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China allows private investment in defence sector


July 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has pledged to open its defence-related industries to private capital in a "fair and safe manner", according to an investment guideline unveiled by the government ... Read more...

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Russian army to get first indigenous UAV in 2014


June 29th, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first domestically-developed strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be put in service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2014, a defence ... Read more...

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Pune ammunition factory develops rocket systems for Navy


May 24th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, May 24 (IANS) The Ammunition Factory Khadki here Thursday handed over the first lot of 'Kavach' naval decoy system and anti-submarine rockets for induction into the Indian Navy -- ... Read more...

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Euro-missile defense could intercept Russian ICBMs


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The projected European missile defense system could have the ability to intercept Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles by 2020, Secretary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai ... Read more...

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Russian ship to hold drills off Syria


April 6th, 2012 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian warship will dock at the Syrian port of Tartus before planned exercises off the country's Mediterranean coast.The Smetlivy guided-missile destroyer will remain in ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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Russian Navy to get 10 more n-submarines


February 8th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy will receive at least 10 new Borey class strategic nuclear submarines in line with a revised state armament procurement programme until 2020, ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $30 bn on defence


November 15th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS) Russia will allocate over 880 billion rubles (about $30 billion) for defence spending in 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.In 2011, the government spent 750 ... Read more...

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Second stealth warship joins Russian Navy


October 14th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) St. Petersburg's Severnaya Verf shipyard will deliver a new stealth corvette to the Russian Navy at an official ceremony Friday.The Soobrazitelny is the ... Read more...

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Russia’s new attack submarine starts sea trials


September 13th, 2011 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's first Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarine set course Monday for scheduled sea trials, the Sevmash shipyard said.The Severodvinsk has been under construction at ... Read more...

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CAG raps Indian Navy for buying combat planes sans weapons


September 8th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy came in for a hard rap from the government auditor Thursday for buying Russian MiG-29K combat planes without their weapons systems, rendering ... Read more...

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Russian Navy to induct eight N-submarines by 2020


July 30th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Navy will receive at least eight Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarines in the next decade, Navy chief Adm. Vladimir Vysotsky said Friday."We are ... 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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Gang supplying arms to Maoists busted (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) An inter-state gang trading in illegal weapons and supplying these to Maoists in other states was busted with the arrest of 15 people, including seven ... Read more...

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Illegal arms racket busted, 15 held


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) An inter-state gang dealing in illegal weapons was busted with the arrest of 15 people, including seven constables, Punjab Police said Monday. The arms were produced ... Read more...

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Pakistan produces its first tank gun


April 18th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan's first locally-produced tank gun is ready to be fitted for its Main Battle Tanks (MBT), a media report said.Dawn Monday said that the tank ... Read more...

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Pakistan proud to have n-weapons, says Musharraf


March 26th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf says the country was "proud" to have nuclear weapons and blamed India for Islamabad resorting to such an armament.While citing ... Read more...

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Defence ministry objects to Orissa’s new ports


March 16th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) has objected to the development of three new ports in Orissa, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.Defence Minister ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, seeks friendly ties with India (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China hiked its defence budget by nearly 13 percent Friday and said it was keen to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India.China and ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, wants friendly India ties (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China is willing to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India in spite of the increase in its defence spending by 12.7 percent to ... Read more...

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China’s defence budget to grow nearly 13 percent in 2011


March 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China Friday said it plans to raise its defence budget by 12.7 percent to 601 billion yuan ($91.5 billion) in 2011, compared with an increase of ... Read more...

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China recruits new astronauts


May 7th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) China has recruited five new astronauts, Xinhua reported Friday. The recruits, five males and two females, are pilots between 35 and 30 years old. The male recruits were ... Read more...

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Security forces seize huge cache of arms in Jammu and Kashmir


April 18th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir)Apr 18 (ANI): Security forces in a coordinated extensive surveillance and search operation recovered arms and communication equipments from a hide out in Sawjian sector of Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Globe’s Hottest Chili To Serve The Indian Armed Forces


March 24th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Indian armed forces have an up-to-the-minute armament against the terror campaign. It is the globe’s hottest chili.After conducting experiments, the Indian armed ... Read more...

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Russia to launch new nuclear submarine on May 7


March 15th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A new Russian nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine will be launched May 7, an official said Monday. Construction of the Severodvinsk, a Project 885 Yasen (Graney) class submarine, began ... Read more...

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India’s defence spending to rise: Antony


February 15th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's defence expenditure, which is 2.5 percent of its GDP, is going to increase in proportion with the overall growth of the economy, Defence Minister A.K. Antony ... Read more...

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‘Night blindness’ worries Indian Army


January 14th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) As the Indian Army geared up for the 62nd Army Day Friday, its chief General Deepak Kapoor expressed concern about the force's "night blindness" in the area ... Read more...

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New Russian nuclear submarine to enter service in 2010


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (RIA Novosti) A new Russian nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine should enter service by late 2010, its developer said Wednesday. A spokesman for the Malakhit design bureau said dockside tests on ... Read more...

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Naval version of India’s indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas begins test flight


December 9th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Vasco (Goa), Dec 9 (ANI): The test flight of India's naval version of indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas began at the naval air station INS Hansa here on Tuesday.The LCA, a project ... Read more...

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Shankaranand, who headed Bofors probe panel, dead


November 20th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) Nehru-Gandhi family loyalist and long time Congressman B. Shankaranand, who headed the joint parliamentary probe into $1.3 billion Bofors gun scandal, died Thursday of cardiac arrest. He was ... Read more...

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US should ensure aid to Pakistan is not misused: Krishna


August 18th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India has told the United States to ensure its aid to Pakistan is not used by the country against its neighbours, especially given previous such examples, External ... Read more...

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No unilateral access under end-user pact, says US envoy


August 12th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) US ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday allayed apprehensions in India over the defence equipment end-use monitoring pact, saying there is nothing in it that provides the ... Read more...

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Pakistan n-facilities attacked thrice by terrorists: US official


August 12th, 2009 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear facilities have been attacked three times by home-grown extremists over the past two years, but there is "no waning confidence regarding the safety ... Read more...

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Pak militants tried to capture country’s nuke facilities at least thrice: Report


August 11th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Home grown Pakistani militants attacked country's nuclear facilities at least three times over the last two years, according to a leading security expert.The incidents include an attack ... Read more...

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Defence ministry rethink on blacklisted firms?


July 7th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The defence ministry has sought advice from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the law ministry on further dealings with the seven foreign armament companies, including an ... Read more...

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