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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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Insurgency problem improving in Helmand: UK commander


February 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): The British commander in Helmand, Brigadier James Chiswell, has said insurgency is on the wane in the Afghan province of Helmand.Brigadier Chiswell, however, said it was too ... Read more...

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Southern Command celebrates Indian Army Day


January 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Valiant soldiers of the country were honoured with medals and citations on the occasion of the 63rd Indian Army Day celebrated at the Southern Command Headquarters here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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British officer terms handing of combat operations to Afghans ‘disaster’


January 14th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 14 (ANI): A top British commander serving in Afghanistan has expressed fears the handing over of combat operations in 2014 to the Afghan Army, terming such a move as a ... Read more...

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Coalition routs Taliban in southern Afghanistan


October 21st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Arghandab/Kabul (Afghanistan), Oct. 21 (ANI): American and Afghan forces have reportedly routed the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, forcing many hardened fighters to flee strongholds that they have held for years.The New ... Read more...

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US army officers call Brit troop withdrawal from Basra in 2007 “a defeat”


September 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Senior American army officers have claimed that Britain's withdrawal of troops from Basra in Iraq in 2007 was a 'defeat,' which left the city 'terrorised' by militias.General ... Read more...

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Churchill reined in army enthusiasm for fox hunts in the Rhine


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.2 (ANI): Former Tory Prime Minister Winston Churchill is said to have prevented senior British Army officers from undertaking equestrian pursuits in Germany immediately after the Second World War.According to National ... Read more...

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UK commander says Karzai’s step-bro would rather watch Chelsea play


May 14th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, May 14 (ANI): A senior British commander attached with the NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, has revealed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, would "rather be watching ... Read more...

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‘Python’ is British Army’s winning weapon against Afghan roadside bombs


February 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 18(ANI): The British Army is using a 230-metre long snake-like explosive device as an unlikely weapon against roadside bombs, the biggest killer of their soldiers in Afghanistan.The 'Python rocket-propelled ... Read more...

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War widows to be inducted into the Army


January 15th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delh, Jan.15 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said on Friday said that keeping in view the Indian Army standards, they would consider inducting the widows of defence personnel into ... Read more...

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Army commemorates 62nd foundation day


January 15th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian army commemorated its 62nd Foundation Day, by paying homage to its martyrs at the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' in the national capital on Friday.'Amar Jawan ... Read more...

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US-UK alliance in Iraq was marked by tension: Report


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (DPA) The tense relationship between US and British commanders following the 2003 invasion of Iraq was highlighted in British media reports Monday ahead of public hearings in a far-reaching ... Read more...

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Classified documents reveal hostility between Brit, US commanders


November 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.23 (ANI): A deep hostility prevailed between British and American military commanders in Iraq, classified government documents leaked to the Daily Telegraph, have revealed.In the papers, the British chief of ... Read more...

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Ex-Taliban fighters to be lured away from fighting through cash, jobs


November 11th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Nov.11 (ANI): Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and international forces are reportedly drawing up a scheme that will include spending hundreds of millions of pounds on recruiting former Taliban fighters for ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of Brits against war in Afghanistan: BBC


November 8th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8(ANI): An opinion poll commissioned by the BBC has found that 64 percent people believe that it is impossible to win the war in AfghanistanThe ComRes opinion poll also ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda ‘on the run’ in Pakistan: Official


October 16th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 16 (DPA) The unmanned air strikes by US forces in Pakistan have Al Qaeda fighters "on the run" and are preventing them from gaining access to nuclear weapons, a former ... Read more...

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British troops who fight Taliban seven times a day have double death rate than Americans


October 11th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 11 (ANI): British troops stationed in Afghanistan are fighting the Taliban seven times a day and therefore have almost twice the death rate compared to US forces, the British ... Read more...

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‘RAF would have lost ‘Battle of Britain’ with Afghanistan-like shortage’


October 7th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 7 (ANI): A former British commander has lambasted the equipment shortage faced by the country's troops in Afghanistan and said that had the Royal Air Force been faced the ... Read more...

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The Bunker Hill Day Celebration


June 17th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by GD
Today, June 17, is the Bunker Hill Day. Though a lot of negative thoughts and feelings have circulated regarding the whole concept of the 'holiday', it will still be a celebrated ... Read more...

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Outspoken diplomat made British Representative for Afghanistan, Pakistan (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) A senior diplomat whose tendency to speak his mind has ruffled feathers from Hong Kong to Washington has been appointed Britain's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Sherard Cowper-Coles, ... Read more...

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Homage to unknown solider marks 61st Indian Army Day


January 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian Army commemorated its 61st Foundation Day by paying homage to the unknown soldier at the ''Amar Jawan Jyoti'' here on Wednesday. Chiefs of the three ... Read more...

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Indian army commemorates 61st Foundation Day


January 15th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian Army commemorated its 61st Foundation Day by paying homage to the unknown soldier at the ''Amar Jawan Jyoti'' here on Wednesday. Chiefs of the three ... Read more...

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No peace with terrorists who burnt my Mumbai: Rushdie


December 30th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) Indian-origin writer Salman Rushdie says he is "desperately upset" by the terrorist attacks on Mumbai - his place of birth - and strongly disagrees with the view that ... Read more...

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Taliban can’t be defeated: British commander


October 5th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) The senior-most British army commander in Afghanistan says the international community should strike a political deal with Taliban militants as they cannot be defeated militarily.“We're not going to ... Read more...

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