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Terrorists can still strike the through sea: PM


September 8th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned of terror groups continuing to maintain their ability to use the sea route for strikes on the lines ... Read more...

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Army chief on first visit to Ladakh


August 17th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh Friday began a three-day tour of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation in the region which ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in security environment: PM (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security and strategic environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's neighbourhood, ... Read more...

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Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak


April 24th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. ... Read more...

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US defence chief slips, calls India a ‘threat’


November 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) In an apparent slip, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seemed to bracket China and India as "threats" but the Pentagon quickly moved to correct the ... Read more...

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India likely to take part in Asian kabaddi in Islamabad


October 4th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Asian Kabaddi Championship, which was postponed last September-October at India's request as it was clashing with the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, will now be ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Delhi blasts reminders of terror challenge: PM


September 16th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday termed the recent blasts in Mumbai and Delhi as "grim reminders of the grave challenge" from terrorism to India's ... Read more...

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India building six submarines


August 10th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Six submarines are being built at the Mazagon Docks to increase India's submarine fleet, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday."In addition, the existing anti-submarine capability ... Read more...

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Jammu, the refugee city of India (Part-II)


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Chunni claims that Jammu has more displaced persons than any other city in Asia. Whether they came in 1947, 1965 and 1971 or due to militancy in the Kashmir Valley from 1989 ... Read more...

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Karnataka recreating its own ‘Goa beach’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) Nearly 300 km from Goa's southernmost beach of Agonda, Karnataka is in the process of recreating a "Goa beach" of its own.The difference, according to officials, ... Read more...

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No military expansion, China vows in white paper


March 31st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China would not pursue military expansion, it declared in a white paper on national defence issued Thursday.The document, seventh of its kind the Chinese government has ... Read more...

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China issues White Paper on arms control, peaceful development


March 31st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.31 (ANI): China has issued a White Paper on national defense that aims to enhance its military transparency and boost the world's trust in its commitment to peaceful development.The document gives ... Read more...

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China issues white paper on national defence


March 31st, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) China Thursday issued a white paper on national defence, aiming to enhance its military transparency and boost the world's trust in its commitment to peaceful development.The ... Read more...

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First Scorpene submarine delivery in 2015: Antony


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy will get delivery of the first of its six Scorpene submarines in 2015, a three-year delay from the original schedule of 2012, the Rajya ... Read more...

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Pakistan warns against growing international support for India’s nuclear programme


January 26th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Jan 26(ANI): Pakistan has warned that growing international support for India's nuclear programme would force Islamabad to bolster its deterrence and destabilise the region.In the opening session of the 2011 Conference ... Read more...

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Indian, Russian navies to expand cooperation in Indian Ocean Region


January 17th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India and Russia Monday discussed the security environment in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), particularly piracy threats and expanding cooperation to fight the menace, at a ... Read more...

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Goa all set to usher in New Year


January 1st, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 31 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of Goans and tourists in this beach state are all set to usher in the New Year amidst clanging church bells and the throbbing vibes ... Read more...

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China stepping up ‘carrier killer,’ missile tests, warns US expert


December 29th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 29 (ANI): U.S. Navy Admiral Robert F. Willard has warned that China is designing a space missile that could sink American aircraft carriers in the Pacific.The Daily Mail quoted ... Read more...

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Key Western donors rap Nepal over political stalemate


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Nepal's major Western donors Tuesday rapped the country's political parties for their inability to form a new government, even five months after the prime minister quit ... Read more...

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President Obama likely to have refueling halt in Pakistan enroute to Mumbai?


November 4th, 2010 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashNew Delhi, Nov 4(ANI): Highly placed sources in Washington have revealed that President Obama is likely to stop over for a few hours in Pakistan on his way ... Read more...

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Antony calls upon Indian Navy to remain alert for maritime security challenges


October 27th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony on Wednesday asked the Indian Navy to remain on alert to handle the maritime security challenges following the existence of the complex maritime security ... Read more...

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Antony for more navy-to-navy contact in Indian Ocean region


October 27th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday called for increased navy-to-navy contact with the littoral countries of the Indian Ocean."The complex maritime security environment in our region requires the ... Read more...

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Neighbours adding military muscle at feverish pace: Antony


October 6th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Cautioning that "our neighbours are building their military capabilities at a feverish pace", Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said here that "the need for us to be ... Read more...

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Australia cites terror, Ayodhya to caution its visitors (Second Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Australia Wednesday asked its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution while travelling in India due to likely terror attacks and possible communal tension over a ... Read more...

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Be careful in India due to Ayodhya, terror attacks: Australia (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney/New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Australia Wednesday advised its citizens to exercise a high degree of caution while travelling in India due to likely terror attacks and possible communal tension over a ... Read more...

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‘Delhi CWG terror alert’ not meant to criticise ‘good friends’ Indian govt, citizens: Gillard


September 29th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 29 (ANI): After a fresh alert was issued saying there is a "high risk of a terrorist attack" at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said ... Read more...

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Oz issues fresh alert of “high risk of terrorist attack” during Delhi CWG


September 29th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Sept 29 (ANI): The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs has released a fresh alert saying there is a "high risk of terrorist attack" at the Delhi Common Wealth Games, which are ... Read more...

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Only few athletes pulled out of games, says Mike Hooper


September 25th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 25 (ANI): The Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation Mike Hooper on Saturday said that only a small number of athletes have withdrawn themselves from the Games.He ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Delhi as athletes start coming for Commonwealth Games


September 25th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 25 (ANI): Authorities deployed thousands of paramilitary personnel and commandos to beef up security around the Commonwealth Games venues as athletes from various countries start coming in for the ... Read more...

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Participation in CW Games an individual choice: Oz minister


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 22 (ANI): Amid growing concerns over the safety of the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib said on Wednesday it was up to the individuals to decide ... Read more...

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Games not a terror target, says Australian association chief


September 20th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Australia's Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) chief Perry Crosswhite Monday dismissed specualations that the shooting incident near Old Delhi's Jama Masjid mosque was linked to the Oct 3-14 ... Read more...

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Australia issues fresh travel advisory after Delhi shooting


September 20th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A day after two foreign tourists were injured in firing near Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, Australia Monday issued a fresh travel advisory to its citizens travelling ... Read more...

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US drone attacks being operated in collaboration with Pak govt, GHQ: Holbrooke


September 16th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 16 (ANI): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has stated that drone attacks against terrorists in Pakistan's northern tribal region are being carried out in close ... Read more...

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BJP favours AFSPA staying, Jethmalani differs (Roundup)


September 13th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday seemed to speak in twin voices on the lifting of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes Bill to regulate foreign fund flow


August 27th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Lok Sabha on Friday passed a Bill, which aims to check the huge inflow of foreign funds to religious and social organsiations.The new legislation, moved by ... Read more...

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