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Must hold Siachen positions: Indian Army (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Amidst Pakistan pushing for the demilitarisation of Siachen, Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh said Wednesday that India had "lost lot of lives" and "shed ... Read more...

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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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Suicides: Act promptly on soldiers’ leave applications, says Antony


September 6th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a spate of recent suicides by soldiers, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday asked the armed forces to be more liberal with ... 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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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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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 calls for better synergy among security forces in Kashmir


July 28th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday called for better coordination among various security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir to meet the challenges from across the borders and ... 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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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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US senators seek expanded defence trade with India


July 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Eyeing India's expansive multi-million dollar military modernisation programme, two top US lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to develop a closer defence relationship with New Delhi, including ... Read more...

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High-level panel formed to resolve defence pay disparity


July 13th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Friday set up a high level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth to resolve pending issues concerning defence personnel and ex-servicemen, ... Read more...

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Britain to axe 20,000 troops


July 6th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) The British Army is to axe some 20,000 troops as it undergoes a "fundamental restructuring" that is aimed at making the force "more flexible and agile".Defence ... Read more...

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India supports Sri Lankan reconciliation, to stay engaged


June 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 29 (IANS) India Friday reiterated its support to all actors seeking a solution to the Tamil situation in Sri Lanka, but made it clear that political reconciliation ... Read more...

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26 killed in Mexico bus accident


June 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 25 (IANS) At least 26 people died in Mexico when their bus overturned and plunged into a deep ravine, authorities said.The bus fell into a 200-meter-deep ravine ... 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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India, Pakistan begin talks on Sir Creek dispute


June 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Seeking a lasting solution to the decades-old maritime boundary dispute over Sir Creek in the Rann of Kutch marshland, India and Pakistan Monday began a ... Read more...

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Taliban praises Delhi, says it’s not anti-India


June 17th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The Taliban has come out with a rare praise of India for reportedly standing up to the US over the Afghan situation, and promised ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan talks on Siachen end


June 12th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) The two-day talks between Pakistan and India to resolve the dispute over Siachen glacier, the world's highest battlefield, ended Tuesday, a media report said.Pakistan was led ... 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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Indian defence secretary in Pakistan


June 11th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) Indian Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma arrived in Pakistan Sunday for talks on Siachen, the world's highest and coldest battlefield, where the guns have been silent for ... Read more...

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‘US focus on Asia-Pacific will help India contain China’


June 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The US military's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, as enunciated by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta, is welcome and will aid in India's efforts to ... Read more...

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No Indian military role in Afghanistan beyond training: Leon Panetta


June 6th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The US would like India to expand its efforts to train Afghanistan's security forces but does see a military role beyond that, visiting ... Read more...

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Pentagon says India is a global power


June 6th, 2012 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue here, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to ... Read more...

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India-US discuss range of defence issues ahead of strategic dialogue (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The entire gamut of the India-US strategic partnership was discussed here Tuesday at visiting US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India, US to assist Sri Lanka military


June 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 5 (IANS) India and the US have agreed to provide enhanced training facilities for military personnel from Sri Lanka, it was announced Tuesday.This followed meetings Sri Lankan Defence ... Read more...

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US Defence Secretary Panetta arrives in New Delhi


June 5th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived here Tuesday on a two-day visit during which the two countries will discuss a range of issues relating ... Read more...

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US military trainers’ have not come back: Pakistan


May 31st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani military Thursday denied claims by American officials that a group of US military trainers have returned to the country several months after their departure following ... Read more...

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Antony triples service chiefs’ financial powers (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) With criticism mounting over delays in defence acquisitions, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday hiked the financial powers of the three armed forces headquarters to ... Read more...

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US Senate panel cuts Pakistan aid over doctor’s jailing


May 25th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) Outraged over the jailing of a Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden, a US Senate panel has cut Pakistan's aid by ... 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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Pakistan wants apology for NATO air strike: Envoy


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Islamabad was adamant on its demand for an apology for a NATO air strike at a border post in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were martyred, Pakistani ... Read more...

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NATO won’t pay $5,000 per truck to Pakistan: Panetta


May 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has ruled out paying Pakistan $5,000 for each truck carrying supplies via its territory for NATO troops in Afghanistan.In an ... Read more...

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Demining: US official in Sri Lanka (With Image)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 2 (IANS) A US official has ended a week-long visit during which he meet NGOs in Sri Lanka's north and discussed the progress in de-mining activities.Deputy Assistant Secretary ... Read more...

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Parliament panel slams media report on troop movement


April 30th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Dismissing a media report that the Indian Army moved troops unauthorisedly towards the national capital on Jan 16/17 night, a parliamentary panel Monday expressed "regret" ... Read more...

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