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Rear Admiral Shrikhande is IDS assistant chief (With Image)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug23 (IANS) Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, chief of staff of the Southern Naval Command, has been appointed assistant chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) in charge of financial planning ... Read more...

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(VM) Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4 percent of the officer cadre respectively and these ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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Antony triples service chiefs’ financial powers (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) With criticism mounting over delays in defence acquisitions, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday hiked the financial powers of the three armed forces headquarters to ... Read more...

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No new Tatra truck purchased after 2008: Antony


May 7th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said Tatra trucks were purchased to meet the special needs of the Indian Army but no vehicle had been ... Read more...

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Indian defence forces record 83 fratricides in 12 years


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's army, navy and air force have lost a total of 1,362 personnel in suicides and another 83 soldiers to fratricides since the year 2000, ... Read more...

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‘India on par with others in electronic warfare’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) India is on par with other countries in electronic warfare, senior scientist Saktipada Dash, who took over as director of a prestigious defence electronics research laboratory, ... Read more...

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Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak


April 24th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest defence exhibition kicks off Thursday


March 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Over 500 global defence firms from 32 countries will be displaying their land and naval warfare systems at Asia's largest military exhibition being hosted by ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Asia’s largest defence exhibition


March 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India will host from Thursday Asia's biggest defence exposition, showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination for investment in ... Read more...

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Special IPS recruitment: Court seeks government’s response


March 21st, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought the response of the central government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the government decision to recruit an ... Read more...

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No combat role for women in armed forces: Antony


March 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The government Monday made it clear that it has no proposal to induct women in combat roles in the defence forces, including as fighter pilots ... Read more...

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‘3 Idiots’ UAV inducted into counter-insurgency operations


January 30th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), that awed viewers in the Bollywood hit "3 Idiots", has been officially inducted into the paramilitary forces. The Border ... Read more...

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Maharashtra NCC bags PM’s banner trophy 15th time


January 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra National Cadet Corps (NCC) has bagged the Prime Minister's Banner Trophy as Champion Directorate for the 15th time in 21 years.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force bags R-Day parade award


January 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent that was led by a woman officer for the first time ever was Saturday adjudged the best marching team ... Read more...

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Fusion music to debut at Beating Retreat


January 28th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) For the first time, fusion music will be part of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk Sunday, marking the culmination of the 63rd ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government is bringing the state's farmers under 500 agri-credit societies to ensure they get proper prices for their produce, Governor M.K. Narayanan ... Read more...

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West Bengal celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday unfurled the tricolour as the state celebrated the 63rd Republic Day along with the rest of India.The governor took ... Read more...

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Pomp, pageantry mark Republic Day in Karnataka (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp and pageantry marked the 63rd Republic Day celebrations Thursday in Karnataka, with Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour ... 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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Karnataka celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj Thursday hoisted the tricolour to mark the 63rd Republic Day at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Ground here amid tight security.Clad in ... Read more...

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Singapore defence chief in India to expand ties


November 8th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Opportunities for expanding defence cooperation will be discussed during Singaporean defence forces chief Lt. Gen. Neo Kian Hong's three-day visit to India that began Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Armed forces feel left out of national security decision


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India's armed forces feel left out of the country's national security decision-making process and have now demanded a greater role for themselves considering their domain ... Read more...

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N-security, proliferation serious threats around India: PM


October 11th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned that nuclear security and proliferation in India's neighbourhood remained "a serious threat" and called for the country's policy-makers ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Jointness with army, navy is way forward, says IAF


October 8th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) Keeping aside all differences with the army and the navy over operational and administrative matters, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Saturday said it was convinced ... Read more...

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(After 2)Mamata’s patriotic song becomes swansong for ex-servicemen


September 18th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Former railway minister Mamata Bannerjee's patriotic song for the country's armed forces and promise of railway jobs for ex-servicemen became quite a hook for many ... Read more...

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India enhancing security on its islands: Chidambaram


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The government Friday said it was aware of the strategic importance of its island territories and was enhancing security there."The government is aware of ... 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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I-Day: PM to unfurl national flag at Red Fort


August 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday will unfurl the national flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort to celebrate India's 65th Independence Day. He ... Read more...

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Navy chief takes over as tri-services panel head


July 29th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Friday took over as the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (COSC) from outgoing Indian Air Force chief ... Read more...

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‘Indian military lacks IT-networking capability’


July 26th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Once again opposing the proposal for a five-star officer as the chief of defence staff (CDS), the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal ... Read more...

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Vice Admiral Sinha named IDS chief


June 27th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Vice Admiral Sekhar Sinha, the senior-most naval aviator, has been named the new chief of the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) after a delay of nearly ... Read more...

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India to up defences in Andamans, Lakshadweep


June 27th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Keeping in mind China's forays into the Indian Ocean region, India has approved plans to beef up its military infrastructure and force levels in the ... Read more...

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Mozambican defence minister to visit India


June 24th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) To explore opportunities to expand military relations, Mozambican Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi will be in India on a five-day visit beginning Monday, when the ... Read more...

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