外文标题：With eye on China, India to step-up military ties with Sri Lanka and Maldives
NEW DELHI : India will further step-up defence cooperation with Sri Lanka and Maldives, including assistance in "capacity-building" of their armed forces through both training and supply of equipment, in tune with the overall policy to steadily boost military ties with countries in Indian Ocean to counter China's strategic inroads in the region.
Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Monday held a meeting with visiting Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakshe, the brother of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to discuss ways to expand the bilateral military relationship. On Tuesday, Jaitley will hold similar discussions with Maldivian defence and national security minister Mohamed Nazim, who is on a three-day trip to India.
Incidentally, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is also scheduled to leave for Japan on Tuesday, where he will also call on PM Shinzo Abe and defence minister Akinori Eto, soon after PM Narendra Modi visited the country in his first bilateral visit outside the sub-continent. Both India and Japan are wary of China's increasingly assertive behaviour in the Asia-Pacific region.
凑巧的是，印度空军参谋长Arup Raha元帅预计周二出发前往日本，他在日本将拜访日本首相安倍晋三和防卫大臣Akinori Eto。而此前不久，莫迪总理在次大陆以外的第一次双边访问中造访了这个国家。目前，印度和日本都对中国在亚太地区日益自信的行为表示出担忧。
As for Sri Lanka, India is going to supply two naval offshore patrol vessels and other military equipment to the island nation. India has earlier provided 24 L-70 guns, 24 battle-field surveillance radars, 11 USFM radars, four Indra-II radars and 10 mine-protected vehicles, among other things, to the Sri Lankan forces. Moreover, around 800 to 900 Sri Lankan military personnel are trained in Indian military establishments every year.
Similarly, India is supplying Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALH) and other hardware to Maldives, apart from regularly sending its warships and Dornier reconnaissance aircraft to the archipelago to undertake maritime patrols and surveillance operations.
Best thing is reunite Sri Lanka with India by any mean. It will kill two bird(China and Tamil issue) with one stone. please dont use "acche din" use some other words. Copycat. Learn to be creative Also really good intiative.....
Petronious (St. Louis, MO) replies to karan
Even better than the "BEST thing" you have suggested is to invade America and let the 1,2 billion Indian have a great life ! There is plenty of open space and water and they can carry on their Indian activities with NO PROBLEMO.
Akash Deep (Pune, Maharashtra)
Split Sri Lanka in to two parts and free tamil majority area of north Sri Lanka.
Monika Mehta ()
Wah re Achche Din, now India is helping Sri Lanka kill Tamilians of India, hehehehe LOL. It is too late , China has gone too far . Still Lankans have tasted authentic and original Chinese technology now. India can't turn the tide by gifting Chinese stuff wrapped in Indian gift paper. India is among the rare countries which has screwed up relations with most of its neighbors - Pakistan, Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, Burma...... Good move by India MoreOver really good intiative.....
Amit Thackeray (Unknown)
Why is India helping Sri Lankan to kill Tamils ? Are Tamils not Indians
Srinalka is manipulating India with China
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Invade this tinny Maldives (like USA TO Cuba), ALWAYS GOING AGAINST INDIA
TheHarharmahadev v ()
Bloody awesume .. Modi ji i salute you for ur courage and we hindus are with u from tan, mann, dhan.. Jai bhawani
red hunt (Unknown)
With no full-scale war possible near future, new govt is eyes on strengthening its ties with its neighbors so that chinks cannot gain presence in IOR region and will keep them at bay.
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