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Sri Lanka tells troops to remain alert


August 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has urged its security forces to remain vigilant of groups both within and outside the country who may attempt to destabilise the ... Read more...

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Attack choppers to add teeth to Indian Army’s strike corps (With Images)


May 18th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With the rapid evolution of battlefield concepts, the Indian Army is preparing to shore up its aviation wing with attack and tactical-lift capabilities to increase ... Read more...

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3 rescued sailors return home


March 16th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) After being held hostage for nearly 11 months, three of the 13 sailors freed from Somali pirates' captivity returned to Mumbai Wednesday."I am glad to be ... Read more...

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Indian Navy arrests 61 pirates, rescues 13 sailors


March 14th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in its anti-piracy operations, the Indian Navy Monday said it had arrested 61 heavily armed pirates and rescued 13 sailors from ... Read more...

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India tweaks navy’s anti-piracy rules of engagement (Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) India, making all out efforts to seek the safe release of 53 sailors held by Somali pirates, Friday also tweaked its navy's rules of ... Read more...

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Expert finds Bush’s memoir faulty over ‘UN resolution’ explanation on Iraq war


December 28th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Former US President George W Bush's memoir "Decision Points" might have been straightforward, honest, and fair even while pointing out his own mistakes on big matters, but the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya seeks public support against Garo rebel outfit


December 7th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 6 (IANS) Ruling out talks with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels, the Meghalaya government Monday appealed to the public to extend their cooperation to curb the rebel group's ... Read more...

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Bin Laden appoints new commander to spearhead al Qaeda’s operations against West


November 13th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 13 (ANI): Osama Bin Laden has reportedly appointed a new commander, Saif al-Adel, to carry out al Qaeda's offensive operations against the West.Al-Adel or 'Sword of the Just,' the ... Read more...

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US Air Force releases its cyber warfare manual online


October 25th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25(ANI): A new United States Air Force (USAF) manual for cyber warfare has been made public, which dwells mostly on protecting military computer networks and makes little mention of attacking ... Read more...

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US won’t stand “slackness” by Pak Army in “war on terror”: Holbrooke


September 18th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 18 (ANI): US special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has said that his country would not accept any "slackness" on the part of the Pakistan Army in ... Read more...

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Flood relief efforts force Pakistan Army to alter plans against terrorists


September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kalam, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistani military officials have said that the flood relief effort undertaken by the country's armed forces have forced the army to alter plans to combat Taliban and ... Read more...

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Pak would respond ‘immediately’, ‘proportionately’ against India’s ‘Cold-Start Doctrine’


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 22 (ANI): Spewing venom against India once again, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has described the Indian Army's 'Cold-Start Doctrine' as an 'irrational' start, and said that Islamabad would ... Read more...

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India closely watching China’s border infrastructure: Krishna (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India is keeping a close watch on China's military modernisation and infrastructure in the border regions in Tibet and has taken necessary measures to safeguard its security, ... Read more...

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India closely watching China’s border infrastructure


April 21st, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it was keeping a close watch on China's military modernisation and infrastructure development programmes in the border regions in Tibet and has ... Read more...

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U.S. reacts to Sudan offensive operations in Darfur


March 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States is extremely concerned about reports that Sudan forces are conducting offensive operations against Sudan Liberation Army/Abdel Wahid (SLA/AW) in the Jebel Marra area of ... Read more...

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US offers unarmed ’shadow’ drones to Pak to do more on war on terror


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.22 (ANI): Giving in to its long standing demand, the United States has agreed to share drone technology and provide at least a dozen unarmed aerial vehicles to Pakistan.During his ... Read more...

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Anti-Maoist operations to begin from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh


November 28th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Central paramilitary forces have taken up positions to begin the offensive against Maoist guerrillas in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in the first half of December, senior ... Read more...

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No orders yet to fire back at Maoists: IAF


October 14th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is yet to receive permission to fire in self-defence during anti-Maoist operations, a top official said Wednesday. "We have asked the government to ... Read more...

