Indo-Japan defence ties set to grow stronger

 Defence ties between India and Japan are set to grow stronger with both coming together for Malabar naval exercises in October and exploring possibility of having joint air exercises.

India, Brazil decide to explore ways to boost cooperation

Seeking to enhance ties, India and Brazil have decided to explore ways to boost cooperation in diverse areas of defence, cyber security, trade and commerce.

Japan cabinet approves defence white paper 2015

 The Japanese cabinet on Tuesday approved a defence white paper for 2015, in which it describes the security situation surrounding Japan as "increasingly tough."

India, Kyrgyzstan to deepen defence cooperation

India and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday inked four agreements, including those on deepening defence cooperation and working jointly in the field of elections.

'Rs one crore relief to kin of security personnel killed on duty'

Delhi government on Thursday announced that it will provide a compensation of Rs one crore to the families of city-native defence and paramilitary force personnel killed while on duty.

Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`
Oscar Tabarez fury over Edinson Cavani `provocation`

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez leapt to the defence of dismissed striker Edinson Cavani on Wednesday as footage appeared to show a Chilean player attempting to provoke the star by inserting a finger into his anus.

Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra
Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra

The Indian men's hockey team might have come up with a brilliant performance in the first match of the ongoing FIH World League Semi-Final 2015, but defender Birendra Lakra feels the side needs to work harder on its defence.

Pentagon chief seeks NATO spending boost to counter Russia
Pentagon chief seeks NATO spending boost to counter Russia

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter will visit his European counterparts this week to take stock of cooperation with NATO in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. 

Yoga on Siachen, across the seas
Yoga on Siachen, across the seas

Not to be left behind, the armed forces have planned yoga sessions on board warships and even at Siachen, the world's highest battlefield, to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21.

US plans to store heavy arms in Baltic, eastern Europe: Source

The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to reassure allies unnerved by Russia`s intervention in Ukraine and to deter further aggression, US officials said.

North Korea fires three short-range missiles into East Sea

 North Korea fired three short-range missiles into the East Sea on Sunday, South Korea`s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.

US raises eyebrows as China tests supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle
US raises eyebrows as China tests supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle

Chinese defence ministry has confirmed the test of a supersonic nuclear delivery vehicle, a move described by the US as an "extreme manoeuvre" amid tension in the South China Sea.

Afghanistan gets 'mini-Pentagon' as troops struggle

 They call it the "mini-Pentagon" -- a white marble building in the heart of Afghanistan's capital built with US funds to serve as the headquarters of a modern military more than a decade in the making.

Myanmar operation: Those who fear India's new posture have started reacting, says Manohar Parrikar
Myanmar operation: Those who fear India's new posture have started reacting, says Manohar Parrikar

Days after India's offensive against militants along its eastern border stunned the world, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that the action against insurgency has led to a change in other countries' perception of India.

China wants "stable" military ties with Sri Lanka

China`s defence minister told the head of the Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday he wanted to ensure a "continuous and stable" development of military ties, after Sri Lanka ruled out future Chinese submarine visits to the country.

US, Japan say first test of Raytheon's new SM-3 missile a success

 The United States and Japan announced on Sunday the first live-fire test of Raytheon Co`s new Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries for several billion dollars.

Philippine leader welcomes evolving Japan security role

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday welcomed Japan`s growing security engagement, as regional tensions with China grow, the day after signing a deal to buy 10 ships to bolster his coastguard.

Russia `aggressive` but no `immediate threat`: NATO chief

Russia`s recent behaviour is more aggressive but does not pose an immediate threat to NATO, the alliance`s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.

NATO flexes muscles in Baltics, Poland

US-led NATO drills began Monday in the Baltic states and Poland, a move intended to reassure Russia`s nervous neighbours amid tensions over Ukraine.

Baltics mull joint air defence system against Russia

Defence ministers for the three Baltic states said Thursday they are mulling a joint air defence system in response to security concerns over Russia`s activity in the region.