India’s major threat is from China, which has an ambitious stealth fighter programme and a sophisticated surface to surface missile arsenal. They have clear anti-access/area denial doctrines, which use a combination of ballistic and cruise missiles launched from air, land and sea to cover targets in the Asia-Pacific region, writes Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd.) for South Asia Monitor
India and the US on Thursday signed a significant defence pact that enables Indian armed forces to buy more sensitive military equipment from Washington, but there was no progress on securing a waiver from American sanctions that bar New Delhi from purchasing Russian weapons or Iranian oil.
Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.