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Rear Admiral Shrikhande is IDS assistant chief (With Image)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug23 (IANS) Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, chief of staff of the Southern Naval Command, has been appointed assistant chief of Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) in charge of financial planning ... Read more...

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New ISI chief plans Europe visit


April 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) The new chief of Pakistani spy agency ISI, Lt. Gen. Zahirul Islam, is planning to visit "some European countries" along with his predecessor Lt. Gen. (retd) ... Read more...

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Antony re-elected IDSA president


February 25th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony was re-elected unopposed as president of India's premier think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) here Saturday.The minister ... Read more...

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Laden’s death near Islamabad will cause tension between US, Pakistan: Expert


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The fact that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, was apparently living in relative luxury not far ... Read more...

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Pak unlikely to get hold of US drone technology


April 4th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): Pakistan wants to get hold of the US drone technology to effectively combat terrorism on its soil, but the efforts are likely to remain unheeded, sources have said."This ... Read more...

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US-Pak relations to remain “transactional” following Davis standoff: Analysts


March 18th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): The release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis might have ended a damaging spy row, but the bilateral ties between the US and Pakistan are expected to merely remain ... Read more...

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China develops new stealth fighter using downed US bomber


March 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.14 (ANI): China has developed a new stealth fighter, called the J-20, from parts of an American F-117 Nighthawk stealth bomber that had been shot down over Serbia during the Kosovo ... Read more...

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‘The Bomb’ or more or better weapons no panacea for Pak’s existential problems: Expert


February 5th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Even if Pakistan surpasses India in the nuclear weapon number-game, this feat will neither make Pakistan "more secure" nor will it make the nation "more capable of facing current ... Read more...

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China used downed US F-117 Nighthawk to reverse engineer its first stealth jet


January 24th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24(ANI): China built the radar-evading Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter jet by using technology gleaned from a downed F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States ... Read more...

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Terrorists focusing on islands as safe havens: Experts


January 8th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Global terrorists are turning their attention towards islands as safe havens and may join pirates to form relationships of convenience, experts said, stressing that India needs to ... Read more...

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NATO plans to defend Baltic States from Russian military agression: Wikileaks


December 7th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): NATO has drawn up contingency plans, for the first time since the end of the cold war, to defend the most vulnerable parts of eastern Europe from Russian ... Read more...

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Obama uses chopper for short Mumbai flight


November 6th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Marine One helicopter, used by Barack Obama for a short flight after landing here Saturday, ferries the American president to avoid traffic snarls in cities he goes ... Read more...

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NATO supply resumes from Pakistan’s border (Lead)


October 10th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) The supply of oil and other logistics for NATO troops in Afghanistan resumed Sunday from Torkham border in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a ... Read more...

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US navy eyes ‘dial-a-blast’ bomb to minimize civilian casualties


September 11th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 11 (ANI): The US navy is planning to develop a bomb whose damage can be controlled and manipulated.The navy is looking to create a bomb weighing 200 kilograms that can ... Read more...

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India’s stand blamed for anti-India mindset; most Pakistanis support dialogue


August 1st, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) India's stand after the 26/11 Mumbai attack and the continued trust deficit are reasons Pakistanis cite for considering their neighbour a bigger threat than the ... Read more...

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Kayani’s tenure extension not done under pressure: Gilani


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 23(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the government was not under any kind of pressure prior to its decision to extend Army Chief General Ashfaq ... Read more...

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Experts hail extension to Pakistan army chief (Lead)


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) Strategic experts in Pakistan have hailed the three-year extension granted to army chief General Ashfaq Kayani, calling it a wise decision. Kayani got the extension after Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Kayani’s ‘rare’ three-year extension only second in Pak history


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 23 (ANI): The three year extension in Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's tenure is only the second such incident in Pakistan's history when a civilian regime has increased ... Read more...

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Anjolie Ela Menon’s biography released as she turns 70


July 16th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A day before her 70th birthday, a pictorial biography of leading Indian contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon covering 55 years of her career was released by ... Read more...

