Russia, India to Hold Joint Military Peace Exercises in November

MOSCOW (Sputnik)– Military exercises between Russia and India will be held in November in line with a UN mandate, the Russian Defense Ministry’s Southern Military District’s press service said Tuesday. Continue reading

India turns to Russia to help supply arms to Afghan forces

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has signed an agreement under which it will pay Russia to supply arms and equipment to the Afghan military as foreign combat troops prepare to leave the country, in a move that risks infuriating Pakistan.

Under the deal, smaller arms such as light artillery and mortars will be sourced from Russia and moved to Afghanistan.

But it could eventually involve the transfer of heavy artillery, tanks and even combat helicopters that the Afghans have been asking India for since last year. Continue reading