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Faulty boilers caused Indian aircraft carrier’s trial snags (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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India carrier’s trial snags blamed on faulty boilers


September 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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Indian Navy hopeful of getting INS Vikramaditya by April 2013 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amid reports of another delay in the delivery of INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy said Monday it was hopeful of getting the refurbished aircraft ... Read more...

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Admiral Joshi is new Indian Navy chief (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, an anti-submarine warfare specialist, Friday took over as the new Indian Navy chief.He succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retired from service ... Read more...

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`China doesn’t want carrier competition with India’


August 30th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China does not want to "engage in a carrier competition with the US or its Asian neighbours like India", a state-run Chinese daily said Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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Russia to build new aircraft carrier after 2020


July 27th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will begin building new aircraft carriers after 2020, in a bid to give a major boost to the country's ability to deploy air power ... 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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Refurbished aircraft carrier for India begins sea trials


June 8th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Severodvinsk (Russia), June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A refurbished Soviet-era aircraft carrier that India has bought began sea trials early Friday in the White Sea.The Admiral Gorshkov, rechristened INS Vikramaditya, was ... Read more...

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Russians plan hockey match on aircraft carrier


May 29th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A hockey league in Russia plans to hold a regular season match on a working Russian Navy aircraft carrier, a spokesman said.The plan is ... Read more...

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China testing aircraft carrier


April 1st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China is conducting scientific testing and training exercises for its aircraft carrier.It takes time for weapons and equipment to be developed from scientific research to military ... Read more...

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Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous ... Read more...

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China working on first aircraft carrier


March 29th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China is conducting scientific testing and training exercises for its first aircraft carrier, the defence ministry said Thursday.At a monthly press briefing, the Defence Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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Defence panel approves LCA for Indian Navy


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light ... Read more...

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Brazilian aircraft carrier catches fire; 1 dead


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) One sailor died and two suffered burns in a fire Wednesday aboard the aircraft carrier Sao Paulo, the only warship of its type ... Read more...

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Russia to build six submarines annually from 2013


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will produce six submarines and one aircraft carrier annually starting 2013, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday."By 2013, production capacity [at Russian shipyards] ... Read more...

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Camera captures comet’s fiery end as it grazes sun


January 21st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) NASA's solar observatory caught for the very first time on camera a comet's fiery end as it flew too close to the sun's blazing surface. The ... Read more...

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New British jets can’t land on aircraft carriers


January 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Fifty new fighter jets bought by Britain from US at a cost of five billion pounds (over $7 billion) cannot land on aircraft carriers because of ... Read more...

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China’s refitted aircraft carrier undergoes sea trial


November 29th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) China's refitted aircraft carrier sailed for its second sea trial Tuesday, authorities said.The ministry of national defense said that prior to sailing, the aircraft carrier had ... Read more...

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President to review Indian Navy fleet next month


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil, the supreme commander of the armed forces, will review Indian Navy's fleet in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai Dec 20, when ... Read more...

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Giant asteroid to pass between earth, moon


November 8th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 400-metre-wide asteroid will Tuesday fly past earth, closer to it than the moon's orbit.The asteroid will pose no threat to Earth, NASA says. It ... Read more...

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Asteroid bigger than aircraft carrier closing in


November 6th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) An asteroid larger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and Moon Tuesday. It will be the closest encounter by such a huge space ... Read more...

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Asteroid longer than aircraft to whiz past earth


November 5th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) If you have an eight-inch telescope, you can catch it! A 55-million tonne asteroid, jet black in appearance and longer than an aircraft carrier, will fly ... Read more...

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Asteroid may yield clues about Earth’s formation


October 31st, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) A half-km wide asteroid which streaks past the Earth next week could provide clues about how the planet was formed. The space rock, which is known ... Read more...

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Russia to rent pilot training facilities in Ukraine


October 20th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to rent facilities on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula for naval pilot training, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said.In line with a 1997 bilateral ... Read more...

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India objects to Chinese troops in Pakistani Kashmir


October 12th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Concerned over the presence of Chinese military personnel in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, India Wednesday said it had conveyed its objections to Beijing in this regard. Defence ... Read more...

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China tests new aircraft carrier


September 1st, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's first aircraft carrier has successfully completed its maiden sea trials and returned to a shipyard for further refurbishing, the Chinese defence ministry said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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US seeks transparency on China’s first aircraft carrier


August 11th, 2011 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China's first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage Wednesday, the US State Department has ... Read more...

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China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trial


August 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's first aircraft carrier Wednesday set sail for its first sea trial from a shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning province.Military sources said that the trial is ... Read more...

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Indigenous aircraft carrier launch this December: Antony


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The construction of India's first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) at Cochin is expected to be completed in December this year, after which the warship will ... Read more...

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China’s defensive military policy won’t change


July 29th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's efforts to develop an aircraft carrier will not change the defensive nature of its defence policy, said a signed commentary in a state-run newspaper Friday.China ... Read more...

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‘Aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov shaping up for sea trials’


July 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov that India bought in 2004 is shaping up well to begin its sea trials in a couple of months, Indian ... Read more...

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Threats from advanced military just a myth: China


June 13th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China has downplayed some Western media reports about the country's ever-increasing military strength and its "menacing potential", saying there was nothing "big and evil" evolving in ... Read more...

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Obama was ready for military confrontation with Pakistan: NYT


May 10th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US President Obama was willing to risk a military confrontation with Pakistan in order to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, the New York Times reported ... Read more...

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Osama’s sea burial was already decided upon


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) The Obama administration had already decided it would follow Islamic tradition of burial for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to avoid offending devout Muslims, a ... Read more...

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Bin Laden news comes on anniversary after ‘Mission Accomplished”


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): May 1, 2011 will be noted in the history books as the date President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was killed.It is eight years to the ... Read more...

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