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1962 can’t be repeated: Indian Army chief (Second Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) There can be no repeat of 1962, when China defeated India in war, army chief General Bikram Singh said Wednesday.At a media interaction here, Gen ... Read more...

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Concerned over clashes within, Indian Army ‘back to basics’


September 19th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After recent soldier-officer stand-offs in two key units deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, a concerned Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday said the 1.13-million ... Read more...

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1962 can’t be repeated: Indian Army chief (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) There can be no repeat of 1962, when China defeated India in war, army chief General Bikram Singh said Wednesday.At a media interaction here, Gen ... Read more...

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‘Changes in Myanmar open new opportunities for India’


September 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, S Sep 18 (IANS) Recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities for enhancing relations with India, according to an expert."The recent changes in Myanmar have created new opportunities ... Read more...

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Sachin Pilot to join Territorial Army


September 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Congress leader and Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot is set to be commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as an officer ... Read more...

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`Kayani’s speech a welcome change from persecution complex’


August 15th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's Independence Day eve speech is a welcome change from "the persecution complex and denial of responsibility that so often ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to be strict with terrorists: Kayani (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Pakistan needs stricter laws to deal with terrorism, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said in comments published Tuesday.Addressing a parade at the Pakistan Military Academy ... Read more...

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Army unit standoff raised in parliament, PM bars debate (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The soldiers-officers standoff in an army armoured unit in Jammu and Kashmir was raised in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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End fast, citizens appeal to Team Anna


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A former army chief, a spiritual guru, an actor, and an ex-poll panel chief are among those who appealed Thursday to Team Anna to ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager, suspected to be a militant, was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society land belongs to defence, says Antony


July 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday asserted that the land in the city on which the controversial Adarsh Society stands belongs to the defence ministry.He said that ... Read more...

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Face trial for defamation, three army officers told (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to give any relief to three army officers and told them to appear before the trial judge July 20 ... Read more...

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Face trial for defamation, three army officers told


July 16th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to give any relief to three army officers and told them to appear before the trial judge July 20 ... Read more...

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Pakistan discusses reopening of NATO supply routes


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistan's top political and military leadership held a meeting at President House over reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.The meeting was held late Saturday night ... Read more...

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Gen Singh conferred Nepal Army General rank


July 11th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh, on a four-day's official visit to Nepal, was Wednesday conferred the rank of an honorary General of the ... Read more...

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Gilani, Kayani to attend Saudi prince’s funeral


June 17th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani left for Saudi Arabia Sunday to attend the funeral prayers of ... Read more...

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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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Army chief calls on Omar Abdullah in Srinagar


June 16th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Indian Army chief, General Bikram Singh Saturday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar.An official statement issued here said, "Various matters relating ... Read more...

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Lesser known northeastern crafts caught in marketing bottleneck


June 14th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The hazy focus on developing and marketing lesser-known crafts and textiles of India's northeastern region - as well as the associated cultural heritage - has ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India open talks on Siachen


June 11th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan and India Monday opened two-day talks to look for a solution to the dispute over Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battle field, officials said.Defence Secretaries ... Read more...

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Indian defence secretary in Pakistan


June 11th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Indian Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma arrived in Pakistan Sunday for talks on Siachen, the world's highest and coldest battlefield, where the guns have been silent for ... Read more...

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Former army chief documents life, views in memoir (With Image)


June 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Ethics, morality and corruption are issues that are gaining more relevance particularly with regard to conduct of officers in higher ranks, says former army chief ... Read more...

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National interests to define US-Pakistan ties: Gilani


June 5th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Pakistan-US relations are multi-dimensional and important but the country's national interests will determine the ties between the two.Stating ... Read more...

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Ramdev, Anna protests ‘timely’: Gen V.K. Singh (Lead, supersedes earlier story)


June 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has said the anti-corruption campaigns by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev are "timely and valid".After offering ... Read more...

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Nothing wrong with Ramdev, Anna agitations: Gen V.K. Singh


June 4th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, June 4 (IANS) Ex-army chief General V.K. Singh has thrown his lot behind the anti-graft agitations led by social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, terming ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan gain nothing from Siachen: Pakistan minister


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Both India and Pakistan gain nothing out of Siachen, the world's highest battleground where armies of the two neighbours stand eyeball-to-eyeball, and the matter is only ... Read more...

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Indian Army has become more transparent, says V.K. Singh


May 31st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The functioning of the Indian Army has become more transparent in the last few years and its mindset has changed, said the outgoing army chief, ... Read more...

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Sacked army officer to challenge chief’s decision


May 29th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Indian Army's former Military Secretary, Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash, whose dismissal from service by a court martial in a land scam was confirmed by ... Read more...

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Antony triples service chiefs’ financial powers (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) With criticism mounting over delays in defence acquisitions, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday hiked the financial powers of the three armed forces headquarters to ... Read more...

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Army chief denies any divide in the force


May 26th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Saturday denied suggestions that he was leaving behind a "divided" force but said there may be "some disgruntled people" ... Read more...

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Coup story was blown out of proportion: Army chief


May 26th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Friday said the story that suggested a coup bid on the basis of movement of two key army units ... Read more...

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Army chief can face action for defamation, rules court


May 24th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ruled that the central government cannot be asked to withdraw a press release issued by the army, and that disciplinary ... Read more...

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Army chief slaps show cause notice on Lt. Gen.


May 24th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Ahead of his retirement May 31, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has slapped a show cause notice on a lieutenant general, who may be ... Read more...

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