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India tests Agni-III missile (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a base in Odisha, an official said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-III missile (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a base in Odisha, an official said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, ... Read more...

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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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Enlistment in army falls in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Once known as borough of young soldiers in its ranks, the reducing number of youth from Punjab is causing concern in the army.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ... Read more...

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32 ‘criminals’ killed in Egypt operation


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) A total of 32 "criminal elements" were killed in Egypt's "lawless" Sinai peninsula in a military operation held in coordination with Israel, Xinhua reported.Military spokesman Ahmed ... Read more...

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Suicides: Act promptly on soldiers’ leave applications, says Antony


September 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a spate of recent suicides by soldiers, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday asked the armed forces to be more liberal with ... Read more...

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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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BJP to government: Raise intrusion issue with Chinese defence minister


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Alleging that Chinese troops were entering India's territory and disrupting development work, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tarun Vijay Monday urged the government to take ... Read more...

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Join armed forces, AMU chief says


August 30th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice chancellor Lt. Gen. Zamir Uddin Shah has urged students to consider armed forces as a profitable career option. Gen Shah said ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Greece cuts government jets


August 28th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government has officially announced it was getting rid of a set of three jets as part of the debt-laden country's cost-cutting efforts.A government ... Read more...

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Software firm denies Russian spy agency tie-up


August 28th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian IT company has denied any involvement in a project to develop software to monitor social networks and influence public opinion for the country's ... Read more...

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(VM) Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4 percent of the officer cadre respectively and these ... Read more...

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Italy’s macho soldiers asked to remove tattoos


August 17th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's armed forces have passed new regulations to prevent and contain practices that might affect the image of the army, including shunning a "macho" rite practised ... Read more...

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Antony awards Rs.30 lakh to silver medallist Vijay Kumar


August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday presented a cash reward of Rs.30 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who won a silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire ... Read more...

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Government to act promptly on defence issues


August 15th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will take "prompt action" when suggestions are made related to the pay and pensions of armed forces personnel, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Corruption badly affects morale of defence forces: Antony


August 14th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said corruption was a serious challenge which badly affected the morale of defence personnel and urged them to renew their ... 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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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain discuss bilateral relations


August 1st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have held bilateral talks during which the two sides reviewed prospects of furthering cooperation between them.They also discussed the latest developments in ... Read more...

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‘India-China border peaceful due to sincere efforts’


July 31st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The governor of Arunachal Pradesh and former army chief Gen (retd) J.J. Singh Tuesday said a peaceful India-China border is an outcome of sincere efforts and ... Read more...

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Russian court upholds 12-year sentence for US spy


July 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court Monday upheld a 12-year jail sentence for an ex-serviceman for selling classified topographic maps to the US.A Moscow city court established in ... Read more...

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Two tourists killed in Kashmir grenade attack (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Two women tourists from Maharashtra were killed and six others were injured in a grenade attack in Kashmir Saturday, police said."Two tourists were killed and six ... 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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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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Over Rs.5,000 crore more approved for defence network


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved an additional Rs.5,236 crore for the Defence Optical Fibre Cable network, which will provide a communications backbone for the armed forces.According ... Read more...

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Five shot dead in Colombian bar


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 2 (IANS/EFE) Five people died and one was wounded when gunmen attacked a bar in Tumaco, a port city in southwestern Colombia, officials said.Investigators are trying to determine ... Read more...

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Russia, France to develop armoured vehicle


June 30th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS) Russia and France will jointly develop a new armoured vehicle soon, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said. The two countries have already made a model of ... Read more...

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India congratulates Egypt’s president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Monday congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, who won an historic election Sunday, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and a senior leader ... Read more...

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UAE builds 40 schools in Pakistan


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Project to Assist Pakistan has built 40 schools and handed them over to authorities in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Around 21,000 boys and girls ... Read more...

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Syria ready for ’synchronized pullout’ : Russia


June 23rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian leadership has told Russia about its readiness to withdraw armed forces from the country's cities in parallel with Syrian opposition forces, according to ... Read more...

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Four dead in Colombia bus attack


June 21st, 2012 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 21 (IANS) Four bus passengers, including a pregnant woman, died in Colombia Wednesday when the rebels opened fire on their vehicle, authorities said.The bus was attacked after the ... Read more...

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Mubarak suffers heart attack: Lawyer


June 20th, 2012 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been transferred from his prison cell outside Cairo where he is serving a life sentence to a military hospital after ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote for new leader


June 17th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) Egyptians were Sunday participating in the second round of the presidential election, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down from his position by ... Read more...

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Pakistan not hostile towards anyone: General Kayani


June 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) Pakistan "harbours no aggression towards anyone", said the country's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the launch ceremony of a book on an ... Read more...

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Colombia seizes 2.6 tonnes of cocaine


June 6th, 2012 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 6 (IANS) The Colombian Navy has seized more than 2.6 tonnes of cocaine that was being shipped by a barge to Central America.The drugs, confiscated in Pacific waters, ... Read more...

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