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Chinese defence minister to skip Amar Jawan Jyoti


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Gen Liang Guanglie will have a packed schedule in India Tuesday, but he will not be visiting Amar Jawan Jyoti, the ... Read more...

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Mumbai violence raised in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The violence in Mumbai during a rally to protest Assam violence had its echo in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday with a Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Antony refuses to set deadline for war memorial


July 26th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) As the nation celebrates the 13th anniversary of its victory in the 1999 Kargil war, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Thursday refused to set a ... 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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Indian Army has become more transparent, says V.K. Singh


May 31st, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The functioning of the Indian Army has become more transparent in the last few years and its mindset has changed, said the outgoing army chief, ... Read more...

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Palestinian women protest in support of hunger striker


March 8th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah/Gaza, March 8 (IANS) Hundreds of Palestinian women Thursday celebrated International Women's Day by protesting in solidarity with a female hunger striker jailed by Israel.The protests were held in the ... Read more...

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Celebration and introspection… India goes tricolour on 63rd R-Day (Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) It was a celebration of India in all its diversity, complexities and colour. The 63rd Republic Day unfolded Thursday with a grand pageant here ... Read more...

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PM pays homage to unknown soldier (Lead)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday paid a solemn tribute to soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the nation by laying a wreath at ... Read more...

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Fasting Anna won’t budge on anti-graft law (Roundup)


August 19th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Engergised by swelling support, social activist Anna Hazare Friday vowed to remain on a fast till a strong anti-graft law was enacted as he resumed ... Read more...

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India commits to capacity-building of Afghan armed forces (With images)


June 1st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) At a time when Pakistan is constantly attempting to increase its presence in its western neighbour, India Wednesday committed itself to the capacity-building of ... Read more...

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PM pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti


January 26th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday paid homage to the unknown soldier at Amar Jawan Jyoti, a memorial at the India Gate, on the country's 62nd Republic ... Read more...

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Deepak Chopra launches graphic novel on Buddha’s life


December 6th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) New age guru Deepak Chopra is all set to publish a graphic adaptation of his New York Times bestselling novel "Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment" in collaboration with ... Read more...

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‘Exposure to unnecessary risks killing Afghan troops’


September 21st, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) An email by an unnamed soldier posted in Afghanistan, leaked to the press Tuesday, said troops in Afghanistan were exposed to unnecessary risks and were dying because of ... Read more...

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United colours of India unfurl again this R-Day (Roundup)


January 26th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) From Jammu and Kashmir to Kerala, from Gujarat to Assam, Indians celebrated a peaceful 61st Republic Day Tuesday, undaunted by terror threats, Maoist shutdowns, separatist boycotts ... Read more...

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Military might, colours of India unfold at R-Day parade


January 26th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A cold and foggy morning failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of spectators who turned out Tuesday to witness India proudly displaying its military might ... Read more...

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President Patil awards Ashok Chakras on R-Day


January 26th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday awarded three Ashok Chakras, the country's highest gallantry award in peacetime, ahead of the 61st Republic Day parade that started amid swirling ... Read more...

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Bomb explodes in Greek capital


January 16th, 2010 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Jan 16 (DPA) A powerful explosion went off at the Ministry of Press and Information in Athens Saturday, causing extensive damage but no injuries, reports said. The explosion, the second in one ... Read more...

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National War Memorial should be reality soon, says Antony


December 16th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) A National War Memorial would be constructed soon, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday on the 38th anniversary of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 ... Read more...

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Rudd’s wife first foreign woman dignitary to lay wreath at India Gate


November 12th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's wife Therese Rein laid a wreath at the India Gate memorial to the "unknown soldier" Thursday, becoming first foreign female dignitary ... Read more...

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Rudd’s wife becomes first head of government’s wife to lay wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti


November 12th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.12 (ANI): Australia's First Lady and wife of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Therese Rein, on Thursday became the first head of government's wife to lay a wreath at the ... Read more...

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Government moves to retain Lutyens heritage


September 10th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major step to retain the heritage of the Edwin Lutyens- designed North and South Blocks in the heart of the capital, the government Thursday ... Read more...

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PM, Antony pay homage to Kargil martyrs


July 26th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister A.K. Antony visited the Amar Jawan Jyoti here Sunday morning and paid homage to the Kargil war martyrs on ... Read more...

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Military might and cultural diversity mark R-Day parade (Lead)


January 26th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's military might blended seamlessly with the richness of the country's cultural diversity at the 60th Republic Day parade here Monday.Thousands of soldiers as well as paramilitary ... Read more...

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60th Republic Day celebrations begin


January 26th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India's 60th Republic Day celebrations began here Monday morning with Defence Minister A.K. Antony paying homage to the unknown soldier at the India Gate war memorial.Antony was ... Read more...

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Antony to stand in for PM in R-Day functions


January 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony will stand in for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is undergoing a bypass surgery, at the Republic Day function, the defence ministry said. ... Read more...

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Two Hizb militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir gun battle


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Saturday undergo a bypass surgery that is expected to keep him out of work for up to four weeks, official sources said ... Read more...

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Manmohan’s heart surgery Saturday, Pranab may officiate (Roundup)


January 23rd, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Saturday undergo a bypass surgery that is expected to keep him out of work for up to four weeks, official sources said ... Read more...

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Homage to unknown solider marks 61st Indian Army Day


January 15th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian Army commemorated its 61st Foundation Day by paying homage to the unknown soldier at the ''Amar Jawan Jyoti'' here on Wednesday. Chiefs of the three ... Read more...

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Indian army commemorates 61st Foundation Day


January 15th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Indian Army commemorated its 61st Foundation Day by paying homage to the unknown soldier at the ''Amar Jawan Jyoti'' here on Wednesday. Chiefs of the three ... Read more...

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PM to chair meeting on armed forces’ pay package


August 12th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will chair a high-level meeting here Wednesday to take a final decision on increasing salaries and perks for armed forces personnel following their ... Read more...

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Manekshaw condolence book to remain open till Friday


July 2nd, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A condolence book placed here to enable the people pay their tributes to former Indian army chief Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw will be kept open for two ... Read more...

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Military’s higher learning facility named after Manekshaw


June 30th, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An upcoming state-of-the-art multi-facility centre for higher military learning at the Delhi Cantonment here has been renamed the "Manekshaw Centre" in memory of former Indian Army chief ... Read more...

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Lanka Army Chief to embark on 6-day visit to India


March 2nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Sri Lankan Army Chief Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka will arrive here today on a six-day visit to strengthen military ties between the two countries.Lt General Fonseka will ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Army chief to pay six-day visit to India


February 29th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's army chief Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka, who has vowed to crush the Tamil Tigers, will pay a six-day visit to India from Sunday to deepen ... Read more...

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India presents six horses to Bangladesh army


February 25th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India Monday presented six horses valued at a little over Rs.35 million ($850,000) to the Bangladesh army as a token of goodwill and friendship. The Indian Army ... Read more...

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