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India clears $2.4 bn plan to buy cargo planes for IAF


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's defence ministry Monday gave its nod for an Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to buy 56 transport planes worth $2.4 billion to augment its ... Read more...

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Want to cut red-tape in defence ties with India: US (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the US rebalancing its strategic focus to Asia-Pacific, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a ... Read more...

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Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russian-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, ... Read more...

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Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan


April 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russia-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, ... Read more...

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India to induct Akash missiles, holds war game in northeast (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Conscious of threats from China from the northeastern borders, India is inducting its indigenous Akash missiles in the region, even as its air force ... Read more...

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Defence modernisation: Critical deals materialised, others faced time overruns (2011 in retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India's quest to modernise its armed forces into a lean, mean fighting machine continued in 2011, with a few critical deals materialising and several ... Read more...

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Pakistan takes control of Shamsi airbase as US leaves


December 11th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 11 (IANS) Pakistan's defence ministry Sunday took control of the Shamsi airbase as the US vacated the facility after the government ordered this following the NATO strikes ... Read more...

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India among C-130 plane operators at Lockheed meet


October 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India, among the new operators of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules cargo planes, is attending a three-day conference being hosted by the American major company in ... Read more...

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Indian Army wants night landing facilities in border airfields


October 10th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Indian Army has asked the defence ministry to get about a dozen airfields and advanced landing grounds (ALGs) in Jammu and Kashmir and ... Read more...

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Al-Awlaki’s death major blow to Al Qaeda: Obama


October 1st, 2011 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday said the killing of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen is a major blow to the Al Qaeda in the ... Read more...

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Army fans out for relief operations


September 19th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 19 (IANS) A day after a powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude ravaged the Sikkim-Nepal border, killing at least 30 in India, the army Monday was busy carrying ... Read more...

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Deaths, destruction as strong quake hits India, Nepal


September 19th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Gangtok/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and at least 160 injured Sunday as a 6.8 intensity earthquake ravaged the Sikkim-Nepal border region, jolting large ... Read more...

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PM orders meeting of disaster authority


September 18th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called an emergency meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern India. The prime minister ... Read more...

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Plastic based deadly explosive used in Delhi blast


September 7th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Terrorists may have used hard-to-detect plastic-based explosive PETN in Wednesday's Delhi High Court blast -- the same substance used in the underwear bomb plot on ... Read more...

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Clinton pitches for more military sales to India


July 19th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With their strategic proximity growing, the US Tuesday pitched for more military sales to India, a call soon after Washington decided to cut $800 ... Read more...

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India approves $4.1 bn deal for 10 C-17 airlifters from US (Lead)


June 6th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India Monday approved the purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 strategic heavy-lifters at an estimated cost of $4.1 billion from the US in a giant ... Read more...

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Hackers attack Lockheed Martin site


May 29th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) Hackers attacked the site of Lockheed Martin, a top American military weapons developer, Saturday night, but officials said no sensitive information was stolen during the ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planned ‘nuclear hell storm’ after 9/11: WikiLeaks


May 13th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned attacks on US nuclear power plants, airports and even the Brooklyn Bridge after 9/11, Pakistani terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told his interrogators, ... Read more...

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Boeing India chief downplays rejection, hopeful of better deals in future


April 29th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29(ANI): A day after India rejected Boeing's bid to sell fighter jets, the company's India chief put up a brave face on Friday saying the partnership with India ... Read more...

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Turkey finds nothing illegal in detained Iran cargo plane


March 17th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday released the detained Iran cargo plane after a search found nothing illegal, the Hürriyet Daily News reported.On Tuesday night, Turkish fighter jets ... Read more...

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Home-grown terror threat “real, different and constant”: US Attorney General


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): US Attorney General Eric Holder has warned although the country is ready to thwart attacks, Americans should be aware that threat of home-grown terror activities are "real and ... Read more...

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Al-Qaida’s latest threat to US: poisoning food in hotels, restaurants over single weekend


December 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): The latest Al-Qaida terror threat to the United States reportedly involves the possible use of poisons aimed at food in hotels and restaurants over a single weekend.According ... Read more...

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Logan Airport Bomb Scare Resolved Finally


November 24th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The presence of a suspicious package at Boston's Logan airport on Tuesday resulted in the rumor of a bomb scare spreading fast. It took place just ... Read more...

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New issue of Al Qaeda magazine signals shift to smaller-scale attacks


November 22nd, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): An Al Qaeda group in Somalia has boasted that it plans to launch several smaller-scale attacks on the lines of the foiled parcel bombs that were discovered in October.The ... Read more...

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Magazine details al Qaeda’s “Operation Hemorrhage” involving parcel bombs


November 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A terror operation involving parcel bombs on UPS and FedEx flights in September and October cost a "total bill of 4,200" dollars, according to a report in ... Read more...

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Ink bomb was primed to explode once aircraft reached US eastern seaboard


November 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): At least one of the parcel bombs planted on cargo planes heading for Chicago last month was primed to explode once the aircraft reached the eastern coast of the ... Read more...

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U.S. bans toner and ink cartridges on passenger planes


November 9th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The United States on Monday announced an immediate ban on toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces on passenger aircraft, while extending a Yemeni air cargo ban ... Read more...

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$10bn trade deals have elevated India, US ties: Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) President Barack Obama Monday said the $10-billion trade agreements signed in Mumbai were a step forward in elevating India as a top trading partner of ... Read more...

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US sends drones to hunt for Al Qaeda in Yemen


November 7th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The US has deployed drones to hunt down Al Qaeda militants in Yemen for the first time in years, said US officials.The use of unmanned spy plane ... Read more...

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UK to re-screen air cargo from India, Pak in wake of recent parcel bomb plots


November 7th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 7 (ANI): The British authorities have taken stringent precautionary action to check cargo coming from certain ports, including India and Pakistan, in the wake of the recent parcel bomb plots."Cargo ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda targets Christmas, plans to make toy bomb


November 7th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Al Qaeda's bomb makers are believed to be planting explosives in Christmas toys bound for Europe and the US that would be timed to explode once they are ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda tried to use explosives-filled dogs to down U.S. cargo plane


November 6th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Al-Qaeda militants have allegedly tried to use two dogs, filled with explosives, in an attempt to down a U.S. cargo plane in 2008, according to Britain's The Sun ... Read more...

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Air Force One Reaches India With President Barack Obama


November 6th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After much anticipation and wait the iconic Air Force One has reached India with the First couple of USA. The arrival of the Air Force One ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims ‘cargo bombs’ responsibility


November 6th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): Militant group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for sending two parcel bombs on cargo planes bound for the US last week, in messages ... Read more...

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Saudis warned US before discovery of parcel bomb plot


November 6th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.6 (ANI): Saudi intelligence officials had warned the United States in early October that Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen was planning a terrorist attack using one or more aircraft, three weeks ... Read more...

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