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`Chinese military diplomacy to reduce India’s concerns’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) The Chinese military's diplomacy will help reduce miscalculations amid territorial disputes and concerns of neighbours, analysts said as Defence Minister Liang Guanglie visits India.China Daily ... Read more...

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Software firm denies Russian spy agency tie-up


August 28th, 2012 - 6:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian IT company has denied any involvement in a project to develop software to monitor social networks and influence public opinion for the country's ... Read more...

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Russian court upholds 12-year sentence for US spy


July 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Supreme Court Monday upheld a 12-year jail sentence for an ex-serviceman for selling classified topographic maps to the US.A Moscow city court established in ... Read more...

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Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... 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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Putin calls for new long-range bomber and UAVs


June 15th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) Russia must start developing a long-range bomber aircraft and a range of military unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones as these were "most important areas of ... Read more...

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‘Terrorists may get hold of Syrian chemical weapons’


June 12th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons may end up in the hands of terrorists as the ruling regime and anti-government forces continue fierce fighting, an ... Read more...

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‘Russia has no business in NATO missile defence’


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:25 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland has warned Moscow against interfering in NATO's plans to deploy a missile shield in Europe, as Russia is not a member of the military ... Read more...

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South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of general staff of South Sudan's military has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its ... Read more...

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Pakistan, ISAF discuss border coordination


May 13th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and ISAF commanders met in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Saturday and discussed "operations in border areas and coordination mechanisms to avoid untoward incidents", ... Read more...

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11 Turkish generals held for 1997 coup


May 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 10 (IANS) Police in Turkey Thursday detained 11 army generals - four retired and seven in service - for their alleged involvement in a coup in 1997, a ... Read more...

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North Korea marks army’s 80th anniversary


April 25th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.Ri Yong-ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, said ... Read more...

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Russia admits Iranian, North Korean n-threat


April 25th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS) Russia's military leadership has for the first time acknowledged a nuclear threat from Iran and North Korea."The threat is always there, so we closely monitor the ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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India, Russia prepare for INDRA-2012 military drills


February 7th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India Monday started preparations for the joint INDRA-2012 military exercises scheduled to be held in Russia this summer, a Russian official said.Lt. Col. ... Read more...

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Kalashnikov rifle sales up by 57 percent in 2011


January 26th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Izhmash, the manufacturer of Kalashnikov AK assault rifles has said its sales were up 57.4 percent last year at 5.73 billion rubles (about $190 million).The ... Read more...

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Russian military intelligence chief resigns


December 25th, 2011 - 5:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of Russia's military intelligence GRU has resigned from his post, the Kommersant business daily reported.The 64-year-old Col. Gen. Alexander Shlyakhturov, who resigned Saturday, ... Read more...

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Russia to stay loyal to Kalashnikov


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian military will not abandon the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles, the defence minister has said.Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff, had said the ... Read more...

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Russia-Cuba to sign deal to make rifle ammunition


December 1st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Cuba plan to sign a contract to build an assembly line in Cuba for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov and other assault rifles ... Read more...

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India-China defence dialogue next month: Krishna


November 29th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Days after the postponement of the India-China boundary talks, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday that the high-level defence dialogue with Beijing that is ... Read more...

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India-Chinese defence dialogue on schedule


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Unfazed by the suspension of their latest border talks, India and China will go ahead with their annual defence dialogue on Dec 8 and 9, ... Read more...

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Pakistan honours Chinese general


November 24th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Pakistan conferred a top award on a Chinese general for promoting friendship between the two countries.President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon General Hou ... Read more...

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Russian military has no one left to recruit


November 18th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has no young men of proper age left to recruit for the one-year compulsory service in its armed forces, the chief of the Russia's ... Read more...

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China, France pledge to deepen military ties


October 1st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) China and France have pledged to deepen relations between their respective armies during the 10th strategic dialogue between the countries' defence ministries.The two-day dialogue, held here ... Read more...

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Army chief visiting Mongolia


September 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Seeking to expand India's defence ties with Mongolia, army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday left for Ulan Bator on a three-day visit, during which he ... Read more...

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China, Russia discuss military cooperation


August 5th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS) The chief of the Chinese army's general staff has met Russia's defence minister to discuss military cooperation between the two countries, Xinhua reported.Chen Bingde, who met ... Read more...

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China to give squadron of J10-B fighters to Pakistan


July 30th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Taking bilateral defence relations to a new high, China will give Pakistan a squadron of the advanced J-10B fighter aircraft, a media report said.The offer was ... Read more...

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Turkey’s top army officials resign


July 30th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 29 (IANS) Top army officials of Turkey, including chief of general staff Isik Kosaner, resigned Friday, a media report said. The reason for their resignations was not given.Citing ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to improve military cooperation


July 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia and Britain have agreed on greater military cooperation in the near future, a top Russian official said."Relations between our military establishments will climb to a ... Read more...

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Pakistani general to discuss ties with China


July 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) A top Pakistan Army officer is in China to hold talks to further strengthen defence cooperation, it was reported here Monday.Chief of General Staff of Pakistan ... Read more...

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China, US announce military exchange plans


July 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China and the US Monday announced their military exchange plans for the year that include joint drills and visits by senior officers to each others' establishments.The ... Read more...

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China forbids army from online socialising


May 31st, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) China has forbidden all its military personnel from socialising on internet, viewing it as a threat to the integrity of its military secrets, the China Daily ... Read more...

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Russia offers NATO military cooperation deal


May 5th, 2011 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has offered NATO a three to five year military cooperation plan, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov said Wednesday."This approach will help define ... Read more...

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NATO, Russia to sign compendium on cooperation


May 4th, 2011 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO and Russia will Wednesday sign a compendium of over 6,000 terms related to their political-military cooperation.Chief of the Russian General Staff General Nikolai Makarov ... Read more...

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China’s defense policy ‘ensures national security’: Official


April 28th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): The development of weapons and equipment in China is to ensure national security and is not directed against any other country or specific target, said the country's defense ... Read more...

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