defence policy

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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‘India’s economic, strategic potential should be tapped by EU’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India has enormous global economic, political and strategic potential which must be harnessed by the European Union (EU) through improved trade and political and technological ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary to visit India in June


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Calling developing the US-India relationship as a priority for the United States, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to India in the first week of June, ... Read more...

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Iran missile programme no threat to Europe: French official


May 4th, 2012 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's ballistic missile programme does not yet pose a threat to Europe or the US, a top French official has said."Firstly Iran's ballistic missile programme ... Read more...

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Indian American gets key Pentagon job (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Indian American security expert Vikram J. Singh has been appointed to the key post of deputy assistant secretary of defence for South and Southeast Asia ... Read more...

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India-US defence dialogue held ahead of naval drill


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of their navies holding a massive war game in the Bay of Bengal, India and the US held their annual Defence Policy Group ... Read more...

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Pentagon policy chief to step down


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy has decided to quit the job, the Pentagon said Monday."Flournoy has today announced her intention to step ... Read more...

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India wants only bilateral defence ties with Australia


December 7th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Days after snubbing Australia over its proposal for a trilateral military pact with US, India Wednesday welcomed Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith but strongly communicated ... Read more...

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China’s defensive military policy won’t change


July 29th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's efforts to develop an aircraft carrier will not change the defensive nature of its defence policy, said a signed commentary in a state-run newspaper Friday.China ... Read more...

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Defence cooperation is key facet of India-US partnership


March 10th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) India and the US have reaffirmed that bilateral defence cooperation is an important facet of the overall India-US strategic partnership.The reaffirmation was made at the eleventh ... Read more...

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US warship heads out to protect Europe from Iranian missiles


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): The US military has plans to send a warship to the Mediterranean as a first step in establishing a defence shield to protect Europe from a potential missile ... Read more...

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Spain not expecting a wave of migrants from Libya


February 26th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Gödöllö (Hungary), Feb 26 (IANS/EFE) Spain's secretary-general for defence policy said here Friday that Madrid does not expect to receive a wave of migrants from Libya as a result of the popular ... Read more...

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Japanese Army Chief in India to boost defence ties


February 14th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): In an endeavor to boost defence cooperation between the two nations,General Yoshifumi Hibako, Chief of Staff, Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces, is currently on a four-day ... Read more...

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Japanese army chief’s visit to boost defence cooperation


February 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Japanese Ground Self-Defence Forces Chief of Staff General Yoshifumi Hibako arrived here Monday on a three-day visit during which he will discuss regional security issues, including ... Read more...

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US official in India to push defence sales


February 8th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) With the US seeking to significantly increase its defence sales to India, a senior defence official is joining Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on his visit there.Assistant ... Read more...

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New defence policy to focus on domestic industry, self-reliance


January 13th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its first-ever Defence Production Policy aiming to give an edge to domestic industry in manufacturing of weapons for its armed forces and cut down ... Read more...

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‘Russian spy tricks womanising Brit MP for access to secret documents’


December 6th, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A Brit minister was targeted by a 'Russian spy' in Moscow in a 'honeytrap' sting, it has emerged.Liberal Democrat Mike Hancock, 64, was introduced to 25-year-old Katia Zatuliveter ... Read more...

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India has no threat from China: Pallam Raju


September 27th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju on Monday dispelled notions of insecurity along the areas bordering China, and asserted India has no threat ... Read more...

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Pak, Israel on way to establish diplomatic ties?


August 13th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): Pakistan and Israel are reportedly engaged in a series of covert talks to establish diplomatic links.According to The Nation, Pakistani authorities, including a prominent politician belonging to a ... Read more...

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US concerned over Iran ballistic capabilities: Official


July 13th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 13 (DPA) The US is concerned about the steps Iran was taking to increase its ballistic missile programme, an official said Tuesday. "The US continues to have concerns on Iran's increasing ... Read more...

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Chinese city of Shaoxing named world’s top hacker hub


March 28th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): An American Internet security company has named the Chinese city of Shaoxing as the world's cyber-espionage capital.According to a research by Symantec, almost 30 percent of "targeted attacks" ... Read more...

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Who is greater friend? India or China? Dhaka debates


March 19th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 19 (IANS) As Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tours China, a debate is brewing in Bangladesh. Who is a greater friend? India or China? The answers vary. While Hasina is seeking ... Read more...

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US concerned over Taliban extremists shifting base from Quetta to Karachi


February 24th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.24 (ANI): The United States is concerned over the relocation of Taliban extremists from Quetta to Pakistan's port city of Karachi, which has made it more difficult for security agencies ... Read more...

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Pak not expecting any ‘breakthrough’ during Feb 25 bilateral talks


February 22nd, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.22 (ANI) : While India and Pakistan prepare for foreign secretary-level talks scheduled to be held on February 25 in New Delhi, expectations are not high for any 'breakthrough' during the ... Read more...

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India, China will reshape international system: US


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) With the rise of India and China continuing to reshape the international system, the US looks at India as a strategic partner with rapidly improving ... Read more...

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Russia developing missiles to defend against US: Putin


December 29th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (DPA) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday said Russia would continue to develop offensive missiles to defend against a potential US attack despite ongoing nuclear arms reductions talks. Speaking ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan should avoid conflict situation: US


November 6th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) As India warned of retaliatory action in case of a terror attack, the US Friday said both India and Pakistan should avoid a conflict situation. "Any conflict should ... Read more...

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Chinese military stresses peaceful aims, closer US ties


October 27th, 2009 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (DPA) China's second highest-ranking military officer offered assurances that Beijing's military build-up was entirely for peaceful purposes, at the start of a visit to the US. Speaking at a Washington-based ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses concern over security situation in South Asia region


October 20th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): In the wake of the prevailing tumultuous situation in neighbouring countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed concern over the persisting possibility of terrorist incidents.The ... Read more...

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PM alerts defence chiefs to deteriorating security situation


October 20th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday exhorted senior defence commanders here to shore up their preparedness in the wake of the worsening security scenario in the sub-continent, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh cautions defence commanders over deteriorating security in South Asia


October 20th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday addressed senior defence commanders here in the wake of a deteriorating security scenario in the South Asian region, especially in ... Read more...

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PM to address senior defence commanders in Delhi


October 20th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will meet the senior most commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force here on Tuesday.He is likely to inform them ... Read more...

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Sardar Patel had warned Nehru against China, says Modi


October 1st, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Oct 1(ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had warned first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru against China in November 1950.Modi ... Read more...

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India and Australia’s interests increasingly converging, says new envoy


September 24th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 24 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese on Thursday said "Australia's and India's interests are increasingly converging and that Australia is committed to taking its relationship with ... Read more...

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British troops far from defeating Taliban, says Brit Defence Secretary


September 16th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.16 (ANI): British troops are a long way from winning the battle against a resilient Taliban in Afghanistan, and the conflict in the country could lead to "major shifts" in ... Read more...

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