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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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Defence estates official found dead in Lucknow


July 18th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 17 (IANS) A defence estates official was found dead under mysterious circumstances here Tuesday, police said.The official, identified as 46-year-old S.S. Grewal was posted here as the joint ... Read more...

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Krishna says UAE probing Indian fisherman’s killing


July 17th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are probing the killing of an Indian fisherman by personnel on board a US naval vessel off ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India hold talks on Siachen (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan and India Monday began two-day talks to resolve the dispute over Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield. Pakistan army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has ... Read more...

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Pakistan, India open talks on Siachen


June 11th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan and India Monday opened two-day talks to look for a solution to the dispute over Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battle field, officials said.Defence Secretaries ... Read more...

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US, Iraq discuss F-16 sales


May 25th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US and Iraqi defence officials have held discussions in the past three days over sale of 18 F-16 fighter jets, according to US Defence ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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25 years of India’s ‘Watergate’: The Bofors scandal (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were ... Read more...

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Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years


April 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in ... Read more...

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Sukhoi skids at Pune airport, flights hit


April 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 19 (IANS) A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force skidded and shot off the runway at the Pune airport here Thursday, hitting civilian air traffic, officials ... Read more...

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Coast Guard opens third station in Maharashtra


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thane, March 22 (IANS) As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen coastal security, the Indian Coast Guard inaugurated its third station in Maharashtra at Dahanu in Thane district here ... Read more...

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Four get bail in Adarsh housing scam (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Four men accused in the Mumbai Adrash housing scam were given bail Tuesday by a special court after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made fresh ... Read more...

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Flights hit as fire erupts at Bangladesh airport


March 1st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Many flights were cancelled after a fire broke out Thursday at the Shah Amanat International Airport in Bangladesh's Chittagong city. There were, however, no casualties.Rajib Kanti ... Read more...

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Britain draws up battle plan against Iran


February 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain is reportedly drawing up a battle plan for a war with Iran as top defence officials believe London will be "sucked into" any new conflict ... Read more...

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Kerala police to inspect Italian ship Saturday


February 24th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Kerala Police, investigating the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian guards aboard the vessel Enrica Lexie, are expected to continue their probe by visiting ... Read more...

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‘Israel will need 100 planes to attack Iran’


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will need at least 100 fighter planes to strike Iran, a media report said Monday.Israeli forces will also have to fly over 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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UAE Chief of Staff meets US counterpart


February 1st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS/WAM) Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi has met with his US counterpart Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to ... Read more...

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CBI raids houses, offices of former defence officials, builder


January 31st, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Pune, Jan 31 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation Tuesday conducted searches at the Pune residences and offices of two former army and defence officials and a builder in a ... 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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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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Britain may pull out of Afghanistan by 2013


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British troops may be pulled out of Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than scheduled, according to a plan being studied by Prime Minister David ... Read more...

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CBI probes Srinagar air force land scam


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it has entrusted to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a probe into the alleged grabbing of air force land ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-IV missile with high accuracy


November 15th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India Tuesday succeeded with a very high level of accuracy in its first test of a new-generation Agni-IV strategic nuclear-capable missile with a 3,500-km range ... Read more...

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Singapore defence chief in India to expand ties


November 8th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Opportunities for expanding defence cooperation will be discussed during Singaporean defence forces chief Lt. Gen. Neo Kian Hong's three-day visit to India that began Tuesday. ... Read more...

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Defence land grab a security issue, says IAF chief


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne Monday described the grabbing of military land a security threat, but ... Read more...

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Indian Army ramps up joint exercises with foreign militaries


September 29th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian Army has ramped up its bilateral military engagements with foreign armies, with the year 2011-12 witnessing as many as 16 joint war games, ... Read more...

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Australia lifts ban on women in military combat


September 28th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia has lifted all restrictions on the roles, including front-line combat, that women can carry out in its armed forces."Suitably-qualified" women soldiers will be able ... Read more...

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UAE, New Zealand discuss defence issues


September 12th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) Top defence officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and New Zealand met Sunday in Abu Dhabi and discussed cooperation in the military.Lt. Gen. Hamad ... Read more...

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Defence secretary visits LOC in Kashmir


September 5th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) Defence secretary Shashikant Sharma Monday visited the Line of Control (LOC) dividing Indian and Pakistani Kashmir and was briefed about the recent ceasefire violations and infiltration ... Read more...

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About 200 acres of Srinagar air base land grabbed, says BJP


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged that over 200 acres of defence land around Srinagar air force base in Kashmir worth Rs.1,000 crore ... Read more...

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Two Jaish guerrillas gunned down in Kashmir


August 30th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Two separatist guerrillas were killed in a fierce gunfight in south Kashmir's Pulwama district Monday, defence officials said. An operation was still on to see ... Read more...

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India, US strategic talks begin in Delhi


July 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and the US Tuesday began their second strategic dialogue to expand counter-terror cooperation and expedite implementation of their landmark civil nuclear deal.US Secretary ... Read more...

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Clinton begins India visit: Terror, AfPak, n-deal top agenda (Night Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touched down here Monday night to begin a three-day visit during which India and the US will hold ... Read more...

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Insiders involved in Karachi naval base attack


June 30th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 30 (IANS) Insiders were involved in the terror attack on a key naval base in Karachi, a parliamentary panel was told here.Defence officials Wednesday told the National Assembly's ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to return to Afghan combat duty


June 16th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry would soon return to combat duty in Afghanistan as he has been cleared as an Apache helicopter pilot, the Sky News reported.The ... Read more...

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