India, US give nod for military logistic agreement

New Delhi, April 12 : India and the United States have agreed, in principle, to conclude a ‘Logistic Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ on mutual military logistic support. It, however, does not mean that troops of one country will be stationed in the other country, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said at a joint press conference with […]

Top IAF commanders meet, discuss operational capabilities

New Delhi, April 11 : Top commanders of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday began a three-day conference which will discuss key operational and organisational issues of the force, which is presently down to 33 operational squadrons, as well as issues of air bases’ security. The commanders’ conference was inaugurated by Minister of State […]

Parrikar, Carter visit naval base at Karwar

Karwar, April 11 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter arrived at the Karwar Naval Base in Karnataka on Monday. Carter, who is on a three-day visit to India, was briefed here by Flag Officer (Karwar) Rear Admiral R.J. Nadkarni on Project Seabird, the first phase of construction of the base. […]

Top IAF commanders meeting for 3 days

New Delhi, April 11 : Top commanders of the Indian Air Force (IAF) are meeting here in a three-day conference that started on Monday. Inaugurated by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, the commanders’ conference will discuss key operational and organisational issues of the IAF, which is presently down to 33 operational squadrons. […]

Interests of India, US overlap in many ways: Carter

Panaji, April 10 : US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Sunday said that Indian and US interests overlap and the two democracies are working jointly to help secure the global environment. “We have so many activities we are doing together to jointly to help secure this part of the world and other parts of the […]

Iran’s missile programme not open to negotiations

Tehran, April 10 : Iran will never negotiate over its missile programme as it is a matter of national defence, the country’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday. The minister told a joint press conference with Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand that the US knows the missile issue and defence capabilities of […]