The Indian army said on Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a "major success" at ensuring peaceful elections in the state.
President Vladimir Putin stuck to his guns as he refused to say where Moscow-backed Ukrainian separatists receive heavy arms from and said that "people fighting a just cause will always get weapons".
The Narendra Modi-led government has liberalised the FDIpolicy in the defence sector by hiking the cap from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. India imports up to 70 per cent of its military hardware.<br />
Asking Maoists to shun the path of violence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Government was willing to talk to Naxals provided they give up arms and come to the negotiating table.
In its third such airlift, Australia has delivered 50 tonnes of arms and ammunition to Kurdish forces battling Islamic militants in northern Iraq, the country's defence ministry announced Monday.
US Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday urged Washington to arm the Ukrainian government, saying it needed help to repel the Russian invasion.
India, the world's largest arms importer, will spend $250 billion in the next decade on kit, analysts estimate, to upgrade its Soviet-era military and narrow the gap with China, which spends $120 billion a year on defence.<br />
The White House said it could not confirm reports that Ukraine had disabled vehicles in a Russian convoy inside Ukraine and warned Moscow that any intervention into Ukraine without Kiev's permission was unacceptable.
A confidential UN monitors' report warns of "systematic abuses" by Somalia's government, which the monitors say has allowed the diversion of weapons that Somali authorities purchased after the UN Security Council eased an arms embargo on Mogadishu last year.
Police blocked off several streets near the university's Old Campus, in the heart of New Haven, where they were concentrating their search. Several local schools also were placed in lockdown.
Security forces have busted a guerrilla hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, an army officer said Monday.
The call by the Syrian National Coalition followed EU's decision earlier this week to let the Syrian arms embargo expire, paving way for individual countries in the 27-member union to send weapons to Assad's outgunned opponents.
Several rebel commanders and fighters said that a shipment which reached Syria via Turkey last month comprised shoulder-held and other mobile equipment including anti-aircraft and armour-piercing weapons, mortars and rocket launchers.
Last week, Turkey forced a Syrian plane to land and confiscated what it said was military equipment on board. Russia said the plane was carrying spare radar parts, while Syria accused Turkey of piracy.
Over the past five years, India's imports of major weapons increased by 38 percent between 2007-11, a Swedish security think tank said with Asia topping other regions in arms imports.