Russia, India Agree to hold three large joint military Drills in 2016
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and India have agreed to hold the Indra-2016 joint military exercises and will decide on their dates in May, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District’s press service said Thursday.

Assam floods affect 92,000, Arunachal district cut off
The flood situation in Assam worsened on Monday with the number of people affected in six districts rising to over 92,000, of whom 7,200 have shifted to 40 relief camps. As several tributaries of the Brahmaputra continued to flow above the danger level and inundated fresh villages, the authorities have also deployed the Army, NDRF and SDRF personnel in rescue operations.

Foreign ministers of China, Russia and India to meet in Moscow
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will participate in the 14th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India on April 18th in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on April 15th, 2016.

Indian Army is conducting a massive exercise along Pakistan border
According to Zee News, the Indian Army is conducting a massive exercise “Shatrujeet” in the Thar desert near the border with Pakistan to fine-tune its proactive war strategy to respond swiftly to any threat to nation’s security.

India, Maldives signed agreement on defence
India and Maldives signed six agreements in different sectors including defence, avoidance of double taxation, tourism and conservation and restoration of ancient mosque on April 11, 2016.

U.S., India strengthen maritime cooperation
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 offers sympathy to Indian government and people over the firework accident
“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.

Indian Prime Minister visit Puttingal temple where massive fire kill over 100
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.

India expresses interest in buying  40 Predator surveillance drones from US
According to Reuters, India in talks to buy 40 US-made Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Japan, India share concerns over increasingly tensions in the East and South China seas
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).