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US breaks Pentagon-Russian arms exporter ties


July 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US lawmakers have passed a bill which breaks the relationship between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.According to the House of Representatives's ... Read more...

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India’s defence budget hike worrisome: Pakistani daily


March 19th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) The significant hike in India's defence budget gives a "wrong message to its neighbours and perpetuates tensions in South Asia", a leading Pakistani daily said ... Read more...

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Not shifting n-weapons on busy roads: Pakistan


November 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday rejected a US magazine's report that its nuclear weapons are "transported in delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads", terming this "baseless and motivated". ... Read more...

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British Navy cuts 1,000 jobs


October 1st, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) The British Navy has shed 1,000 jobs as part of the country's wider efforts to balance its military budget, Xinhua reported Friday.They are the first ... Read more...

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US seeks transparency on China’s first aircraft carrier


August 11th, 2011 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China's first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage Wednesday, the US State Department has ... Read more...

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Australia, US concerned over China’s growing military power


March 9th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.9 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed the concerns of US Senator John McCain over China's rise as a military power in the Asia- Pacific region.McCain said that the ... Read more...

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China announces ambitious military spending plan


March 5th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 5 (ANI): China on Saturday revealed that its military spending will rise 12.6 percent in 2011 to 583.6 billion renminbi, or about 88.6 billion dollars.The announcement means that Beijing has ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack masterminds Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi guided LeT from Pak jails


December 7th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): The alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks was running his terrorist group even while in prison in Pakistan, according to documents released by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks.The claim ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks quotes Clinton: Mumbai plotter ran operation from jail


December 6th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) The alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks -- Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi -- was running his group while still in prison in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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US intelligence spying costs over 80 billion dollars annually


October 29th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct. 29 (ANI): The annual cost of U.S. intelligence has gone public for the first time. According to figures released by the government Thursday, it is just over 80 billion dollars ... Read more...

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US expert says elections make defense spending cuts more difficult


September 5th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): An expert at UAB's Department of Sociology and Social Work, Casey Borch, has said that elections make defense spending cuts more difficult.Borch's conclusions are reportedly based on ... Read more...

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Gilani doublespeak: From peace overtures, now tells NATO fears war with India


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Jun.5 (ANI): Just when things were starting to get back on track between India and Pakistan, and a 'positive' outcome from the upcoming Foreign Ministerial level talks was expected, Pakistan ... Read more...

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China’s military development will not challenge US: PLA Major General


March 4th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 4(ANI): A People's Liberation Army (PLA) Major General and member of China's top political advisory body has said the country's military development will not challenge the United States."China is ... Read more...

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Chinese military stresses peaceful aims, closer US ties


October 27th, 2009 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (DPA) China's second highest-ranking military officer offered assurances that Beijing's military build-up was entirely for peaceful purposes, at the start of a visit to the US. Speaking at a Washington-based ... Read more...

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Pak to receive $800mln aid promised under K-L Bill by March 2010


October 24th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): Pakistan will receive over 800-million-dollars as aid under the Kerry-Lugar Bill by March next year, as the first tranche from disbursements is likely to arrive in December, the ... Read more...

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Polish soldier killed, five wounded in Afghanistan


September 5th, 2009 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Sep 5 (DPA) One Polish soldier was killed and five others were wounded Friday after a bomb exploded near a Polish convoy in eastern Afghanistan, local media reported. This was the 11th ... Read more...

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Climate change may cause civilization to collapse


July 13th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): The biggest single report to look at the future of the planet has said that due to climate change, "billions of people will be condemned to poverty and ... Read more...

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China says its military expansion poses no threat to others


May 6th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 6 (ANI): Rejecting Australian concerns that Beijing will be a major military concern in the years to come, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said its military's growth poses no threat ... Read more...

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The Second Press Conference of Obama’s Administration


March 25th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
Yesterday night during the second full-fledged press conference of his administration, President Barack Obama staunchly defended his policies reminding the nation that, “ there will be no quick fixes, there will ... Read more...

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Chinese Army not interested in engaging in an arms race


January 16th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan.16 (ANI): The People''s Liberation Army (PLA) will not engage in any arms race and its development does not pose a threat to any country, a senior military official has ... Read more...

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Russia proposes UN arms embargo against Georgia


September 10th, 2008 - 2:51 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 10 (Xinhua) Russia Tuesday submitted a draft resolution in the UN Security Council calling for an arms embargo against the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a senior Russian official ... Read more...

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Ukraine will avoid being on Russia’’s hit list, says its president


August 23rd, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.23 (ANI): Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has asserted that the fundamentals of international politics have changed and added that his country will do everything in its power to ensure it ... Read more...

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Japan-US alliance should be expanded by including India, Australia


July 25th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): The Japan-US alliance should be expanded with inclusion of countries like India, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Korea for better strategic and economic safety and better ... Read more...

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US could start a new Cold War, warns former Russian President Gorbachev


May 7th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
London, May 7 (ANI): Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the United States could push the world into a new Cold War. Delivering one of his most scathing attacks ... Read more...

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China hikes military budget


March 4th, 2008 - 8:11 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Beijing, March 4 (DPA) China announced 17.6 percent increase in its annual military budget Tuesday, but denied the US charge that Chinese military build-up could fuel instability in Asia. The draft defence ... Read more...

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US concerned about secretive Chinese military build-up


March 4th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
DPA Washington, March 4 (DPA) China's secretive military build-up could fuel instability in Asia and create confusion about Beijing's intentions, the Pentagon has said in a report. "The lack of transparency in China's ... Read more...

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