government" with the US system, a senior State Department official has said. "This spring I was in India for the first...
  • Afghanistan is US's new 'major nonNATO ally' July 7, 2012

    Kabul: The Obama administration on Saturday declared Afghanistan the United States' newest "major nonNATO ally," an action designed to facilitate close defence cooperation after US combat troops withdraw from the country in 2014 and as a political statement of support for Afghanistan's longterm stability. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
  • Defence ties with India strong: Pentagon March 30, 2012

    Washington: The "oncenascent" defence ties between India and US has evolved into a "strong and growing" strategic partnership between two of the preeminent security powers in Asia, a top Pentagon official said. "Today, USIndia defence ties are strong and growing, including a robust slate of dialogues, military exercises, defence trade, personnel...
  • 'Aus for strengthening military ties with India' December 8, 2011

    India and Australia have decided to boost their bilateral defence ties through a series of measures, said Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith. ...
  • India, NZ talks to boost trade and defence ties June 28, 2011

    New Delhi: India and New Zealand on Tuesday discussed a host of international, regional and bilateral issues with a focus on boosting trade between the two sides and working towards the early conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his counterpart Johan Key held talks during which the...
  • India to clinch Ndeal with Russia during PM's trip December 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Russia where he will be finalising a civil nuclear agreement that looks to be more beneficial than the IndoUS civil nuclear deal. The nuclear agreement is also expected to warm up the Manmohan SinghVladimir Putin summit. Sources say the agreement is really the last...
  • Fighters sale ties dominate IndiaUS defence talks February 26, 2008

    New Delhi: India's quest to modernize its military against a backdrop of China's burgeoning defense growth and an ongoing regional terrorism threat were the focus of talks planned Tuesday with US Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Pentagon chief was expected to raise the prospects of New Delhi's plan for a US$10...
  • Navy gets a public rap by Govt over defence ties December 9, 2007

    New Delhi: It's a very public rap on the knuckles for India's military leadership. Defence Minister AK Antony has distanced the Government from Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta's suggestion that India reassess its defence ties with Russia. The relationship with Russia is a timetested one. Problems will be overcome, Antony...
  • US Army chief to hold defence ties talks September 7, 2006

    New Delhi: The US Army chief of staff, Gen Peter J Schoomaker, will hold talks with top Indian leaders on bilateral defence ties and the regional security scenario during his threeday visit here. Schoomaker, who is scheduled to reach here late on Thursday, is expected to meet Defence Minister Pranab...