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India’s carrier, n-sub programme delayed


August 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India's key navy programmes -- the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) and the nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant -- are running late, with the carrier's induction ... Read more...

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US to redeploy naval fleet in Asia-Pacific region


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will re-deploy bulk of its naval fleet in the Pacific Ocean by 2020, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said."By 2020, the ... 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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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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Militarily, China far ahead than India: Manmohan Singh


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmhohan Singh Wednesday said China was "far ahead" in its military strength but India was catching up with its limited resources."The Chinese ... 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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Shell to build world’s largest, heaviest oil rig


May 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A nearly half-kilometre long floating rig will be the world's heaviest and largest, weighing 600,000 tonnes or as much as much as six aircraft carriers. Shell ... Read more...

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UK’s aid to India despite latter having booming economy raises concerns


April 24th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): The fact that Britain, which is struggling to emerge from recession, has been donating money for projects to improve the economic condition of Indian states like Madhya ... Read more...

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Airbus Lands Record Order With IndiGo


January 12th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The third largest Indian domestic carrier IndiGo has raised several eyebrows after the airline recently announced for the ordering of 180 A320 jet aircraft carriers. The ... Read more...

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Indo-French naval exercise to help anti-piracy operations


January 8th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Vasco (Goa), Jan 8 (IANS) Indo-French naval exercise 'Varuna' entered its second day Saturday, even as both Indian and French navies said the joint exercise could help combat global anti-piracy effectively. "The ... Read more...

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US troops in Iraq shown raunchy videos


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) The US is probing how raunchy videos, with sexual and anti-gay remarks, were produced and shown to the crew of an aircraft carrier deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan.The ... Read more...

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Navy launches first fighter jet that uses electromagnetism, not steam


December 25th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): The US naval force has launched for the first time, a fighter jet that uses the force of electromagnetism instead of steam power to fly.The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch ... Read more...

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iPod stations for sailors on British warship


October 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Soldiers on board a British destroyer can now let their hair down as their ship is fitted with state-of-the-art iPod plugging stations.The 7,500-tonne HMS Duncan, built at a ... Read more...

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Brit craftsman uses matchsticks to make ship fleet!


August 26th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): A British craftsman has made a strike force of more than 400 ships, created entirely from matchsticks.Master model maker Philip Warren, 79, has spent 62 years to make ... Read more...

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US says China’s military secrecy could lead to “misunderstandings and miscalculations”


August 18th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): A US defence department report has claimed that the growth of China's military is shrouded in secrecy which could give rise to "misunderstandings and miscalculations".The annual Pentagon report ... Read more...

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Pentagon voices alarm over China’s military build up


August 17th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): In its annual report to the US Congress on China's military capabilities, the Pentagon has voiced alarm over that country's military build up, saying it could eventually pose ... Read more...

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China rejects Japan media on military spending


July 10th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 10 (ANI): China has rejected Japanese media reports on its military spending being 1.5 times higher than the country's 2010 defense budget cited in March.According to the China Daily, ... Read more...

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China’s military buildup aimed at power past Asia: US Admiral


March 26th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26(ANI): US Commander-in-Chief of the Hawaii-based Pacific Command, Admiral Robert F. Willard, reckons that the buildup of Chinese armed forces is continuing "unabated" and Beijing's goal appears to be power ... Read more...

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Indian Navy inducts ‘Air Dominance Fighter’ MiG-29 into its fleet


February 19th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Shashank ShantanuVasco-Da-Gama (Goa), Feb.19 (ANI): The Indian Navy on Friday formally inducted the MiG-29 K' Air Dominance Fighter' aircrafts in its fleet here.The induction ceremony, which was held at the INS ... Read more...

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Navy Chief dismisses China’s anti-ship missile programme as a threat to Indian warships


February 10th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 10 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma today dismissed China's anti-ship missile programme as a threat to Indian warships, saying that it is a difficult task to even spot ... Read more...

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‘India can manufacture only 8 Light Combat Aircraft a year’


December 8th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Despite a pending order from the Indian Air Force (IAF) for 20 light combat aircraft (LCA), India can manufacture only eight such aircraft annually, a senior Aeronautical Development ... Read more...

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UK commander says Taliban fighting prowess in Afghanistan has been underrated


July 29th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A senior British Army commander has admitted that the NATO forces have underestimated and underrated the fighting prowess of the Taliban in Afghanistan.General Sir Timothy Granville-Chapman told ... Read more...

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China to build its aircraft carrier soon, says Defense Minister


March 24th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 24 (ANI): China, which is the world''s only major country without an aircraft carrier, is planning to discard this tag, if Defense Minister Liang Guanglie is to be believed. ... Read more...

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Russian-Chinese Su-33 fighter deal collapses


March 10th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 10 (RIA Novosti) Russia has refused to sell its Su-33 carrier-based fighters to China over fears that Beijing could produce cheaper export versions of the aircraft, a Russian daily said ... Read more...

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Chinese Navy growth poses no threat to others


March 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The Chinese navy has said that its growth does not pose any threat to others, and is only meant to fulfil the rising need to maintain ... Read more...

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Indian Navy to operate two to three aircraft carriers soon: Antony


February 28th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Kochi (Kerala), Feb 28 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Saturday expressed the hope that India will operate two to three aircraft carriers simultaneously in near future in ... Read more...

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India’s indigenous aircraft carrier to sail by 2011: Indian Navy chief


February 18th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Progressing towards self-reliance in the defence industry, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier will be in the waters by 2011, Indian Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

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China planning to build aircraft carriers to protect its maritime territory


December 24th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): In a statement, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense in the Chinese Government, has said that China will seriously consider building aircraft carriers to ... Read more...

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China sparks aircraft carrier scare, but says it will be ‘defensive’


November 17th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Refusing to scotch speculation that China is building one or more aircraft carriers, a senior Chinese defence ministry official has said if and when such a warship is ... Read more...

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New aviation pact ends legal uncertainty on 26 pending India-EU deals


September 29th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Marseilles (France), Sept.29 (ANI): The Horizontal Civil Aviation Agreement signed between India and the European Union on Sunday evening, finally ends nearly six years of legal uncertainty on bilateral deals on ... Read more...

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Indian Navy fleet to grow to 160-plus by 2022


August 9th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Indian Navy aims to expand its fleet to more than 160 ships, the majority of them indigenously-built, by 2022, navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta has said. ... Read more...

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GPS access may facilitate automated aircraft-carrier landing


June 17th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London , June 17 (ANI): Automated landing on aircraft-carriers can be made possible if both the ship and the aircraft are in sync with each other via GPS, say scientists.An aircraft ... Read more...

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Indian Navy will have nuclear capability in future says Admiral Sureesh Mehta


May 10th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 10 (ANI): Chief of the naval staff admiral Sureesh Mehta has said that the growth path of the Indian Navy is pretty strong and developing rapidly as the country's ... Read more...

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