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Russia seeks US explanation over post-2014 Afghan presence


April 26th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The terms and goals of the projected US presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 need to be clarified, the Russian foreign ministry said Thursday.On Sunday, the ... Read more...

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North Korean rocket launch plan is destablising: US


March 17th, 2012 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS) The US Defence Department has said the April launch of a long-range rocket announced by North Korea would violate UN resolutions and represents a destabilising influence ... Read more...

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China may resort to Indian territory grab, says expert report


February 29th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) China may resort to territorial grabs, including through a "major military offensive", especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and India ... Read more...

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The China challenge: Present and former NSAs debate India’s options


February 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Can India pursue a new 2.0 version of non-alignment in a world marked by the rise of China as a rival to the US? ... Read more...

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‘China not to participate in arms race’


February 24th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China will not engage in an arms race with other countries, the defence ministry said Friday, adding that the country's military growth is for defensive purposes.Defence ... Read more...

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Military team to China without Arunachal officer wrong: BJP


January 10th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Tarun Vijay Monday met Defence Minister A.K. Antony to convey his party's "concern and opposition" over the government sending ... 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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India worried over Chinese military build up


November 15th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) India said Tuesday that it was concerned about China's expanding military capabilities and building military bases on the Sino-Indian border. "China is expanding its military capabilities ... Read more...

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India objects to Chinese troops in Pakistani Kashmir


October 12th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Concerned over the presence of Chinese military personnel in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, India Wednesday said it had conveyed its objections to Beijing in this regard. Defence ... Read more...

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India’s Andaman military command completes a decade


October 9th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India's Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC), a tri-services military formation based in Port Blair, has completed a decade of its existence and has over the ... Read more...

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Mechanism soon to resolve border row with China: Antony


September 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was evolving a joint mechanism with China to resolve their long-pending territorial dispute, while it acknowledged that the border had remained ... Read more...

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Japan PM concerned about China’s military development


September 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he is concerned about China's military development and has urged Beijing to act as a "responsible member of the international ... Read more...

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West fears al Qaeda could seize Gaddafi weapons: Report


August 24th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US, France and Britain have asked Libya's neighbours to beef up security on their borders to prevent the possible smuggling out of weapons, Algerian ... Read more...

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India has no place in world order: Brajesh Mishra


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Arguing that India has "no place in the world order" currently, former national security advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra Tuesday said the country has to step ... Read more...

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`Ceasefire in 1947-48 war was unwarranted’


July 17th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) A former Indian Army officer who took part in the 1947-48 operations against Pakistan-backed tribesman in Jammu and Kashmir feels that a ceasefire that halted ... Read more...

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No Kargil-type situation in Arunachal: Antony


June 14th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Against the backdrop of an Arunachal Pradesh minister expressing fears of a Kargil-type situation along the border with China, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday ... Read more...

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China dam no cause for immediate concern: India


June 14th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday said a Chinese dam on the Bhahmaputra river was not a cause for "immediate alarm", downplaying fears that the project would impact the ... Read more...

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Gaddafi army ‘not at breaking point’ despite repeated Allied air strikes


April 1st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.1 (ANI): The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen has said that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's armed forces are not at a 'breaking point' despite hundreds ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh lauds security agencies, cautions against terror threats


March 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, today urged police and security authorities to improve their professional standards and build more appropriate and better infrastructure to handle ... Read more...

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UAE to hold defence expo


February 10th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 9 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will hold a defence exhibition from Feb 20 to showcase the country's military capabilities.A total of 151 UAE firms will exhibit their ... Read more...

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British firms ignored international trade sanctions on Iran to further trade: WikiLeaks


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): British companies were selling or leasing items to Iranian companies which were the subject of international trade sanctions, according to classified US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.One of the ... Read more...

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‘China will never seek hegemony by force of arms’


January 13th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 13(ANI): China will never seek hegemony by force of arms and compete with the United States and other Western countries despite the landmark first test flight of the radar-evading J-20 ... Read more...

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US strategy envisages role for both India, Pak in Afghan transition: Crowley


November 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): As part of its regional strategy, the United States has invited both India and Pakistan to be engaged in and support the transition in Afghanistan, where it will ... Read more...

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UK-France to unveil new military co-operation treaty


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2(ANI): The United Kingdom and France will today announce the creation of a new Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF) of around 6,500 troops from the both the countries.The ... Read more...

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Ban on production of fissile material ‘unacceptable’: Pakistan


October 14th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan opposes the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that banned production of fissile material used as fuel for nuclear weapons, the Asian nation has told the world ... Read more...

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Neighbours adding military muscle at feverish pace: Antony


October 6th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Cautioning that "our neighbours are building their military capabilities at a feverish pace", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said here that "the need for us to be ... Read more...

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US discusses China’s ‘assertiveness’ with India


September 9th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Amid concern in India over recent Chinese assertiveness, the US Thursday said it was keeping a watch on increasing Chinese activities in South China Sea and ... Read more...

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China deploys long-range CSS-5 missiles close to Indian borders


August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): China has deployed longer range CSS-5 missiles close to the regions bordering India and developed contingency plans to move airborne forces at short notice to the region."Despite ... Read more...

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Pentagon voices alarm over China’s military build up


August 17th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): In its annual report to the US Congress on China's military capabilities, the Pentagon has voiced alarm over that country's military build up, saying it could eventually pose ... Read more...

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US needs to differentiate between India and Pakistan (Comment)


August 6th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Harold A. Gould Many parallels now exist between how America descended into the Vietnam quagmire and certain trends that are becoming increasingly evident as America commits ever more resources to its ... Read more...

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Britain too broke to defend itself against every potential future threat


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Britain, which is considered as one of the world's most wealthy and powerful countries, faces the challenge of insufficient funds to protect itself against all potential threats."We don't ... Read more...

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Closer ties with India, China no threat to either: US


July 2nd, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 2 (IANS) The United States says its closer relations with India and China should not be seen as a threat to either as all three play an ... Read more...

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China’s enhanced military capabilities for its own security


June 5th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): China's ambitious national defense capabilities are for its own security rather than for challenging or threatening other nations, a senior Chinese official has reassured.Speaking at the 9th ... Read more...

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Public-private partnership in defence a must: PM


May 26th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government will encourage the participation of India Inc. in the defence sector through public-private partnerships. "Greater participation of Indian ... Read more...

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