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Mercedes to increase investments to Rs.850 crore


September 5th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Wednesday said it plans to increase investment in India to Rs.850 crore by 2014.The company, which has already spent in ... Read more...

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LeT still going strong in Pakistan’s terror core: US (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Even as western strikes have weakened the Al Qaeda core in Pakistan, the terror group's affiliates are still increasing "operational capabilities", with no decrease in the ... Read more...

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C-130J makes debut at Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force's (IAF) latest acquisition, the US Lockheed Martin C-130J transporter, made its debut at the 63rd Republic Day parade here Thursday.The plane, ... Read more...

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Russia to train soldiers for missile systems


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 4,000 soldiers on contract will take training courses in 2012 to be able to operate the new Yars (RS-24) ballistic missile systems, a ... Read more...

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Defence modernisation: Critical deals materialised, others faced time overruns (2011 in retrospect)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) India's quest to modernise its armed forces into a lean, mean fighting machine continued in 2011, with a few critical deals materialising and several ... Read more...

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No public debate on AFSPA revocation: Omar


November 21st, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said discussions on the partial revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) between the state and ... Read more...

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CAG raps Indian Navy for buying combat planes sans weapons


September 8th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy came in for a hard rap from the government auditor Thursday for buying Russian MiG-29K combat planes without their weapons systems, rendering ... Read more...

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Norman Browne assumes charge as IAF chief (Lead)


July 31st, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne, an ace combat pilot, Sunday took over as the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief from incumbent Air Chief ... Read more...

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Browne takes over as IAF chief


July 31st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne, an ace combat pilot, Sunday took over the mantle of leading the Indian Air Force (IAF) from incumbent Air Chief ... Read more...

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Mirage combat jet upgrade contract signed for $2.4 bn (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India Friday signed a $2.4 billion contract with two French defence firms for upgrading its 51 Mirage combat jets that were acquired in the 1980s."Thales ... Read more...

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After Osama’s death, India says no change on dialogue with Pakistan (Lead)


May 4th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India said Wednesday that talks with Pakistan will continue, even as it expressed concern about the impact on Afghanistan by an early withdrawal of coalition ... Read more...

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China has built 58,000 km roads, five airfields in Tibet: Antony


March 7th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A total of 58,000 km of roads and five airfields have come up in Tibet, indicating the extent of infrastructure development by China in the ... Read more...

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Eurofighter Typhoon to fly at Bangalore air show


February 5th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Two Eurofighter Typhoons of the Italian Air Force arrived here to demonstrate the plane's operational capabilities in the eighth edition of Aero India 2011 trade expo Feb ... Read more...

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UK faces serious ‘online juhadist attacks’ : Security Minister


February 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): British security minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones has warned that the UK national infrastructure faces serious cyber threats from terrorists.The Telegraph quoted her as saying that the government ... Read more...

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India to enhance coast surveillance, security


October 25th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Citing the "ever increasing security threat from the sea", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday said the Coastal Surveillance Network (CSN) system will raise India's "real time maritime ... Read more...

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South Korea, US hold air defence drills


October 15th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 15 (IANS) South Korea and the US began Friday massive eight-day air defence drills aimed at bolstering their operational capabilities, authorities here said.About 50 fighter jets, including F-15Ks from ... Read more...

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Pilots being made air-ready for INS Vikramaditya


August 30th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) The defence ministry has begun the process of getting Indian fighter pilots ready to operate from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which is expected to be inducted into the ... Read more...

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Reliance Venture invests in Bangalore IT firm


June 14th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Reliance Venture Asset Management, the private equity arm of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, said Monday it has invested in Gradatim IT Ventures, a solutions provider to ... Read more...

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Eurofighter to offer renewed bid for IAF order soon (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will re-submit its bid proposal this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters Typhoon to the Indian ... Read more...

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Eurofighter to quote price for IAF order this month


June 9th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will submit its bid price this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters to the Indian Air ... Read more...

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Afghan, NATO forces retake Taliban-controlled district


June 1st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 1 (DPA) Afghan security forces backed by NATO troops retook a district in eastern Afghanistan that was overrun by rebels last week, officials said Tuesday. The operation to recapture the ... Read more...

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Largest stealth frigate in world commissioned in Indian Navy


April 29th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghMumbai, Apr 29 (ANI): To be ready for technological warfare and in a bid to build a blue-water navy capable of operating across oceans, India today commissioned the ... Read more...

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India’s indigenous stealth frigate INS Shivalik to be commissioned today


April 29th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr. 29 (ANI): In a bid to build a blue-water navy capable of operating across oceans, India is all set to commission the first of the Shivalik-class multi-role frigate with stealth ... Read more...

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Indigenous INS Shivalik, a step towards making of a blue-water navy


April 21st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): In a bid to build a blue-water navy capable of operating across oceans, India is all set to commission the first of the ... Read more...

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Pak Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee satisfied with military’s operational capabilities


April 12th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 12(ANI): The Pakistan Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) has reviewed the security situation in the country, taking stock of the evolving internal and external challenges and the possible responses.The ... Read more...

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Indian Air Force to showcase ‘Vayu Shakti-2010′ at Pokhran


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Indian Air Force in a first ever display of its precision strike capability by night, will conduct a mammoth fire power demonstration (FPD), codenamed 'Vayu Shakti-2010' ... Read more...

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Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet arrives in India for trials


February 18th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 18 (IANS) Two Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets arrived here Thursday for flight evaluation trials for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 planes in a deal valued at ... Read more...

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Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force


January 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) European aerospace conglomerate EADS, the manufacturer of the Eurofighter Typhoon, has aggressively pushed for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets by offering ... Read more...

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Exxon Mobil buys XTO Energy in a $31 billion stock deal


December 14th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Irving, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a huge business deal, Exxon Mobil has agreed to buy XTO Energy in a whopping $31 billion stock deal. XTO Energy Incorporation is a large supplier ... Read more...

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Pakistan to restructure ISI


August 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to restructure its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency, which is often accused of functioning as a state within a state, to make it more efficient ... Read more...

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India still negotiating price on aircraft carrier Admiral Gorkshov: Antony


July 29th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday informed Parliament that India and Russia are yet to conclude negotiations on the price that Moscow has demanded for the aircraft ... Read more...

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HAL delivers four Cheetal copters to Indian Air Force


July 25th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Saturday delivered four Cheetal helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Barrackpore in West Bengal. Six more copters ordered by the air force ... Read more...

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China-Pakistan linkages have military implications: India


July 9th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India Thursday said the rapid enhancement in the defence capabilities of China as well as its hobnobbing with Pakistan and other countries in South Asia have "military ... Read more...

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Defence Minister to dedicate AWACS in service of nation today


May 28th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony will dedicate the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to the nation on Thursday.The first of the three Indian Air Force ... Read more...

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Admiral Mehta commissions fifth Landing Ship Tank ‘Airavat’


May 19th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, May 19 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta on Tuesday commissioned Indian Navy's fifth Landing Ship Tank (Large) 'Airavat' here.On the occasion, Mehta said the Airavat would augment the operational capabilities ... Read more...

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