Japan and the United States are exploring the possibility of Tokyo acquiring offensive weapons that would allow Japan to project power far beyond its borders, Japanese officials said, a move that would likely infuriate China.
Madhya Pradesh government has sought Centre`s permission to purchase weapons for Naxal-hit areas from the grant given to them and also demanded a dedicated helicopter for surveillance of regions affected with violence.
The Border Security Force, which guards the Indian border with Bangladesh, has decided to deploy more non-lethal weapons with its patrol troops as it feels the practice is helping maintain security at the frontier.
The head of the international team of weapons experts charged with overseeing the elimination of Syria`s chemical stockpile told Reuters on Monday that Syria had removed all its declared arsenal from its territory.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to the powerful Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria, stressing that it is "essential" to stem the flow of arms pouring into the war-torn country.
Huge quantities of arms and ammunition, including weapons of slain police officer Nityanand Goswami and his PSO, were recovered on Wednesday during an operation by police along the Assam-Meghalaya border.
Japan has drafted new guidelines that would reverse a decades-old ban on weapons exports, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, a move that could further strain ties with neighbours China and South Korea.
Producing quality weapons and ensuring their timely delivery to armed forces should be the hallmark of country`s Ordnance factories, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said while addressing young officers of Ordnance services.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has promised to launch separate probes into the role of former Premier Khaleda Zia and her party in the country`s biggest weapons haul linked to Indian militant group ULFA.