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Maoists numbers, military potential increasing: Shinde


September 6th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Maoist cadres in the country are gaining in strength and have displayed military potential to form new battalions, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde warned Thursday."Naxalism ... Read more...

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Omar asks separatists to abjure violence (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday again urged separatists to join the dialogue process for lasting peace in the state.Addressing the main Independence Day ... Read more...

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Time for AFSPA removal hasn’t come: Omar


August 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 15 (IANS) The time to remove the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) hasn't come, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, as the Kashmir Valley ... Read more...

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Russia, India joint anti-terrorism drills begin Tuesday


August 7th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India will Tuesday hold an official opening of joint INDRA-2012 anti-terrorism military exercises in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, a spokesperson for Russia's ... Read more...

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Wives of Andhra cops call off protest


August 6th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 6 (IANS) The wives of the constables of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) Monday called off their protest after the police chief agreed to accept their demands ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... 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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Jawed Habib to groom CRPF barbers


May 24th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are set to get a stylish makeover, courtesy celebrity hair expert Jawed Habib, who is set to ... Read more...

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Maoism continues to be major problem: PM


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday described Maoism as continuing to be "a major problem" and sought cooperation from the states in tackling the ... Read more...

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Assam ferry tragedy: 270 still missing, rescue operations on (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 1 (IANS) The toll in Monday's Assam ferry tragedy, possibly India's worst such accident, is estimated to be around 270, with the search and rescue parties failing ... Read more...

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Iran making progress on indigenous missile


April 18th, 2012 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the country was making progress in the development and manufacture of an indigenous version of the Russian S-300 ... Read more...

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MPs question defence ministry, army on ‘coup’ reports


April 4th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Concerned over media reports of the Indian Army moving two key battalions to the national capital and army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's letter to ... Read more...

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No plans for new women’s battalions in paramilitary forces


March 13th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) There are no plans for raising new women's battalions or reserve battalions in the central armed police forces (CAPFs), parlaiment was informed Tuesday."At present, there ... Read more...

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Iran’s IRGC begins new military drill (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started a new round of drills in central Iran Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the official IRNA news ... Read more...

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Russia to deploy S-400 air defence systems near borders


February 14th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will place several new S-400 Triumf air defence systems near its borders in 2012, Air Force Commander Alexander Zelin has said.The S-400 can engage ... Read more...

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US names Al Qaeda-linked outfit as terrorist entity


January 6th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US government has designated the Al Qaeda Kurdish Battalions (AQKB), which operates between Iraq and Iran, as a "specially designated global terrorist entity" that will ... Read more...

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Chidambaram launches BSF’s intranet project


January 5th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram Thursday inaugurated the Border Security Force's (BSF) Rs.229 crore intranet project, which facilitate its personnel to easily access their personal data ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits Jharkhand, Odisha to review Maoist operations


November 9th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi/Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday visited the Maoist-affected states of Jharkhand and Odisha to review operations against the rebels and also implementation of the ... Read more...

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Iran says still puzzled over scrapped arms deal with Russia


October 11th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian foreign ministry has again expressed its surprise over Russia's decision to scrap a deal to deliver S-300 air defense systems to Tehran but ... Read more...

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Five killed in armed clash in Rajasthan


September 15th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 14 (IANS) Tension gripped Rajasthan's Bharatpur district Wednesday after at least five people were killed in an armed clash that also left 10 injured, mostly with gunshot wounds, ... Read more...

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No threat from China: New ITBP chief


September 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) No recent Chinese aggression has taken place on the India-China border and there is no threat from the neighbouring country, Director General of the Indo-Tibetan ... Read more...

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Three more SSB battalions to to be deployed on Nepal border


August 30th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Three additional battalions of the paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will soon be deployed on the Nepal border running along Bihar to curb the activities ... Read more...

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Special forces, UAVs to be used against Maoists


August 30th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Specialised India Reserve Battalions would soon be raised to implement and safeguard various development projects in Maoist-affected areas and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) would also ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles to continue to guard Myanmar border


August 4th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Nongkrem (Meghalaya), Aug 4 (IANS) Troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) will not replace the Assam Rifles to guard the unfenced India-Myanmar border, Assam Rifles chief Lt. Gen. Rameshwar ... Read more...

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13 new armed police units for Maoist areas


August 1st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government has approved raising of 13 new Specialised India Reserve Battalions (SIRBs), a central armed police force, with engineering components for deployment in ... Read more...

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To plug officer shortage, Indian Army to open Bihar academy


June 17th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Grappling with a shortage of over 12,500 army officers, India is all set to open a swanky new military training academy at Gaya in Bihar ... Read more...

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Maoists kill five security personnel in Jharkhand


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, May 3 (ANI): At least five security personnel were killed and over 31 others injured after Maoists struck in two different districts of Jharkhand on Tuesday.According to reports, the injured are ... Read more...

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CRPF to have own intelligence wing: Director General


April 11th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Apr 11(ANI): Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is taking new strategies and forming its independent intelligence wing to be better equipped in its fight against insurgents and Maoist, CRPF ... Read more...

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CRPF forming spy wing to counter Maoists


April 11th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is in the final stage of forming its own intelligence wing to effectively deal with Maoists and separatist outfits, a ... Read more...

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Further troop cut in Kashmir as situation improves: Home secretary (Interview)


April 10th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said there will be further troop reduction in Jammu and Kashmir as the situation improves in the state but forces deployed ... Read more...

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Indian rescuers step up efforts to stabilise tsunami-hit Japan town


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 3 (ANI): The Indian rescue team that has taken charge of the search for people in the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit town of Onagawa in Japan, has reportedly taken out the body ... Read more...

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India sending 45-member search and rescue team to Japan


March 24th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India is a sending a 45-member search and rescue team Friday to be deployed in quake and tsunami ravaged regions of Japan.This will be ... Read more...

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Improve India’s sex ratio, says president


March 17th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday strongly emphasised the need to improve India's skewed sex ratio."Today, there are fewer women in India than men, and if this ... Read more...

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Tripura troopers deployed for poll duty


March 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers will provide security during the upcoming assembly polls, a top official said Wednesday."Twelve companies of India Reserve Battalions of the TSR ... Read more...

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AFSPA may go this year: Omar


March 5th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) The Armed Forces Special Powers Act, granting immunity to the army and paramilitary forces in anti-insurgency operations, may go from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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