strategic security

‘India’s economic, strategic potential should be tapped by EU’


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India has enormous global economic, political and strategic potential which must be harnessed by the European Union (EU) through improved trade and political and technological ... Read more...

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Decision needed on India’s global role: Tharoor


July 24th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian government needs to decide on the role the country should play in the global multilateral environment, said former union minister Shashi Tharoor ... Read more...

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China, US vow stable military ties


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) China and the US Wednesday pledged to maintain "healthy and stable bilateral military relations".Frequent high-level visits between the two sides have promoted a cooperative partnership of ... Read more...

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India assumes chair of Indian Ocean Rim grouping (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) India Tuesday for the first time became chairman of the Indian Ocean Rim countries grouping at its ministerial meeting in this tech hub.External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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China pushes for enhanced cooperation with Russia


October 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China is willing to cooperate with Russia on strategic security matters and the two countries should work more closely on bilateral and multilateral issues, said Vice ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s nuclear assets well protected: Indian official


February 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan's nuclear weapons were well protected through the dispersal of various components and chances that terrorists would get their hands on one were remote, an Indian official ... Read more...

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Congress sees conspiracy behind WikiLeaks cable release


December 17th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Congress on Friday issued a statement saying it suspected a conspiracy behind the release of the WikiLeaks cable, which says Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi ... Read more...

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Rahul’s remarks compromise fight against terror, PM must clarify: BJP


December 17th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday Rahul Gandhi's comments "seriously" compromise India's fight against terror and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clarify after the ... Read more...

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Somali piracy, a threat to UK gas, oil supplies: Commanders


November 21st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.21 (ANI): Senior British commanders and other sources in the Ministry of Defence have warned the David Cameron Government not to underestimate the threat posed by Somali pirates.According to Sky ... Read more...

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Britain’s James Bond spies to be sacked soon


September 19th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 19 (ANI): It's bad news for Britain's James Bond spies as the government has decided to slash spending on counter terrorism abroad so more money can be poured into defending ... Read more...

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India inked pacts with Gulf Countries for strategic, security demands: Krishna


August 18th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.18 (ANI): Union Minister for External Affairs S.M. Krishna on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that India has signed agreements with Gulf countries following strategic and security demands of the ... Read more...

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Australia wants India to play greater role in East Asia


August 17th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Australia wants India to play an increased role in the strategic security paradigm of East Asia, Australian envoy Peter Varghese said here Tuesday. "It is right to think ... Read more...

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Finally, national defence university gets government nod (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Eight years after a recommendation by a group of ministers, the government Thursday sanctioned Rs.295 crore for establishing an autonomous defence university in Gurgaon to synergise ... Read more...

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Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition agreement


May 13th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): The agreement inked between Britain's Conservative Party and the Liberal Democratic Party to form a new government makes for an interesting read.The pact has eleven key points, ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Indian National Defence University


May 13th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday sanctioned Rs.295 crore for establishing an Indian National Defence University (INDU) to create synergy between existing institutes of learning in the sector and ... Read more...

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India appreciates Kazakhstan’s support on terror: Krishna


May 13th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by ANI
Satana (Kazakhstan), May 12 (ANI): Visiting External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Wednesday thanked Kazakhstan for its steadfast support to India in the fight against terrorism; especially after the 26/11 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Obama taps Robert A. Harding for TSA post (Update)


March 9th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama announced on Monday his intent to nominate Robert A. Harding to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), The White House said."I am confident that ... Read more...

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Concrete framework for Indo-Arab cooperation need of the hour: Tharoor


February 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.8 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Shashi Tharoor on Monday called for putting in place a framework for cooperation between India and the Arab states, which ... Read more...

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China to halt military exchange programmes with US


January 30th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) China will postpone bilateral military programmes and security talks with the US in response to the latter's plans to sell advanced weapons to Taiwan, the Chinese foreign ministry ... Read more...

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‘General McChrystal plotting conspiracy against Pak military’


October 24th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct. 24 (ANI): US Commander of Joint Operations Special Command, General Stanley McChrystal has facilitated the removal of scores of security check posts from the Afghanistan side of Pak-Afghan border ... Read more...

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Ex-spy says former Pak IB chief wanted to file high treason cases against Benazir, two others


August 28th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): After the recent outbursts of Brigadier (retired) Imtiaz, another officer of Pakistan's intelligence services has revealed that the former IB director-general had planned to register high treason cases ... Read more...

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‘Getting ISI to end support to militants difficult’


April 11th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) Noting that for the Pakistani military and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) India remains the security priority, a US expert has expressed doubts about the success of the Obama administration's ... Read more...

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New report calls for fundamental changes to US nuclear war planning


April 9th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have released a report calling for fundamental changes to US nuclear war planning, a vital ... Read more...

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Foreign Minister Mukherjee concludes visit to Australia


June 24th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne , June 24 (ANI): Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee concluded his first visit to Australia on Tuesday and left for New Delhi after Mukherjee and his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith signed ... Read more...

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China-US strategic economic dialogue in June


June 5th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 5 (Xinhua) China and the US will hold the fourth Strategic Economic Dialogue in June in Annapolis, Maryland, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang announced here Thursday. Chinese vice premier ... Read more...

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Bush arrives in Russia for talks with Putin


April 6th, 2008 - 12:31 am ICT by admin
(Lead)RIA Novosti Sochi (Russia), April 5 (RIA Novosti) US President George W. Bush arrived in the southern Russian city of Sochi on a two-day visit for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on ... Read more...

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Bush begins Africa trip


February 17th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
DPA Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Feb 17 (DPA) US President George W. Bush arrived in Tanzania, his second stop in a six-day Africa visit that will also take him to Rwanda, Ghana and ... Read more...

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