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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief


August 31st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service after 43 ... Read more...

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US, Russia, Norway to hold joint naval drills


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US, Russian and Norwegian naval forces are holding joint firing exercises in the Norwegian Sea, a Russian Navy official said Wednesday.The US Navy's USS Farragut ... Read more...

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Navy chief to be Myanmar’s new vice president


August 15th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 15 (IANS) Myanmar's parliament Wednesday approved Admiral Nyan Tun, commander-in-chief of the navy, as the new vice president to succeed U Tin Aung Myint Oo, who ... Read more...

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US seeks stronger military ties with India


August 15th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking the US military-to-military relationship with India to the next level is a big focus of US Pacific Command (PACOM) as it builds stronger alliances and ... Read more...

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Indian Navy to get new budget control system


August 10th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In a revolutionary step to speed up its budgetary processes and macro-manage public funds, the Indian Navy will Saturday launch its force-wide automated Financial Information ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief favours five-star CDS


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday favoured the creation of a five-star post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single-point military advisor ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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New tricks for an old sea dog?


August 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Known as a media-shy officer for long, Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday called himself "an old sea dog" and wondered if it was ... Read more...

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India allows end-user inspection of warship by US


August 7th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) In a first, India has allowed one of its warships, bought second-hand from the US in 2005 and inducted into service in 2007, to be ... Read more...

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Russian warships to exercise in Atlantic, Mediterranean


July 11th, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian naval task force will perform combat training missions in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, according to the country's Defence ... Read more...

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US Navy to shift 60 percent fleet to Pacific


June 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) The US Navy will send its most sophisticated ships and aircraft to the Asia-Pacific region as it builds up its presence there, it was reported here ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief


May 29th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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Pakistan inducts fast attack naval vessel


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Navy Monday inducted its first fast attack missile boat - PNS Azmat - in a bid to boost its advanced warfare capability and prowess.Speaking ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Indian Army chief.Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh will ... Read more...

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US Navy operations chief in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert began a five-day visit to India Monday to explore possibilities of bilateral cooperation between the two navies ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh (Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next chief of army staff.Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh ... Read more...

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Come clean on military ties with US: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday asked the government to come clean on military ties with the US after an Amercian commander claimed that US special forces were ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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US special forces not stationed in India: Government


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday strongly denied the presence of US special forces teams on its soil, as claimed by an American commander.The defence ministry said US Pacific ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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British navy can now intercept supersonic missiles


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Britain's Royal Navy is building a new defence system that would be able to intercept enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.The Sea Ceptor missiles fired from ... Read more...

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BMW case: Apex court chides police for delay


January 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday chided Delhi Police for delay in challenging a Delhi High Court order reducing the sentence of Sanjeev Nanda in the ... Read more...

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China’s anti-ship missile, submarine threats: Indian Navy


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) China's new anti-ship ballistic missile, if fully functional, posed a "different category of threat" and certainly requires "a different measure to counter it," Navy chief ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s chief of defence staff to visit US


October 21st, 2011 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of Pakistan's Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, will attend the Chief of Defence Staff Conference in Hawaii, US.The conference is hosted ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants a stronger navy


October 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government would continue to extend full support to strengthening defence capabilities of the Pakistan Navy.Gilani made ... Read more...

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Ex-navy chief heads Pakistan’s anti-graft body


October 17th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan Navy chief Admiral (Retd) Fasih Bukhari has been appointed chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by President Asif Ali Zardari.Associated Press of Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pakistani navy ex-chief to head accountability bureau


October 10th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) A former chief of the Pakistan Navy will head the country's apex anti-corruption organisation.President Asif Ali Zardari has named Admiral (retd) Agha Fasih Bokhari as ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new navy chief meets Zardari


October 6th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan's newly appointed navy chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila has met President Asif Ali Zardari here to discuss matters related to the force.The president felicitated Admiral ... Read more...

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Gaddafi still a threat, says rebel chief


August 29th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Muammar Gaddafi is still a threat even though his whereabouts were still not known, the chief of Libya's rebel group has said.The Libyan leader has not ... Read more...

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Will ensure Pavit incident does not happen again: Navy chief (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Merchant vessel MT Pavit, that drifted into the Indian waters without being detected and raised coastal security fears, was an "aberration", navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma ... Read more...

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Adrift ship MT Pavit an aberration, says navy chief


August 20th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Merchant vessel MT Pavit, that drifted into the Indian waters without being detected and raised coastal security fears, was an "aberration", navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma ... Read more...

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India commissions second indigenous stealth frigate


August 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy enhanced its sea warfare capabilities by commissioning the second indigenously-built multi-role stealth warship - INS Satpura - with an array of weaponry ... Read more...

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Ties with Pakistan essential to fight terror: US


July 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) The US has said its relationship with Pakistan was "essential" in the fight against terror. The ties were, however, "complicated and difficult" at times."Without addressing ... Read more...

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IAF head offers advice to army chief on age row


July 26th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) "You must do whatever you feel is right," is the advice Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik has given to Army ... Read more...

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