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‘Chinese army poses no threat to any nation’


July 31st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's military development does not target or pose a threat to any nation, said a senior Chinese army officer Tuesday."The development of the Chinese armed forces ... 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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Defence panel nod for military modernisation plans


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The defence ministry Monday approved the crucial five-year and 15-year modernisation plans of the armed forces beginning 2012, after almost a year-long delay.The Defence Acquisition ... Read more...

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India to deepen engagement with Asia-Pacific region


December 7th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Ahead of the first trilateral consultation between India, Japan and the US here, India has said it will continue to deepen its engagement with the Asia-Pacific ... Read more...

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US woos India for big-ticket defence deals


November 6th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Rebuffed over what is touted as the world's biggest defence deal, the United States is going all out to woo a modernising India with attractive ... Read more...

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US makes strong pitch for F-35 fighter jets to India


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) The US is making a strong pitch to sell its fifth generation F-35 fighter jet aircraft to India saying the offer was an example of the ... Read more...

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US plans to boost defence, economic ties with India


February 26th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) The US plans to boost its ties with India in two key areas of defence and economic partnership as a follow up to President Barack ... Read more...

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Be vigilant on Sino-Indian border, Antony tells troops


February 18th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rangapahar (Nagaland), Feb 18 (IANS) Concerned over China's military modernisation and infrastructure build-up along the border, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday asked the army to be vigilant and keep a watchful eye ... Read more...

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Antony to review northeast security, defence preparedness


February 17th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's rapid military modernisation in Tibet, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will visit the northeastern states for two days from Friday to review the ... Read more...

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India not unduly concerned over China’s military modernization: Antony


February 16th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Expressing concern over modernization of China's armed forces, Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said India is not unduly worried, as it is now modernising its ... Read more...

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India not unduly worried over China’s military modernisation: Antony


February 16th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was "not unduly worried" over China's military modernisation, though the neighbour's defence budget was a matter of concern. "Modernisation of China's armed forces ... Read more...

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Oz intelligence agencies fear China hiding military build-up: Wikileaks


January 7th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Jan 7 (ANI): Australia's intelligence agencies are of the opinion that China is hiding a huge military build-up that goes beyond national defence and threatens regional stability, according to secret US ... Read more...

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China preparing for armed conflict ‘in every direction’, says its defence minister


December 30th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec. 30 (ANI): Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie on Wednesday said that his country is preparing for conflict 'in every direction'. "In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations ... Read more...

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Excitement on bookshelf with arms, new writers and history (IANS Books This Week)


November 11th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Spend the weekend with a load of exciting and profound books.1. Book: "Arming Without Aiming"; Written by Stephen P. Cohen and Sunil Dasgupta; Published by Penguin-Viking; ... Read more...

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India Japan wish to see peaceful rise of China


October 26th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorTokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan today discussed China's growth in great detail and both the leaders shared the view ... Read more...

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IAF watching Chinese military modernisation ‘with caution’


October 4th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India is cautiously watching the defence modernisation of its neighbours, including China, a top military commander said Monday, stressing that anything that impacts the country's growth was ... Read more...

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India closely watching China’s border infrastructure: Krishna (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is keeping a close watch on China's military modernisation and infrastructure in the border regions in Tibet and has taken necessary measures to safeguard its security, ... Read more...

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India closely watching China’s border infrastructure


April 21st, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it was keeping a close watch on China's military modernisation and infrastructure development programmes in the border regions in Tibet and has ... Read more...

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Asian Security Conference to focus on 2030 scenario


February 9th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The concerns that India and other Asian nations will face on security and other fronts two decades hence will be the focus of a three-day conference that ... Read more...

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China’s military build-up figures in India-US talks


January 20th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) China's military build-up figured Wednesday in the talks between Defence Minister A.K. Antony and visiting US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who said its implications were among ... Read more...

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Oz Foreign Minister defends Dalai Lama meeting in Dharamshala


July 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 5 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has maintained that the Australian parliamentary delegation's decision to meet the Dalai Lama in India was entirely appropriate despite Chinese condemnation."This is ... Read more...

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Review space programme in light of China’s, US expert urges India


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India should undertake a strategic and comprehensive review of its space programmes as quickly as possible given "the military character and military functions" of China's space programme, ... Read more...

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‘Global meltdown not to impact India’s military modernisation’


February 2nd, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The global meltdown will not impact on India's military modernisation that envisages the purchase of hardware worth Rs.1.4 trillion ($30 billion) over the next five years, a ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on military modernisation


January 20th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (Xinhua) China Tuesday issued a white paper on national defence, in which it committed itself to peaceful development and military modernisation. The paper for the first time unveiled China's ... Read more...

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Czech-US missile-shield talks to last beyond NATO summit


March 10th, 2008 - 2:21 am ICT by admin
DPA Prague, March 10 (DPA) Czech and US negotiators are to extend their talks on the placement of a US missile-shield radar base on Czech soil beyond the upcoming NATO summit, Czech Defence ... Read more...

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India’s defence spending falls below two per cent of GDP


March 4th, 2008 - 11:25 am ICT by admin
By Praful Kumar Singh New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): For the first time in the last 10 years the defence spending will fall below two per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ... Read more...

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Indias defence spending falls below two per cent of GDP


March 3rd, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by admin
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): For the first time in the last 10 years the defence spending will fall below two per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ... Read more...

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Future military balance likely to tilt in favour of China against India, says US expert


December 15th, 2007 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
By Sudhakar Jagdish New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): India's military power vis-a-vis China is presently relatively balanced, but in the next decade or two, New Delhi would find it difficult to counter any ... Read more...

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