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India, China agree to work closely in Asia-Pacific region


September 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In an important confidence-building step to ease their ties, India and China have agreed to work closely for stability in the Asia-Pacific region, widely seen ... Read more...

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Russia may evacuate personnel from Syria if attacked


July 29th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian servicemen may be evacuated from the country's naval base in Tartus, Syria, if it comes under attack, Navy chief Vice Admiral Viktor Chirkov said."I ... Read more...

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India inducts third indigenous stealth frigate (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Adding teeth to its surface combatants fleet, India Saturday commissioned INS Sahyadri, the third of its indigenously designed and built warships which will enhance the ... Read more...

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India inducts third indigenous stealth frigate


July 21st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Adding teeth to its surface combatants fleet, India Saturday commissioned the third of its indigenously designed and built warship, INS Sahyadri, which will enhance the country's ... Read more...

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Antony to commission Indian-built warship Saturday


July 20th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With the induction of the stealth frigate INS Sahyadri in Mumbai on Saturday, the Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants' fleet, ... Read more...

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26 sailors rescued from Somali pirates


July 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese navy ships have rescued 26 sailors - 13 from China, one from Taiwan and 12 from Vietnam - from Somali pirates, the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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India’s third indigenous stealth frigate commissioning July 21


June 25th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian Navy will add teeth to its surface combatants' fleet with the induction of the indigenous stealth frigate INS Sahyadri on July 21 in ... Read more...

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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy


June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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South Korea to join India-China-Japan anti-piracy patrols (Lead)


June 12th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) South Korea will soon become the fourth nation to join an India-China-Japan effort at coordinated anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, in ... Read more...

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South Korea to join India-China-Japan anti-piracy patrols


June 12th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) South Korea will soon become the fourth nation to join an India-China-Japan effort at coordinated anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia, in ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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India, UAE to work together to counter piracy


May 18th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work together to counter maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden, for which the two sides will ... Read more...

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Seychelles to prosecute four pirates


April 30th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 30 (IANS) Denmark has reached an agreement with the Seychelles to prosecute four Somali pirates held on board a Danish warship, the Danish foreign ministry said.Sixteen suspected pirates ... Read more...

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During security review, India talks about Pakistan’s Shaheen


April 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's test-firing an intermediate range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Wednesday, less than a week after India conducted its 5,000-km Agni-V test figured in a monthly security ... Read more...

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India calls for rational demarcation of pirate-infested waters


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India has called for "clear demarcation" of the pirate-infested waters of the Indian Ocean to warn merchant vessels and the navies of the threat and ... Read more...

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India’s new frigate INS Teg to be inducted April 27


April 20th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) To give a boost to its naval warfare capability, India will induct on April 27 a new warship into its fleet, when INS Teg, built ... Read more...

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12 hostages rescued from Somali pirates


April 13th, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (IANS) A Danish warship apprehended a pirate ship off Somalia's coast and released 12 hostages, including a few Pakistanis, held on board, Denmark's navy said Thursday.The warship ... Read more...

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China, India, Japan cooperate in naval escorts


April 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China, India and Japan are cooperating while providing international naval escort, a Chinese defence ministry spokesman has said.China announced its escort schedule in time and India ... Read more...

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India, China, Japan join hands for anti-piracy operations


March 14th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) India has joined China and Japan to coordinate their anti-piracy operations and naval deployment in the Gulf of Aden to escort merchant vessels, the Rajya ... Read more...

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India concerned over piracy, backs Somalia stability


February 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Voicing concern over increasing piracy, India has expressed solidarity with Somalia and backed global efforts to bring stability to the war-torn nation."India desires stability ... Read more...

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‘China, India, Japan to cooperate on naval escorts’


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) The defence ministry said Thursday that China, India and Japan will step up their coordination and cooperation on international anti-piracy naval escorts."The integrated escort schedule will ... Read more...

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Hit hard, Seychelles seeks Indian help against pirates


February 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With its $1-billion economy losing about four percent of GDP to piracy, Seychelles has sought India's help in putting an end to this threat to ... Read more...

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India signs pacts with Seychelles to combat piracy


February 15th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Amid China's bid to step up ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago nation, India and Seychelles Tuesday signed three pacts for the supply of coastal ... Read more...

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In a first, Antony goes to Saudi Arabia on key defence visit


February 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) As part of India's larger geopolitics and global security strategy, A.K. Antony will pay a two-day visit from Monday to Saudi Arabia, the first ... Read more...

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With China watching, India, Seychelles to up anti-piracy efforts


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Amid China's increased foray into the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago nation, Seychelles has assured India that it remains its key developmental partner and sought ... Read more...

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India to host Seychelles president amid China worry


January 28th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Amid China's plan to set up a supply and refuelling facility in the picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago nation, India will host Seychelles President James ... Read more...

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Iran test fires more missiles


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 2 (IANS) Iran test-fired more homemade missiles on the last day Monday of its 10-day naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the state media reported.The advanced long-range ... Read more...

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Iran test-fires new missiles


January 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 1 (IANS) Iran Sunday successfully test-fired its new surface-to-air missiles during an naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, the official media reported.The 10-day exercise, dubbed Velayat 90, ... Read more...

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Iran tests artillery firepower in navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian Navy tested its artillery firepower on the eighth day of naval drills in the country's southern waters Saturday, reported Xinhua citing the local Fars ... Read more...

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Iran to fire homemade missiles during navy drills


December 31st, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 31 (IANS) Iranian navy will fire various homemade missiles during the naval drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian commander was quoted by Press TV as ... Read more...

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Pentagon warns Iran against blocking oil route


December 29th, 2011 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) The Pentagon has warned Iran against any attempt to block the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world's most critical oil route."This is not just an ... Read more...

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Iran building its second naval destroyer


December 26th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 26 (IANS) The Iranian navy is constructing its second modern destroyer, said a senior official.Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told IRNA that the destroyer, which enjoys capabilities in surface-to-air, ... Read more...

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Iran launches 10-day naval exercise


December 24th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 24 (IANS) Iran Saturday launched a massive 10-day naval exercise in international waters, the official media reported.The manoeuvres, dubbed Velayat 90, will be held in a 2,000 km ... Read more...

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India to keep watch on Chinese naval facility in Seychelles


December 16th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With China planning a supply and recuperation facility in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Seychelles, India Thursday said it will "watch" the development and ... Read more...

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Somali pirates jailed for 10 years in Yemen


November 20th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, Nov 20 (IANS) A Yemeni criminal court has sentenced 10 Somalis to 10 years in prison after convicting them of piracy in Yemen's territorial waters, the state-run ... Read more...

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