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Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile


September 17th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- The Pakistani military on Monday said it has successfully test-fired a short-range cruise missile which includes stealth features and is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. It comes ... Read more...

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China willing to promote military ties with US


August 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) China is willing to work with the US to properly handle their differences and promote stable and sound development of military-to-military ties, a senior Chinese army ... Read more...

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(VM) Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4 percent of the officer cadre respectively and these ... Read more...

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US military commander’s plane damaged in Afghan attack


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (IANS) Rockets fired by insurgents from outside a heavily fortified airfield in Afghanistan damaged the transport plane of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the US ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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US military chief visits Afghanistan


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (IANS) Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Monday paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Dempsey arrived at the Bagram air base, ... Read more...

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Top Pakistan Army officers meet


August 11th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan Army's top brass met Friday night with an agenda which the Dawn described as "extraordinary".Top army officers met amid reports of Pakistan and the US ... Read more...

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Panel’s report on defence pay anomalies on Wednesday


August 7th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth-led committee on pay anomalies of the defence forces is all set to submit its report Wednesday, with Indian Navy ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief favours five-star CDS


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday favoured the creation of a five-star post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single-point military advisor ... Read more...

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Russian military chief visits US


July 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's military chief, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, Tuesday began a three-day official visit to the US to discuss the American missile defence plans, the Russian defence ... Read more...

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Iran to shut Hormuz Strait if threatened: Officials


July 7th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 7 (IANS) The strategic Strait of Hormuz may be closed if Iran's security is threatened, top Iranian officials have said."We do have the plan to close the Strait ... Read more...

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Pakistani envoys to US and UN in a fix


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan's envoys to the US and the UN, Sherry Rehman and Abdullah Hussain Haroon, are reportedly facing diplomatic problems after Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification as ... Read more...

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US military seeks greater engagement with India


June 8th, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The United States aspires to have greater engagement with India sitting on an enormously important geostrategic location on the sea lines of communication from the ... Read more...

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India, US to assist Sri Lanka military


June 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to provide enhanced training facilities for military personnel from Sri Lanka, it was announced Tuesday.This followed meetings Sri Lankan Defence ... Read more...

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Colin Powell endorses same-sex marriage


May 24th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, May 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has showed his support for gay marriage. He argues that states should not have the ultimate decision regarding same-sex ... Read more...

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BlackBerry phones of Haqqani, Ijaz to be tested


May 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) The BlackBerry handsets of former Pakistani envoy to US, Husain Haqqani and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the main characters involved in the memo scandal, will undergo ... Read more...

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Osama ordered suicide squads against Obama, Nato commander


May 4th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Osama bin Laden ordered suicide squads to be created in Pakistan and Afghanistan to track down US President Barack Obama and then NATO commander Gen. ... Read more...

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Ex-Pakistani envoy gets US award


April 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been given an award by a US non-profit group for his distinguished service for the advancement of ... Read more...

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No reunion, but union possible in subcontinent: Pakistani writer (With image)


March 29th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The subcontinent can become a paradise in the region by retaining cultural, social and political identities of countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says former ... Read more...

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‘Stable Pakistan can re-set ties with US’


March 18th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 18 (IANS) A top US military commander has voiced confidence that America and Pakistan can re-set their bilateral ties in a mutually beneficial way, saying Pakistan was now ... Read more...

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US warns Iran against making ‘gross misjudgement’


March 18th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey has warned Iranian leaders of suffer the consequences if they make "a gross misjudgement" of American ... Read more...

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Threat call for Mansoor Ijaz’s daughter


March 14th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 14 (IANS) A caller has threatened to kidnap and kill the daughter of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz in London, it was reported here.Ijaz's son received the call on ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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Obama campaign reaches out to Indian Americans


February 24th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama, whose administration has by far the largest number of Indian-Americans, has again turned to three prominent members of this growing and influential community ... Read more...

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India-US defence dialogue held ahead of naval drill


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of their navies holding a massive war game in the Bay of Bengal, India and the US held their annual Defence Policy Group ... Read more...

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Pakistan commission records Ijaz testimony


February 22nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) A commission probing the memo scandal here Wednesday began recording the testimony of Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, the key figure in the controversy, through video-conference from ... Read more...

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Pakistani official to meet Ijaz in London


February 19th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) An official of the commission probing the memo scandal has left for London to collect evidence from Pakistani American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.Commission secretary Raja Jawad Abbas ... Read more...

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Egyptian military rulers meet US top military official


February 11th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's top military rulers held talks Saturday with visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey here amid a recent row over illegal ... Read more...

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Pentagon braces for budget cuts


February 11th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US Defence Department is bracing for budget cuts set to be announced next week, Xinhua reported.Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday the defence budget ... Read more...

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Haqqani flies out of Pakistan


January 31st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani flew out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on his way to Washington after the Supreme Court granted ... Read more...

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Court allows Haqqani to travel abroad


January 30th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to ... Read more...

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Military action against Iran premature: Dempsey


January 27th, 2012 - 5:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey has said that it is "premature" to use military force against Iran over its nuclear program. A ... Read more...

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Zardari meets Kayani


January 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani met at an informal tea party Friday hosted at the presidency following an ... Read more...

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Ties with China important, says US


January 19th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 19 (IANS) The US embassy in Beijing said Thursday that the relationship between China and the US is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the ... Read more...

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Memo scandal: Will present more proof, says Mansoor Ijaz


January 18th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz, one of the key figures in the memo scandal, Wednesday said he will present more proof to the judicial commission probing the ... Read more...

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