Indian Armed Forces

PLA budget back to double-digit growth, at 12.7pc

China's defence budget will return to double-digit growth - 12.7 per cent this year - after increasing just 7.5 per cent last year.

Saturday, 5 March, 2011, 12:00am

The new Great Game - this time at sea

Take a glance at maps showing various military holdings across the Indian Ocean and you are confronted by an overlapping patchwork quilt of interests and rivalries - and potential volatility.

25 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Boom tempts Indians away from barracks

Vijay Bahadur Singh's lifestyle has changed dramatically since he quit the Indian Air Force (IAF) two years ago and joined Jet Airways, the country's biggest private airline.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tension grows as leaders gear up for arms race

RELATIONS between nuclear-capable Pakistan and India are worsening as the two countries appear ready to launch south Asia's first arms race.

India raised the stakes last week by testing its longer range surface-to-surface missile.

Pakistan said it would give an 'adequate' response, hinting it would re-activate its advanced ballistic missile programme.

3 Feb 1996 - 12:00am