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India tests Agni-III missile (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a base in Odisha, an official said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-III


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 21 (IANS) India Friday successfully tested its nuclear capable Agni-III ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, defence ministry sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, with a range ... Read more...

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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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Cameron ‘guilty’ for making Britain vulnerable to war


September 18th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron risks going down in history as a "guilty man" for ordering defence cuts which have made Britain more vulnerable to war, ... 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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Verma, wife sent to judicial custody in OSA case


September 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Maria Neacsu to 14 days' judicial custody in a case under the ... Read more...

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Russia, neighbours to hold air defence drills


September 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan will conduct joint air defence drills in October, the Kyrgyz defence ministry said Thursday.The "Chistoye Nebo (Clear Sky) 2012" exercise ... Read more...

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As Chinese influence looms, Antony to visit Maldives


September 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday heads to Male on a three-day visit during which he will inaugurate a military hospital and a training academy for ... Read more...

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Army chief reviews Southern Army Command’s readiness


September 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Tuesday reviewed the preparedness of Pune-based Southern Army Command and interacted with senior officers over contemporary challenges being ... 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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Iran to unveil ‘advanced’ cruise missile


September 9th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) A senior Iranian defence ministry official announced Sunday that his ministry plans to unveil a highly advanced cruise missile."God willing, Meshkat (Lantern) cruise missile with a ... Read more...

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200 Peruvian servicemen to study in Russia


September 9th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 200 servicemen from Peru will study in Russia's universities according to an agreement between the two countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ... Read more...

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Four killed in combat chopper crash in Russia


September 9th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least four people were killed when a Mi-35 combat helicopter crashed in a mountain in southwestern Russia's Dagestan region.The four were found dead at ... Read more...

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New Russian missile can carry bigger warhead: Expert


September 8th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) will have a five-tonne warhead, which is four times that of its predecessors, a former military commander said."The ... Read more...

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MiG-29 crashes in Siberia


September 7th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter crashed Thursday near Chita in Siberia region, killing the pilot, the defence ministry said.The plane crashed near Domna airport, ... Read more...

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Russia, US need to solve missile shield impasse: Putin


September 6th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for joint efforts by Russia and the US to address the thorny issue of a missile shield, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Verma, wife sent to 10 days CBI custody


September 4th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday sent businessman Abhishek Verma and his wife to 10 days CBI custody in a case filed against them under the Official ... 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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Russia to build new intercontinental missile by 2018


September 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2018, a senior military official has revealed."Construction of the missile is ongoing," Strategic Missile Forces ... Read more...

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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... 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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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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NDA allies together on coal scam: Sharad Yadav


August 30th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav said Thursday that his party was with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partner BJP in its protest over the ... Read more...

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Fresh case against Abhishek Verma under secrecy act


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a fresh case against arms dealer Abhishek Verma. Some unidentified defence ministry officials too have been charged under ... Read more...

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India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets


August 28th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.A memorandum of understanding for starting the joint venture was signed between ... Read more...

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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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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... Read more...

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Brazil importing Spanish defence technology


August 24th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has begun to import Spanish defence training technology, a media report said Thursday.Simulators from Tecnobit, S.L., will be installed in Brazil at two training ... Read more...

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Antony awards Rs.30 lakh to silver medallist Vijay Kumar


August 17th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday presented a cash reward of Rs.30 lakh to Vijay Kumar, who won a silver medal in the 25-metre rapid fire ... Read more...

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Prince William saves drowning girl


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Prince William led his helicopter crew on a rescue mission and saved a 16-year-old girl from drowning.The girl got into difficulties after going to help ... Read more...

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Russia to launch new ballistic missile submarine


August 17th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's newest ballistic missile submarine, Project 955 Borey class boat Yury Dolgoruky, will be handed over to the fleet in September."The formal signing of the ... Read more...

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No Russian submarine near US : Pentagon


August 17th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Pentagon Thursday denied media reports that a Russian nuclear submarine cruised unnoticed for several weeks in the Gulf of Mexico near the shores of ... Read more...

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