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Chinese observe Japan invasion anniversary


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) People stood in silence and cars pulled to roadside to honk in China's Shenyang city at 9.18 a.m. Tuesday as wailing air defence sirens kicked off ... Read more...

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Russia, neighbours to hold air defence drills


September 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will conduct joint air defence drills in October, the Kyrgyz defence ministry said Thursday.The "Chistoye Nebo (Clear Sky) 2012" exercise ... Read more...

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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... 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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EU to work with Belarusian minister despite sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union has said that it will work with the new Belarusian foreign minister despite the fact that he is subject to EU ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to start defence training for all


August 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan will introduce universal military training for all adult citizens, according to a government decree published Thursday."The goal of universal military training of citizens is ... Read more...

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Abhishek Verma, wife seek bail


August 7th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife Tuesday moved bail applications in a corruption case before a Delhi court, saying the CBI had failed to ... Read more...

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Belarusian border guards get flak over teddy bears


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has blamed the national border guard service over the "bombing" of hundreds of teddy bears from a plane intruding into the ... Read more...

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CBI to file chargesheet against Abhishek Verma, wife Aug 7


August 1st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday told a Delhi court that it would file a chargesheet in a corruption case against businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife Aug ... Read more...

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MiG-29 makes first landing on Indian carrier


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Russia's Sevmash shipyard said Monday.The ship ... Read more...

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Abhishek Verma fails to appear in court


July 21st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Businessman Abhishek Verma, an accused in the naval war room leak, Saturday failed to appear in a Delhi court for recording his evidence in a ... Read more...

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Court gives CBI papers linked to Abhishek Verma’s case


July 17th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Some documents which were purportedly sent to a special court here by an NGO over a corruption case related to Abhishek Verma, an accused in ... Read more...

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Russia military to form 26 new brigades by 2020


July 17th, 2012 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will form 26 additional brigades by 2020 without increasing the number of personnel in the armed forces, Col. Gen. Vladimir Chirkin, commander of ground ... Read more...

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Key Indian Army, IAF commanders meet; talk synergy


July 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the first such effort, the commanders of the Indian Army's and the IAF's swordarms that defend most of the western frontiers with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Bail plea of Abhishek Verma’s wife dismissed (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A special court here Monday dismissed the bail application of Anca Neacsu, a Romanian national and wife of businessman Abhishek Verma who is an accused ... Read more...

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Iran demands $4 bn from Russia over cancelled missile deal


July 6th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has filed a $4 billion law suit against Russia's state arms corporation Rosoboronexport in an international court in Geneva over a missile deal that ... Read more...

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UAE, Bahrain hold joint air exercises


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain took part in a joint air drill held to enhance military cooperation between the two ... Read more...

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Syria fires at another Turkish jet


June 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Having downed a Turkish military jet last week, Syrian forces have fired at another jet looking for the first plane's wreckage, according to Al-Arabiya ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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Abhishek Verma, wife sent to jail till July 4 (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Abhishek Verma, businessman and naval war room leak case accused, and his wife were Thursday sent to judicial custody till July 4 by a special ... Read more...

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Abhishek Verma, wife in CBI custody till June 21 (Lead)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) A special court here Saturday extended till June 21 the CBI custody of Abhishek Verma, businessman and naval war room leak case accused, and his ... Read more...

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Abhishek Verma, wife in seven days CBI custody


June 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Businessman and naval war room leak case accused Abhishek Verma and his wife were Saturday sent to seven days' CBI custody in a graft case ... Read more...

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Naval war room case: Abhishek Verma arrested with wife


June 8th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday arrested Abhishek Verma in connection with a fresh case registered by the agency in the naval war room ... Read more...

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Indian frigate sails for sea trials in Russia


May 24th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Talwar-class frigate being built for the Indian Navy at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave departed Thursday for sea trials.The Tarkash is the ... Read more...

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US warplanes to hold drills


May 18th, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US military will hold air drills over Chicago Friday to ensure security ahead of a NATO summit there, an official said."Providing the air defence ... Read more...

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South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of general staff of South Sudan's military has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its ... Read more...

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Naval war room leak case: 2 former officers granted bail


May 11th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted conditional bail to two former Navy Commanders Kulbhushan Parashar and Vijender Rana, arrested for their alleged roles in the ... Read more...

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Russia to keep supporting Syria peace plan


May 6th, 2012 - 4:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will keep backing the peaceful settlement plan in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.The Russian foreign ministry said Lavrov and UN special envoy ... Read more...

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Britain unveils Olympics missile plan


May 4th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
London, May 3 (IANS) Britain Thursday unveiled surface-to-air missiles which could be deployed at six sites across London during the Olympics.The Rapier and smaller high-velocity missiles would be used as ... Read more...

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China, Russia conclude joint naval drill


April 27th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian navies announced Friday the conclusion of a six-day joint naval exercise that saw them focus on maritime defence.Vice Admiral Ding Yiping, China's ... Read more...

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Russian, Chinese warships begin joint exercises


April 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese and Russian warships Tuesday left a naval base in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao to begin a joint exercise in the Yellow Sea.The ... Read more...

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China, Russia hold joint naval exercise


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China and Russia Sunday began a joint naval exercise that will focus on maritime defence.Russian Naval Deputy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Leonid Sukhanov announced here ... Read more...

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Russian warships in China for joint exercise


April 21st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) A Russian naval fleet has arrived in China Saturday for a joint exercise with the Chinese Navy in the Yellow Sea next week.Four warships and three ... Read more...

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Russia to sell missile systems to Belarus


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 18 (IANS) Russia will continue selling its air defence missile systems to Belarus in 2012 at discount prices, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said."Belarus is a leading market ... Read more...

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Iran making progress on indigenous missile


April 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country was making progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the Russian S-300 ... Read more...

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