Why isn’t Afghanistan getting the Mi-25 attack helicopters from Russia, which is the original manufacturer? Answer: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, defense lobby
This latest batch of 52 Afghan Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) follows around 100 officers commissioned at IMA since 2010. The single largest batch of 58 Afghan GCs was commissioned in December, 2012.
The foreign office consultation was significant not only as it comes a bit over a week before the UN General Assembly session but at a time when US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is on a visit to the region.
Many in the Indian security establishment believe India’s concerns about the post-2014 situation in Afghanistan will soon force it to make some hard choices and New Delhi will need to do more to protect its interests.
After Defense Minister AK Antony diverged from the Indian Army’s statement on the killings on Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs also now seems to have mixed up priorities between domestic politics and international pressure.
.StratPost had reported in June that Singh was to be the next foreign secretary of India, at a time when many media outlets had reported that India’s envoy to Beijing S. Jaishankar would pip her to the post.
This is the central plan segment of the MEA’s total expenditure, which is budgeted to be INR 11719 crore after last weeks budget announcement. Bhutan remains far ahead of Afghanistan as India’s largest beneficiary of foreign aid.
Two-seater or four-seater, petrol or diesel, the vehicle’s most important USP is that the US Customs and Border Patrol, Israeli Defense Forces and the British Army in Afghanistan operate it. It’s para-droppable and has hardpoints for machine guns and launchers for grenades or ATGMs.
Minister of State for Defense, Mallipudi Mangapati Pallam Raju, accompanied by the deputy chief of the Indian Navy, Vice Admiral Satish Soni, asked the Bell Boeing V-22 Tiltrotor Team for a briefing on the aircraft.
The MoU on conduct of mutual exercises and training courses between the militaries of Pakistan, Turkey and Afghanistan was signed by Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani from Pakistan, General Necdet Ozal from Turkey and General Shah Muhammad Kairimi from Afghanistan.