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British soldier gives birth during Afghanistan deployment


September 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 20 (IANS) A woman British soldier has delivered a child in Afghanistan in a first of its kind incident.The Royal Artillery soldier, who did not know she was ... Read more...

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India to buy 20 more Hawk jets for aerobatics team


September 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India has initiated the process of buying 20 additional Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) from British aerospace major BAE Systems for over Rs.2,000 crore ($340 ... Read more...

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Spanish plane hijacking report denied


August 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 29 (IANS) The Netherland police Wednesday denied that a passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had been hijacked. It stated the ... Read more...

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Must learn to live together: Chidambaram to Assam


July 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Calling Assam as a "typical" example of a plural society, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to all communities in the state to "learn ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan airmen shifted to Bangalore? Send them home, Jayalalitha demands (Fourth Lead, superseding previous story)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In an apparently delicate balancing act, a group of Sri Lankan airmen being trained at a base near Chennai have been shifted to Bangalore after ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen’s status; Jayalaithaa demands they be sent home (Third Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near Chennai were ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear instance of disconnect, the Press Information Bureau's Chennai wing said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near the Tamil ... Read more...

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Disconnect over Sri Lankan airmen being sent back (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) In a clear case of disconnect, the Chennai wing of the Press Information Bureau said Friday that all the Sri Lankan airmen being trained near ... Read more...

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India to send back Sri Lanka Air Force personnel


July 6th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Bowing to the political pressures exerted by the AIADMK government and the major opposition party DMK, the central government has decided to send back the Sri ... Read more...

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Karnataka opposes shifting air show out of Bangalore


July 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government has opposed shifting the biennial mega air show Aero India hosted at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base on Bangalore's outskirts out of ... Read more...

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Chandigarh airport to be expanded on defence land


June 14th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday cleared a defence ministry proposal for exchanging 2.5 acres of land between the Indian Air Force and the union territory administration to ... Read more...

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Court summons former army chief in defamation case (Second Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday issued summons to former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in a defamation case filed by Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh.Metropolitan Magistrate ... Read more...

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Court reserves order on Tejinder Singh’s plea (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday reserved its order on Lt. Gen. (Retd) Tejinder Singh's plea seeking the issuance of summons to former army chief Gen. V.K. ... Read more...

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Tatra deal: BEML to sue ex-army chief for defamation (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Defence behemoth BEML Friday said it will file a defamatory suit against former chief of army staff Gen. V.K. Singh for making false and motivated charges ... Read more...

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Surface-to-air missiles to be mounted atop London building


April 29th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Surface-to-air missiles may be mounted atop at least one block of flats in London during the upcoming Olympics, a media report said Sunday.According to the Daily ... Read more...

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President forgoes post-retirement accommodation in Pune (Lead)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune as "misgivings" continue to persist "despite clarifications" being offered on allegations of land grabbing, ... Read more...

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Tejinder moves apex court for CBI probe on Army chief


April 25th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the role of Army chief General V.K. Singh into the ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad architect caught taking bribe


April 20th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) An architect in the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) was Friday caught while accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 from an applicant who wanted the map of ... Read more...

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Adarsh society plot belongs to government, says judicial panel (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) In a major relief to three former Maharashtra chief ministers, a judicial panel's interim report Tuesday said the land on which the controversial Adarsh Society building ... Read more...

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Minefield of controversies lie in next army chief’s way (Comment)


April 15th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
When Lt Gen Bikram Singh takes over as India's 27th army chief on May 31, he will be the first ever to be elevated to the force's top job under ... Read more...

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President Patil’s office rejects land-grab charges


April 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil finds herself in a controversy over her post-retirement home in Pune, but her office Thursday rejected allegations of land-grab as "malicious" ... Read more...

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Army chief row: DRDO chief calls for ‘cautious approach’


March 31st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a continuing row between the government and army chief Gen. V.K. Singh, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat ... Read more...

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Rheinmetall objects to ban from Indian defence deals


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Swiss defence firm Rheinmetall Air Defence AG (RAD) Friday objected to an Indian defence ministry decision to ban it from Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) contracts ... Read more...

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Six British soldiers feared killed in Afghanistan blast


March 7th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 7 (IANS) Six British soldiers were reported missing, believed killed, after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) ... Read more...

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Britain draws up battle plan against Iran


February 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Britain is reportedly drawing up a battle plan for a war with Iran as top defence officials believe London will be "sucked into" any new conflict ... Read more...

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Elderly woman murdered


February 12th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Agra Feb 12 (IANS) A 72-year-old woman who lived alone was found murdered in Jaipur House area here late Saturday evening, an official said. Heera Devi, widow of an ex-deputy ... Read more...

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CBI files cases against former Lt.Gen, defence official


February 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against two former defence officers and others for misconduct and violating the terms of lease ... Read more...

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Antony, V.K. Singh blame army for age row (Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian Army's administrative wing Tuesday came under attack sharp attack from both Defence Minister A.K. Antony as well as the army chief, Gen V.K. ... Read more...

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Gen Singh also blames army for age row


January 31st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, Tuesday agreed with Defence Minister A.K. Antony that the administrative branch of the force was to blame for ... Read more...

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British navy can now intercept supersonic missiles


January 30th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Britain's Royal Navy is building a new defence system that would be able to intercept enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds.The Sea Ceptor missiles fired from ... Read more...

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Omar wants talks on AFSPA removal speeded up


January 28th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said he wants the talks between the state and central governments on the withdrawal of the Armed Forces ... Read more...

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Defence, home ministries to decide on AFSPA: Army


January 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 15 (IANS) A decision on revoking the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the defence and home ministries, a senior ... Read more...

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No rift with government on age issue: Army chief


January 5th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has denied that he was at loggerheads with the defence ministry over his age and said it was a ... Read more...

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UAE armed forces holds mass wedding for troopers


December 29th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces has held a mass wedding for 100 troopers.The wedding held earlier this week was attended by Sheikh Hamdan ... Read more...

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