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India opens new naval base overlooking Malacca Strait


July 31st, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India Tuesday opened a new naval base at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands southernmost fringe of Campbell Bay, giving it the ability to keep an ... Read more...

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Ex-army chief did not see Adarsh a security threat


July 20th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Deposing before a two-member judicial commission investigating the Adarsh Housing Society scam, former army chief Gen. Deepak Kapoor Thursday said he did not consider that the ... Read more...

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Sacked army officer to challenge chief’s decision


May 29th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Indian Army's former Military Secretary, Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash, whose dismissal from service by a court martial in a land scam was confirmed by ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. Halgali is new deputy chief of Indian Army


February 13th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Ramesh Halgali, a whistle-blower in the 2009 70-acre Sukna military station land scam in West Bengal that led to court martial of senior ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: Lt.Gen. Avadesh Prakash sacked by court martial (Roundup)


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Indian Army's former military secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd) Avadesh Prakash was Saturday dismissed from service by an army court martial for his involvement in a land ... Read more...

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Avadesh Prakesh senior-most officer to be dismissed from Army (To go with ‘Sukna scam: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service’)


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Former military secretary Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash, found guilty by an Indian Army court martial Saturday, is the senior-most Lt. Gen. of the army to be dismissed from service, though after ... Read more...

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The genesis of the Sukna land scam (To go with ‘Sukna scam: Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service’)


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
A 71-acre civilian land, a tea estate adjacent to Sukna military station in Siliguri district of West Bengal and efforts by some military officers to transfer the land to a private ... Read more...

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Sukna scam: Lt.Gen. Avadesh Prakash dismissed from service


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 3 (IANS) Former military secretary Lt. Gen. (retired) Avadesh Prakash was Saturday dismissed from service by an Indian Army court martial for his involvement in a land scam ... Read more...

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Court martial of army’s former military secretary complete


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Army Friday completed the court martial of former military secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd) Avadesh Prakash in connection with an alleged scam involving transfer ... Read more...

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More trouble for army’s former military secretary


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian Army's former military secretary Lt. Gen. (retd) Avadesh Prakash may soon face charges under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly removing confidential documents ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: Rath cleared of intent to defraud


July 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 15 (IANS) An army court Friday stuck to its earlier finding and pronounced that former 33 Corps commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath was not guilty of the charge ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: army court’s verdict likely Friday


July 14th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 14 (IANS) An army court that has been asked to revise one of its findings against former 33 Corps commander, Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath, in the Sukna land ... Read more...

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Sukna scam: Rath questions revision order


July 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 12 (IANS) Former 33 corps commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath Tuesday questioned the validity of a revision order for the general court martial (GCM) to reconsider his ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: Rath challenges revision order (Lead)


July 11th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) The general court martial (GCM), which convicted former 33 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath in the Sukna land scam in West Bengal, reassembled here Monday ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: Court martial reassembles


July 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) The general court martial (GCM), which convicted former 33 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath in the Sukna land scam in West Bengal, reassembled here Monday ... Read more...

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Sukna land scam: Court martial to reassemble Monday


July 11th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 10 (IANS) The General Court Martial (GCM), which convicted former 33 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath in the Sukna land scam in West Bengal, will reassemble Monday ... Read more...

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Land scam: Army set to court martial Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash


May 19th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Indian Army is all set to court martial its former Military Secretary, Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash, for irregularities in transfering land at a military ... Read more...

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Defence ministry launches land audit to curb scams


May 5th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Stung by scams involving its land, the defence ministry has launched a series of measures, including the audit of its real estate, using modern techniques. ... Read more...

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Antony asks troops to be ready to tackle any misadventure


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
Jaisalmer, May 2 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony, who reviewed the operational preparedness of the Army along the desert borders today, asked them to be prepared to tackle any 'misadventure by ... Read more...

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Antony asks troops along Pakistan border to defeat any ‘misadventure’


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaisalmer, May 2 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday reviewed the operational preparedness of Indian Army troops along the Pakistan border in Rajasthan and asked them to remain vigilant to ... Read more...

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Antony to visit border areas ahead of army war game


April 29th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Ahead of a major army war game in the Rajasthan desert mid-May, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will visit the area Monday to inspect the build-up ... Read more...

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Antony to review army’s preparedness along western borders


April 29th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony will visit Rajasthan on Monday to review the operational preparedness of the Army along the Western borders.He will visit the forward most ... 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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Antony to visit North-East to review security situation, infrastructure development


February 17th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Concerned over the rapid modernization of China's armed forces, Defence Minister AK Antony will be on a two-day visit to the North-East to ... Read more...

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Defence law to be amended to plug land management gaps: Antony


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Stung by a series of scams involving its land, the defence ministry will soon amend a crucial 107-year-old law that regulates buildings around military installations and also ... Read more...

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Parliament panel to examine defence land management


January 31st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) A parliamentary committee, headed by Congress MP Satpal Maharaj, will examine the functioning of the military cantonments and management of defence land in the backdrop of a ... Read more...

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Pak should follow India’s example in booking “top guns” for wrongdoings: Pak CJ


January 29th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): Taking a cue from the court martial of a serving general in India, Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said the government officials responsible for misuse of ... Read more...

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Court martial of Indian general gets Pakistan chief justice thinking


January 29th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Citing the example of a serving Indian Army general who was court-martialled, Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has wondered "why don't a few top guns in ... Read more...

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Army tightens rules to prevent land scams


January 28th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) With a series of land scams staring in its face, the army Thursday said it has tightened rules for grant of no-objection certificates (NOC) to transfer ... Read more...

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Copy India to end corruption in Pakistani military: daily (Lead)


January 24th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan should emulate India and act against corrupt military officers, a daily said Monday, noting that no action has ever been taken against retired or serving soldiers. "The ... Read more...

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`Pakistan should emulate India’s example to courtmartial general’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan "should emulate" the example of India to courtmartial a serving general for a land scam, a Pakistani daily said, adding "the only way Pakistan can ever become ... Read more...

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Sukhna land scam: Court martialled Lieutenant General P.K. Rath loses rank


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): Lieutenant General P.K. Rath, who was found guilty in the Sukhna land scam by an Army Court in New Delhi, was on Saturday handed down a sentence including ... Read more...

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Sukna scam: Court martialled Rath loses rank


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 22 (IANS) Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath, who was convicted in a land scam by a court martial a day earlier, was Saturday handed down a sentence including stripping off of ... Read more...

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Rath fifth Lt. Gen. to face indiscipline charges


January 21st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath, who was convicted in a land scam by a court martial Friday, is the fifth three-star army officer to have have faced such ... Read more...

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Army court convicts senior general in Sukna land scam (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) In the first conviction of a serving three-star officer by an army court, former 33 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. P.K. Rath was Friday found guilty in the Sukna ... Read more...

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