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Former fighter pilot named Canadian military chief


August 28th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Lieutenant-General Thomas Lawson has been appointed Canada's new chief of the defence staff, the country's top military post.Lawson, who ... 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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Militants attack Pakistan air base


August 16th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Militants wearing military uniforms attacked a key Pakistan Air Force base early Thursday, destroying at least one aircraft, a media report said.The attack took place around ... Read more...

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Fighter jets intercept two small planes in Obama’s airspace


August 7th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Two F-15 fighter jets intercepted two small airplanes that strayed into President Barack Obama's airspace during a campaign visit to Connecticut and New York on Monday, military ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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Syrian air force conducts military drills


July 12th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian Air Force has conducted military exercises involving fighter and attack aircraft, state-run Sana news agency reported.The drills were conducted Tuesday. Sana said they ... Read more...

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UAE, Bahrain hold joint air exercises


July 5th, 2012 - 5:39 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 4 (IANS/WAM) Fighter jets of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain took part in a joint air drill held to enhance military cooperation between the two ... Read more...

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US, South Korea hold military drill


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korea and the US Friday staged one of their largest live-fire drill that involved fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, armoured vehicles and around 2,000 soldiers.The ... Read more...

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Exclude Russia from arms show: Human Rights Watch to France


June 10th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) International rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has asked France to reconsider allowing Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport to take part in an upcoming arms ... 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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US, Iraq discuss F-16 sales


May 25th, 2012 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The US and Iraqi defence officials have held discussions in the past three days over sale of 18 F-16 fighter jets, according to US Defence ... Read more...

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US wants Brazil as defense partner


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, ... Read more...

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Brazil asks US for transfer of military technology


April 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim has made a proposal to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta for collaboration in the military sphere including the transfer of US ... Read more...

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Eight civilians killed in Sudan’s weekend bombings of South Sudan


April 18th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by BNO News
DARFUR, SOUTH SUDAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least eight civilians were killed and nearly two dozen others were injured when Sudanese forces carried out airstrikes in the newly-independent nation of South Sudan, ... Read more...

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Can’t act against Saeed without evidence: Pakistan


April 6th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) Pakistan cannot take action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)chief Hafiz Saeed in the absence of solid evidence, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The US Monday announced an award of ... Read more...

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India’s defence budget hike worrisome: Pakistani daily


March 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The significant hike in India's defence budget gives a "wrong message to its neighbours and perpetuates tensions in South Asia", a leading Pakistani daily said ... Read more...

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US senators seek sanctions on Russian firm


March 13th, 2012 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A group of 17 US senators have urged the defence department to stop doing business with a Russian state-owned arms exporting company, which they accused of ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi squadron gets President’s Standard


March 6th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday presented a Standards, a highly prestigious decoration and recognition, to Indian Air Force (IAF) 24 Squadron that operates the frontline ... Read more...

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Russia close to signing Su-35 fighter deal with China


March 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China may soon sign a $4-billion contract for 48 Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighter jets, the Kommersant business daily said Tuesday."The two sides have ... Read more...

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18 militants killed in Pakistan


March 1st, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) At least 18 militants were killed when fighter jets attacked their hideouts in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said.The jets bombed militant hideouts in different areas ... Read more...

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Indian Army to hold summer exercise in Rajasthan desert


February 26th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian Army will be conducting one of its largest-ever exercises, using battle tanks and armoured personnel carriers, in the Rajasthan desert this summer to ... Read more...

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Britain draws up battle plan against Iran


February 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain is reportedly drawing up a battle plan for a war with Iran as top defence officials believe London will be "sucked into" any new conflict ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets upgraded F-16s from Turkey


February 25th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received three F-16 fighter jets after the aircraft were upgraded in Turkey.The aircraft were sent to the Turkish Aerospace ... Read more...

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Sukhoi to remain top combat aircraft seller till 2015


February 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sukhoi aircraft maker will remain among the top three exporters of fighter jets until at least 2015, the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of World ... Read more...

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US, Japan discuss purchase of F-35 fighters


February 24th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) US and Japanese officials have discussed Japan's plan to upgrade its air force with the purchase of 42 F-35 fighter jets, US State Department said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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‘Israel will need 100 planes to attack Iran’


February 20th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 20 (IANS) Israel will need at least 100 fighter planes to strike Iran, a media report said Monday.Israeli forces will also have to fly over 1,000 miles ... Read more...

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Antony witnesses Indian Navy’s battle readiness exercise


February 8th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, Feb 8 (IANS) India's lone aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, may be over 50 years old, but the latest refit that it went through in 2009-10 has made it a ... Read more...

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British firm mulls price cut for Indian defence order


February 7th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British aerospace major BAE Systems is mulling to lower its Eurofighter Typhoon price in a bid to win back a 7 billion pound ($11 billion) Indian ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new fighter planes from US


February 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With an eye to India, Pakistan Monday received the last of 18 F-16 fighter jets from the US.Dawn said the primary consideration for purchasing the ... Read more...

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Russia defends arms supplies to Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's arms supplies to Syria will not affect the balance of power in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We've explained the facts -- ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4bn warplane deal (Intro Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4 bn combat jet deal (Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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French bag India’s largest defence order for fighter jets (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's largest ever defence deal, a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order for 126 fighter jets for the air force, has gone to France's Dassault ... Read more...

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Pakistan religious parties to oppose NATO supply resumption


January 8th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) An alliance of religious parties has said they will oppose any decision of the Pakistani government to restore supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.Leaders ... Read more...

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Turkey to buy F-35 jets, helicopters from US


January 6th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter jets and 15 helicopters from the US, a government committee has said.The Defence Industry Implementation Committee said Thursday it has ... Read more...

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