Britain is set to boost its defences in the Falklands amid claims Russian president Vladimir Putin is helping Argentina re-arm.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is due to tell MPs on Tuesday that the Government is beefing-up the UK’s presence on the islands.
The move comes three months after it was claimed the Kremlin and Argentina had struck a deal for Russia to supply long-range bombers to the Argentinian air force.
The deal was said to involve Moscow lending 12 Sukhoi Su-24 supersonic, all-weather attack aircraft.
Military experts have warned five years of Tory armed forces cuts have left the islands in the South Atlantic vulnerable to attack – just like 33 years ago when General Galtieri’s Junta launched an invasion.