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Indian Army buying 20 mini-UAVs for Kashmir


August 29th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) To better arm its troops fighting insurgents in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is buying 20 man-portable, mini unmanned aerial ... Read more...

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India, Russia sign pact for Smerch rockets


August 28th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India and Russia have tied up for a joint venture to manufacture Smerch rockets.A memorandum of understanding for starting the joint venture was signed between ... Read more...

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India opens new naval base overlooking Malacca Strait


July 31st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India Tuesday opened a new naval base at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands southernmost fringe of Campbell Bay, giving it the ability to keep an ... Read more...

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Indian Navy creates exclusive cyber warriors cadre


July 12th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) With cyber terrorism on the rise and the fight against it getting acute, the Indian Navy will soon have an exclusive cadre of cyber warriors ... Read more...

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India, Singapore extend military training agreement (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key agreements including one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their Singaporean counterparts.The ... Read more...

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India, Singapore sign military training deal


July 11th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key bilateral agreements that included one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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‘No link between Siachen, other issues with Pakistan’


June 16th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, June 16 (IANS) India attaches no link between the progress in talks with Pakistan on reducing military presence in Siachen Glacier and other bilateral matters, ... Read more...

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Women officers in the Indian armed forces (To go with Women in combat roles in armed forces: Wait gets longer)


May 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Women officers recruited and serving in the Indian armed forces since 2009:2009: 219 women recruited, of whom 70 were for army, 24 for navy and 125 for air force.2010: 277 women ... Read more...

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Women in combat roles in armed forces: Wait gets longer


May 21st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Women in the Indian armed forces will have to wait longer to get into combat roles. The defence ministry has said it has no proposal ... Read more...

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India well prepared in case of war: Antony (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday, dismissing as "rumours" reports about ... Read more...

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India ‘well prepared’ in case of war: Antony


April 10th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday, dismissing as "rumours" reports about ... Read more...

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Army movement was nothing unusual, says Antony (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday denied that the Indian army had intimidated the civilian government by moving two of its units towards the capital in January ... Read more...

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PM, Antony rubbish report on army movement as baseless (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called a media report on two key army units moving closer to the capital in January without prior notice ... Read more...

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No doubt about armed forces’ patriotism: Antony


April 4th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Visakhapatnam, April 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said he did not doubt the patriotism of the armed forces and that the reported movement of two army units towards ... Read more...

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After bribe revelations, Army chief talks about army welfare


March 31st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 31 (IANS) After causing a storm in military and political circles at the beginning of the week with his revelations about receiving a bribe offer, Chief of ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest defence exhibition kicks off Thursday


March 28th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Over 500 global defence firms from 32 countries will be displaying their land and naval warfare systems at Asia's largest military exhibition being hosted by ... Read more...

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New version of BrahMos missile tested


March 28th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India Wednesday tested its latest version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range (ITR) in Balasore off the Odisha coast.The Block ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to felicitate Indian defence officers


March 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Four decades after Bangladesh came into being, Dhaka will formally recognise the role played by Indian armed forces during the 1971 war, popularly called ... Read more...

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‘Buried under avalanche, help came from the sky’


February 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 27 (IANS) Trapped in his relative's house after a massive avalanche buried the village, Abdul Rafique Lone had given up all hopes of survival when he heard the ... Read more...

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Armed forces to procure 210 AC coaches


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Forty additional AC 2-tier and 170 AC 3-Tier coaches would be procured in the next few years for the as part of the initiatives for ensuring ... Read more...

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Gen. V.K. Singh: Tough soldier who lost a legal battle (Profile)


February 10th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh, who withdrew his petition against a government order recording his birth date as May 10, 1950 after the ... Read more...

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India should be worried over Maldives turmoil: Expert


February 9th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India "should be worried" over the quick-paced developments in the Maldives that saw the president quit and violence spread across the country, said an expert ... Read more...

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When the Indian armed forces put down a Maldivian coup


February 7th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The regime change in Maldives Tuesday had many oldtimers recalling Operation Cactus in November 1988 when the Indian armed forces went into the archipelago nation ... Read more...

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C-130J makes debut at Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's (IAF) latest acquisition, the US Lockheed Martin C-130J transporter, made its debut at the 63rd Republic Day parade here Thursday.The plane, ... Read more...

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Thai PM chief guest at Republic Day parade


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will be the chief guest at India's 63rd Republic Day parade on Rajpath Thursday when President Pratibha Patil will ... Read more...

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India set to reopen military hospital in Tajikistan


December 30th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) India is all set to revive a military hospital it operated a decade ago in Tajikistan, a key Central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan.India's Armed Forces ... Read more...

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President reviews naval fleet (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday praised the Indian Navy and said the anti-piracy missions undertaken by the navy and the Coast Guard have earned them the ... Read more...

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Indian Army recalls 1971 victory


December 16th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command Friday paid tributes to soldiers killed during the 1971 India-Pakistan war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.On this day in ... Read more...

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Shortage of armed forces firing ranges: Antony


December 12th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian armed forces face a shortage of field firing ranges (FFR) to practice the use of weapons with the number dwindling from 104 to ... Read more...

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25 Bangladeshi’s to attend 40th anniversary celebrations of ‘71 war


December 7th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 7 (IANS) Three serving army officers along with 22 Mukti Jodhas (freedom fighters) from Bangladesh will join in the five-day 40th anniversary celebrations of the Bangladesh Liberation War ... Read more...

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17 fragging cases in Indian armed forces since 2007


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indian armed forces have recorded a downslide in the number of fratricides since 2007, with 17 being killed by their fellow soldiers, parliament was ... Read more...

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‘Permanent commissions for women only in select branches’


November 23rd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian armed forces will be granted permanent commissions only in selective non-combative branches with the defence ministry formulating a policy in ... Read more...

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Cadets shake a leg at NDA Ball


November 20th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Nov 20 (IANS) After three years of arduous training, cadets at the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) had a chance to spend a glamorous evening - shaking a leg ... Read more...

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US working to contain LeT in South Asia


November 15th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The United States is working to contain Lashkar-e-Taiba (leT), the Pakistani-based terrorist organization held responsible for the Nov 2008 Mumbai attacks, in South Asia, according to ... Read more...

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