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Soon, a Kalashnikov rifle for sport


July 13th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS) Russian arms maker Izhmash plans to mass produce a version of its famous Kalashnikov assault rifle for basic military training and for the airsoft game in ... Read more...

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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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Indian Army gears up for war game in Rajasthan desert


April 24th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Army has launched a massive summer exercise in the Rajasthan desert involving over 50,000 troops and several hundred artillery guns and infantry combat ... Read more...

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BRO told to speed up strategic roads


November 11th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In the backdrop of Chinese military infrastructure build-up along the borders in recent years, India Friday told its premier border road construction agency to expedite ... Read more...

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Army, IAF’s relief, reconstruction efforts on in Sikkim


October 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Oct 17 (IANS) A month after a quake devastated the mountainous state of Sikkim, defence personnel are still engaged in relief and reconstruction work in the state's North district ... Read more...

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Hostile weather halts Amarnath yatra; army, IAF on alert


July 8th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 8 (IANS) With the weather turning hostile all along the pilgrimage route to the Amarnath cave shrine, the Jammu and Kashmir government Friday halted the trek and ... Read more...

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Indian Army, air force practice enemy annihilation


May 12th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Iqbalpur (Rajasthan), May 12 (IANS) India Thursday ended a week-long war game close to the Pakistan border when army troops and battle tanks practised manoeuvres aimed at useing fire ... Read more...

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Pakistani, Chinese air forces conduct joint exercise


March 19th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese air forces are currently conducting joint exercises at an undisclosed location in Pakistan, according to a media report.Combat aircraft, pilots and technicians of ... Read more...

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China TV news channel airs stolen scene from Top Gun!


January 29th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): A news channel in China broadcast a training exercise by the People's Liberation Army Air Force with one plane firing a missile at another - but the ... Read more...

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NCC cadet commended for efforts during Leh cloudburst


January 20th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A 20-year-old National Cadet Corps (NCC) girl cadet from Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was Thursday commended by Defence Minister A.K. Antony for her efforts during ... Read more...

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Navy commissions UAV squadron in Gujarat


January 17th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Porbandar (Gujarat), Jan 17 (IANS) Maritime reconnaissance efforts on India's west coast got a boost Monday with the navy commissioning an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron at its air enclave here.Gujarat Governor ... Read more...

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PAC quizzes army, air force chiefs on canteen irregularities


January 12th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The chiefs of the army and air force as well as the vice chief of the navy were Wednesday questioned by parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ... Read more...

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S. Korea hold new massive army, air force drills in show of force against N. Korea


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul (S. Korea), Dec. 23 (ANI): In a show of force aimed at countering potential and possible threats from North Korea, the South Korean army and air force held its largest ... Read more...

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Sex-tainted top Canadian commander quits


November 26th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) The top commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan, who lost his pivotal job in May after his sexual romps with a subordinate officer and now ... Read more...

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Rain-battered coastal Andhra braces for cyclone


November 4th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh, already battered by heavy rains that have claimed 26 lives so far, is now threatened by a cyclonic storm, officials said Thursday.Fearing ... Read more...

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Scam-hit Adarsh Society denies encroaching defence land


October 28th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) The controversial Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society claimed Wednesday that it had not encroached even an inch of defence land here, as alleged, and that the property in question ... Read more...

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Delhi Police chief thanks force for Games work


October 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal Saturday congratulated the capital's police force for "maintaining security and managing traffic with minimum fuss to deliver maximum results" during the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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A matrimony site exclusively for armed forces personnel


September 2nd, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Defence personnel seeking life partners will now be able to access a matrimony website designed exclusively for them. The site defencematrimony.com, launched by internet firm Consim Info Pvt ... Read more...

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A matrimony website for defence personnel


September 1st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An online matrimony service exclusively for defence personnel will be launched by an internet company here Thursday. Called DefenceMatrimony (www.defencematrimony.com), the dedicated site is being launched by internet ... Read more...

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Antony pays tribute to martyrs of Leh on Independence Day-eve


August 14th, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.14 (ANI): On the eve of Independence Day, the Defence Minister, AK Antony, today paid tributes to the martyrs of Leh tragedy.In his address to the Armed Forces personnel ... Read more...

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Army sets up relief camp for flood victims in Leh


August 12th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Shashank ShantanuLeh, Aug 12 (ANI): Indian Army and paramilitary personnel have erected relief camps and are providing food and medical aid to locals, as they begin to rebuild their lives in ... Read more...

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IAF airlifts 71 persons from flash flood-hit Leh


August 10th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug.10 (ANI): As part of the ongoing rescue operations in flash flood ravaged Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Air Force airlifted 71 injured people on Tuesday to Udhampur ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir students pray for Leh flood victims


August 9th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanSrinagar, Aug 9 (ANI): Students in Jammu and Kashmir took out a candle light procession and prayed for the victims of flash floods that devastated the Leh region of ... Read more...

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Rescue and relief operation continues in full swing in Leh


August 8th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.8 (ANI): The Government on Sunday stated that the rescue and relief operation was being carried out in full swing in the devastated Leh.According to Ministry of Home Affairs, ... Read more...

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Romance costs another Canadian commander his job


July 10th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 10 (IANS) Just a month after it sacked its top commander in Afghanistan for having a romantic affair with a female trooper, Canada has kicked out its top military man ... Read more...

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Romance costs Canada’s top Afghan commander his job


May 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 30 (IANS) Canada Saturday removed top commander of its forces in Afghanistan for having "inappropriate" relations with a female soldier deployed in the war-torn country.Brigadier General Daniel ... Read more...

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Pak launches avionics production line for JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft


May 29th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 29 (ANI): Pakistan has started the production of avionics and other important gadgets for the JF-17 Thunder fighter jets.The equipments for the combat jets would be produced at the Kamra ... Read more...

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Court orders Permanent Commission for women in army, air force (Second Lead)


March 12th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday ordered the grant of Permanent Commission in the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to over 50 women officers who ... Read more...

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Iran tests radar evading aircraft


February 8th, 2010 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 8 (IANS) Iran has conducted a successful test of its first domestically developed radar-evading aircraft, a senior military official said. The prototype of the aircraft named 'Sofreh Mahi'(flatfish) which staged ... Read more...

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Beating Retreat brings the curtain down on Republic Day 2010 celebrations


January 29th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitNew Delhi, Jan 29(ANI): Beating Retreat, a centuries old military tradition dating back to the days when troops disengaged from battle at sunset, brought an end to the Republic ... Read more...

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No vacancy for women officers in army, air force: government


December 14th, 2009 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The central government Monday told the Delhi High Court that there is no scope to grant women officers permanent commissions in the army and air force, as ... Read more...

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Israel, India discuss delivery schedule of weapons


December 9th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Israeli chief of defence staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi Wednesday met the top brass of the Indian armed forces and discussed boosting cooperation in the field of ... Read more...

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India to develop unmanned combat aerial vehicle


November 25th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) India will soon embark on developing an indigenous unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) for surveillance, detection and destroying specific targets, a top defence official said Wednesday. "We will soon ... Read more...

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Former Navy officer builds a replica of Taj Mahal in Kerala


November 16th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Nov 16 (ANI): A 58-year-old ex- naval officer has built a replica of the Taj Mahal here to pay reverence to the war heroes, freedom fighters and the victims of ... Read more...

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China’s air force celebrates 60th anniversary


November 11th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 11 (IANS) A ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army Air Force was held here Wednesday. Vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC) Guo Boxiong, Xu ... Read more...

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