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India verifying if US sold ‘faulty’ defence equipment


August 8th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was verifying if "faulty spare parts made in China" were used in defence equipment being sold by the US to it. ... Read more...

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Russia has tools to pressure Syrian president: Panetta


March 8th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has all the instruments it needs to pressure the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said."There's no question in ... Read more...

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Engaging India, China a challenge: Pentagon nominee


November 19th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The United States faces difficult challenges in the Asia and Pacific regions, including how to engage emerging powers such as India and China, according to an Obama ... Read more...

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India’s military purchases: Only the best should do (Comment)


November 10th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
The US has reiterated a 2005 offer to share hi-tech in defence with India, although this time it appears to be more meaningful and realistic of India's futuristic requirements.For instance, the ... Read more...

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India will grow in strategic importance, says US


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Describing India-US ties as a priority for Washington, the Pentagon expects India's importance to US interests to grow as India increasingly assumes leadership roles as a ... Read more...

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US offers India the Joint Strike Fighter, top defence technology


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Although the US lost out in the bid to sell India 126 multi-role combat jets, it has offeredNew Delhi "top-of-the-line technology", including "the best in ... Read more...

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Gilani calls back Khar from US (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday called back Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar from the US amid strained ties with Washington following an accusation that ... Read more...

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Gilani discusses Pakistan-US ties with politicians


September 25th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday telephonically discussed with different political parties the situation arising out of US accusing Pakistan of supporting Haqqani network.The Nation ... Read more...

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US general meets Kayani, discusses Haqqani network


September 24th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) US General James Mattis met Pakistan Army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and discussed the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network, a media report said Saturday.General Kayani protested the ... Read more...

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US accuses Pakistan of supporting Haqqani network


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen Thursday accused the Pakistani government of supporting the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network.Mullen called the Haqqani ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties should go beyond terrorism: Gilani


August 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Relations between the US and Pakistan should go beyond terrorism and cover areas of bilateral relations on a durable basis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants enduring partnership with US: Gilani


August 13th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Pakistan wants to have an enduring partnership with the US, and the relationship should go beyond cooperation on terrorism, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Panetta as defense secretary


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm CIA Director Leon E. Panetta as the next secretary of defense, replacing Robert Gates.Panetta, who last week ... Read more...

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Growing support in US to cut Pakistan funding (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support to cut off some American aid to Islamabad as leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists is growing in US Congress, said a ... Read more...

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Support to cut Pakistan funding growing in US


May 18th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support for cutting off some US aid to Pakistan because leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists who go after US targets is growing ... Read more...

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Hillary revealed nothing about Osama raid: Bill Clinton


May 14th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed nothing before the raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, and kept even her husband, Bill, in ... Read more...

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How did Pakistanis not know about Osama: US senator


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pakistani military and intelligence officials need to answer many questions to prove that they did not know where Osama bin Laden had been hiding ... Read more...

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NATO urged to adopt Gaddafi’s assassination policy


April 25th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Senior western leaders have urged NATO to adopt an assassination policy against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to put an end to the emerging stalemate in Libya.The calls came ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak impasse won’t be broken soon: US admiral


April 13th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13(ANI): India and Pakistan are unlikely to resolve their outstanding disputes in the near term due to the turmoil in Pakistan, a top US commander has said.Admiral Robert Willard, the ... Read more...

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‘Expanding’ LeT no longer solely focused on India, South Asia: US general


April 13th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13(ANI): A top US general has expressed concerns about the expanding reach of the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), warning that the militant group had expanded its tentacles outside South Asia.Admiral Robert ... Read more...

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India still main LeT target, but it has spread wings: US commander


April 13th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Although India remains the main target of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), it has spread its influence internationally to Europe and broader Asia-Pacific region, a top ... Read more...

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NATO chief expresses fears over presence of al-Qaeda members among Libyan rebels


March 30th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, has warned that American intelligence had found "flickers" of terrorist activity among the rebel groups in Libya."We are examining ... Read more...

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US in bind over providing weapons to Libyan rebels amidst fears of their links to al-Qaeda


March 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Senior Obama administration officials have claimed that the government is engaged in a debate about whether weapons should be supplied the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's opponents, amid fears that ... Read more...

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Aim of military intervention in Libya not to oust Gaddafi: Carl Levin


March 28th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin from Michigan has said that the military intervention in Libya is not aimed at ousting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi."We're part of ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for addressing all issues souring US-Pak relationship


March 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for overcoming all difficulties that are souring the country's bilateral ties with the United States."It is time for the two countries to ... Read more...

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Taliban continues to maintain influence over much of Afghan population: US official


March 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17(ANI): Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess, Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, has told lawmakers that while the Taliban is under more pressure than ever before in Afghanistan, the ... Read more...

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US, NATO forces’ progress in Afghanistan ‘fragile and reversible’: Petraeus


March 16th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16(ANI): The US commander in Afghanistan, General David H. Petraeus, has told lawmakers that the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan have halted the Taliban's momentum in much of ... Read more...

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Security in region tied to India-Pakistan ties: US (Lead)


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Top US military commanders say Pakistan must take the responsibility for reconciliation with India as the security situation in the region is closely tied to the ... Read more...

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US helped give birth to terror groups in Pakistan


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) A top US commander has acknowledged that some rebel groups it helped give birth to in the fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan had joined Pakistani ... Read more...

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US threatens to cut aid to Pakistan


February 9th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Even as the US publicly suggested that every thing was hunky dory in its relations with Islamabad, US Congress members threatened to stop aid to ... Read more...

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US threatens to cut aid to Pak if Islamabad doesn’t free murder-accused US diplomat


February 9th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9(ANI): The United States has intensified its pressure on Pakistan to release double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis, with US lawmakers threatening to cut aid to Islamabad unless it ... Read more...

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US warns Pak continued detention of murder-accused diplomat may hurt defence ties


February 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): The United States has conveyed a veiled threat to Pakistan that their bilateral defence cooperation can come under a cloud if the standoff on the issue of double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Pakistan “epicentre of terrorism” in the world, re-iterates Admiral Mullen [Part-2]


January 13th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
The top US military official has time and again warned that Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan has become the epicentre of terrorism in the world."Taliban have a growing influence in ... Read more...

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US military welcomes end of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law on Pentagon’s orders


October 20th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): The U.S. military has welcomed the Pentagon's decision to end the controversy over the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which it says will allow recruiters more freedom when ... Read more...

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Senate says US mismanaged contractor money in Afghanistan


October 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 8 (ANI): A bipartisan report, compiled by the U.S. Senate after a year-long investigation, documents a failure to properly vet, train and supervise Afghan security subcontractors, hired by U.S. ... Read more...

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