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US missile deal was a mistake: Poland


August 5th, 2012 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 5 (IANS) The agreement with the US on the deployment of a missile defence system on its territory was "a mistake", Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said.The agreement was ... Read more...

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Unlimited penalty for defaulting on defence offsets


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will levy unlimited penalties on foreign firms that fail to meet their offsets obligations of ploughing back a minimum 30 percent of a contract ... Read more...

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Putin’s limousine invites traffic complaint


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS)Vladimir Putin, who dashed through the empty streets of Moscow on his inauguration day as Russian president in a black limousine without a front license plate, has ... Read more...

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Putin backs importing foreign military technology


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of purchasing certain types of military technology from abroad to satisfy specific and urgent needs of the ... 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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India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases


June 6th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The regional situation and India's purchases of military hardware were discussed Wednesday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, ... Read more...

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‘Revised defence offsets policy will encourage Indian SME sector’


May 8th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) A major portion of the defence offsets opportunity for Indian companies is in the areas of engineering outsourcing, maintenance, repair and overhaul, with the revised policy ... Read more...

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Russia lifts embargo on arms supplies to Libya


May 8th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has lifted an embargo on the arms supplies to Libya, according to an official legal information portal.Dmitry Medvedev, the outgoing president, signed the decree ... Read more...

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Russia to sell missile systems to Belarus


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 18 (IANS) Russia will continue selling its air defence missile systems to Belarus in 2012 at discount prices, Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said."Belarus is a leading market ... Read more...

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Pakistan to develop military potential: Gilani


April 1st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan will continue to develop its military potential as weakness invites aggression, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said.Addressing the soft launch of the prestigious military ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan to continue building its military potential’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistan would continue to develop its military potential as weakness invites aggression from stronger nations, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Addressing a gathering comprising ... Read more...

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India hikes defence spending by 13 percent (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday raised its military spending to Rs.1,93,407 crore ($38.6 billion/Rs.1.93 trillion), a 13 percent increase, to further push the fast-paced modernisation of its ... Read more...

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Three Indian entities among world’s top 100 arms manufacturers


February 27th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Two Indian companies - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL) - and one entity - the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) - figure in ... Read more...

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`Lockheed Martin world’s largest arms producer’


February 27th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Feb 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military hardware major Lockheed Martin was the biggest arms vendor in 2010 with sales totalling $35.7 billion, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says.Only three ... Read more...

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India-US relations not aimed at China: Antony


February 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India Friday dismissed suggestions that its growing relations with the US were aimed at countering China, saying its armed forces were being strengthened primarily to ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Sri Lanka to increase trade to over $2 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari have agreed to increase bilateral trade to over $2 billion over the next ... Read more...

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India to get Russian aircraft carrier by December


January 17th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian aircraft carrier which is being refurbished for the Indian Navy will begin sea trials in May for the first time in two decades ... Read more...

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Russia ranked 2nd biggest global arms exporter


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia became the world?s second largest arms exporter after the US in 2011, said Igor Korotchenko, the head of the Moscow-based arms think tank Centre ... Read more...

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Russia’s growing ties with China matter of concern: BJP MP


October 14th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's recent visit to China has been noted in strategic circles in India, with a BJP MP saying Russia's increasing ... Read more...

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India welcomes US suspension of aid to Pakistan


July 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India Monday welcomed the US decision to suspend abut $800 million in military aid to Pakistan, but also underlined its commitment to normalise relations with ... Read more...

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Pakistani leadership under attack over Shahzad killing


June 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat has moaned the lack of leadership in Pakistan while paying tributes to slain journalist Saleem Shahzad."The ruling elite has become almost ... Read more...

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France not to sell heavy military hardware to Pakistan (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) France said Friday it had put on hold the sale of heavy military hardware to Islamabad until it explains its role in the Mumbai ... Read more...

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France puts sale of heavy military hardware to Pakistan on hold


May 27th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) France said Friday it has put on hold the sale of heavy military equipment to Pakistan and awaits an explanation on its spy agency's ... 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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Indian decision on fighter deal no snub to US: Foreign Policy


April 30th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) While India's decision not to buy American planes for its multi-role combat aircraft deal is indeed "disappointing", sceptics are wrong to view this as yet another ... Read more...

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A ‘disappointed’ US to keep up defence ties with India


April 29th, 2011 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Though disappointed at India's rejection of Washington's bid to supply a new generation of fighter jets, the United States has said it would continue to ... Read more...

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Medvedev agrees for US military transit to Afghanistan via Russia


March 10th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar.10 (ANI): Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a legal agreement that allows the US military transit of weapons, military hardware, military property and personnel via Russia, to Afghanistan.The Russia-US agreement ... Read more...

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US warship heads out to protect Europe from Iranian missiles


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.2 (ANI): The US military has plans to send a warship to the Mediterranean as a first step in establishing a defence shield to protect Europe from a potential missile ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels stocking up on Soviet-era arms to deal with Gaddafi’s militia


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Benghazi (Libya), Mar. 2 (ANI): Rebel forces controlling eastern Libya are reportedly getting more organized and better armed with each passing day.They are receiving a crash course on armed rebellion, and know ... Read more...

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Libyan forces using western arms to deal with anti- Gaddafi protestors: EU


February 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Military hardware worth hundreds of millions of pounds, which were supplied to Libya by European and British arms firms, are now being used by the Gaddafi regime in ... Read more...

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India to open more sectors for defence offsets commitments


February 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) India will soon open up new sectors to foreign manufacturers of military hardware to enable them fulfil their offsets commitments, Defence Minister A. K. Antony announced here Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s political instability threat to India: Narayanan


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Political and economic instability in Pakistan coupled with its military build-up constitutes a threat to India, West Bengal Governor M.K.Narayanan said Friday.The former national security adviser termed Pakistan ... Read more...

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‘China’s military hardware development not aimed at any other country’


January 12th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 12 (ANI): Guan Youfei, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Defense Ministry, has said that his country's military hardware development is not aimed at any other country."The ... Read more...

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Modernisation of military hardware hampered in past: Army chief


January 6th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General V.K. Singh Thursday said the modernization of military hardware, particularly artillery, has been hampered in the past both by the men in uniform ... Read more...

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Government fast pacing indigenisation of military hardware: Antony (Lead)


January 4th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Jan 4 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said the government was speeding up the indigenisation process of military hardware and such a defence production policy was ready."As part of speeding ... Read more...

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