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Indonesia says ‘no, thanks’ to Russia’s Sukhoi jets


August 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Indonesia will buy no more Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia, opting instead for US F-16s, an Indonesian official said Thursday.The Indonesian Air Force has ... Read more...

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Czech military to reduce officers to save money


August 9th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, Aug 9 (IANS) The Czech military is to reduce the number of officers at its headquarters to slim down the command structure and reduce costs, Deputy Defence Minister Jiri ... Read more...

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Maken requests defence ministry for out-of-turn promotion for Vijay


August 8th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has requested Defence Minister A.K. Antony to change out of turn promotion rules for Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar, who ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

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Deploy choppers to rescue people in Uttarakhand: PM


August 7th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday directed the defence ministry to deploy helicopters to rescue people stranded in remote areas of Uttarakhand following flash floods ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

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Manali-Rohtang Pass closed after cloudburst


August 4th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 4 (IANS) Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Manali-Rohtang Pass highway due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst near picturesque resort of Manali, an official said ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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India key ally in fight against terror: US congressman


August 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Appreciating India's efforts at fighting terrorism and promoting peace in Afghanistan, US Senator Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said India is America's key ally in ... Read more...

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First Boeing C-17s to arrive in India by mid-2013


August 1st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Boeing Wednesday said the first of the 10 heavy-lift military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will arrive in the ... Read more...

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Must learn to live together: Chidambaram to Assam


July 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Calling Assam as a "typical" example of a plural society, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to all communities in the state to "learn ... Read more...

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China opposes military intervention in South China Sea


July 31st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has indisputable sovereign rights over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and the country opposes any military intervention in this area, a ... Read more...

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Antony visits forward posts in Kashmir


July 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited a forward post in the Kupwara sector on the final day of his two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and interacted ... Read more...

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Antony in Jammu and Kashmir to review security


July 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the border state.Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Russia to build new aircraft carrier after 2020


July 27th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will begin building new aircraft carriers after 2020, in a bid to give a major boost to the country's ability to deploy air power ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager, suspected to be a militant, was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ... Read more...

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Antony orders probe into Kashmir youth’s killing


July 26th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned over local protests after a Jammu and Kashmir teenager was killed by army personnel, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday ordered a probe into the ... Read more...

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Ammo train explodes, sets off Siberia wildfire


July 26th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A series of explosions on a military train, carrying ammunition, triggered a wildfire in central Siberia Wednesday.The incident occurred when a train car carrying scrapped ... Read more...

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Olympics bosses say soldiers’ uniforms ‘intimidating’


July 25th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have suggested that the thousands of security personnel on duty for the games should dress in tracksuits because their regular ... Read more...

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Ex-army officer acquitted in graft case


July 24th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A special court here has acquitted a retired officer of an army hospital in a 12-year-old cheating case allegedly involving bogus bills for supply of ... Read more...

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India clears $2.4 bn plan to buy cargo planes for IAF


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's defence ministry Monday gave its nod for an Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to buy 56 transport planes worth $2.4 billion to augment its ... Read more...

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US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea Sunday off Japan's northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.The pilot was later ... Read more...

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Adarsh Society land belongs to defence, says Antony


July 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday asserted that the land in the city on which the controversial Adarsh Society stands belongs to the defence ministry.He said that ... Read more...

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12 die in Brunei chopper crash


July 21st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bandar Seri Begawan, July 21 (IANS) Twelve people were killed when an air force helicopter crashed in Brunei, the country's defence ministry said Saturday. There were two survivors.The ministry said ... Read more...

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Ex-army chief did not see Adarsh a security threat


July 20th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Deposing before a two-member judicial commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor Thursday said he did not consider that the ... Read more...

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Do not train Sri Lankans: Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and former chief minister M. Karunanidhi Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in ... Read more...

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Key Indian Army, IAF commanders meet; talk synergy


July 16th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) In the first such effort, the commanders of the Indian Army's and the IAF's swordarms that defend most of the western frontiers with Pakistan ... Read more...

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Send back Sri Lankan defence personnel: Jayalalithaa


July 16th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 16 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday asked the central government to send back all Sri Lankan military personnel training in India and accused New Delhi of ... Read more...

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Jaya Jaitley allowed to retain passport


July 12th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A special court Thursday allowed Samata Party leader Jaya Jaitley, who is facing trial in a corruption case linked to a purported defence deal, to ... Read more...

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Tajikistan asks Russia $250 mn in rent for base


July 12th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tajikistan wants Moscow to pay at least $250 million a year for the Russian military base deployed in the Central Asian state, Kommersant business daily ... Read more...

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Russian navy ready to break Syria blockade


July 12th, 2012 - 8:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Navy warships will be sent to defend Russian merchant vessels in the event of a blockade due to the situation in Syria, an official ... Read more...

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Russian warships to exercise in Atlantic, Mediterranean


July 11th, 2012 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian naval task force will perform combat training missions in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, according to the country's Defence ... Read more...

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Western Naval Command’s base depot commissioned


July 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Western Naval Command's base depot, INS Tanaji, was commissioned at the historic Mankhurd Naval Base Tuesday in the presence of Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal ... Read more...

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Russian military chief visits US


July 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's military chief, Gen. Nikolai Makarov, Tuesday began a three-day official visit to the US to discuss the American missile defence plans, the Russian defence ... Read more...

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Iran demands $4 bn from Russia over cancelled missile deal


July 6th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has filed a $4 billion law suit against Russia's state arms corporation Rosoboronexport in an international court in Geneva over a missile deal that ... Read more...

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