defence spending

China lacks confidence in its own rise: Daily


September 14th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) China has experienced rapid development in recent years but "lacks confidence in its rise", a state-run Chinese daily said, noting: "How society should distribute power remains ... Read more...

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Indonesia to buy missiles from US


August 27th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) Indonesia would buy air-to-surface guided missiles from a US firm to equip the country's growing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter jets, a media report said ... Read more...

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‘Chinese military power in line with defence needs’


June 4th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China's growing military power is in accordance with the country's economic and social development, and in line with its defence needs, a top official said Monday.Responding ... Read more...

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China’s military spending matter of concern, says Antony (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday expressed concern over China's high and opaque defence spending which touched $106 billion this year.At the Asia security meet in Singapore, India's Defence ... Read more...

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India concerned over China’s military spending


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India Saturday expressed concern over China's high and opaque defence spending which touched $106 billion this year.At the Asia security meet in Singapore, India's Defence ... Read more...

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Pakistani dailies upbeat on Kayani’s India statement


April 20th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's statements on cutting expenditures on defence and using them instead to uplift the people has been lauded by Pakistani dailies, with one ... Read more...

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Terror in Kabul: Antony asks armed forces to be vigilant


April 16th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Describing the security situation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region as a "continuing cause of concern", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday called upon the top brass ... Read more...

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India wary of China’s growing military profile


April 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India Monday said it was "conscious and watchful" of China's growing military profile and its implications in the immediate neighbourhood, despite its policy of engaging ... Read more...

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Corporate America seeks reforms, says budget not game-changing


March 17th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) Calling the Indian budget "measured but without game-changing reforms", a US-India trade group has expressed the hope that the government would deliver on foreign investor ... Read more...

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India hikes defence spending by 13 percent (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday raised its military spending to Rs.1,93,407 crore ($38.6 billion/Rs.1.93 trillion), a 13 percent increase, to further push the fast-paced modernisation of its ... Read more...

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17 percent hike in India’s defence spending (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) To give a further push to its rapid military modernization, India Friday hiked its military spending by over 17 percent to Rs.1,93,407 crore (over ... Read more...

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Asian defence market growth offset by slump in West: Deloitte


March 7th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The global defence market is expected to witness negative growth in 2012 with the rise in military spending in Asian nations, including India and China, ... Read more...

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China vows to win ‘local wars’ (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China Monday said it will enhance the capability of its armed forces to win "local wars".China will enhance the capability of its armed forces to accomplish ... Read more...

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China’s defence budget to grow 11 percent


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's defence budget will grow by 11.2 percent to 670 billion yuan (about $106 billion) in 2012 as compared to the previous year, an official said.This ... Read more...

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Pentagon braces for budget cuts


February 11th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US Defence Department is bracing for budget cuts set to be announced next week, Xinhua reported.Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Friday the defence budget ... Read more...

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US announces defence budget slash


January 27th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has unveiled the Pentagon's budget request for the 2013 fiscal year, which includes plans to significantly cut defence spending and army ... Read more...

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Russia outlines defence spending


January 25th, 2012 - 5:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS) The Russian military will sign about 2,000 contracts for defence purchases in 2012, the defence ministry said Tuesday.Russia has prepaid some 60 billion rubles (about $2 ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $30 bn on defence


November 15th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS) Russia will allocate over 880 billion rubles (about $30 billion) for defence spending in 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.In 2011, the government spent 750 ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on one’


October 20th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan spends on three soldiers what India spends on only one soldier, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said here.During the briefing of defence committees ... Read more...

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US House passes historic debt deal (Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) With the US House passing a compromise debt-ceiling deal crafted by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, the United States made it all but certain ... Read more...

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Threats from advanced military just a myth: China


June 13th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) China has downplayed some Western media reports about the country's ever-increasing military strength and its "menacing potential", saying there was nothing "big and evil" evolving in ... Read more...

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Pakistan hikes defence budget, Gilani looks at economic revival (Lead)


June 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan increased its defence allocation to Rs.495 billion in a total budget of Rs.2,504 billion (around $30 billion) for 2011-12, but Prime Minister Yousuf ... Read more...

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Pakistan allocates Rs.495 bn for defence


June 4th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistan has hiked the budgetary allocation for defence to Rs.495 billion for 2011-12, a media report said.The allocation for the next fiscal year is Rs.53 billion ... Read more...

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Pakistan replacing US with China as its principal arms supplier


March 27th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 27(ANI): Pakistan is expanding its nuclear-capable arsenal by embracing China as its new strategic arms partner and backing away from the United States, according to analysts.Until the mid-1960s, the US ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, seeks friendly ties with India (Second Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China hiked its defence budget by nearly 13 percent Friday and said it was keen to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India.China and ... Read more...

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China hikes defence budget, wants friendly India ties (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China is willing to maintain friendly relations with neighbouring countries such as India in spite of the increase in its defence spending by 12.7 percent to ... Read more...

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China’s defence budget to grow nearly 13 percent in 2011


March 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China Friday said it plans to raise its defence budget by 12.7 percent to 601 billion yuan ($91.5 billion) in 2011, compared with an increase of ... Read more...

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US warns Pak continued detention of murder-accused diplomat may hurt defence ties


February 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): The United States has conveyed a veiled threat to Pakistan that their bilateral defence cooperation can come under a cloud if the standoff on the issue of double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Pak’s annual defence expenditure expected to exceed budgetary allocation


November 27th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 27 (ANI): A senior Pakistani official has claimed that the country's defence spending exceeded the first quarter's (July-September 2010) budgetary limits by about Rs28 billion, and that the continuation of ... Read more...

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Deficit Panel Releases Proposal To Reduce Social Security Benefits


November 11th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Washington, Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A bipartisan panel that was established by United States President Barack Obama issued a proposal on Wednesday with the aim of repealing a number of ... Read more...

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Ex-UK Army Chief blasts Blair, Brown for letting down forces in Iraq, Afghanistan


September 5th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 5 (ANI): Former British Army chief, General (retired) Sir Richard Dannatt, has accused both former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his successor Gordon Brown of badly letting down ... Read more...

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Brit Gurkha regiment could face axe over defence spending


September 1st, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): The Gurkha regiment, which has been part of the British Army for nearly 200 years, could face the axe as part of a battle on account of the ... Read more...

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Russia to increase defence spending by 60 percent


July 30th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian defence spending will increase by a staggering 60 percent by 2013 to $66.3 million from $42 million in 2010, a media report said Friday. The government made ... Read more...

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‘India to spend $80 bn on defence acquisitions by 2015′


July 20th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India's defence spending is expected to touch about $80 billion over the next five years, creating opportunities for global aerospace and defence (A&D) companies, says consulting firm ... Read more...

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Pak govt. mulling 100-billion rupee increase in defence budget


May 11th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 11 (ANI): The Pakistan government is likely to increase the country's defence budget by a whopping 100 billion rupees in the next financial year.According to a private television channel, the ... Read more...

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