military relations

Chinese vice president meets Panetta


September 19th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who has appeared in public after a fortnight's disappearance, Wednesday met US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta here.Xi reviewed his visit ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa’s Sri Lanka muddle will have consequences (Comment)


September 4th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa appears dead set on taking on the ordinary Sinhalese for her inability to influence the Indian government to pursue a Sri Lanka policy of her ... Read more...

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Chinese defence minister to visit India


August 30th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie Wednesday began a three-day Asian tour that will also take him to India.Liang will be the first Chinese defence minister to ... Read more...

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Indonesia to buy missiles from US


August 27th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 27 (IANS) Indonesia would buy air-to-surface guided missiles from a US firm to equip the country's growing fleet of US-built F-16 fighter jets, a media report said ... Read more...

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China willing to promote military ties with US


August 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) China is willing to work with the US to properly handle their differences and promote stable and sound development of military-to-military ties, a senior Chinese army ... Read more...

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US, Sri Lanka call for stronger defence ties


August 15th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) The time has come for Sri Lanka and the US to build military relations on a stronger footing.This was the outcome of a meeting here Monday ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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No row will be brushed under carpet: army chief (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Nothing would be brushed under the carpet, Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh said Friday, sending out on his first day in office a strong ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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Panetta to discuss military trade on India trip


May 31st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) As US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia to bring US allies up to speed on the new US Pacific-orientated ... Read more...

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India’s security in jeopardy if army ignores merit: Book (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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‘India’s security in jeopardy if army promotions ignore merit’


May 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) India's security will be in jeopardy unless the nation's political class, backed by a compliant bureaucracy, "gets its act together and vigorously desists from sacrificing ... Read more...

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No vindictiveness in show cause notice: Army chief (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There was no vindictiveness in issuing a showcause notice to an officer who is in line to succeed the Indian Army chief-designate, incumbent Gen. V.K. ... Read more...

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No vindictiveness in show cause notice: Army chief


May 25th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) There was no vindictiveness in issuing a show cause notice to an officer who is in line to succeed the Indian Army chief-designate, incumbent Gen. ... Read more...

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China, US vow stable military ties


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) China and the US Wednesday pledged to maintain "healthy and stable bilateral military relations".Frequent high-level visits between the two sides have promoted a cooperative partnership of ... Read more...

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Bhutan Army chief in India


March 14th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Royal Bhutan Army chief, Major General Batoo Tshering, is in India on a five-day visit to explore further expansion of defence ties between the ... Read more...

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Army chief slams as ‘fiction’ reports of phone tapping


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday termed as "fiction" reports that he had ordered phone tapping of key government functionaries while his birth date row ... Read more...

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India-US defence dialogue held ahead of naval drill


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of their navies holding a massive war game in the Bay of Bengal, India and the US held their annual Defence Policy Group ... 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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Pakistan ties in a mess, admits US


December 10th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) US-Pakistani military-to-military relations "are a mess" after a NATO strike last month killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, said a top US military official as a think-tank rated ... Read more...

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India-Chinese defence dialogue on schedule


November 28th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Unfazed by the suspension of their latest border talks, India and China will go ahead with their annual defence dialogue on Dec 8 and 9, ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan


November 15th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Looking to further India's military relations, Army chief General Vijay Kumar Singh will go on a six-day visit to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan beginning Wednesday, an ... Read more...

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US-China military hotline eases ties


November 12th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 12 (IANS) Top military officials of China and the US and the defence ministries of both countries have held multiple phone conversations since a hotline was set ... Read more...

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Antony leaves for Japan to further defence relations


November 1st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday left for Japan on a daylong visit when he is expected to explore opportunities for furthering the bilateral military relations ... Read more...

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China, EU vow to strengthen military ties


October 24th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China and the European Union Monday pledged to strengthen military relations.The pledge was made during Defense Minister Liang Guanglie's meeting with Catherine Margaret Ashton, EU high ... Read more...

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First India, France joint army exercise begins


October 10th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and France Monday began their first-ever joint army war game with platoon-sized forces from each side undertaking counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia in Uttarakhand.The 'Shakti-2011' ... Read more...

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China, France pledge to deepen military ties


October 1st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) China and France have pledged to deepen relations between their respective armies during the 10th strategic dialogue between the countries' defence ministries.The two-day dialogue, held here ... Read more...

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Kayani gets Spain’s highest military honour


September 16th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been conferred Spain's highest military honour, it was reported here Friday.During a visit to Spain, General Kayani held ... Read more...

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China, Bangladesh pledge closer military ties


September 15th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) China and Bangladesh Thursday pledged to strengthen military ties when visiting chief of army staff of the Bangladesh Army General Muhammad Abdul Mubeen met Chinese Defence ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army chief to visit Britain end-September


September 5th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will visit Britain in the last week of September for discussions on military ties between the two countries.Kayani's ... Read more...

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China, Russia discuss military cooperation


August 5th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS) The chief of the Chinese army's general staff has met Russia's defence minister to discuss military cooperation between the two countries, Xinhua reported.Chen Bingde, who met ... Read more...

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First India-France army war game in Sept-Oct


July 29th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India will for the first time hold a joint army war game with France when platoon-sized forces from each side undertake counter-terrorism operations at Chaubatia ... Read more...

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India to train Kyrghyz peacekeepers for UN missions


July 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) In a bid to enhance its military-to-military relations, India has offered to assist Kyrghyzstan in a wide range of areas -- particularly training in UN ... Read more...

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Mozambican defence minister to visit India


June 24th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) To explore opportunities to expand military relations, Mozambican Defence Minister Filipe Jacinto Nyussi will be in India on a five-day visit beginning Monday, when the ... Read more...

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Antony postpones visit to Saudi Arabia, Qatar


May 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony's three-day visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to explore areas for expanding bilateral military cooperation has been postponed in view of ... Read more...

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