Bhutan Soldiers Killed in Arms Depot Explosion

NEW DELHI - At least 11 Bhutanese soldiers were killed in an explosion Monday while disposing of old ordnance, news reports said. The incident occurred near a military base in Anakha in the western district of Haa, according to the Twitter account of the state-run Kuensel newspaper. Eight soldiers died on the scene, and three more succumbed to... more

Indian Gov't Says no Talks with Maoist Rebels

NEW DELHI - The Indian government on Tuesday ruled out peace talks with Maoist rebels who killed 24 governing party members in a daring attack over the weekend in an eastern state. Indian Junior Home Minister C.P.N. Singh said the government had in the past offered to hold talks with the insurgents, but no one came forward. The Maoists instead ... more

India Starts to Rein in Defense Budget

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This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. India is trimming defense spending for its current fiscal year, which ends March 31, but Defense Minister A.K. Antony says spending on operational preparedness will not suffer. And to underscore the assertion—and possibly allay the fears of Indian officials and Western contractor... more

In a First, JBLM Hosts Joint Military Talks with Indian Army

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In a first, the Indian army last week sent a three-star general to Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a trip that could lead to increasing partnerships between the South Asian nation and military units in Washington State. Lt. Gen. P.R. Kumar, the Indian army's operations director, spent three days at JBLM meeting with senior Army offiicials and obser... more

2 Missing Indian Navy Officers Found Dead in Sub

NEW DELHI - Rescuers found the bodies of two Indian navy officers inside a submarine Thursday after an accident occurred on the vessel during a training exercise at sea, an official said. Rescuers who boarded the submarine after it reached port in Mumbai found the officers' bodies, a Defense Ministry official said on condition of anonymity beca... more

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