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NATO chief expresses concerns over Afghan insider attacks


September 4th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka issues travel warning for southern India


September 4th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has issued a travel warning to Sri Lankans visiting southern India following a spate of incidents targeting Sri Lankan nationals, the external ... Read more...

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Coal fuels parliament disruptions for sixth day (Second Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) An unrelenting BJP forced the adjournment of both houses of parliament for the sixth successive day Tuesday as it insisted on its demand for ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to start defence training for all


August 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan will introduce universal military training for all adult citizens, according to a government decree published Thursday."The goal of universal military training of citizens is ... Read more...

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US military instructor jailed for rape


July 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) An air force instructor has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for rape and sexual assault in a scandal that has rocked one of America's ... Read more...

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Egypt’s vice president under Mubarak dies in US


July 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) Omar Suleiman, Egypt's vice president under Hosni Mubarak, who announced the president's resignation to the world, has died in a US hospital, CNN reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Court martial begins in US military base sex scandal


July 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, July 17 (IANS) Court martial proceedings began Monday at a US air force base in Texas of a trainer accused of sexually assaulting 10 female trainees, media reported.Staff Sgt. ... Read more...

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Yemen troops capture Al Qaeda stronghold


June 16th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda. This is the third city retaken from militants who ... Read more...

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Man on trial for planning terror attacks on World Cup stadiums


June 13th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 13 (IANS) A Pretoria court has begun hearings in a case where a man is accused of planning terror attacks on stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup ... Read more...

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China, Thailand to hold joint military training


May 9th, 2012 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 9 (IANS) Marine forces of China and Thailand will hold a 21-day joint military training in China's Guangdong province, the Ministry of National Defence sources said.According to the ... Read more...

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NDA gets an Army Public School


April 12th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, ... Read more...

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Service chiefs to depose before parliamentary panel


April 9th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Taking serious note of the gaps in defence preparedness, a parliamentary panel Monday summoned the three armed forces chiefs to depose before it April 19-20 ... Read more...

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Two women killed in Poonch firing


March 7th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 7 (IANS) Two women were killed and two people were injured in firing by an army soldier in Poonch town of Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday morning, police said.According ... Read more...

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Israel to buy dozens of Italian jets


February 17th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 17 (IANS) Israel reached a $1 billion preliminary agreement with Italy to buy 30 military training jets to replace the current ones, which are over 40 years old, ... Read more...

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Turmoil in Maldives: Rights panel expresses concern


January 21st, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives Saturday expressed concern over the turmoil in the country and condemned the secret detention of Chief Judge of the ... Read more...

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France halts military training in Afghanistan


January 21st, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France is putting on hold combat support operations and training programmes for Afghan troops after an Afghan soldier killed four French servicemen, French President ... Read more...

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China to lay bare birth control at museum


December 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 19 (IANS) China, which has the world's largest population of over 1.3 billion, would soon come up with a museum-cum-theme park that tells the story of contraception in ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief talks defence relations with Uzbekistan


November 19th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In keeping with its new focus on Central Asian nations, Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh is on a three-day visit to Uzbekistan, where he ... Read more...

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Pakistan to train Afghan Army


November 4th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Pakistani Army would train the Afghan National Army as well as the police under an agreement signed by the two countries, a top Pakistani official ... Read more...

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US says backing Kenya’s military operation in Somalia


October 28th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 28 (IANS) The US Friday said it has sold military equipment and offered logistical support and military training to Kenyan troops on a mission to flush out ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. S.K Singh to be next army vice chief


October 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Sri Krishna Singh, Indian Army's senior-most officer from the Gorkha Rifles, was Monday named as the next army vice chief.Lt. Gen. Singh, who ... Read more...

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US officials redraw Iraqi troops training plan


October 9th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US officials are redrawing a 2012 military training plan for Iraqi troops after Iraq's leaders announced they would not grant immunity to troops who ... Read more...

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Pakistan plays down Afghan-India strategic pact


October 6th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday played down the strategic partnership agreement signed by Afghanistan and India by saying that Islamabad is not worried about the agreement as it ... Read more...

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Joint Indian, Singapore air force training from Oct 14


September 30th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kalaikunda (West Bengal), Sep 29 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) base here will host the eight-week-long seventh edition of the joint military training activities with the Republic of ... Read more...

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Army chief visiting Mongolia


September 6th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Seeking to expand India's defence ties with Mongolia, army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday left for Ulan Bator on a three-day visit, during which he ... Read more...

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Pakistani fighter jet crashes


August 16th, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) A Pakistani fighter jet Monday crashed following a technical problem in the aircraft near a military training facility in the eastern part of the country.The F-7 ... Read more...

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China to modernise military: Defence minister


August 1st, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China will "steadily" reform its national defence and modernise its military forces, the defence minister said on the occasion of the Army Day which is observed ... Read more...

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Illegal weapons’ sale: 27 army officers in the dock


July 7th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Twenty-seven Indian Army officers are in the dock with disciplinary proceedings ordered against them after a probe indicted them for illegally selling non-service weapons.The disciplinary ... Read more...

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To plug officer shortage, Indian Army to open Bihar academy


June 17th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Grappling with a shortage of over 12,500 army officers, India is all set to open a swanky new military training academy at Gaya in Bihar ... Read more...

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140 officers commissioned into Afghan army


May 19th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) A total of 140 officers, including 20 women, graduated from the Kabul Military Training Centre (KMTC) Thursday and were commissioned into the Afghan National ... Read more...

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UN chief slams attack on Pakistan’s military training centre


May 14th, 2011 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
United Nations , May 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Friday condemned the attack at a military training centre in northwest Pakistan, which reportedly killed over 80 ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro slams ‘assassination’ of unarmed bin Laden


May 6th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by BNO News
HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday slammed the 'assassination' of Osama bin Laden who was reportedly unarmed when U.S. Special Forces shot at him.According to the ... Read more...

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Musharraf jogged past Osama’s Abbottabad compound during military training


May 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that he frequently ran by the area in which Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had been living for the last ... Read more...

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Sen. Scott Brown heads to Afghanistan


May 3rd, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Senator Scott Brown wants to taste what combat feels like. As a member of the Army National Guard, Brown is given two weeks training every year. ... Read more...

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Osama’s stay in Abbottabad without support system in Pak “inconceivable”: Brennan


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3(ANI): It is "inconceivable" that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden did not have a support system in Pakistan that allowed him to remain there for an extended period ... Read more...

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