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China knows how to tackle stealth aircraft


September 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) The Chinese military knows how to deal with enemy stealth aircraft, an official said.During the first "Military Camp Opening Day" activity held in the Wuhan Air ... Read more...

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Why Russia is losing out in the Indian defence market (Comment)


June 14th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Anatoly Isaikin, head of Rosoboronexport, Russia's state arms exporter, was once again forced to address the string of setbacks plaguing Russian arms manufacturers in India over the past 12 months. ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan asked to cut military spending


May 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) An India-Pakistan media conclave here has urged the two countries to cut their military expenditure and focus more on socio-economic development."Increasing tensions between India and ... Read more...

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Russia to sell off 18 fighter planes that India rejected


May 16th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is to put up for sale a batch of 18 Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter aircraft, rejected by India on concerns about their engines and ... Read more...

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Iran, Oman commanders discuss military cooperation


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 12 (IANS) Iran and Omani military officialsSaturday held talks here on military cooperations during the 10th meeting of their joint military committee, reports said.The meeting is jointly ... Read more...

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Arms suppliers cashing on offset clause face challenges


March 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) While the $10 billion order to French company Dassault to supply 126 fighter planes is expected to generate around $5 billion worth of business for Indian ... Read more...

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India to induct Akash missiles, holds war game in northeast (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Conscious of threats from China from the northeastern borders, India is inducting its indigenous Akash missiles in the region, even as its air force ... 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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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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India, Russia sign five deals, including for Sukhoi jets (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 16 (IANS) India and Russia Friday signed five major agreements, including one on licensed production of an additional 42 Sukhoi combat planes and another on managing fly ... Read more...

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2012 crucial for Pakistan: Writer Mohammed Hanif (Interview)


November 20th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bambolim (Goa), Nov 20 (IANS) He feels fighter planes and tanks in India and Pakistan can be used to take kids for joyrides and jokes that being a Pakistani author ... Read more...

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India re-activating air strip in Arunachal


November 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Wary of China's military infrastructure and capabilities build up in Tibet, India will Friday "fully re-activate" an advanced landing ground (ALG) at Vijayanagar in ... Read more...

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Now Chinese fighter planes to fly at low temperatures


November 4th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 4 (IANS) China has developed a new lubricant that will ensure its third-generation fighter planes can start their engines instantly and take off in extremely low temperatures, the ... Read more...

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Spain to pull troops out of Libya by October end


October 26th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon has said all of Spain's troops on the Libyan mission would return home by the end of October.The decision came a ... Read more...

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Canada welcomes new Libya


October 24th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 24 (IANS) Canada welcomes the post-Gaddafi era in Libya as well as the transition of the country to a democratic society that respects human rights and the rule ... Read more...

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‘Mausam’ gets censor certificate: Shahid


September 13th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says his forthcoming "Mausam", which got into trouble after Indian Air Force (IAF) raised objections to an aerial action sequence, has finally ... Read more...

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Working around IAF objections: Shahid


September 9th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, whose "Mausam" is just a week away from its release, says the film is yet to procure a certificate from the censor board ... Read more...

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Accident-prone MiG-21 to be flown only by experienced pilots: IAF


September 1st, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) said Thursday only its experienced pilots will fly the accident-prone MiG-21 supersonic fighter planes from December.The decision has come in ... Read more...

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High security in place for Independence Day in Delhi


August 14th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A day ahead of the Independence Day, security forces are on a high alert in Delhi. A five-layer security system is in place for ... Read more...

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High security for I-Day celebrations


August 12th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of Independence Day, security forces have gone on high alert. A five-layer security system will be place Aug 15 when Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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IAF has lost 999 planes in crashes since 1970


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has lost 999 aircraft in crashes since 1970 and 39 percent of these accidents occurred due to pilot error, a ... Read more...

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Away from upheavals, Kuwait celebrates 50th anniversary of independence (Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Kuwait City, Feb 26 (IANS) Homes decked in colours of its national flag, children cheering and waving, women clicking moments for memory - Kuwait was in a festive mood Saturday, ... Read more...

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Allies display military might at Kuwait liberation parade


February 26th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood Kuwait City, Feb 26 (IANS) Tanks, rocket launchers and multi-barrelled guns of allies of the 1990-91 Gulf War Saturday rolled down a specially-created facility at Al-Subiya military base to ... Read more...

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IAF plans to refit Jaguars with new engines in trouble


February 15th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's (IAF) plans to fit its Anglo-French Jaguar fighter planes with new engines seem to be in trouble with one of the global firms ... Read more...

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Ratan Tata to fly F/A-18 Super Hornet at Aero India


February 10th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): Tata Group chairman, Ratan Tata, who is a keen aviation enthusiast, is not a man to miss Aero India and will fly in Boeing's ... Read more...

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Saab plans venture with HAL for weapons suite production


February 9th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Swedish defence firm Saab Wednesday said it was planning to set up a joint venture with Indian defence public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture electronic ... Read more...

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Antony opens Asia’s biggest air show in Bangalore


February 9th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Asia's biggest air show, Aero India 2011, was inaugurated today by Defence Minister AK Antony at Air Force Station, Yelahanka.Asia's premier air show will ... Read more...

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Aerobatic display by fighter jets, copters to be major attraction of Aero India 2011


February 8th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 8 (ANI): Aero India 2011, Asia's biggest air show, which gets underway at the Yelahanka Air Force base near Bangalore from February 9, will be the largest ever with ... Read more...

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Shahid to fly in F-16 fighter jet at AeroIndia


February 5th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Indian film actor Shahid Kapoor, who is essaying an air force officer's role in the yet-to-be-released movie "Mausam", will fly on a US F-16 fighter jet at ... Read more...

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Missing file no big deal: IAF chief


January 11th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Dismissing as "nothing earth-shaking", the case of a missing file relating to the $10 billion deal for 126 fighter aircraft, India's air chief said Tuesday this ... Read more...

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Medvedev to kindle Russia’s romance with Bollywood


December 19th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) From Raj Kapoor to Aishwarya Rai, Russia's romance with Bollywood continues. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will keep this old affair burning when he ... Read more...

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26/11 perpetrators should be brought to justice: British minister


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Britain's Defence Secretary Liam Fox Monday reiterated that the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks "should be brought to justice" and that a stable Pakistan is ... Read more...

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If Pak had money to buy F-16s, why didn’t it have money for flood victims: Expert


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Montréal (Canada), Oct. 22 (ANI): Pakistan is an oligarchy (a government in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes), which has money to buy F-16s and ... Read more...

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At 78, half of IAF’s equipment obsolete: Air chief (Lead)


October 4th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF), the world's fourth largest that turns 78 Friday, is grappling with a shortage of officers and 50 percent of its equipment is ... Read more...

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Troops from five nations take part in Kazakhstan drill


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Around 5,000 military personnel from five nations - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan - took part in an anti-terrorism exercise in Kazakhstan Wednesday. The troops practised a variety ... Read more...

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