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Renowned F1 doctor Watkins passes away


September 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Former FIA medical delegate Professor Sid Watkins, who served for nearly three decades as Formula One's doctor and medical chief, has died at the age of ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to earn danger money in Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kabul, Sept 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Harry who is the third in command in the British army arrived in Bastion camp in Afghanistan where he is expected to complete his tour. He ... 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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Olympics: Security is top priority, says Cameron


July 27th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Security during the London Olympic Games was the British government's main concern, Prime Minister David Cameron has said."Obviously, our main concern is to have secure ... Read more...

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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

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NASA trains astronauts to land on asteroid


May 13th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 13 (IANS) In a space mission straight from the movie "Armageddon", astronauts are being trained to land on an asteroid, explore it for minerals and even destroy the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis plotted to bomb British army base using toy car


May 1st, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Four Pakistani-Britons have been charged with taking inspiration from Al Qaeda magazine Inspire, and plotting to use a toy car to attack a base of the ... Read more...

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Thieves steal memorial to fallen heroes in Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Thieves in Britain have stolen a giant bronze statue set up to commemorate fallen heroes serving with the Army Air Corps, a component of the British ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief leaves for Britain on official visit


February 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Just three days after the Supreme Court nixed his plea on changing his birth date, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday left on a ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Britain from Monday


February 12th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Just three days after the Supreme Court rejected his plea to reconcile his birth date in official records as May 10, 1951, Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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British military chief outlines future army size


February 1st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) A top British military officer has outlined the shape of the country's army in the future as smaller and of a contingency posture, Xinhua reported.Chief of ... Read more...

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It is an honour to be in India: Polo legend Gracida


December 18th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Legendary polo player Carlos Gracida Sunday said it was an honour for him to visit India and play at the 150-year-old Calcutta Polo Club, the oldest ... Read more...

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Indian polo team beat British Army, win Saragarhi Challenge Cup


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Watched by an enthusiastic crowd at the Jaipur polo grounds here, the Indian polo team defeated the British Army 7-3 to win the annual Saragarhi ... Read more...

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Indian soldiers and 11.11.11.11 connection in Belgium


November 13th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Every year, at 11.11 hours Nov 11, an Indian Army team is in Ypres, Belgium, to observe the anniversary of the Armistice that ended ... Read more...

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Nod for London police to use rubber bullets on student protesters


November 9th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 8 (IANS) Students protesting in central London Wednesday over hiked university fees run the risk of getting shot at by rubber bullets, the police said Tuesday.A police spokesman ... Read more...

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Indian Army team wins gold at World patrol meet


November 7th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Indian Army has emerged the best patrolling force in the world with a team from the Gorkha Rifles regiment winning an international competition also ... Read more...

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Over 2,300 Taliban join Afghan peace process: NATO


August 29th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 29 (IANS) Around 2,380 Taliban militants have renounced violence and joined the Afghan government-initiated peace process over the past one-and-half years, a NATO spokesman said Monday."Today, 2,385 ... Read more...

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British army cleared of torturing Iraqi to death


August 28th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) An inquiry into the death of an Iraqi national in British custody in Iraq has cleared the army of systematic torture, according to a media report.But ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Taliban planning ’spectacular’ attack in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The Taliban are planning a "spectacular" terror attack in Afghanistan, the British army commander in the country has warned.Brigadier Ed Davis, who leads the Task ... Read more...

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First India-France army war game in Sept-Oct


July 29th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India will for the first time hold a joint army war game with France when platoon-sized forces from each side undertake counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia ... Read more...

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Britain’s Coldstream Guards ‘facing the axe’ after 360 years


July 24th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The Coldstream Guards, the British Army's oldest regiment and loved by tourists for their red tunics and bearskin hats, are facing the axe after 360 years ... Read more...

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Tribals Call Goa DGP ‘General Dyer’ (Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Outraged tribal leaders Monday called Goa's Director General of Police 'General Dyer of Goa' after he said he would have "ordered fire" during a tribal protest ... Read more...

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Gurkhas take pension battle to European rights court


June 20th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Nepalese veterans of the British Army are taking their battle for equal pension rights to the European Court of Human Rights, the Guardian reported Monday.After winning ... Read more...

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Tribals call Goa DGP ‘General Dyer’


June 20th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 20 (IANS) Outraged tribal leaders here Monday called Goa's Director General of Police (DGP) the 'General Dyer of Goa', after the top cop Saturday said that he would ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to return to Afghan combat duty


June 16th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry would soon return to combat duty in Afghanistan as he has been cleared as an Apache helicopter pilot, the Sky News reported.The ... Read more...

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Once taboo, tattoos now the new fashion statement


May 7th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) When Lokesh Varma, the son of an affluent army family in New Delhi, announced he wanted to forswear his MBA degree and his job with ... Read more...

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Named after British general, Abbottabad not far from Islamabad


May 2nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) The city of Abbottabad, where Al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden was killed in the early hours of Monday, is in the district by the same name ... 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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Ava Gardner’s sex pact with Brit war hero who inspired James Bond


April 14th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 14 (ANI): The memoir of a late British war hero has revealed the amorous sex life he led, a sex pact he made with actress Ava Gardner, and how he ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan hit out against ‘ironed uniforms policy’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): British troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have hit out at the 'ironed uniforms policy' saying that they have enough to worry about without being forced to press ... Read more...

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Young Gaddafi hated the ‘ugly British’, once drank water from a finger bowl


April 10th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Libya's former Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa had more than 30 years ago written a university dissertation on Libyan leader Gaddafi - which has now been uncovered.The 226-page study ... Read more...

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Brit special forces goes undercover to asses Mumbai-style attack during 2012 Olympics


April 10th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): British Army's special forces undercover soldiers are scouting major shopping centres in London to assess the capital's vulnerability to a Mumbai-style attack during the 2012 Olympics.A terror attack ... Read more...

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6 brigadiers face the axe in Britain


April 6th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) Six brigadiers are among 1,000 personnel who face the axe as part of huge cuts in the British Army, a media report said Wednesday.The Sun ... Read more...

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Gurkhas get axe as Britain reduces troops (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) Hundreds of Nepalese Gurkha soldiers serving in the British Army and fighting for equal pay, perks and pension received yet another stunning blow Monday as the ... Read more...

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