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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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Countdown to army chief’s retirement begins


May 5th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The countdown to Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh hanging up his boots May 31 began Saturday with his first farewell visit to the Western ... Read more...

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UAE, Iraqi army chiefs meet


April 8th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 8 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iraq have discussed new ways to enhance their military cooperation.The issues were discussed during a meeting between UAE's Chief ... Read more...

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No ‘c’ word in Indian Army’s lexicon (Comment)


April 7th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
The dreaded 'c'-word has rarely been uttered in connection with the Indian Army because it is supposed to have inherited in full measure the professional traditions of its colonial mentors ... Read more...

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A government buffeted by military and civil society (Comment)


March 31st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
The Congress' woes seem endless. No sooner had the party experienced a resounding rebuff in the recent assembly elections than it had to gird its loins to face a series ... 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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Antony blames army for chief’s age row (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday blamed the army for the dispute over chief Gen V.K. Singh's age and denied that there was any civil-military confrontation ... Read more...

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No civil-military confrontation: Antony on age row


January 31st, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Downplaying the controversy over army chief Gen V.K. Singh's age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the issue should not be seen as a civil-military ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ambitions run far beyond Afghanistan (Comment)


December 5th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Throughout its short history, Pakistan has bewildered its critics by lurching from crisis to crisis and yet somehow not only surviving but seeming to emerge militarily charged after every trial.While ... Read more...

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Ex-defence, political leaders slammed by CAG for Adarsh scam (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's former military commanders and sections of the political leadership and bureaucracy have come in for sharp criticism from the government's chief auditor for grabbing ... Read more...

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CAG slams military, political leadership for Adarsh scam


August 9th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's former military commanders and sections of the political leadership and bureaucracy have come in for sharp criticism from the government's chief auditor for usurping ... Read more...

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India sending army chief’s aide to US-led meet


July 26th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a major snub for the Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, the government has rejected his request to attend a US-sponsored meet in Singapore ... Read more...

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Army chiefs issue sex guide for troops home from Afghanistan


April 20th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): Army chiefs have issued a sex guide for troops home from Afghanistan.The 40-page manual tells squaddies how to get their love lives back on track after six ... Read more...

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo under house arrest


April 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Abidjan, Apr 13 (ANI): Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has been placed under house arrest, said President Alassane Ouattara's Government.Gbagbo, who claimed victory in the November presidential run-off and ... Read more...

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US army’s pocket-sized spy drone disguised as hummingbird unveiled


February 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The US army has unveiled a pocket-sized spy drone disguised as a hummingbird - it measures just 16 centimetres and weighs less than an AA battery.The mini spy ... Read more...

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Army tightens rules to prevent land scams


January 28th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With a series of land scams staring in its face, the army Thursday said it has tightened rules for grant of no-objection certificates (NOC) to transfer ... Read more...

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Navy, Army vice chiefs to get highest service medal


January 25th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Navy vice chief Vice Admiral D.K. Dewan and his Army counterpart Lieutenant General Arvinder Singh Lamba are among the 28 senior defence officers recommended for the ... Read more...

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No guilty will be spared in land scams, says Pallam Raju


January 18th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) No one found guilty in the land scams that have hit the defence ministry will be "let off the hook", Minister of State for Defence M.M. ... Read more...

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Ex-minister, ex-Army chief may be probed for ‘illegal’ land transfer


January 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A former minister and an ex-Army chief are likely to come under the government's scanner over alleged "illegal transfer" of prime defence land in Mumbai's Kandivali to ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court pulls up Maharashtra Govt. over Adarsh scam


December 21st, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Tuesday slammed the Maharashtra Government over the controversial Adarsh Housing Society scam saying it is 'a clear-cut case of manipulation' by its officers ... Read more...

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Indian Army Chief VK Singh to be honoured in Nepal


December 21st, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 21 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General VK Singh, who is in Kathmandu on a four-day official visit to Nepal, will be decorated with the honorary rank of General of the ... Read more...

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Bin Laden funded Nawaz for taking part in elections: Musharraf


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 19 (ANI): Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden funded PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif for taking part in elections, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has claimed.According to a TV channel, Musharraf ... Read more...

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CBI likely to file case in Adarsh Housing scam today


November 12th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file a case in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam today.A CBI spokesman said a letter from Defence ... Read more...

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Scams trigger stormy start to parliament winter session (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The winter session of parliament Tuesday got off to a stormy start with opposition parties targeting the government over "scams after scams" and demanded a debate ... Read more...

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Antony recommends CBI probe into Adarsh Housing Society scam


November 9th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI):Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday recommended a CBI probe to fix responsibility of the armed forces and defence estates officers in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in ... Read more...

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Adarsh society scam: Sonia Gandhi accepts Ashok Chavan’s resignation


November 9th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 9 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday accepted Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's resignation offer following the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.Chavan has been asked to submit ... Read more...

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‘Nawaz will neither regain power nor be able to try me in court of law’: Musharraf


November 8th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 8 (ANI): Former President Pervez Mushrraf has lashed out at Nawaz Sharif for his threats of trying him for treason when he returns to power, saying the PML-N ... Read more...

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Navy to submit Adarsh Society scam final report


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov 3 (ANI): The Indian Navy will submit a final report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam based on its internal inquiry on Wednesday.Earlier, the navy had informed the ... Read more...

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All corruption, nepotism charges would be dealt after due investigation: Digvijay Singh


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Even as top Congress leaders chose to remain silent on the graft charges related to Mumbai's Adarsh Housing Society scam and the XIXth Commonwealth Games projects, ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi silent on Maharashtra housing scam, CWG


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday steered clear of two raging controversies- the financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games and the alleged involvement of Maharashtra Chief ... Read more...

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Premature to comment on Adarsh Housing scam: Pranab Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is expected to meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Tuesday evening, with regard to Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, has ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM Chavan to meet Mukherjee


October 31st, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who has been summoned to New Delhi by the Congress High Command after his name figured in Mumbai's Adarsh Society scam, ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: Maharashtra CM to meet Sonia Gandhi today


October 30th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been summoned to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi here today in connection with the controversial Adarsh Housing Society project.According ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society scam: ‘I welcome any sort of CBI probe’, says Chavan


October 29th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting to the allegations surrounding the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Friday said that he did not abuse his position to help ... Read more...

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Mumbai building issue being examined, says Antony


October 25th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said that the government is "seriously" looking into the construction of a multi-storey building, with several defence officers among its owners, allegedly ... Read more...

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