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China must build regional security pattern: Daily


September 20th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) China has the important task of building a "regional security pattern" in Asia as it lacks a safety mechanism, said a state-run Chinese daily Thursday.An article ... Read more...

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India, Tajikistan to combat terror, cooperate on Afghanistan (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India and Tajikistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation, Monday decided to upgrade their ties to a strategic partnership and agreed to intensify counter-terror cooperation ... Read more...

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Mi-2 chopper crashes in Russia, pilot killed


August 11th, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter crashed in Russia's southern Rostov region, killing the pilot.A regional security services official said the helicopter crashed Friday in Proletarsky ... Read more...

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China vows closer military ties with Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) China Friday called for enhanced military ties with Afghanistan.Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission Guo Boxiong has said that military ties have been growing steadly ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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Putin proposes anti-terror centre in SCO


June 7th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday proposed establishing an anti-terrorism centre within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).Speaking at a SCO meeting, Putin said all SCO member ... Read more...

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China to issue $10 bn in loans to SCO members


June 7th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) China is ready to allocate $10 billion worth of loans to members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), President Hu Jintao said Thursday at the ... Read more...

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India-US discuss regional security, defence purchases


June 6th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The regional situation and India's purchases of military hardware were discussed Wednesday by Defence Minister A.K. Antony and his visiting US counterpart Leon Panetta, ... Read more...

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Antony to address Singapore regional security dialogue


May 31st, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will travel Singapore the address the annual Shangri La dialogue on maritime security and navigation freedom issues.Antony will leave for Singapore ... Read more...

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Mumbai attacks accused must be brought to justice: UN chief


April 27th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday asked India and Pakistan to continue with their peace dialogue, saying it is "significant" for both regional ... Read more...

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US wants Brazil as defense partner


April 26th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, ... Read more...

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North Korea satellite launch provocative: US


April 10th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday."North Korea's launch of a missile would be highly provocative, ... Read more...

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US, Bangladesh to hold security talks


April 7th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 7 (IANS) The US and Bangladesh will hold a dialogue April 19 here on security challenges facing the two countries and the region at large, Xinhua reported.US Under ... Read more...

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Japan wants better ties with China


April 6th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) Japan is seeking better relations with China.On the 40th anniversary of normalization of Japan-China diplomatic ties, Tokyo was looking forward to have extensive exchange and cooperation ... Read more...

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North Korea’s satellite plan provocative: US


March 16th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday termed as "highly provocative" plans by North Korea to launch an "earth observation" satellite."North Korea's announcement that it ... Read more...

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Two top US officials visit South Asia


February 7th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) Under Secretary of State Maria Otero and Assistant Secretary of State Robert O. Blake are visiting South Asia to meet government leaders, rights activists and ... Read more...

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Gilani to talk Afghan peace in Qatar (Lead)


February 6th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will brief the Qatar leadership about Pakistan's talks with Afghanistan during a three-day official visit to Qatar, a country where ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik meets Interpol chief


January 29th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday met Interpol Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble in Dubai and discussed the regional security situation, a media report said.Malik appreciated the ... Read more...

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US, Saudi Arabia sign warplanes deal worth $29 bn


December 30th, 2011 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS) The US has signed a major deal worth about $29 billion to provide F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Thursday."The United States ... Read more...

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India, China to discuss regional security Dec 9


November 30th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India and China will hold their annual defence dialogue Dec 9 when the two sides will exchange their perspectives on regional and global security ... Read more...

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Important for China to communicate with US: Hu


November 13th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 13 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao has told his US counterpart Barack Obama that it was "all the more important" for China to enhance communication and coordination ... Read more...

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Antony leaves for Japan to further defence relations


November 1st, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday left for Japan on a daylong visit when he is expected to explore opportunities for furthering the bilateral military relations ... Read more...

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India, Japan to hold strategic dialogue


October 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) India and Japan will hold their fifth strategic dialogue later this week to explore ways to deepen their cooperation across a range of issues ... Read more...

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You can’t keep snakes in backyard, Clinton tells Pakistan


October 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) A tough-talking US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday told Pakistan it could not "keep snakes" in its backyard and said the country must act ... Read more...

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Regional security extremely fragile, says IAF chief


October 8th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) Pointing out that the present security scenario in India's immediate neighbourhood seems extremely fragile, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia plays key role in region: Kayani


October 7th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has played an important role in maintaining peace and stability in this region, especially in Afghanistan, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.Talking ... Read more...

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China, France pledge to deepen military ties


October 1st, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) China and France have pledged to deepen relations between their respective armies during the 10th strategic dialogue between the countries' defence ministries.The two-day dialogue, held here ... Read more...

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NSA Menon capitulated before Chidambaram: US cable


September 4th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) National Security Adviser (NSA) Shivshankar Menon had capitulated to Home Minister P. Chidambaram on intelligence issues soon after taking over his post, a diplomatic ... Read more...

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Britain to help Kyrgyzstan in army reform: official


August 27th, 2011 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Aug 27 (IANS) Britain has said it will help Kyrgyzstan in its efforts to reform its armed forces, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry said.According to Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's press service, ... Read more...

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India, Iran implement pact on prisoners (Lead)


July 7th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India and Iran have resolved to combat terrorism and implement an agreement on transfer of sentenced prisoners.Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is in Tehran for ... Read more...

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Rao calls on Iran foreign minister


July 7th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who is on a two-day visit to Tehran for the ninth round of foreign office consultations, called on Iran's Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Gilani, Karzai discuss regional security


June 11th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Afghan President Hamid Karzai Saturday discussed issues related to the reconciliation process and peace and security in the ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber targets Kazakh state security building


May 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday outside a regional security building in the western Kazakh city of Aktyubinsk, a police source said.Only the bomber ... Read more...

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Claim Pakistani Kashmir before China takes over, India urged


May 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India should be assertive and proactive to claim the strategically vital parts of Kashmir "illegally" occupied by Pakistan where China has increased its footprints leading ... Read more...

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Petraeus discusses ‘ways to improve regional security’ with Kayani


April 26th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): General David Petraeus, Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, has held talks with Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on ways to bolster ... Read more...

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