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Brazil importing Spanish defence technology


August 24th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has begun to import Spanish defence training technology, a media report said Thursday.Simulators from Tecnobit, S.L., will be installed in Brazil at two training ... Read more...

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India inducts third indigenous stealth frigate


July 21st, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Adding teeth to its surface combatants fleet, India Saturday commissioned the third of its indigenously designed and built warship, INS Sahyadri, which will enhance the country's ... Read more...

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Israel, Italy ink deal for military aircraft


July 20th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 20 (IANS) Israel and Italy Thursday signed a $750 million agreement to provide the Italian Air Force with two early warning aircraft.The contract includes ground control stations and ... Read more...

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Syria situation ’spinning out of control’ : US


July 19th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Stating that the situation in Syria was fast "spinning out of control", US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Wednesday called for more international pressure on Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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LeT recruitment module busted in Kashmir


July 4th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) A recruitment module of the terror group Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district and seven peoplehave been arrested, police said Wednesday, ... Read more...

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US, Russia continue Syria discussions


June 15th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Russia are continuing discussions on a post-Assad transition strategy despite some disagreements on approaches to the settlement of a political crisis in ... Read more...

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US nuclear submarine fire probably caused by a vacuum cleaner


June 7th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The fire that on May 23 resulted in more than $400 million in damages (plus an additional 10% for secondary effects including disruption to other planned ... Read more...

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Russia needs new system of defence procurement


May 9th, 2012 - 6:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Effective system of placement and implementation of state defence orders will be established once new Russian government is forged, the new Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ... Read more...

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Pakistan inducts fast attack naval vessel


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) The Pakistani Navy Monday inducted its first fast attack missile boat - PNS Azmat - in a bid to boost its advanced warfare capability and prowess.Speaking ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda claim to have killed 30 soldiers in Yemen


March 31st, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Aden, March 31 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda Saturday claimed to have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers and seized a military site after a deadly gunbattle with government troops, ... Read more...

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Israel worried over Syrian missiles to Hezbollah


March 20th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria has supplied Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia with advanced Russia-made anti-aircraft missile systems, which could jeopardise Israel's aerial supremacy in the region, an Israeli media ... Read more...

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Russia may set up defence research agency


February 16th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government will submit a proposal to the parliament on the establishment of an advanced military research agency, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has ... Read more...

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Russia exported arms worth $13 bn in 2011


February 16th, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia sold $13.2 billion worth of weaponry to foreign customers, including India, in 2011, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Mikhail Dmitriyev ... Read more...

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CPI-M denounces India’s Syria vote


February 6th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday denounced India's vote for a UN resolution condemning the crackdown in Syria and called for diplomatic efforts to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to renew n-accidents pact


December 27th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Senior officials of India and Pakistan Tuesday ended their two-day talks in Islamabad by agreeing to consider renewing for another five years a pact ... Read more...

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Russia ranked 2nd biggest global arms exporter


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia became the world?s second largest arms exporter after the US in 2011, said Igor Korotchenko, the head of the Moscow-based arms think tank Centre ... Read more...

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Allowing kids’ guns recipe for tragedy: Pakistani daily


December 19th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Allowing children unsupervised access to deadly weapons is a recipe for tragedy, said a Pakistani daily after a girl was shot dead by two boys playing ... Read more...

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Graney class N-sub delivery to Russian Navy delayed


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The delivery of the first Graney class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine to the Russian Navy has been postponed until the end of 2012, the builders ... Read more...

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Russia to target European missile shield if talks fail


November 23rd, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will deploy, if necessary, offensive weaponry in the southern and western parts of the country to target elements of the US-backed European missile shield, ... Read more...

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Russia to spend big on weapons: Medvedev


November 21st, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Dmitry Medvedev Monday said Russia would spend unprecedented sums on new weaponry."Make no doubt about it, we will continue equipping the army," he said. ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $30 bn on defence


November 15th, 2011 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 15 (IANS) Russia will allocate over 880 billion rubles (about $30 billion) for defence spending in 2012, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday.In 2011, the government spent 750 ... Read more...

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Over 30,000 personnel to join ITBP


October 24th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With 31,800 personnel set to join the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force soon, the troopers stationed at high altitude check posts would get relief, ... Read more...

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Indian Navy beefing up sea lifting operations


October 1st, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy is looking to beef up its sea lifting facilities for effective maritime humanitarian operations for which the assistance of the marine force is ... Read more...

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Prince Harry to train in US as chopper pilot


August 30th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prince Harry, who is an accomplished combat helicopter pilot, will undergo training at two US military bases for an Apache attack helicopter course.Michelle Dee, ... Read more...

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US to release $1.5 bn in Libyan funds


August 26th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will unfreeze $1.5 billion in Libyan assets to provide humanitarian aid to cash-strapped opposition forces fighting to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi's regime, a ... Read more...

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India commissions second indigenous stealth frigate


August 20th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian Navy enhanced its sea warfare capabilities by commissioning the second indigenously-built multi-role stealth warship - INS Satpura - with an array of weaponry ... Read more...

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Kashmir Police outstanding, says home secretary


August 12th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police are an outstanding force which has done a commendable job in bringing peace and safeguarding public life and property while fighting militancy ... Read more...

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‘Cowboys and Aliens’ an adrenaline rush (IANS Film Review)


July 30th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Cowboys and Aliens"; Director: Jon Favreau; Actors: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde; Rating: ***There isn't much to say about a film where before the protagonist even utters ... Read more...

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Woman trained as suicide bomber killed in Russia


July 24th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police killed three militants, including a woman trained as a suicide bomber, in the North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said Sunday.Police ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Defense Ministry to propose $8.5 billion budget for 2012


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Defense Ministry's planning director on Wednesday said that a budget of 80 trillion Indonesian Rupiahs ($8.5 billion) for 2012 will be proposed to the Indonesian government.General ... Read more...

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CJA condemns detention of Mumbai journalist


May 28th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has condemned the arrest and detention of Indian journalist Tarakant Dwivedi after he reported on poor security conditions at the Chhatrapati ... Read more...

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ICC prosecutor requests arrest warrants for Libyans for alleged crimes against humanity


May 4th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Wednesday announced he will request judges to issue arrest warrants against three Libyans for alleged crimes against humanity during ... Read more...

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China’s defense policy ‘ensures national security’: Official


April 28th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 28 (ANI): The development of weapons and equipment in China is to ensure national security and is not directed against any other country or specific target, said the country's defense ... Read more...

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Attacks on civilians in Misrata may be war crimes, says UN


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 21 (IANS/AKI) The UN Wednesday deplored the repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan government forces against civilians in the besieged city of Misrata and ... Read more...

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UN: attacks against civilians in Misrata, Libya may be international crimes


April 20th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday warned that the reported repeated use of cluster munitions and heavy weaponry by Libyan Government forces against civilians in Misrata could ... Read more...

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