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India successfully tests BrahMos (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) India Sunday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. It has a range of 290 km and ... Read more...

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India successfully tests supersonic cruise missile


July 29th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) India Sunday successfully tested the supersonic cruise missile 'BrahMos' from a defence base in Odisha, an official said.The missile was launched around 10.45 a.m. from the ... Read more...

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Parrikar asks armed forces to vacate land


July 19th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The tussle between the armed forces and the government over land continues in Goa with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar saying that getting the army to "vacate ... Read more...

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Joint Russia-India missile to be ready by 2017


June 28th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first prototype of the hypersonic BrahMos 2 cruise missile being jointly developed by Russia and India will be ready for flight testing in 2017, ... Read more...

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India successfully tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) India tested the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a test range in Odisha Friday, two days after conducting a similar trial of the same missile from ... Read more...

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India tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile


March 30th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) India tested the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a test range in Odisha Friday, two days after conducting a similar trial of the same missile from ... Read more...

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Scams that rocked defence ministry since 2007 [To go with 'Bribe offer shocked me out of wits: Army chief (Lead)']


March 26th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday dropped a bombshell by revealing that a retired lieutenant general had offered him a bribe of Rs.14 crore (Rs.140 ... Read more...

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No war with China in near future, says IAF officer


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) Discounting US intelligence reports of a limited armed conflict between India and China, a senior Indian Air Force officer Friday ruled out any war in the ... Read more...

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C-130J makes debut at Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's (IAF) latest acquisition, the US Lockheed Martin C-130J transporter, made its debut at the 63rd Republic Day parade here Thursday.The plane, ... Read more...

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Indian military team’s China visit is on


January 7th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The visit of an Indian military delegation to China is on, though scaled down, even as a visa was denied to an Indian Air Force ... 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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88 dead in Pakistan floods


September 5th, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 88 people have died and around eight million affected by floods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and eastern Punjab province, a top official said.Zafar ... Read more...

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Parliament panel slams defence forces on gender issues


August 17th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A parliamentary committee Wednesday came down heavily on the army, navy and the air force on issues of gender equality, saying the armed forces have ... Read more...

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Successful trial of supersonic BrahMos cruise missile


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India Friday successfully conducted the user trial of a BrahMos supersonic guided missile capable of hitting targets that may otherwise be inaccessible like in hilly ... Read more...

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Adarsh files go missing


May 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) In yet another case, key files related to the Adarsh Housing Society went missing from the office of the union ministry of environment and forests, Central ... Read more...

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Court directs CBI to probe Deshmukh, Shinde in Adarsh scam


April 27th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe allegations of involvement of union ministers and former Maharashtra chief ministers Vilasrao ... Read more...

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Air Chief for primacy to operations given prevailing security situation


April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, today reiterated that primacy of operations in view of the prevailing security situation.Addressing the first bi-annual Air Force ... Read more...

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Indian Army chopper goes missing in Sikkim (Lead)


April 21st, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) An indigenously-built Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) of the Indian Army, with four crew members, went missing in north Sikkim Thursday leading to fears that ... Read more...

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Brit soldiers serving in Libya, Afghanistan could face redundancies


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Britain's military commanders from the Army and Navy have been told to inform soldiers and sailors currently serving in Afghanistan and Libya that they could be among the 2000 ... Read more...

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Chopper business to fly high in India


March 9th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelBangalore/Kochi, Mar 9 (ANI): If things move in the right way, Indian skies would be seeing more choppers than ever before.It is estimated that in two to three years time ... Read more...

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India faces new security threat from cyber world


February 11th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) India is facing new security threat from cyber world as increasing use of convergence technologies has changed the rules of engagements, a top defence official said Friday."Cyber security ... Read more...

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HAL awaits government nod to go public soon


February 10th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India's defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is awaiting the government's green signal to go public soon to raise funds and improve its corporate governance, an official said ... Read more...

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CBI grills three main accused in Adarsh Society scam


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation Thursday grilled three men named in the Adarsh Housing Society scam as the prime accused, an official said.Called for questioning by the ... Read more...

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Not auditing Mumbai housing scam: CAG


November 10th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India said Wednesday it is not auditing the controversial Adarsh housing society scam in Mumbai that led to the ouster ... Read more...

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Congress workers celebrate Prithviraj Chavan’s selection


November 10th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Congress party members in Maharashtra Wednesday danced to drumbeats and distributed sweets, celebrating Prithviraj Chavan being named the new state chief minister.Celebrations were seen at the state ... Read more...

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President accept’s Prithviraj Chavan’s resignation


November 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil has accepted Prithviraj Chavan's resignation as minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to enable him to take up the Maharashtra ... Read more...

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CBI probe detrimental for Army: Jaswant Singh


November 10th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Even as Defence Minister A.K. Antony ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam, former defence minister Jaswant Singh Wednesday ... Read more...

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Action soon against Adarsh housing society: Jairam Ramesh


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said action will be taken against Adarsh housing society in the next two to three days for violating environmental laws.The environment ... Read more...

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Congress asks Chavan to quit as Maharashtra chief minister (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashokrao Chavan was Tuesday asked to step down following allegations of his connection with the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Congress leaders said."Pending inquiry, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan’s resignation accepted


November 9th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday accepted the resignation of Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan over his alleged connection with the Adarsh housing society scam in Mumbai."Pending inquiry, his ... Read more...

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Congress committed to passing women’s quota bill: Sonia


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday said her party was committed to getting the women's reservation bill passed in the Lok Sabha."Despite some stiff opposition, we ensured ... Read more...

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Maharashtra environment report on Adarsh soon: Ramesh


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Maharashtra government report on alleged coastal regulation zone violation by Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society is expected by Thursday after which the environment ministry will take ... Read more...

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Sack Adarsh housing scam culprits, demands Murli Manohar Joshi


November 1st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Monday said those involved in the Adarsh Housing Society scam should not be allowed to continue in their ... Read more...

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US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

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Facts being checked in Mumbai skyscraper scam: Army chief


October 27th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Wednesday said the army is looking into the facts in the alleged role of senior defence officials in the Mumbai skyscraper scam."At ... Read more...

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