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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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High expectations from Chinese minister’s India trip: Daily


September 5th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) Expectations from the visit of Defence Minister Liang Guanglie to India are running high, said a daily that claimed "outsiders with ulterior motives dislike" that the ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Roundup)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday agreed to resume joint military exercises at the earliest and boost security ties in the border areas, a source of occasional ... Read more...

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India, China to resume joint military exercises (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Barely weeks before the once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets under way in Beijing, India and China Tuesday decided to resume joint military exercises after a ... Read more...

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Pyongyang condemns South Korea-US military drill


August 19th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea Sunday condemned the upcoming South Korea-US annual joint military exercises, and termed it an "unpardonable military provocation and a declaration of an all-out war" ... Read more...

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Russia, India joint anti-terrorism drills begin Tuesday


August 7th, 2012 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India will Tuesday hold an official opening of joint INDRA-2012 anti-terrorism military exercises in the Siberian republic of Buryatia, a spokesperson for Russia's ... Read more...

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‘US-led war games detrimental to Asia-Pacific stability’


August 5th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 5 (IANS) US troops have been "massively and incessantly" engaged in military exercises in the Asia-Pacific region since the start of the year, and this has sent a ... Read more...

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Russia-India military drill to start Sunday


August 5th, 2012 - 8:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India will begin their joint INDRA-2012 anti-terror military exercises in the Siberian republic of Buryatia Sunday, a Russian military official said.The drills will ... Read more...

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Some countries are provoking China: daily


August 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Neighbouring countries with territorial disputes were trying to infringe upon China's sovereignty, a commentary in a Chinese newspaper said Wednesday.These countries "are taking advantage of the ... Read more...

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US senators seek expanded defence trade with India


July 21st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Eyeing India's expansive multi-million dollar military modernisation programme, two top US lawmakers have asked the Pentagon to develop a closer defence relationship with New Delhi, including ... Read more...

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No choppers on board ships to Syria: Russia


July 14th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's state-run arms company has denied that any of its warships presently heading for Syria were carrying Mil Mi-25 helicopter gunships.Rosoboronexport said it had tried ... Read more...

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Syrian air force conducts military drills


July 12th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian Air Force has conducted military exercises involving fighter and attack aircraft, state-run Sana news agency reported.The drills were conducted Tuesday. Sana said they ... Read more...

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US wants ’significant’ naval ties with India to protect sea lanes


July 4th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) Recognising India's growing maritime power, the United States wants to maintain a "significant" relationship with India to help provide stable and secure international commerce through the ... Read more...

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China considering more joint military exercises with India


June 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 25 (IANS) China is considering India's proposal for holding the third round of joint military exercises, codenamed Hand-in-Hand, and this is at the "working level discussions" stage, a ... Read more...

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Cut through red tape to enhance US-India defence cooperation: Panetta


June 6th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The US-India defence partnership "is coming of age" but both countries need to cut through the red tape to realise its full potential, particularly ... Read more...

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Russia, US hold war games


June 1st, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first joint anti-terror exercise involving Russian and US forces in Colorado has ended with the "neutralization" of a terrorist group, a Russian defence ministry ... Read more...

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‘Four-way oil swap win-win for India-Russia’


May 14th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A four-way oil swap between India, Russia, Japan and the Gulf producers would be a win-win situation for New Delhi and Moscow, a noted strategic ... Read more...

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China, Russia hold joint naval exercise


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China and Russia Sunday began a joint naval exercise that will focus on maritime defence.Russian Naval Deputy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Leonid Sukhanov announced here ... Read more...

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China, Russia to hold joint naval drill


April 18th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) China and Russia will hold a joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this weekend, the Chinese defence ministry said.Dozens of battle ships and submarines will ... Read more...

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Four Russian warships set to leave for China


April 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave the country's Vladivostok city Sunday for ... Read more...

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US marines arrive in Australia


April 4th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 4 (IANS) The first batch of about 200 US marines have arrived in Australia's Darwin city as part of a defence deal, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced ... Read more...

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Russia, China to conduct military drill


April 4th, 2012 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four Russian warships, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will team up with Chinese naval forces in a joint exercise in ... Read more...

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North Korea threatens war over US-South Korea drills


February 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea Saturday threatened to wage a "sacred war" over joint US-South Korean military drills next week.According to Hong Kong-based broadcaster RTHK, the communist state's ... Read more...

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Iran’s IRGC begins new military drill (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 19 (IANS) Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) started a new round of drills in central Iran Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the official IRNA news ... Read more...

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India, Russia prepare for INDRA-2012 military drills


February 7th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India Monday started preparations for the joint INDRA-2012 military exercises scheduled to be held in Russia this summer, a Russian official said.Lt. Col. ... Read more...

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Indian Army to hold 20 war games with friendly nations


January 29th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In its bid to have greater engagement with foreign militaries, Indian Army will this year hold between 15 to 20 bilateral war games with friendly ... Read more...

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Iranian navy detects US aircraft carrier in drill zone


December 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 29 (IANS) The Iranian naval forces have detected a US aircraft carrier in the area of its ongoing military exercises, said Iranian Navy's deputy commander Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi.An ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China hold joint military exercise


November 15th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Pakistan and China are holding a joint military exercise that would enable them to exchange information in real time.The Pakistan-China Joint Military Exercise, called YOUYI-IV, is ... Read more...

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Pakistan to give military training to Afghan army


November 4th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) The Pakistan army will train the Afghan National Army and police under trilateral pacts signed at the 6th Trilateral Summit held in Istanbul, local media reported ... Read more...

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Pakistan to train Afghan Army


November 4th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Pakistani Army would train the Afghan National Army as well as the police under an agreement signed by the two countries, a top Pakistani official ... Read more...

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North Korean navy official visits Russia


October 20th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Vladivostok, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A senior North Korean navy official will start Thursday an official visit to Russia's Pacific Fleet."The visit will continue until Oct 27… and will include ... Read more...

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US backing India for military exercises: Pakistani daily


October 12th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) India will be holding military exercises along the Sino-Pak border areas "without any formal advance intimation to either Beijing or Islamabad" as it has the backing ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan minister visits defence college


September 8th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 8 (IANS) Kyrgyzstan Defence Minister Major General Abibilla Kudayberdiev visited the tri-services training institution National Defence Academy here Thursday, an official said. Kudayberdiev, who was accompanied by a high-level ... Read more...

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North and South Korea exchange fire


August 10th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Artillery shells fired from North Korea Wednesday landed near the disputed sea border with South Korea. In response, South Korea's military also fired artillery shells ... Read more...

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German, Indian air forces may have joint exercises soon


July 20th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
RAF Fairford (Britain), July 20 (IANS) The German air force is keen on a joint military exercise with India and will discuss the possibility of this when the Indian Air ... Read more...

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