India to restore grounded aircraft in Afghanistan

After supplying four attack helicopters to Afghanistan, India is quietly moving to qualitatively scale up military assistance in terms of long-term spares and support. This involves a trilateral framework with Russia, officials confirmed to The Hindu who said it is likely to be discussed by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when … Read more

Are Pakistan militant camps at striking distance from India?

Are militant training camps across the de facto border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir located at a striking distance from India to allow the armed forces to carry out surgical strikes and dismantle them? No, say surrendered militants who have spent months in Pakistan receiving arms and explosives training for a separatist war in … Read more

In a clear message to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan called for an end to state-sponsored terrorism.

Signalling its commitment to Afghanistan, India promised $1 billion development assistance and upped defence and security ties  even as both countries called for an end to state-sponsored terrorism in what was seen as a clear message to Pakistan. After talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Afghan president Ashraf Ghani  in New Delhi on … Read more

Taliban Warns India Over Military Aid to Afghanistan

The Taliban is urging India to stop giving lethal military equipment to the Afghan government, condemning it as a “clear hostility” towards the war-torn nation. In its first public reaction to New Delhi’s growing military cooperation with Kabul, the Islamist insurgency alleged Indian aircraft and equipment are being used to kill Afghans and destroy their … Read more

India unable to Transfer Fourth Mi-24/35 to Afghanistan due to unavailability of Spare parts

Mi-24 IAF

In a major policy shift last year, New Delhi had agreed to transfer four Mi-24/35 attack helicopters to Afghanistan, the first supply of lethal equipment to Kabul, which has been seeking Indian assistance to strengthen its fledgling Afghan National Army (ANA). However, it has been learnt that the last of the four helicopters is yet … Read more