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India’s nuclear deterrence lacks capability: Analyst


June 14th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's nuclear deterrence lacks capability and the country needs to build up its stockpile of fissile material to correct this, a leading defence analyst said Monday. "We ... Read more...

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Pak terror factories to keep Qaeda potent despite death of no.3 Yazid: Experts


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.2 (ANI): The reported death of Al-Qaeda's number three in command Mustafa Abu Yazid is certainly a setback for the terrorist organisation, but it would hardly have any effect on the ... Read more...

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UK under resourced to fight a war with Iran: Expert


March 21st, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Britain does not have sufficient military resources to engage in an immediate war with Iran, as most of its resources are directed towards the Afghanistan campaign, a leading ... Read more...

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How political ambitions of Pakistan turned paradise called Azad Kashmir into living hell


February 15th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 15 (ANI): After its formation, Pakistan had great political expectations from the Azad Kashmir, which was strategically nestled in the western mountainous region that adjoins Pakistan to the valley of ... Read more...

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Asian Security Conference to focus on 2030 scenario


February 9th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The concerns that India and other Asian nations will face on security and other fronts two decades hence will be the focus of a three-day conference that ... Read more...

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Jihadi culture on the rise in Pakistan (Part-I)


December 24th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr Shabir ChoudhryLondon: Despite 'war on terrorism' and Pakistan's war against Taliban and massive propaganda against Muslim militants 'Jihadi culture' is on rise not only in FATA but in ... Read more...

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Sweden’s SAAB offers advanced radar with Gripen combat jet


September 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The race for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets in a deal worth $10 billion just got more interesting with Swedish plane ... Read more...

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‘Islamabad policemen’s personal links with diplomats threatens national security’


August 31st, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 31 (ANI): The personal links between Islamabad police officials and foreign diplomats poses a serious threat to the national security, Pakistan's premier security agency has said in its report."Some of ... Read more...

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Pak military has to re-examine its long standing animus against India: Expert


August 17th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.17 (ANI): A noted defence analyst and economist, and a frequent contributor of articles to the Dawn newspaper, has said the Pakistan military has to re-examine its long standing animus against ... Read more...

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Pak has more internal threats than threats from India: Siddiqa


August 13th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug 13 (ANI): Refuting the idea that countries were "after Pakistan" in order to destroy it, a well known political and defence analyst has said that Pakistan had more internal threats ... Read more...

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Singaporean light howitzers enter India despite ban


June 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India recently received a consignment of 155 mm light howitzers from Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics despite a temporary ban on procurements from the company and six others ... Read more...

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Pak defence analyst forecasts Swat-like operation in Waziristan


June 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 7 (ANI): Pakistan's political and defence analyst Ejaz Haider has predicted that the Pakistan Army would soon launch a military operation in Waziristan, the "centre of gravity" for the ... Read more...

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Now, radio-controlled explosive bullets to leave snipers with no place to hide


June 5th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): The US army has developed a rifle capable of firing explosive bullets that may enable its soldiers to fire on snipers hiding in trenches, behind walls or inside ... Read more...

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Nuke bombs don’t win wars, neither strengthen economies: Pak defence analyst


June 1st, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 1 (ANI): Nuclear bombs do not win wars nor do they strengthen any country economically, Pakistani defence analyst Dr Farrukh Saleem has said.The Daily Times quoted Dr Saleem as saying ... Read more...

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Pakistan and US at odds on Obama’s war policy


April 16th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sajjad Malik Islamabad, April 16 (DPA) President Barack Obama's policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, with its focus on eliminating militant hideouts in Pakistan's mountainous tribal border regions, has failed to win ... Read more...

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Chaudhrys reinstatement could further complicate Pak politics


March 16th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.16 (ANI): A British defence analyst has claimed that the Pakistan Governments move to reinstate deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will further complicate politics in Pakistan. The Globe and ... Read more...

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