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Army chief reviews Southern Army Command’s readiness


September 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and interacted with senior officers over contemporary challenges being ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Barely weeks before the once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets under way in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume joint military exercises after a ... Read more...

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Indian Army buying 20 mini-UAVs for Kashmir


August 29th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) To better arm its troops fighting insurgents in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is buying 20 man-portable, mini unmanned aerial ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Indian air chief in Brazil to deepen defence ties


August 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, who heads the Indian Air Force, Tuesday left for Brazil on a bilateral visit when he will inspect the ... Read more...

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Army chief on first visit to Ladakh


August 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Friday began a three-day tour of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation in the region which ... Read more...

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Britain equipping Syrian rebels with satellite phones


August 5th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British officials are secretly equipping Syrian rebel groups with satellite phones in a bid to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the Daily Mail reported.The supply of the ... Read more...

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Antony visits forward posts in Kashmir


July 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited a forward post in the Kupwara sector on the final day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and interacted ... Read more...

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Giant national flag hoisted at Kargil war memorial


July 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A giant national flag was hoisted at the Kargil war memorial in Drass Friday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the war.Member ... Read more...

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Colombia to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect pipeline


July 12th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Colombia's government plans to deploy 5,000 soldiers to protect the Bicentennial Pipeline, a 960 km conduit currently under construction.Mines and Energy Minister Mauricio Cardenas made the ... Read more...

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‘No cover-ups, army’s secular character to be maintained’ (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) There would be no cover-ups and the "secular, apolitical" character of the force would be maintained, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh asserted Friday, ... Read more...

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No row will be brushed under carpet: army chief


June 1st, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) On his first day in office, Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh Friday sent out a strong message regarding difficulties facing the force, including sexual ... Read more...

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Concerned over murder charges against officers: Retiring army chief (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a parting shot on the day he hung up his boots as the Indian Army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh expressed "concern" Thursday over murder ... Read more...

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Gen Bikram Singh assumes command of Indian Army (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Gen Bikram Singh, an infantryman, Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army, bringing to an end the controversial 26 month tenure of ... Read more...

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Gen Bikram Singh is Indian Army chief


May 31st, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Gen Bikram Singh, an infantry officer, Thursday took over as the 27th Indian Army chief from Gen V.K. Singh, who retired from service after a ... Read more...

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20 Al Qaeda terrorists killed in Yemen


May 26th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 26 (IANS) At least 20 Al Qaeda terrorists were killed Saturday in an operation launched by the Yemeni army in southern Abyan province, the defence ministry said.Elements of ... Read more...

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Over 400 militants waiting to enter valley: Army


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) The army apprehends an increase in infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control (LoC) during the coming month, said a senior official who warned that ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa orders release of jailed ex-army chief


May 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has pardoned jailed former army commander Sarath Fonseka and authorised his release, a presidential spokesman said Sunday.Bandula Jayasekera said the document ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan ex-army chief gets bail


May 18th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka's jailed former army chief Sarath Fonseka Friday got bail in a case in which he is accused of harbouring army deserters.Fonseka was granted the ... Read more...

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‘India can respond to any misadventure by Pakistan’


May 16th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Pune, May 15 (IANS) India is fully capable of responding to any misadventure by Pakistan despite the west-side neighbour acquiring nuclear weapons, a top Indian Army commander said here ... Read more...

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Army commander visits forward areas on LoC


May 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 7 (IANS) The General-Officer-Commanding in Chief (GOC in C) of Northern Command Lt Gen K.T. Parnaik Monday visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka against disguising global influence


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.Addressing a May Day rally ... Read more...

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Colombian troops kill rebel blamed for 84 deaths


April 18th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, April 18 (IANS/EFE) Colombian troops killed a rebel who was behind a 1998 attack on a fuel pipeline that left 84 people dead, the army said Tuesday.Julian Artigas was ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief-designate conferred medal for distinguished service


April 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army's chief-designate and present Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh and vice chief Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh were among senior armed ... Read more...

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India’s first field marshal Sam Manekshaw remembered


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu), April 3 (IANS) One of India's most celebrated soldiers, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, was remembered on his 98th birth anniversary Tuesday, with Defence Minister A.K. Antony and ... Read more...

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Army recommended promotion of graft-accused officer: Antony


March 29th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday said General V.K. Singh-led Army Headquarters had recently recommended promotion of the lieutenant general against whom the army chief has ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief gets May 31 retirement notice; Israel trip nixed (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government Tuesday informed army chief General V.K. Singh that he will retire May 31, bringing the curtains down on a two-year row over his ... Read more...

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Retirement notice issued to Indian Army chief


February 28th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh, who was till a fortnight ago engaged in a bitter legal battle over his date of birth, was Tuesday ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribesmen praised for assisting army


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A Pakistan Army commander has praised the tribesmen of the northwestern region for assisting the country's armed forces against terrorists."Anti-state elements" have carried out many ... Read more...

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Iran might go on a preemptive strike


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Iran raised the tensions between the Islamic state and its foes further when the country revealed that a preemptive strike is possible. An Iranian army commander gave ... Read more...

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It’s official: 1950 is army chief’s year of birth (Timeline)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) After many twists and turns, the curtains camd down Friday on the festering row over Indian Army chief V.K. Singh's age, with the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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Supreme Court told order on army chief withdrawn (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The government Friday told the Supreme Court that it had withdrawn a Dec 30 order rejecting a complaint from army chief Gen. V.K. Singh against ... Read more...

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1950 or 1951? That’s the vital question for Gen. V.K. Singh


February 9th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
The Supreme Court will hear Friday the Indian Army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh's petition to correct his year of birth from 1950 to 1951. He says it's a matter of honour ... Read more...

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Army chief reviews Kashmir border security


February 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh reviewed the security along the border with Pakistan, Pakistan-administered Kashmir and China in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, an official said."The ... Read more...

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