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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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Parliament panel concurs with Indian Army chief on arms shortages


April 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel on defence Monday concurred with Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh on shortage of arms and ammunition in the force, noting ... Read more...

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Ready for any challenge: Indian Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Army is ready to face any challenge, external or internal, as it is equipped with ultra-modern technology, the head of the 1.13 million-strong ... Read more...

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Nine survive military helicopter crash in Colombia


December 5th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 5 (IANS/EFE) Nine people - five soldiers and four crewmen - survived the crash of a military helicopter in the northern Colombian province of Cordoba, the army said.The ... Read more...

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Army officer surrenders in dowry case


November 15th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Having failed to secure a stay from the Supreme Court against his arrest in a dowry case filed by his estranged wife, an Indian Army major ... Read more...

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Indian chopper incursion like a CBM: Pakistani daily


October 25th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) The lesson to be learnt from the Indian helicopter that entered Pakistani airspace is that "a drama need not be turned into a crisis", said ... Read more...

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Pakistan scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper


October 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan had scrambled a fighter jet after an Indian helicopter flew into its territory and the chopper was warned that it would be fired at if ... Read more...

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Indian Army plans force accretion near Pakistan, China borders


October 10th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Indian Army has detailed plans for force accretion along the western and northern borders with Pakistan and China as part of its transformation efforts. ... Read more...

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Army air unit going for Congo UN mission


September 6th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An Indian Army aviation unit, comprising six light helicopters and 70 personnel, will leave Wednesday for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Congo's restive ... Read more...

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Four military personnel dead in helicopter crash in northeast India


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- Four military personnel bodies on Friday were recovered after their helicopter crashed in northeast India, the Hindu newspaper reported.An Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of India's ... Read more...

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Four army officers dead in Sikkim chopper crash (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 22 (IANS) Four army personnel, including two majors, were found dead in Sikkim Friday, with the wreckage of their helicopter being found a day after it went missing ... Read more...

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Missing Army chopper found in Sikkim


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Apr 22 (ANI): The Advance Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' of Army Aviation Corps that went missing in Sikkim on Thursday was found in pieces today.All four passengers including two pilots and two ... Read more...

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Prince Harry promoted to Army Captain


April 17th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Prince Harry has been promoted to the rank of captain by the British army, palace officials have announced.The prince has achieved the rank after completing five years' ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old twins from Jammu co-pilot IAF microlite


March 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), March 13 (IANS) Swapnil and Swapnila, seven-year-old brother-sister twins from Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday created history by becoming the first children from the state to co-pilot a microlite ... Read more...

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CII organizing two-day International Seminar on military modernization


March 7th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) is organizing a two-day International Seminar on military modernization at the ... Read more...

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Army loses two pilots in Nashik chopper crash (Second lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian Army Wednesday lost two of its experienced pilots when their helicopter crashed into a residential area in Maharashtra's Nashik city. The pilots, Major Atul Garje ... Read more...

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IAF combat planes set capital’s skies ablaze


January 26th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) front line fighter jets, including Russian-origin Sukhois and MiG-29s and Anglo-French Jaguars, Wednesday set the capital's skies ablaze with their flying display during ... Read more...

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Nation gets set to celebrate 61st Republic Day


January 25th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day on Wednesday with the usual armed forces march past and culturally rich fanfare.President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, ... Read more...

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28-aircraft flypast at Republic Day parade


January 21st, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army will stage a 28-aircraft flypast, including a special manoeuvre by a frontline Sukhoi SU-30 fighter jet, during the ... Read more...

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Army rescues two Austrian trekkers


August 12th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 12 (IANS) Two Austrian nationals who had gone for trekking in Ladakh but were stranded after meeting with an accident were rescued by the Indian army from the cold desert ... Read more...

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Leh toll 167, five foreigners among dead (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) The toll in the devastating flash floods caused by the sudden cloudburst in Leh town in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region went up Tuesday to 167, including five ... Read more...

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Rescue operations intensified in Leh, 151 foreigners relocated (Lead)


August 10th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 10 (IANS) More than 150 foreign tourists trapped in Leh, where flashfloods have killed 165 people, were relocated to safer places Tuesday as the Indian Army intensified its rescue and ... Read more...

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Pak to purchase 10 Bell 412 helicopters from US


May 25th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, May 25(ANI): The Pakistan Government has formally written to the United States for purchasing 10 Bell 412 helicopters at a cost of 60 million dollars.According to reports, the Foreign Military Financing ... Read more...

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US hands over two Bell 412 EP helicopters to Pak for counterinsurgency efforts


May 19th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 19 (ANI): The United States has provided two Bell 412 EP helicopters to Pakistan, which would be used in its counterinsurgency operations.The choppers were handed over by the US Army ... Read more...

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US delivers new helicopters to Pakistan


May 18th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, May 18 (IANS) The US delivered two helicopters to Pakistan Tuesday to help the Pakistan Army in its counter-insurgency efforts, the US embassy said. US Army officer Brig. Gen. Michael ... Read more...

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US delivers Cobra helicopter gunships to Pakistan


March 16th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) In a move that is likely to raise temperatures across the border, the US has delivered a squadron of 14 AH-1 Cobra advanced helicopter gunships to Pakistan. The US ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills 15 (Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 12 tribal paramilitary troopers and three civilians were killed when a suicide bomber targeted their vehicle in Pakistan's restive northwest Wednesday, officials said. Thirteen troopers of ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army chopper crashes, two missing


February 10th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Feb 10 (IANS) A Pakistani Army Aviation helicopter crashed Wednesday in the country's tribal northwestern region and its pilot and gunner were feared killed. The helicopter crashed near the Tirah valley ... Read more...

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High alert ahead of Republic Day Parade 2010


January 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): In the run up to Republic Day and in the wake of a heightened alert, the Army is ready to tackle all security related issues.Lt. General ... Read more...

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Army commanders’ conference to review operational preparedness


October 20th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Army commanders conference, which will be held at New Delhi from October 21-24, will review the operational preparedness of the Army along with the operational plans ... Read more...

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Stranded Army expedition team evacuated from Pin Parbati pass


September 14th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): The Indian Air Force team on Sunday rescued and evacuated 19 members of the Army Mountaineering Expedition team from the Pin Parbati pass in Himachal Pradesh with ... Read more...

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China preparing to hold massive military drill


May 6th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 6 (ANI): The Chinese military will hold a massive military drill, involving 50,000 troops in the second half of this year.According to the Headquarters of General Staff, Chinese People's Liberation ... Read more...

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Chinese female combat pilots to debut at National Day Parade


April 2nd, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jinzhou (China), April 2 (Xinhua) China's first batch of female combat pilots will debut at the National Day Parade in October this year, an official said Thursday. Sixteen female fighter jet pilots ... Read more...

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Brahmos to be main attraction of Armys Republic Day contingent


January 23rd, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): BrahMos, a 290-km range cruise missile that can touch 2.8 times the speed of sound, will be the main attraction of the army contingent for the ... Read more...

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Toll in Pakistan mall blaze rises to 12 (Lead)


December 22nd, 2008 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (Xinhua) The death toll from a shopping centre fire in the eastern Pakistani city of Rawalpindi reached 12 as more bodies were recovered from the rubbles of the collapsed ... Read more...

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