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Pakistan begins production of drone planes


August 20th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (Xinhua) Pakistan has commenced production of drone planes in the country in collaboration with an Italian company, TV reports said Thursday. The pilotless aircraft, called Falco UAV, is being produced ... Read more...

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Afghan forces on alert as Taliban warns people against voting


August 19th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (DPA) Afghan security forces Wednesday boosted their presence on Kabul's streets with less than 24 hours to go before the start of presidential and provincial elections while the ... Read more...

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Three suspected Taliban bank attackers killed in Kabul encounter


August 19th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.19 (ANI): Afghan police have killed at least three gunmen who stormed a bank building in Kabul this morning.A report by The Times said the police is conducting a search ... Read more...

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Rocket attack in Kabul, NATO to halt operations during polls (Second Lead)


August 18th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 18 (DPA) NATO said it would suspend military operations during the forthcoming Afghan presidential elections, as two rockets believed to have been fired by Taliban militants landed near the ... Read more...

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Army begins exercise in Punjab to check operational readiness


May 3rd, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Barnala (Punjab), May 3 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday started its 'Hind Shakti' exercise in this southwest Punjab district to check the operational readiness of its strike corps, officials said. The exercise is ... Read more...

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US says test of Pak’s will to take on Taliban lies in “sustainability” of military offensive


April 29th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.29 (ANI): The United States, while welcoming the Pakistan military's offensive against the Taliban, has expressed hope that the operation would be sustained till the extremists are rooted out from ... Read more...

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India did not supply offensive equipment to Sri Lanka: Chidambaram


April 28th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India has not provided any help to the Sri Lankan Army that could assist them in the military operations against the Tamil Tigers in the island ... Read more...

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Yashwant Sinha lends support for Modi as PM


April 27th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, April 27 (IANS) Another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has come out in support of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as future prime minister. Senior party leader Yashwant Sinha Monday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka ends ‘combat operations’ against Tamil Tigers (Second Lead)


April 27th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Amid mounting global concern over civilian suffering, Sri Lanka Monday announced that it was ending combat operations against the Tamil Tigers in a bid to end the ... Read more...

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UN warns of bloodbath for 100,000 Sri Lankans


April 16th, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New York/Colombo, April 16 (DPA) More than 100,000 people are in mortal danger in Sri Lanka if security forces continue their offensive against dug-in rebels, the UN has warned. John Holmes, the UN ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan security forces resume operations after holiday lull


April 15th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 15 (DPA) Security forces in Sri Lanka have resumed military operations in the north-eastern part of the country, ending a 48-hour suspension of military operations to mark traditional New Year ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s holiday truce begins, LTTE kills soldier (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka's temporary truce with the Tamil Tigers began Monday to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year even as the rebels killed a soldier in a sniper ... Read more...

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Israel begins troops withdrawal from Gaza Strip


January 19th, 2009 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.19 (ANI): Israel has begun withdrawing troops from the Gaza Strip after a unilateral ceasefire came into effect, ending over three weeks of hostilities with the militant group Hamas. The withdrawal ... Read more...

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Air Marshal Radhakrishnan takes over Southern Air Command


October 2nd, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Air Marshal S. Radhakrishnan took over as the Air Officer Commandingin-Chief, Southern Air Command of IAF on Oct 01. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, ... Read more...

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NATO to suspend offensive on International Peace Day


September 20th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 20 (Xinhua) The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan will halt its offensive against militants Sunday to mark the UN-declared International Peace Day, a military statement released here ... Read more...

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‘Sri Lanka unlikely to accept LTTE’s truce offer’


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 22 (IANS) A top Sri Lankan minister Tuesday expressed scepticism about the unilateral truce offer by the Tamil Tiger rebels for the upcoming Saarc summit, and said that the coalition ... Read more...

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Jets pound suspected LTTE base amid fighting


July 8th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 8 (IANS) Amid reports of sporadic clashes between the advancing government troops and Tamil Tiger guerrillas, Sri Lanka's air force bombed a suspected rebel training base Tuesday, officials said. "The ... Read more...

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