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Indonesia to buy missiles from US


August 27th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) Indonesia would buy air-to-surface guided missiles from a US firm to equip the country's growing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter jets, a media report said ... Read more...

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Poland wants to build own missile defence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland wants to build its own missile defence system with help from France and Germany, the Polish press agency reported Saturday."We want it (missile defence ... Read more...

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Russia to boost scientific research : Putin


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will spend 2.5 percent of its GDP to boost scientific research, a plan which will see scientists contributing to ... Read more...

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US funding for Israeli air defence


May 18th, 2012 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) The US will give $70 million to help boost Israel's air defence capabilities to thwart rocket attacks by Palestinian militants."I was pleased to inform (Israeli ... Read more...

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Agni-V missile test postponed for Thursday (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) The first test-firing of India's indigenous intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V has been postponed for Thursday due to adverse weather conditions, a defence ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Terror in Kabul: Antony asks armed forces to be vigilant


April 16th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Describing the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region as a "continuing cause of concern", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday called upon the top brass ... Read more...

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Pentagon urges North Korea to give up missile launch (Lead)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Department of Defense has urged North Korea not to go ahead with its plans to launch a satellite."The North Koreans will be violating ... 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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Antony witnesses Indian Navy’s battle readiness exercise


February 8th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) India's lone aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, may be over 50 years old, but the latest refit that it went through in 2009-10 has made it a ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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Pakistan army chief, PM discuss national security


December 10th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani discussed matters of national security with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following a NATO airstrike that left ... Read more...

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Beg, borrow or steal: IAF chief’s advice to defence scientists


October 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) "Beg, borrow or steal", was the advice the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne, had for defence scientists Wednesday for ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants a stronger navy


October 18th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the government would continue to extend full support to strengthening defence capabilities of the Pakistan Navy.Gilani made ... Read more...

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Russia warns NATO against missile defence buildup


September 1st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Russia has warned against NATO anti-missile system buildup, stating it may force Moscow to take responsive measures, Xinhua reported.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that ... Read more...

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IAF to induct more fighters, radars in northeast


July 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will induct more Sukhoi Su-30 combat jets, as also more radars in the northeast as part of a strategic deployment of ... Read more...

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Pakistan Navy launches warship


June 16th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) The Pakistan Navy Thursday launched its fourth F-22P Frigate built with Chinese assistance during a ceremony in Karachi.The warship was built at the Karachi Shipyard and ... Read more...

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China dam no cause for immediate concern: India


June 14th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday said a Chinese dam on the Bhahmaputra river was not a cause for "immediate alarm", downplaying fears that the project would impact the ... Read more...

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IAF to induct indigenous radars


May 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India will Friday induct an indigenous medium-power radar at the Naliya air base to enhance its air defence capabilities over Gujarat's airspace, an official said ... Read more...

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Putin likens UN Libya resolution to crusade call


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Monday likened the UN Security Council resolution on uprising struck-Libya to a medieval call for a crusade.The Security Council resolution ... Read more...

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Pak Army should remain restricted to defence, national security issues: Rafique


March 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League- N (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique has criticised Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas's statement regarding the country's defence budget, and said the military should ... Read more...

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Pak’s defence budget pales in comparison to India’s, says spokesman


March 14th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas has said his country is allocating only four billion dollars to defence whereas India's defence budget is 36 billion dollars.Talking to a ... Read more...

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US plans to boost defence, economic ties with India


February 26th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US plans to boost its ties with India in two key areas of defence and economic partnership as a follow up to President Barack ... Read more...

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Pak Navy successfully test-fires surface-to-air missiles


December 28th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Navy has successfully fired surface-to-air missiles in Sonmiani to test its air defence capability.A combination of SAM series was tested on Monday, which gave the navy ... Read more...

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Pak to get six more F-16 aircraft from US on Dec 13


December 11th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): Six new F-16 C/D Block 52 high-tech aircraft will reportedly arrive in Pakistan from the United States on December 13, after which the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will ... Read more...

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Pak to get six more F-16 aircraft from US today


November 20th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan will get six more new F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft from the United States today.Sources revealed that these six F-16 aircraft would bring the number of ... Read more...

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Pak gets second batch of three F-16 jets from US


October 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 31 (ANI): The United States delivered the second batch of three F-16 C/D Block 52 aircraft to Pakistan at its PAF Base, Shahbaz (Jacobabad) on Saturday, and will send ... Read more...

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US asks India to buy American arms


September 29th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged India to "buy American" as it upgrades its defence capabilities as the United States has the finest military hardware ... Read more...

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Oman navy selects Thales for self-defence capabilities


August 26th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Aug 26 (IANS) European electronics major Thales has been selected by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) to equip its patrol boats and corvettes with Vigile ESM (electronic support measures) systems, ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Mauritius, Mozambique (Lead)


July 1st, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna travels Friday to Mauritius and Mozambique, a visit that is expected to broaden India's diplomatic engagements in Africa and in the ... Read more...

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Krishna heads to Mozambique, Mauritius Friday


July 1st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna leaves here Friday on a five-day official visit to Mozambique and Mauritius, which is expected to deepen India's diplomatic thrusts in Africa ... Read more...

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EADS pitches for drones to equip European armed forces


June 14th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 14 (IANS) European aerospace corporation EADS is racing against time to equip the European armed forces with drones or unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) to enhance their defence capabilities, ... Read more...

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China’s military capability not to challenge any country


June 5th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS) China's defence capabilities are not aimed at challenging, threatening or invading any other country but to maintain its own security, a senior Chinese military official said Saturday. Some ... Read more...

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Iran fires five missiles in Gulf war games


April 25th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 25 (IANS) Iran Sunday fired five missiles from its warships as part of the ongoing large-scale military exercise, dubbed "Great Prophet 5", in the Persian Gulf and the Straight of ... Read more...

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Iran’s military exercise successful: Official


April 23rd, 2010 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 23 (IANS) Iran Thursday successfully conducted the first phase of its military exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, an official said. "The objective of the first stage ... Read more...

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Iran unveils first home-made anti-aircraft missile


April 11th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, April 11 (IANS) Iran's first indigenously built anti-aircraft missile, dubbed Mersad, is ready for use, a media report said Sunday. The medium-range missile is said to be more powerful than the US-made ... Read more...

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