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IAF to finalise Rafale fighter deal this fiscal


September 20th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, S Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would finalise the multi-billion dollar contract with Dassault Aviation of France during this fiscal (2012-13) for the supply of its ... Read more...

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India tests Agni-IV n-missile over full range (Third Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) India Wednesday successfully tested for the second time its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile over its full range from a military base in Odisha, an official said.The ... Read more...

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One more terror suspect held in Bangalore, total now 13


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Karnataka Police have arrested one more person with alleged links to Pakistan-based terror outfits LeT and HuJI, taking the number of people detained in the state ... Read more...

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DRDO to take action against terror suspect researcher


August 31st, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Taken by surprise over the arrest of one of its researchers in Karnataka for links with Pakistan-based terror outfits, India's defence research agency Friday announced ... Read more...

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Embraer-based airborne warning system reaches India


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India's first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C;) system based on a fully-modified Embraer aircraft has reached Bangalore from Brazil, ahead of integration of ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles new age answer to corrosion: Expert


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Terming nanoparticles as the latest answer to combating corrosion, a senior scientist Thursday urged the industries concerned to use them as a "smart coating" option."Nanoparticles are ... Read more...

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Indian air chief in Brazil to deepen defence ties


August 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, who heads the Indian Air Force, Tuesday left for Brazil on a bilateral visit when he will inspect the ... Read more...

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Agni-II missile successfully test-fired


August 9th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile from a military base in Odisha, a defence official said.The test was conducted from Wheeler's ... Read more...

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India may test fire Agni II missile Thursday


August 8th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (IANS) India may test fire its nuclear capable Agni-II strategic ballistic missile Thursday from a base in Odisha, official sources said Wednesday.The test is likely ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in security environment: PM (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security and strategic environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's neighbourhood, ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in global security environment: PM


July 31st, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's immediate neighbourhood, terrorism ... Read more...

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India is world’s capital for open defecation, says Ramesh


July 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in ... Read more...

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Rural development ministry offers to fund bio-toilets for railway coaches


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday offered to equip all new railways coaches with bio-toilets built by Defence Research and Development Organisation and share half ... Read more...

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Africa gets major share of Indian investments worldwide


July 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 12 (IANS) Africa has bagged a major share of about $3 billion that Indians invested every month around the world, says the head of a government agency that ... Read more...

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Defence lab develops battlefield water purifier


July 5th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A portable water purifier that can be used by troops on the battlefield to quench their thirst from available surface water has been developed by ... Read more...

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India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake hits rock bottom (Letter from Chandigarh) (With Images)


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Chandigarh's famous Sukhna Lake, the most-visited tourist spot in the 'City Beautiful', is gasping for breath and attention.Built in 1958, huge areas of the lake's ... Read more...

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India test-fires medium range Akash missile


May 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) India Thursday sucessfully test-fired its medium-range Akash surface-to-air missile from a base in Odisha, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spokesperson Ravi Gupta said.The indigenously ... Read more...

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PM lists Agni-V missile, Risat satellite as achievements


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday lauded the test of Agni-V missile that can hit targets as far as China's Beijing and the launch of ... Read more...

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India clears $660 mn deal for artillery guns (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Army got a shot in the arm Friday with the defence ministry clearing its long-pending $660 million (Rs.3,000 crore) proposal to buy ... Read more...

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‘India on par with others in electronic warfare’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 2 (IANS) India is on par with other countries in electronic warfare, senior scientist Saktipada Dash, who took over as director of a prestigious defence electronics research laboratory, ... Read more...

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India test-flies naval version of LCA


April 27th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) India Friday conducted the maiden flight of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky."With the ... Read more...

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No gender bias in science: Missile scientist Tessy Thomas (Interview, With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) She sees no paradox in a woman working to develop Agni-V, the indigenously developed, 5,000-km range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile that some would call a weapon of ... Read more...

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UPA not diffident about decisions: Congress


April 21st, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Congress Saturday rubbished opposition parties' allegation of policy paralysis in the party-led United Progressive Alliance and said the launch of nuclear-capable missile Agni-V ... Read more...

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PM briefed about Agni-V, India’s future missile programme


April 21st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Saturday briefed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on the launch of India's nuclear capable ... Read more...

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No cap on Agni missile project: India


April 20th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Bouyed by the success of its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile test, India Friday said it will not "cap" its three-decade-old programme and continue to develop ... Read more...

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Agni-V will adequately meet India’s deterrence: Natarajan


April 19th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief M. Natarajan Thursday hailed the successful Agni-V test, noting that the 5,000-km range missile will "adequately meet" ... Read more...

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India test-fires 5,000 km Agni-V missile, China cautious (Roundup)


April 19th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Launching itself into an elite club of nations with the capability of hitting targets 5,000 km away, India Thursday successfully tested a long-range nuclear-capable ... Read more...

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Beijing downplays India’s missile launch


April 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) Beijing Thursday reacted cautiously to India's successful launch of a missile capable of striking anywhere in China, saying the "neighbouring giants are not rivals but co-operation ... Read more...

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BJP hails Agni-5 launch as proud milestone


April 19th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday "hailed" the successful launch of the Agni-5 missile.Party president Nitin Gadkari said in a statement that the launch ... Read more...

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5,000-km Agni-V missile propels India into elite club (Afternoon Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday stormed into an elite club of nations with the capability to hit targets 5,000 km away, with the successful test of the ... Read more...

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PM hails Agni-V milestone


April 19th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday hailed India's successful Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile test as "another milestone" in the country's "quest for security, preparedness ... Read more...

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India creates history, tests 5,000 km Agni-V missile (Second Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range ballistic nuclear-capable missile, described as 'China killer', that can accurately hit ... Read more...

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India tests 5,000-km range Agni-V missile (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday created history with the successful testing of the much awaited Agni-V long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile that can accurately hit targets more than 5,000 ... Read more...

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India penalises Israeli defence firm for contract breach (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) For the first time in its history, India has imposed a penalty on a foreign defence vendor for breach of contract in the establishment of ... Read more...

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