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China not for war in South China Sea


August 1st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese military has denied that Beijing is preparing for war to defend territory in the South China Sea.Defence ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng was speaking Tuesday ... Read more...

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World War II plane found in Russian lake


June 21st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A World War II-era Soviet fighter-bomber has been recovered from under 17 metres of water in a lake in northern Russia, the military said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific issues should be settled bilaterally: Antony (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) All disputes in the Asia-Pacific region should be settled bilaterally under international law, India asserted Wednesday as it emphasized the need to strengthen the ... Read more...

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Dhoni meets soldiers on Kashmir border (Lead,With Image)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 2 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday met soldiers on the Line of Control (LoC) on Jammu and Kashmir's border with Pakistan, an official said."He ... Read more...

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Dhoni visits border areas in Kashmir


June 2nd, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 2 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday visited the Line of Control (LoC) on the Jammu and Kashmir border to interact with soldiers, an official said.Dhoni, ... Read more...

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Russia, US hold war games


June 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first joint anti-terror exercise involving Russian and US forces in Colorado has ended with the "neutralization" of a terrorist group, a Russian defence ministry ... Read more...

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French army seeks Russian mine detectors


May 29th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French army experts have expressed interest in Russian improvised explosive device detection systems, following a recent visit to a Moscow training ground, a Russian official ... Read more...

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Russia test fires new ballistic missile


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia test-fired a new prototype ballistic missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome Wednesday, Defence Ministry spokesman Vadim Koval said, but did not name the new weapon."The ... Read more...

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Russia, US to hold joint anti-terror drill


April 20th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A military team from Russia will go to the US in May for a joint anti-terror exercise, a Russian defence ministry official said.A detachment from ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite to fall Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A defunct Russian military communication satellite is expected to fall Saturday morning in the Pacific Ocean, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said."Fragments of the ... Read more...

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China, India, Japan cooperate in naval escorts


April 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China, India and Japan are cooperating while providing international naval escort, a Chinese defence ministry spokesman has said.China announced its escort schedule in time and India ... Read more...

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China testing aircraft carrier


April 1st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China is conducting scientific testing and training exercises for its aircraft carrier.It takes time for weapons and equipment to be developed from scientific research to military ... Read more...

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China declines supporting cyber attackers


March 30th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The Chinese government has denied allegations of supporting hackers to launch cyber attacks against other countries.The Chinese defence ministry, while refuting the allegations, has stressed that ... Read more...

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China working on first aircraft carrier


March 29th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China is conducting scientific testing and training exercises for its first aircraft carrier, the defence ministry said Thursday.At a monthly press briefing, the Defence Ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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India bans six defence firms for 10 years


March 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India Monday banned six defence firms, including four foreign companies, from doing any business in the country for 10 years beginning 2012, following the chargesheeting ... Read more...

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Su-30 fighter crashes in Russia, crew safe


February 28th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Su-30 fighter jet crashed during a test flight in Russia Tuesday, but both the crew members ejected safely, officials said.The crash occurred around 10.20 ... Read more...

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‘China not to participate in arms race’


February 24th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China will not engage in an arms race with other countries, the defence ministry said Friday, adding that the country's military growth is for defensive purposes.Defence ... Read more...

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Saudi offer to hike crude exports to India


February 14th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 14 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has offered to increase its export of crude oil to India. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud conveyed this to Indian Defence ... Read more...

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Indian defence minister leaves for Saudi Arabia


February 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony left Monday on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, the first by an Indian defence minister to the Gulf nation with ... Read more...

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Army chief loses court battle on age row (Roundup)


February 10th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh suffered a blow Friday in the Supreme Court, forcing him to withdraw his plea demanding that his birth date ... Read more...

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Supreme Court trips army chief in age row battle (Evening Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh suffered a blow Friday in the Supreme Court, forcing him to withdraw his plea demanding that his birth date ... Read more...

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Russian air force to buy 30 choppers


January 16th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force is to acquire up to 30 Kamov Ka-226 light helicopters for courier and communications duties by 2020, Defence Ministry spokesman Vladimir ... Read more...

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Israel, US call off joint military drill


January 16th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israel and US have dropped plans for a large-scale joint exercise initially scheduled in May, Xinhua reported Sunday citing Israel's Army Radio.Thousands of US troops were ... Read more...

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China denies sending troops to North Korea


December 28th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) China Wednesday denied reports that its army had entered North Korea following the death of its leader Kim Jong-il.Defence ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the media ... Read more...

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Russia test launches RS-18 ballistic missile (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia successfully test-launched intercontinental ballistic missile -- RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) -- Tuesday from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, said the defence ministry.The missile is ... Read more...

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Russia successfully test fires Bulava missiles


December 24th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia successfully test launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles Friday, defence officials said Friday.The Bulava missiles were launched from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine in ... Read more...

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Thousands of missing Libyan missiles threat to London Olympics


December 19th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands of missing missiles that have fallen into the hands of terrorists after the fall of the Muammar Gadaffi regime in Libya now poses a threat ... Read more...

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Russians get trained for Austrian sniper rifles


December 10th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A number of Russian servicemen are being given special training in handling a new sniper rifle bought from Austria, a top military official has said.Defence ... Read more...

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25 Bangladeshi’s to attend 40th anniversary celebrations of ‘71 war


December 7th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Three serving army officers along with 22 Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) from Bangladesh will join in the five-day 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Liberation War ... Read more...

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‘Only 17,000 US soldiers left in Iraq’


November 25th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) The US is continuing to draw down its troops in Iraq as scheduled, as there are only 17,000 US troops remaining in Iraq besides ... Read more...

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Kremlin appoints 200 new guards


November 6th, 2011 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 200 Kremlin guard recruits took the oath of allegiance at the WWII memorial hill in Moscow Saturday, a defence ministry spokesman said."About 200 recruits ... Read more...

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China warns US firms over Taiwan arms sales


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Foreign companies supplying weapons to Taiwan are infringing the territorial integrity of China, the foreign ministry said Thursday."Whoever engages or participates in activities or ... Read more...

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China tests new aircraft carrier


September 1st, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China's first aircraft carrier has successfully completed its maiden sea trials and returned to a shipyard for further refurbishing, the Chinese defence ministry said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Russia tests ballistic missile


August 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian nuclear submarine has successfully launched the Bulava ballistic missile to its maximum range of 8,000 km, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday.Nuclear submarine ... Read more...

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China criticises Japan’s 2011 defence white paper


August 4th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China Thursday expressed "strong opposition" to Japan's 2011 defence white paper, saying the document plays up the "China threat theory" and has ulterior motives.Defence ministry spokesman ... Read more...

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