U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter, who is on an official visit to India and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar have agreed to strengthen their cooperation on maritime security on 12 April, 2016.
“Vietnam was deeply saddened after receiving the news that an explosion occurred on 10th April, 2016 killing and injuring many people in India’s Kerala state. We share the sorrow and great losses of India. We hope that Government and people of India, and the families of the victims can overcome their grief”. Vietnam Foreign Ministry Spokesmen Le Hai Binh said on April 10th in reply to reporters’ query on Vietnam’s response to the explosion.
According to VNA reporter in India, India’s government was quick in its efforts to conduct rescue operations at the Puttingal temple fire in Kerala state, South India.
According to Reuters, India in talks to buy 40 US-made Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
According to Kyodo, Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, had a meeting on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Friday (April 1st 2016).
VNA - Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India arrived to Brussels to participated in the 13th Summit between the European Union and India. Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Ms Federica Mogherini, the EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission also attended.
India has an important role to play in responsible stewardship of nuclear weapons and materials, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, PTI said on March 31st 2016.
Russia has prepared the draft copy of the agreement for the supply of S-400 air defense missile system.
According to Japanese’s Asahi Shimbun on 29th March, 2016, India plans to set up a satellite data transmission station in Vietnam, senior Indian Ministry of External Affairs officials said.
(Sputnik) - Russia and India are in talks on the modernization of the Indian Navy’s “Varshavyanka” - diesel-electric submarine fleet, Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General, Sergey Goreslavsky said on March 29th, 2016.