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India, Singapore test tank warfare skills


March 27th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Soldiers from Indian and Singaporean armed forces are testing their armoured warfare skills in Babina in central India with over 750 soldiers from both sides ... Read more...

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Ready for any challenge: Indian Army chief


January 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Indian Army is ready to face any challenge, external or internal, as it is equipped with ultra-modern technology, the head of the 1.13 million-strong ... Read more...

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Indonesia to spend $1.5 bn on defence purchase


December 17th, 2011 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 17 (IANS) The Indonesian army has allocated some 14 trillion rupiah (about$ 1.5 billion) to purchase several military equipment, from producers in Europe and the US in near ... Read more...

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BEML to hive off its railway business


December 12th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Hiving off its rail business into a separate subsidiary, setting up a unit in Indonesia and manufacturing engines for India's main battle tanks are some of ... Read more...

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President witnesses war game, urges modernisation


December 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), Dec 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday flew in a military transport helicopter and then rode in a battle tank to witness the Indian Army's war games ... Read more...

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India clears $275 mn order for T-72 tank recovery vehicles


October 13th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India Thursday cleared a repeat order worth Rs.1,350 crore ($275 million) for 650 armoured recovery and repair vehicles for its 1,500 T-72 Ajeya main ... Read more...

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Indian Navy’s $430-million order for 8 landing ships


September 30th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian Navy will boost its capability to take the battle literally to the enemy's shores with the placing of a $430 million (Rs. 2,100 ... Read more...

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Saab, Wipro tie up for land-based protection systems


September 15th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Swedish defence firm Saab and Indian software and infrastructure engineering giant Wipro Limited have signed a teaming agreement to jointly pursue opportunities for land-based active ... Read more...

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Wipro to develop software for Saab’s e-warfare system


September 15th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) Wipro Ltd has entered into a strategic alliance with Saab AB to develop and market protective software for the Swedish major's Land Electronic Defence System (LEDS) ... Read more...

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Medvedev to meet World War II veterans


May 8th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet World War II veterans and representatives of patriotic organisations, and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown ... Read more...

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Antony asks troops along Pakistan border to defeat any ‘misadventure’


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaisalmer, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of Indian Army troops along the Pakistan border in Rajasthan and asked them to remain vigilant to ... Read more...

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Antony to visit border areas ahead of army war game


April 29th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Ahead of a major army war game in the Rajasthan desert mid-May, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will visit the area Monday to inspect the build-up ... Read more...

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Pakistan produces its first tank gun


April 18th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan's first locally-produced tank gun is ready to be fitted for its Main Battle Tanks (MBT), a media report said.Dawn Monday said that the tank ... Read more...

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Nation gets set to celebrate 61st Republic Day


January 25th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.25 (ANI): India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day on Wednesday with the usual armed forces march past and culturally rich fanfare.President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, ... Read more...

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Indigenous aircraft to be main draw at Republic Day parade


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) taking its penultimate step before induction into the air force this month after being in the works for 27 years, India ... Read more...

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Indian companies will benefit from defence offsets policy (Comment)


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Vivek Lall India's rising economic capacity has enabled the funding of its defence modernisation capabilities over the past two decades and as one of the largest global military spenders, the country has ... Read more...

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Indian Army to get 124 more Arjun tanks


May 17th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday ordered another 124 Arjun main battle tanks (MBTs) to boost the firepower of the 1.13-million strong force after the indigenously developed platform outgunned ... Read more...

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Indian Army to conduct desert exercise this month


April 5th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Barely a month after the Indian Air Force displayed its awesome combat capabilities, the Indian Army is gearing up for its month-long "Yudh Shakti" exercise in Rajasthan ... Read more...

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Modernisation is main challenge for new army chief


March 30th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Lieutenant General V.K. Singh, who assumes office Wednesday as the new Indian Army chief, has many strategic and operational challenges ahead, including the long-delayed artillery modernisation programme ... Read more...

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Venezuela to deploy tanks on Colombia border


January 11th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico, Jan 11 (RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced plans for the deployment of new Russian-made tanks and combat helicopters on the border with Colombia. Ties between Venezuela and Colombia deteriorated ... Read more...

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Russian, Indian presidents to discuss trade, nuclear cooperation


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 3 (RIA Novosti) The presidents of Russia and India will discuss cooperation in trade, economics, science, nuclear power and space industry, at talks in Moscow later Thursday, a Kremlin ... Read more...

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Biggest India-US war game follows China’s largest army exercise


August 26th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Close on the heels of a high-profile war game launched by the Chinese army, the Indian and US armies and air forces will simultaneously conduct their largest ... Read more...

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Admiral Mehta commissions fifth Landing Ship Tank ‘Airavat’


May 19th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 19 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta on Tuesday commissioned Indian Navy's fifth Landing Ship Tank (Large) 'Airavat' here.On the occasion, Mehta said the Airavat would augment the operational capabilities ... Read more...

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Admiral Mehta to launch Sixth Landing Ship Tank ‘Airavat’ on May 19


May 18th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 18 (ANI): Admiral Suresh Mehta will launch the Indian Navy's Sixth Landing Ship Tank (Large) 'Airavat' here on Tuesday.Airavat, previously known as Yard 3016, was christened and launched by Maria ... Read more...

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Antony says LCAs, MBTs the highlight of Seventh Aero India show


February 11th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by ANI
Yelahanka (Karnataka), Feb.11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antonyon Wednesday described the Light Combat Aircraft and Main Battle Tanks as the highlights of the seventh edition of ''Aero India 2009''. Making ... Read more...

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Military corruption costs Russia some $80 million


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (RIA Novosti) Corruption in the Russian defence forces resulted in losses of 2.2 billion rubles ($79.6 million) to the state budget in the first nine months of the year, ... Read more...

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Russian arms exports may exceed $8.5 bn in 2008


August 5th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, Aug 5 (RIA Novosti) Russia's military exports will exceed $8.5 billion in 2008, a senior government official said here Tuesday. Russia has doubled annual arms exports since 2000 to $7 ... Read more...

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Russia ready to export new Su-35 fighters to India


July 15th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Farnborough (Russia), July 15 (RIA Novosti) Russia is ready to export the new state-of-the-art Su-35 Flanker-E multi-role air superiority fighters to India and other partner countries, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport ... Read more...

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