3. India talks defence with Sri Lanka

  • India and Sri Lanka have enhanced their military co-operation, with Defence minister Arun Jaitley meeting his Sri Lankan counterpart today.
  • The Times of India reported that India plans to assist Sri Lanka with capacity building through the training of troops and supply of equipment.
  • Among the equipment being provided by India to Sri Lanka are two offshore naval patrol vessels (Times of India).
  • Jaitley will hold 'similar discussions' related to defence capabilities with Maldivian defence minister on Tuesday (Times of India).