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Russia to build new intercontinental missile by 2018


September 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by 2018, a senior military official has revealed."Construction of the missile is ongoing," Strategic Missile Forces ... Read more...

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Man in Afghan army uniform kills three NATO soldiers


August 30th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) A man wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Army (ANA) shot dead three NATO soldiers in southern Afghanistan Wednesday, the coalition confirmed Thursday. Wednesday's attack ... Read more...

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Russia to join military drills with Canada


August 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) A group from the Russian armed forces will take part in the military drills with the US and Canada to be held next Monday in North ... Read more...

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Russian Air Force to get 180 new aircraft


August 11th, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Air Force will receive 180 brand new planes and helicopters by the end of the year, a military official said.Air Force Commander in ... 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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ISAF commander to visit Pakistan Thursday


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan Gen John Allen will arrive here Thursday in an one-day official visit.The top commander will discuss ... 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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Russia to form air defence force for Sochi Olympics


June 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS) Russia is to form an air defence force to ensure the security at the Sochi Olympics, a military official said Monday.The special force, to be set ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ousted leader Mubarak in ‘very critical’ condition, not dead


June 20th, 2012 - 5:59 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak is on a respirator and in a 'very critical' condition, a military official said on late Tuesday, rejected an earlier report from ... Read more...

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Annadale: Shanta Kumar says security important than stadium


April 18th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a snub to his own party's government in Himachal Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Shanta Kumar Wednesday said "national security ... Read more...

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China, India, Japan cooperate in naval escorts


April 1st, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) China, India and Japan are cooperating while providing international naval escort, a Chinese defence ministry spokesman has said.China announced its escort schedule in time and India ... Read more...

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Russia scraps outdated tanks, armoured vehicles


March 24th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outdated tanks and armoured vehicles will be scrapped in a "massive" scheme launched by the Russian defence ministry, a military official said."From 2011 onward, in ... Read more...

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Russian army to get Boomerang armoured carriers


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Army will get its first Boomerang armoured personnel carriers in 2013, a top military official has said.Ground Forces chief Col. Gen. Alexander Postnikov ... Read more...

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Shimla’s skating rink closes, signalling season’s end


February 20th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 20 (IANS) The fun-filled, exhilarating skating days are over. Though the winter cold lingers on, Asia's oldest natural ice rink here cannot be coaxed into life as the ... Read more...

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Egyptian military rulers meet US top military official


February 11th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Egypt's top military rulers held talks Saturday with visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey here amid a recent row over illegal ... Read more...

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44 die in Philippine quake


February 6th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 6 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted a central Philippines province Monday, Xinhua quoted a military official ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka warns ex-Tamil rebels against revolting


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka has warned former Tamil Tiger rebels not to engage with any group which may be attempting to overthrow the government.The warning came after a ... Read more...

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Eight US soldiers charged over death of fellow trooper


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Eight US soldiers deployed in Afghanistan have been charged in connection with the death of a fellow Chinese-American soldier in October, officials said.Danny Chen, a 19-year-old ... Read more...

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Skating season begins in Shimla


December 15th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 15 (IANS) It's that time of the year again in Shimla when a red balloon is tethered to the roof of the British-era municipal corporation building. It signals ... Read more...

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Russians get trained for Austrian sniper rifles


December 10th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A number of Russian servicemen are being given special training in handling a new sniper rifle bought from Austria, a top military official has said.Defence ... Read more...

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Ice skaters warm up to Shimla chill


December 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 8 (IANS) One set of people is quite delighted with the return of an intense cold wave in the picturesque tourist resort - ice skating enthusiasts who ... Read more...

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NATO airstrike kills 25 Pakistani troops, Gilani condemns


November 26th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 25 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others were injured after NATO helicopters from Afghanistan attacked a border checkpost early Saturday, leading to ... Read more...

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India concerned at Pakistan coup buzz, but looks at big picture


November 20th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Instability continues in Pakistan but India will work with who it can, informed sources said here Sunday amid mounting speculation that the country could ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Saif captured


November 19th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Nov 19 (IANS) Saif al-Islam, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was captured in southern Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported. A military official said he was captured in Sebha. Thousands of ... Read more...

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Pakistan military official meets Zardari


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met General Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), to discuss crucial issues related to the ... Read more...

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Yemeni air force attack Al-Qaeda strongholds, 12 killed


October 5th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Aden, Oct 5 (IANS) Warplanes of the Yemeni air force launched several air strikes Tuesday on a number of Al- Qaeda strong holds, killing at least 12 terrorists ... Read more...

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Iran offers Britain peacekeepers to deal with riots


August 12th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran is ready to send paramilitary volunteers to Britain to help "establish security and stability" in the wake of the widespread riots, Iranian media reported ... Read more...

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Seven tonnes of cocaine found in submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa (Honduras), July 31 (IANS/EFE) A huge consignment of cocaine - 7.3 tonnes - has been found in a submarine off the coast of Honduras in the Caribbean, a top ... Read more...

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Hilary Swank to star in ‘Shrapnel’


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank has signed up to produce and star in the big screen adaptation of the graphic novel trilogy "Shrapnel"."I am a fan of ... Read more...

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ISI chief leaves for Washington for day’s visit (Second Lead)


July 13th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's spy agency chief, Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha, left for Washington Wednesday, more than two months after Osama bin Laden's killing hit ties with the US.Media ... Read more...

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Amid tensions, ISI chief to visit US (Lead)


July 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) More than two months after the killing of Osama bin Laden almost derailed ties with the US, Pakistan's spy chief, Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha, is set ... Read more...

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ISI chief to visit US


July 13th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Paksistan's spy agency chief Lt.Gen. Shuja Pasha leaves for Washington Wednesday to hold talks with US intelligence and military officials.It will be his first visit to ... Read more...

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Shahzad was kidnapped, killed with government sanction: US admiral


July 8th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) The killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad was "sanctioned" by the Pakistan government, said a top US official.Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ... Read more...

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North Korea paid bribes for Pakistan n-technology: A.Q.Khan


July 7th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 7 (IANS) North Korea bribed top Pakistani military officials to have access to sensitive nuclear technology and equipment in the late 1990s, claims disgraced nuclear scientist A.Q. ... Read more...

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11 die in Yemeni army, Al Qaeda clashes


June 27th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 27 (IANS) At least 11 people, inluding six Al Qaeda militants, were killed and 35 injured in clashes between the army forces and Al Qaeda militants in Yemen's ... Read more...

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