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Chinese defence minister’s gift for IAF pilots: Rs 1 lakh!


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie had an unusual gift for two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots: Rs.100,000 in sealed envelopes.The pilots, who flew the ... Read more...

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Peru’s president relieves 22 generals


July 4th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Lima, July 4 (IANS/EFE) President Ollanta Humala relieved 22 generals of their commands in an effort to reinvigorate strategically important units of the Peruvian army, a media report said.Personnel changes ... Read more...

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Syrian MiG fighter pilot defects to Jordan


June 21st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Syrian Air Force MiG-21 fighter pilot Thursday flew his aircraft to Jordan and asked the government for political asylum, a Jordanian minister said."The jet ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda man takes hostages in France (Lead)


June 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, June 20 (IANS) A man claiming to have links with Al Qaeda took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in southern France's Toulouse town, while a French national ... Read more...

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French Al Qaeda leader held in Pakistan


June 20th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Naamen Maziche, a French national and a senior member of terror outfit Al Qaeda, has been arrested near Pakistan's border with Iran, Xinhua reported Wednesday.Pakistani military ... Read more...

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Three Pakistan Navy officers convicted for Karachi attack


May 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Three Pakistan Navy officers have been convicted for their negligence of security measures during a deadly attack at the PNS Mehran base in Karachi last ... Read more...

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12 killed in Mali mutiny


March 24th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bamako (Mali), March 23 (IANS) At least 12 people died in the confrontation between Mali's mutinous soldiers and the presidential guards, police said Friday.A curfew has been imposed in several ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda abducts Yemeni intelligence officer


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Aden (Yemen), March 22 (IANS) A group of suspected Al Qaeda militants has kidnapped a Yemeni intelligence officer, Xinhua reported.Four gunmen abducted Major Faraj Bin Qahatan while he was on ... Read more...

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Georgia unveils infantry combat vehicle


February 26th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Feb 26 (IANS) Georgia has unveiled a 14-tonne armoured infantry combat vehicle that is equipped with cannons and machine guns.Lazika, with an armour that could protect against 14.5-mm caliber ... Read more...

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Malaysia plans to buy 18 more Russian fighter jets


November 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Malaysia plans to buy 18 Russian Su-30MKM fighters capable of carrying Russian-Indian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, the Izvestia daily said Tuesday.The paper said, citing military ... Read more...

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AFSPA shadow on Jammu Unified Command meet


November 4th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 4 (IANS) The army is expected to strongly oppose withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir at the Unified ... Read more...

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Pakistan scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper


October 24th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan had scrambled a fighter jet after an Indian helicopter flew into its territory and the chopper was warned that it would be fired at if ... Read more...

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Gaddafi crosses Libya-Algeria border: Report


August 27th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 27 (IANS) Six armoured vehicles, thought to be carrying Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his sons, have crossed the Libya-Algeria border, Egypt's official news agency MENA reported Saturday.Libyan ... Read more...

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China’s first aircraft carrier begins sea trial


August 10th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 10 (IANS) China's first aircraft carrier Wednesday set sail for its first sea trial from a shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning province.Military sources said that the trial is ... 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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Four Pakistani majors questioned for Islamist links (Lead)


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Four Pakistan Army majors have been questioned for purported links with a banned group that seeks to oust pro-Western regimes in Muslim lands, raising concerns about ... Read more...

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Four serving Pakistani majors being questioned


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Four serving Pakistan Army majors are being questioned for their purported links with a banned group, a media report said Thursday. The questioning comes barely two ... Read more...

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12 killed as NATO air strike hits bus in Libya


June 16th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 16 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and two injured when a NATO air strike hit a bus Wednesday evening in Libya's Kikla city, 120 ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s refusal to US may help ties: daily


June 13th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's refusal to the US to undertake joint military operations against Islamists can actually bring about a more meaningful bilateral cooperation, a newspaper said Monday.This "would ... Read more...

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Malta rescues 76 migrants fleeing Libya, one dies


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
VALLETTA, MALTA (BNO NEWS) -- A man died on a boat that was rescued by the Armed Forces of Malta on Wednesday off the coast of the Mediterranean island, the Times of ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army protests NATO incursion


May 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has lodged a strong protest with NATO forces over an incursion by allied helicopters with which its troops exchanged fire at Admi Kot ... Read more...

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Pakistan lodges protest with US over drone strike


April 14th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged a protest with the US over a drone attack and called it a "core irritant" in counter-terror ties, a media report said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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US-Pak military commanders in talks following damning White House report on terror


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 7(ANI): Military commanders from Pakistan and the United States will make yet another effort on Thursday to mend their bilateral ties, which were served another blow by a new White ... Read more...

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ISI chief Pasha to get another extension in office, confirms Mukhtar


March 13th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 13(ANI): Pakistan's Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has confirmed that Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha will get another extension as director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence.Mukhtar stopped short of mentioning the period ... Read more...

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ISI chief Pasha may get another extension in office


March 11th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 11(ANI): Lieutenant-General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the director general of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, may get another extension in office.Already on a year-long extension given to him in March 2010 after reaching ... Read more...

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‘Test flight of stealth jet intended to show China’s sovereignty’


January 17th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) The first test flight of a stealth fighter by China was intended to declare the country's freedom to take action as part of its national strategy, a media ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani troops clash on Kashmir border (Lead)


December 29th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops were locked early Wednesday in a 45-minute battle on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistanis opened unprovoked fire, officials said.It was ... Read more...

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China stepping up ‘carrier killer,’ missile tests, warns US expert


December 29th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 29 (ANI): U.S. Navy Admiral Robert F. Willard has warned that China is designing a space missile that could sink American aircraft carriers in the Pacific.The Daily Mail quoted ... Read more...

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British commandos on alert amid Mumbai-like attack fears


December 22nd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Helicopters have been readied to fly crack British special forces commandos at a moment's notice to tackle any Christmas terror strike as "the government is taking the threat ... Read more...

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UK puts its SAS choppers on terror alert


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 22 (ANI): The British Government and top army commanders have decided to put the country's crack SAS helicopters on a state of high alert to crush any Christmas terror attack. ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks spurned NYT, but Guardian leaked State Department cables to it


November 30th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): The U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks were leaked not by the New York Times this time, but the London-based Guardian newspaper.The NYT was the only American news ... Read more...

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Protecting Pak’s integrity to be priority during three-year extended term: Kayani


November 29th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 29(ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani has announced the priorities of his three-year extended term, saying that his efforts were concentrated on the war on terror and restoration ... Read more...

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Handful of Argentines could recapture Falklands, says UK military brass


November 28th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): Senior British military sources have warned that a handful of Argentines may make an attempt to seize the Falkland Islands after a gap of almost 28 years.Although garrisoned by ... Read more...

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Pak likely to pull plug on CIA-operated drone strikes in N.Waziristan region


November 25th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 25 (ANI): In a major policy shift, Pakistan is likely to say 'No' to the United States over its CIA-operated drone strikes in the North Waziristan Agency, thus bringing ... Read more...

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Army protests as soldier dies in Pakistani firing


October 25th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan Army over a ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district that killed an Indian soldier, military ... Read more...

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