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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At a ... Read more...

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Antony sets two-month deadline for coastal radars


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday set a two-month deadline for the maritime security agencies to get security radars along India's 7,500-km coastline in place.At ... 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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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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Nod for $1.9-bn defence procurement proposals (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's defence ministry Friday gave its approval to three key proposals from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy to buy 14 new ... Read more...

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‘GDP growth likely to be less than 6.5 percent in 2012-13′


June 10th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2012-13 is likely to be less than 6.5 percent, an industry body said Sunday adding that the government ... Read more...

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Antony asks DPSUs to maintain transparency


April 12th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Stung by criticism that he had prior knowledge of complaints over irregularities in the army ordering Tatra trucks, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday issued a ... Read more...

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Former governor Govind Narain passes away


April 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Govind Narain, one of the last surviving Indian Civil Service (ICS) officers, who was the home secretary during the 1971 Bangladesh war, passed away Tuesday ... Read more...

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Antony says he acted on BEML irregularities


March 30th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said he had acted on complaints against defence public sector firm BEML a day after receiving complaints of irregularities ... Read more...

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US expands sanctions on Iran


March 29th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) The US Wednesday expanded its sanctions against Iran to cover the shipping industry associated with the country's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).The Treasury Department said ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Asia’s largest defence exhibition


March 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India will host from Thursday Asia's biggest defence exposition, showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination for investment in ... Read more...

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Industry body seeks 100 percent FDI in defence


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With India edging past China as the world's largest arms importer, an industry body has sought increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the ... Read more...

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Defence units with Rs.7,000 crore investment coming up in Andhra


March 18th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Nine defence projects involving an investment of Rs.7,000 crore ($1.3 billion) are coming up in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said Sunday.He announced ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria strengthen ties with Track II dialogue


March 16th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, March 16 (IANS) India and the oil-rich Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, have firmed up a Track II dialogue and unveiled new initiatives towards a strategic partnership that includes ... Read more...

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Six defence firms banned from Indian ordnance factory deals (Third Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Six defence firms, including four from abroad, were Monday banned from doing business with ordnance factories in India for the next 10 years for their ... Read more...

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India bans six defence firms for 10 years (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Six defence firms, including four from abroad, were Monday banned from doing business in India for the next 10 years for their alleged links to ... Read more...

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Six defence firms banned for 10 years (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Six defence firms, including four from abroad, named in a CBI chargesheet in a graft case involving a former Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) chief, were ... Read more...

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Warship building in India gets boost through public-private effort


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) In a major boost to private participation in warship building in India, the government has given its nod to the stalled joint venture (JV) between ... Read more...

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India, Saudi Arabia to set up joint defence panel (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh/New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India and Saudi Arabia have looked at ways to enhance bilateral ties during the two-day visit of Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony and have decided ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves guidelines for defence hardware JVs


February 9th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Even as the vexed issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India defence sector hangs fire, the cabinet Thursday approved guidelines to facilitate the ... Read more...

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CBI begins preliminary probe in defence land scam


January 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry relating to the alleged misconduct by army officials in transferring a plot of land in ... Read more...

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Armed forces feel left out of national security decision


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India's armed forces feel left out of the country's national security decision-making process and have now demanded a greater role for themselves considering their domain ... Read more...

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IDSA invites nomination for Subrahmanyam award


October 12th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Strategic affairs think-tank Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) Wednesday invited nominations for the K. Subrahmanyam Award for research on strategic and security issues. The ... Read more...

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India, Russia to review defence ties


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday begin a review of the entire spectrum of their defence cooperation apart from exchanging views on regional and global security at ... Read more...

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‘Antony won’t witness fifth generation combat plane flight’


September 30th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will be on a three-day visit to Russia next week, but will not get a chance to witness the ambitious ... Read more...

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Pakistan can’t develop drone technology on its own


September 15th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistan right now does not have the capability to develop drone technology indigenously, a minister said.Minister for Defence Production Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said in a written ... Read more...

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Ties renewed during Saudi Arabia visit: Gilani


August 11th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his visit to Saudi Arabia has renewed the ties between the two countries.Gilani Wednesday apprised the federal ... Read more...

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Indian diplomats hold discussions with MQM senator


August 8th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) Two Indian diplomats visited the Parliament Lodge here Sunday and held discussions with a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator despite having no permission or invitation to ... Read more...

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Pakistan builds missile boats with China’s help


July 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to construct missile boats with China's cooperation, an official said.The missile boats would be armed with anti-surface missiles, automatic guns and weapons systems, ... Read more...

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Shashi Kant Sharma next defence secretary


July 7th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Shashi Kant Sharma, a 1976 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Bihar cadre, will be the new defence secretary for a two-year term when ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh named home secretary (Second Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) R.K. Singh, currently secretary (defence production), was Friday named the new home secretary, succeeding G.K. Pillai who retires at the end of the ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh to succeed Pillai as home secretary (Lead)


June 24th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) R.K .Singh, a Bihar cadre senior civil service officer posted in the defence ministry, was Friday named the new union home secretary, succeeding ... Read more...

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R.K. Singh is new home secretary


June 24th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) R.K .Singh, a Bihar cadre senior civil service (IAS) officer who was secretary, defence production, was Friday named as the new union home secretary ... Read more...

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Op Geronimo aftermath: India conducts security review


May 12th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ten days after US special forces killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, India Wednesday carried out a comprehensive review of its security ... Read more...

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Govt. seeks greater private role in defence sector: Pallam Raju


April 20th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday said the government sought a greater role for the private sector in the defence manufacturing sector.Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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