PM Modi welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel by tweeting 'namaste'
PM Modi welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel by tweeting 'namaste'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in India on Sunday night.

Indo-French joint naval exercise off Vizag on June 21-22

France on Thursday said it is looking forward to conducting more joint naval exercises with India as part of its move to deepen strategic and defence ties with New Delhi.

US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change
US, Japan widen defense ties in historic sea change

The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defence cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese armed forces a more ambitious global role amid concerns over China`s rising sway.

India, Japan reaffirm strong defence ties

India and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their strong defence ties, as visiting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and also met his counterpart Gen Nakatani.

India, Thailand explore possibilities of deepening defence ties

 India and Thailand on Thursday explored possibilities of deepening defence cooperation between the two Asian countries.

Strongly committed to transparent defence ties with India: US

 Noting that India's rise as a global leader was in America's interest, the US today indicated its readiness to transfer of technologies in taking defence ties beyond buyer-seller relationship to that of co-development and co-production and complement Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative.

Pakistan, Russia sign defence cooperation agreement

Pakistan and Russia on Thursday signed a military cooperation agreement to deepen their defence ties and vowed to translate their relationship in "tangible" terms during the first-ever visit of a Russian defence minister in 45 years.

Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday he wanted deeper defence ties with the United States and Australia to ensure peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in remarks likely to irk Beijing.

India committed to closer defence ties with Indonesia: Envoy

As the navies of India and Indonesia engaged in a joint exercise on the waters off Indonesia, India`s Ambassador Gurjit Singh said the country is committed to furthering close defence ties with Indonesia.

Indian naval ships visit Thailand

Indian naval ships visited Thailand`s Phuket island, as part of a professional exchange cooperation programme, signalling a further boost in defence ties between the countries which astride one of the strategic international maritime shipping lanes.

Pakistan hails defence ties with Sri Lanka

Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent defence ties, that now need to be expanded into other areas of bilateral cooperation, a senior Pakistani General said on Tuesday.

India committed to boosting defence ties with Maldives: Antony

Defence Minister A K Antony on Thursday said India was committed to strengthening defence relations with Maldives as he met with Maldivian Minister of Defence and National Security Mohamed Nazim who is here on an official visit.

US-Pakistan agree to firm up defence ties

The US and Pakistan have agreed to enhance cooperation in areas of mutual strategic interest, including counter-terrorism and maritime security, as part of their commitment to strong defence ties.

`Delay in carrier project won`t hit Indo-Russian ties`

The late delivery of the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier will not adversely impact Indo-Russian defence cooperation as such major projects are not very common, a top Russian shipbuilder said on Friday.

Iran seeks closer defence ties with Russia

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Tuesday that it is essential for Tehran and Moscow to bolster defence cooperation.

China, Pak to boost defence ties as Kayani meets top officials

China and Pakistan have decided to further firm up their close military ties by expanding their defence cooperation as visiting army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met top defence officials here.

Defence ties with US not at Russia`s expense: India

Days after agreeing on joint development and production in the field of defence with the US, India has said the first-of-its-kind of initiative with America will add "more muscle" to the bilateral strategic partnership but it is not at the expense of traditional friend Russia.

French minister for stronger defence ties with India

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday reiterated his country`s commitment to boosting defence ties with India, including exchange of pilots, training and joint exercises.

IAF chief on US visit to strengthen security, defence ties

A wide range of bilateral issues on strengthening security and defence ties are expected to figure during IAF chief N A K Browne`s four-day visit to the United States beginning on Sunday.

Karzai to visit India; Afghans look for enhanced defence ties

Ahead of its President`s visit here from May 20, Afghanistan on Thursday said it was looking for enhanced defence cooperation with India, from where it was expecting supply of lethal and non-lethal military equipment.