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Antony focuses on fishermen’s role in intelligence gathering


September 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday exhorted the Coast Guard to develop fishermen living along the sea borders as the "eyes and ears" for intelligence gathering ... Read more...

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Chinese, US defence chiefs hold talks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Tuesday held talks with visiting US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who said the key to healthy Sino-US relations is "to ... Read more...

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Maldives President lauds India’s role in pushing political process


September 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Monday lauded India's support in pushing forward political process in his country when he met visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka is no stage for India-China rivalry: Envoy (Interview)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Amid New Delhi's concerns over growing military ties between Beijing and Colombo, Sri Lanka's envoy Prasad Kariyawasam has said there is no zero-sum game between ... Read more...

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British Navy unveils new attack submarine


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Navy has launched its latest weapon, a new attack submarine called HMS Ambush that can hit targets around 2,000 km away, The Sun reported.The ... Read more...

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Borders under threat in UPA rule, says Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Attacking the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance on security issue, former defence minister Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday alleged that the country's borders from Punjab in the ... Read more...

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Debates, controversies should not hamper investment: Antony


September 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said debates and controversies should not come in the way of investments for the development of Kerala.Speaking at the inaugural session ... Read more...

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Yemeni president sacks intelligence chiefs


September 12th, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Sep 12 (IANS) Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Tuesday sacked heads of the national security agency and military intelligence, after two suicide car bombs targeted the country's defence minister ... Read more...

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India-Saudi Arabia to enhance defence cooperation


September 10th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia will enhance bilateral cooperation with defence exchanges and interaction between their armed forces, the government said Monday.The two countries held the ... Read more...

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US hands over key prison to Afghanistan


September 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 10 (IANS) US forces in Afghanistan Monday handed over full control of a key US-run prison - the Bagram Detention Centre - to the Afghan defence ministry, ... Read more...

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Indian Navy choppers bid delayed, firm lodges protest


September 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India's bid to buy 16 multi-role helicopters worth over $1 billion for its navy has been hit by delays after the defence ministry recently asked ... Read more...

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Germany, a pillar to curb Iranian nuke programme: Israel


September 10th, 2012 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 10 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak Sunday praised Germany for playing a key role in international efforts to halt Iran's controversial nuclear programme."We, in Israel, all know ... Read more...

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PM’s assets around Rs.10.73 crore


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assets worth around Rs.10.73 crore (around $2 million), nearly double from last year. Many of his cabinet colleagues, like ... Read more...

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India, China agree to work closely in Asia-Pacific region


September 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In an important confidence-building step to ease their ties, India and China have agreed to work closely for stability in the Asia-Pacific region, widely seen ... Read more...

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Suicides: Act promptly on soldiers’ leave applications, says Antony


September 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a spate of recent suicides by soldiers, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday asked the armed forces to be more liberal with ... Read more...

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Ministers who matter in Manmohan’s cabinet


September 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
The slew of ministerial groups set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to assist in consensus-building and decision-making, once headed by Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the finance minister and ... Read more...

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Fugitive Libyan ex-spy chief extradited from Mauritania


September 6th, 2012 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Nouakchott, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) Mauritania has handed over to Tripoli slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief after he was arrested for entering the country illegally.Abdullah al-Senussi, one of ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister’s gift for IAF pilots: Rs 1 lakh!


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie had an unusual gift for two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots: Rs.100,000 in sealed envelopes.The pilots, who flew the ... Read more...

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No report of Chinese incursion in Kashmir: Antony


September 5th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said there was no report of any Chinese incursion in Jammu and Kashmir but stressed that the areas along the ... Read more...

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Italy ready to intervene militarily in Syria


September 5th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy would be ready to send military forces to Syria if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola has said."Italy has the ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional ... Read more...

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India, China to resume military exercises; Antony to visit Beijing (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Against the backdrop of an imminent once-in-a-decade leadership transition in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume their stalled joint military exercises "at ... Read more...

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Scrap training of Sri Lankan army, demand DMK MPs


September 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A group of MPs of the DMK, a key UPA constituent, Tuesday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony and demanded a halt to the training ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Barely weeks before the once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets under way in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume joint military exercises after a ... Read more...

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Indian, Chinese defence ministers hold ‘fruitful’ talks


September 4th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday held "very fruitful and frank" talks on all issues, including their border row, and agreed to more exchanges between their militaries, ... Read more...

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`Chinese military diplomacy to reduce India’s concerns’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) The Chinese military's diplomacy will help reduce miscalculations amid territorial disputes and concerns of neighbours, analysts said as Defence Minister Liang Guanglie visits India.China Daily ... Read more...

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China told about activities in Pakistani Kashmir: India


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Liang Guanglie, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said Monday India has conveyed its concerns to China about ... Read more...

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BJP to government: Raise intrusion issue with Chinese defence minister


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Alleging that Chinese troops were entering India's territory and disrupting development work, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tarun Vijay Monday urged the government to take ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister to skip Amar Jawan Jyoti


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie will have a packed schedule in India Tuesday, but he will not be visiting Amar Jawan Jyoti, the ... Read more...

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‘China, India military exchanges back on track’


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's India visit is "a sign that military exchanges between China and India are back on track", an expert told a Chinese ... Read more...

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Israeli PM seeks world to set ‘red line’ for Iran


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 3 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for setting "clear red lines" for Iran to curb its nuclear plan."The international community is not putting down a ... Read more...

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Sonia goes abroad for check up


September 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has gone abroad for a routine health check up, a party leader said here Saturday.Gandhi is likely to return in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka, China seek to strengthen military ties


September 1st, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Sri Lanka and China have sought to strengthen their military ties, the Sri Lankan defence ministry said Friday.The remarks followed a meeting between Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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India for freedom of navigation in South China Sea


August 30th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie's visit, New Delhi Thursday reiterated that Arunachal Pradesh was an integral part of India and backed freedom of ... Read more...

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Nine perish as two IAF choppers collide (Second Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed Thursday when two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, an official said.The ... Read more...

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