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Jayalalithaa asks PM to respect Tamil sentiments


August 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed surprise at the central government's declaration that India would continue to train Sri Lankan defence personnel.Jayalalithha reiterated ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi takes on Delhi over Sri Lanka


August 28th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Calling New Delhi's friendship with Colombo as "one sided", DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Tuesday said it was a shame that New Delhi continued to train ... Read more...

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India remembers hero of 1947 Pakistan war


July 15th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Sunday remembered Brig. Mohammed Usman - its highest-ranking officer killed in the 1947 India-Pakistan war.A commemorative function was organised here to celebrate ... Read more...

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NCC to grow, change training syllabus


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC), India's military youth movement in schools and colleges, is all set to grow with the defence ministry planning to increase ... Read more...

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Third coast guard station in Andhra Pradesh opened


June 18th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard Monday opened a new station in Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, the third in the state, to help boost the coastal security ... Read more...

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China no threat to India, says Pallam Raju


May 19th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Saturday said India did not face a threat from China and that no country could take India ... Read more...

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ICGS Rajtarang commissioned in Chennai


May 19th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Rajtarang, an improved version of fast attack craft for anti-smuggling, anti-poaching and rescue operations was commissioned by Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Antony asks DPSUs to maintain transparency


April 12th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Stung by criticism that he had prior knowledge of complaints over irregularities in the army ordering Tatra trucks, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday issued a ... Read more...

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NCC to redefine training philosophy (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to equip its cadets with the skills needed to face challenges of the new ... Read more...

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NCC to redefine training philosophy


April 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC) will soon redefine its training philosophy to provide its cadets skills needed to face challenges of the new millennium.To thrash ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to felicitate Indian defence officers


March 26th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Four decades after Bangladesh came into being, Dhaka will formally recognise the role played by Indian armed forces during the 1971 war, popularly called ... Read more...

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Army chief slams as ‘fiction’ reports of phone tapping


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Army chief General V.K. Singh Monday termed as "fiction" reports that he had ordered phone tapping of key government functionaries while his birth date row ... Read more...

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Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Minister


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multi-role medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under ... Read more...

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HAL not meeting expectations of air force: Minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) was not meeting the expectations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it was not completing orders in time, Minister ... Read more...

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Maharashtra NCC bags PM’s banner trophy 15th time


January 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra National Cadet Corps (NCC) has bagged the Prime Minister's Banner Trophy as Champion Directorate for the 15th time in 21 years.Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Three more Sainik Schools to come up, says minister


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sanction has been given for three new Sainik Schools to come up in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam ... Read more...

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Court case by army chief ‘unhealthy’ precedent: Government (Roundup)


January 18th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The legal battle between Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and the government over his age sets an "unhealthy precedent", the government said Wednesday, even ... Read more...

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Antony under fire over army chief’s age row (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With army chief Gen. V.K. Singh set for a showdown with the government over his age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony is under attack from ... Read more...

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Government, army chief row sets unhealthy precedent: minister (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The legal battle between Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh and the government over his age sets an "unhealthy precedent", Minister of State for Defence ... Read more...

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More ministers tasked to articulate government’s position better


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Facing attacks from an aggressive opposition on a range of issues including Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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BRO told to speed up strategic roads


November 11th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In the backdrop of Chinese military infrastructure build-up along the borders in recent years, India Friday told its premier border road construction agency to expedite ... Read more...

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Army housing complex inaugurated in Lucknow


November 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) A new housing complex for Indian Army personnel, comprising 570 dwelling units, was opened at the cantonment area here Tuesday, a statement said.Minister of State for ... Read more...

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No need for alarm over Chinese military: India


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Wednesday said there was no need to panic over China's military infrastructure along the borders as India ... Read more...

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Aware of Maoists in northeast: Pallam Raju


November 2nd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju said Wednesday the government was aware of the Maoists spreading their activities in the northeast and was ... Read more...

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‘Huge potential for India-Italy defence industry cooperation’


November 1st, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) There is tremendous potential for defence cooperation between India and Italy and the opportunities have grown manifold with the reforms introduced in this country's offsets ... Read more...

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Defence PSUs need to increase efficiency: Minister


October 25th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Pointing out that private shipyards have secured substantial orders in recent times, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Tuesday said defence public sector units ... Read more...

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Chidambaram, Antony need to concur on AFSPA: Khurshid


October 25th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Differences in the central government over withdrawing the special powers for the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir came out in the open Tuesday, ... Read more...

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‘No sensitive material on chopper that strayed into Pakistan’ (Lead)


October 25th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) There was no sensitive information on board an Indian Army chopper that inadvertently strayed into Pakistan, the defence ministry said Tuesday, adding it was ensuring there ... Read more...

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India stepping up defence preparedness: Pallam Raju


October 25th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The government is stepping up defence preparedness in the wake of reports that India's security was breached as the Pakistani Army downloaded confidential information on helipads ... Read more...

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‘Relying on imports for critical defence needs a concern’


October 18th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With imports accounting for 70 percent of the hardware in the inventory of the armed forces, the government said Tuesday this was a matter of ... Read more...

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I-Day: PM to unfurl national flag at Red Fort


August 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday will unfurl the national flag on the ramparts of the Red Fort to celebrate India's 65th Independence Day. He ... Read more...

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INSAS rifles troubled Indian Army men: Raju


August 8th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Indian soldier's primary weapon INSAS rifle gave them major trouble for long until the problems were rectified a few years ago.The problem was an ... Read more...

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Compulsory year-long NCC stint for youth?


June 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Member of Parliament have asked the defence ministry to make it compulsory for school and college students to undergo a yearlong training stint with the ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju reviews Kashmir security


May 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 11 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju Wednesday held a meeting at the Indian Army's Northern Command headquarters to review the security situation in Jammu ... Read more...

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Pallam Raju inaugurates NCC DDGs’ conference


April 27th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the two-day biannual conference of the Additional Directors General and Deputy Directors General of the National ... Read more...

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