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Supply route talks with Pakistan continuing: Pentagon


June 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) The US has said it is continuing scaled-down discussions with Pakistan on the re-opening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan."The team that negotiated directly with Pakistan ... Read more...

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India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases


June 6th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The regional situation and India's purchases of military hardware were discussed Wednesday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, ... 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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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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US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report


April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt ... 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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US military unveils new non-lethal weapon


March 13th, 2012 - 2:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US military has developed a new non-lethal weapon that makes people feel they are burning when struck by the beam it emits, ... 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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Come clean on military ties with US: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday asked the government to come clean on military ties with the US after an Amercian commander claimed that US special forces were ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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Russia may set up defence research agency


February 16th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government will submit a proposal to the parliament on the establishment of an advanced military research agency, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has ... Read more...

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Sexual assaults on the rise at US military academies


December 28th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Sexual assaults at American military academies increased sharply in the last academic year, says a new report from the department of defence.Incidents of sexual assault rose ... Read more...

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New tech zaps trash mounds into fistfuls of ash


November 16th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers are testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can zap a 50-gallon bag of waste into fistfuls of harmless ash.Called the Micro-Auto Gasification System (MAGS), ... Read more...

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Innovation in defence sector below par: Antony


November 14th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Calling upon India's defence public sector undertakings and ordnance factories to invest in research and development, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday expressed displeasure over their ... Read more...

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US offers India the Joint Strike Fighter, top defence technology


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Although the US lost out in the bid to sell India 126 multi-role combat jets, it has offeredNew Delhi "top-of-the-line technology", including "the best in ... Read more...

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Osama filmmakers say it’s a `nonpartisan’ story


August 12th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) In the midst of a row over alleged "top-level access" given to them by the Obama administration, the makers of a film about the hunt for ... Read more...

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US military equipment being moved out of Iraq: Report


August 6th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of US military equipment has been moved out of Iraq and the remaining is on track as the deadline for American forces to ... Read more...

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Pentagon unveils cybersecurity strategy


July 15th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The Pentagon Thursday unveiled its first cybersecurity strategy, recognizing cyberspace as "an operational domain to organise, train, and equip", Xinhua reported."It is the first DoD (Department ... Read more...

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US deputy defence secretary to quit


July 8th, 2011 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) US Deputy Secretary of Defence William Lynn has announced his intention to step down and return to private life, the Pentagon said.Lynn, 57, met Secretary ... 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 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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US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri’s killing


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so.... Read more...

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IAF finalises order for 10 C-17 strategic airlifters


March 17th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Mar 17 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to place orders for 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlifters within this month in a deal valued ... Read more...

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Wikileaks suspects’ well-being a factor in his treatment in jail: Obama


March 14th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Amid concerns that the American Army soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified military reports to 'Wikileaks' is being mistreated in jail, US President Barack Obama has ... Read more...

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Crowley resigns over ‘Wikileaks suspect being mistreated in jail’ remarks


March 14th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned over his comments that Pentagon's mistreatment towards the American Army soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified military reports to ... Read more...

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Wikileaks suspect being mistreated in jail: State Department spokesman


March 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley has said the Pentagon is being 'ridiculous and stupid' in subjecting American soldier Bradley Manning to mistreatment at Quantico in Virginia ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry taking action in gun procurement leak: Antony


February 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has said that his ministry is taking proper corrective and preventive action in the recent leak of a top classified report on ... Read more...

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NDC creates history with first-ever doctorate viva


February 14th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Defence College (NDC), India's premier defence studies institution affiliated to the Madras University, has entered history books by holding its first-ever viva-voce for a doctorate ... Read more...

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Aero India-2011 creates history as largest ever


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) The Aero India show that began here Wednesday has smashed all records in terms of its size and content, entering history books as the largest edition of ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela returns home, ‘breathing on his own’


January 29th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jan 29 (ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was successfully treated for breathing difficulties during a two-day stay in hospital, has been discharged and is breathing on his own. ... Read more...

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Government fast pacing indigenisation of military hardware: Antony (Lead)


January 4th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Jan 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the government was speeding up the indigenisation process of military hardware and such a defence production policy was ready."As part of speeding ... Read more...

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