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Iran monitors US warships movement in Persian Gulf: Navy chief


September 5th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 4 (IANS) Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday that the Iranian naval forces enjoy full intelligence command over all the movements of U.S. warships in ... Read more...

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Students get a taste of army life


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) For 80 Class 12 students of UP Sainik School here, Tuesday brought them close to the army in real life as a senior officer of the ... Read more...

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Army alert over Sino-Indian border (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border, a top commander said Wednesday.Referring to China as a "competitor", Lt. Gen. Anil Chait, ... Read more...

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Army alert over security issues on Sino-Indian border


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) The Indian Army is alert to security issues on the Sino-Indian border and is prepared for the security and defence of the nation, a top commander ... Read more...

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Court questions government on discouraging woman army officers


March 26th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday questioned the government on its approach of discouraging short service commission women officers opting for permanent commission in the army."Why are ... Read more...

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US announces defence budget slash


January 27th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has unveiled the Pentagon's budget request for the 2013 fiscal year, which includes plans to significantly cut defence spending and army ... Read more...

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Pakistan postpones US envoy Marc Grossman’s visit


January 19th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday postponed a visit by US Special Envoy Marc Grossman until a parliamentary review of bilateral relations is completed.Grossman is currently touring the region ... Read more...

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US military investigates abuse video


January 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) US Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos has appointed a general to investigate and take any action stemming from a video of abuse by four Marines, ... Read more...

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Pakistan spy chief visits Qatar


December 30th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Pakistan spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha has visited Qatar where he met US officials, sparking speculation of an attempt to set right troubled ties, ... Read more...

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Pakistan reviewing Pentagon report on NATO attack


December 30th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan said Thursday it was reviewing a Pentagon report over the NATO attack on two Pakistani border posts that killed 24 soldiers.The Nov 26 air strikes ... Read more...

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Pakistan rejects NATO attack report as biased


December 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 28 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday rejected as biased the US report on the NATO air strikes on two army border checkposts that caused the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers, ... Read more...

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Army plans military schools in three states


November 16th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 16 (IANS) The Indian Army plans to set up military schools in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha under the central command of the defence establishment, a senior officer said ... Read more...

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Army housing complex inaugurated in Lucknow


November 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) A new housing complex for Indian Army personnel, comprising 570 dwelling units, was opened at the cantonment area here Tuesday, a statement said.Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Maoists call for another weeklong shutdown


July 25th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 25 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Monday called for a weeklong shutdown from July 28 in its stronghold Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh.Police found several banners ... Read more...

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ISAF commander meets Pakistan Army chief


July 15th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) General David H. Petreaus, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), has met Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in Rawalpindi.General Petreaus discussed matters ... Read more...

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US general meets Pakistani army officials


July 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) A top US army officer has met Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and other senior military and security officials during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘protest week’ hits life in Chhattisgarh (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) A 'protest week' called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in Chhattisgarh hit life in the state's many districts as it began Monday, police ... Read more...

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Maoist protest week hits life in Chhattisgarh interiors


July 4th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 4 (IANS) A protest week called by the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) began Monday in Chhattisgarh, hitting life in the state's vast forested interiors, police said."The ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Petraeus to lead CIA


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted 94-0 Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as the next director of the CIA, a post left vacant by Leon Panetta's ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Maoists step up attacks to taunt army, say experts


June 11th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 11 (IANS) Hardly a week after a 500-strong army deployment landed in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region for the first time, Maoists Thursday midnight launched their most deadly attack - ... Read more...

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500 army men in Chhattisgarh’s red zone - for training


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 2 (IANS) Over 500 army personnel have arrived in the heart of a Maoist insurgency-hit area in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region for training, a move security experts say will ... Read more...

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Obama likely to announce changes in national security team this week


April 27th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): US President Barack Obama is expected to announce changes in his national security team, including the ambassador to Afghanistan, this week.The Washington Post quoted administration officials familiar ... Read more...

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Unstable Gaddafi heading towards new, potentially dangerous depression


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 23 (ANI): A former CIA analyst and a Libyan diplomat, believe that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's suspicion over his own security and devastating allied bombing may be driven ... Read more...

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US works on software to manipulate social media websites


March 18th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) The US military is making a software that will allow it to clandestinely manipulate social websites like Facebook and Twitter to spread propaganda, it was ... Read more...

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Bahrain anti-government protests pose fresh hurdle for Obama administration


February 18th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18(ANI): A brutal government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain has left the Obama administration again confronted with the task of trying to stabilize an ally besieged by growing ... Read more...

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For cops’ release, stop army training centre: Maoists


February 3rd, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 3 (IANS) Maoists in Chhattisgarh say they will release five captive policemen only if the government gives up its plan to set up an army training centre in a forested ... Read more...

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US Army officer’s wife ‘kills’ teenage children for being ‘mouthy’


January 30th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): A US military officer's wife has been accused of shooting her teenage children for being 'mouthy'.Police said Julie Schenecker shot her son on the way to soccer practice, ... Read more...

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Army seeks revision in rules of engagement in Maoist-hit areas


January 14th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Indian Army, which is setting up a training centre in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh, said Friday it has sought a revision in its rules of engagement to legally ... Read more...

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Army asks for Rules of Engagement for new facility in Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh


January 14th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): The Indian Army, which is already deployed in battling militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East, has asked the government to finalise ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers arrest senior Hamas operative in the West Bank


January 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by BNO News
WEST BANK (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers on Friday morning arrested a senior member of the Hamas armed infrastructure in the West Bank, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).IDF said its ... Read more...

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Wikileaks disclose Yemeni President Saleh offered US ‘open door’ to attack al-Qaida


December 4th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' have revealed that the President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, had secretly offered US forces unrestricted access to his ... Read more...

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Indo-Russian military drill ends with resolve to fight terrorism


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Ranikhet (Uttarakhand), Oct 23 (ANI): Demonstrating their resolve to fight against terrorism and to boost bilateral defence cooperation further, strike infantry units of the Indian and Russian Armies ended a joint military ... Read more...

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Senate says US mismanaged contractor money in Afghanistan


October 8th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 8 (ANI): A bipartisan report, compiled by the U.S. Senate after a year-long investigation, documents a failure to properly vet, train and supervise Afghan security subcontractors, hired by U.S. ... Read more...

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Karzai urges US to dismantle Pak based terror safe havens for success in ‘war on terror’


August 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.27 (ANI): Pointing fingers towards Pakistan, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has called on the United States to shift its focus on militants based outside his country to see substantial gains ... Read more...

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Pak facing worst ever natural disaster: Gilani


August 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.25 (ANI): With one-fifth part of the country inundated and nearly 20 million people affected, Pakistan is facing its worst natural calamity, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.During a ... Read more...

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