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Parliament panel concurs with Indian Army chief on arms shortages


April 30th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel on defence Monday concurred with Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh on shortage of arms and ammunition in the force, noting ... Read more...

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Putin allows high-tech gun that hits nervous system


April 1st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin has given the go-ahead to a gun that uses electromagnetic radiation to attack a victims' central nervous system, a British media report ... Read more...

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US wants to sell drones to India


December 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has been quietly pushing to sell armed drones to key allies, including India, but it has run into resistance from lawmakers concerned ... Read more...

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No shortage of artillery guns: Antony


November 28th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday informed the Lok Sabha that the Indian Army has adequate arms and equipment, including artillery gun systems and that the ... 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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Antony flags delays in Russian defence supplies


October 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 5 (IANS) India has once again flagged delays in the supply of defence equipment and spares by Russia at the annual meeting of their defence ministers, apart from ... Read more...

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Worldwide weapons sales fell in 2010: Report


September 24th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Global arms sales dropped sharply last year as the world's governments struggled in the economic downturn, according to a new study, the New York Times ... Read more...

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CAG raps Indian Navy for buying combat planes sans weapons


September 8th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian Navy came in for a hard rap from the government auditor Thursday for buying Russian MiG-29K combat planes without their weapons systems, rendering ... Read more...

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Two U.S. Marines rescued after fighter jet crashes off San Diego, CA


August 11th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by BNO News
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two U.S. Marines were rescued safely after their fighter jet crashed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday night, officials said.The two marines, who are based in ... Read more...

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Government okays $2.4 bn Mirage-2000 upgrade


July 13th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday cleared a $2.4 billion deal with France for upgrading India's Mirage-2000 combat planes, informed sources said.The deal was cleared at a ... Read more...

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Pakistan builds missile boats with China’s help


July 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to construct missile boats with China's cooperation, an official said.The missile boats would be armed with anti-surface missiles, automatic guns and weapons systems, ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up Mirage upgrade deal this week


July 9th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The $2.4-billion deal with France for upgrade of India's Mirage-2000 combat planes is all set to come up for discussion at the Cabinet Committee on ... Read more...

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All-female US Air Force team launches historic mission in Afghanistan


April 4th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bagram Airfield (Afghanistan) Apr.4 (ANI): A team of female US Airmen has made history in Afghanistan, by planning, maintaining and flying the first all-woman combat mission from the Bagram Airfield.The two-plane ... Read more...

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Libyan forces using western arms to deal with anti- Gaddafi protestors: EU


February 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): Military hardware worth hundreds of millions of pounds, which were supplied to Libya by European and British arms firms, are now being used by the Gaddafi regime in ... Read more...

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US Navy’s new record setting laser can down cruise missiles in seconds


February 19th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.19 (ANI): The US Navy has set a new world record, by coming up with a new type of laser that can shoot cruise missiles from the sky in seconds, with ... Read more...

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Defence technologies transferred to India not the best: Antony (Lead)


February 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) India Monday said it had not benefited much from international cooperation in critical defence technologies in the field of aerospace and armaments, as the technology transferred to ... Read more...

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Australia urged to dramatically boost military might to face ‘rising’ China challenge


February 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 5(ANI): Australia will need nuclear-powered attack submarines among a range of weapons systems to deal with the security dangers posed by China's massive military build-up, one of the government's chief ... Read more...

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US ’sold UK nuke secrets to Russia’ as quid pro quo for “New START” deal: Wikileaks


February 5th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): The US has sold British nuclear secrets as a 'bargaining chip' to persuade Russia to sign the key arms control treaty, the latest secret US diplomatic cables ... Read more...

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China still needs Russia’s help to make a military plane engine


December 25th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec. 25 (ANI): After years of trying, Chinese engineers still can't make a reliable engine for a military plane, or a missile to strike a warship.According to the Washington Post, Chinese ... Read more...

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Afghan war logs reveal Taliban use of shoulder-launched ‘manpads’


July 29th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles (US), July 29 (ANI): Because of the NATO force's heavy reliance on them, one of the most eye-catching revelations in a trove of classified documents posted on the Internet ... Read more...

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US Navy tests laser to shoot down drones


July 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Laser beams have been used for the first time in naval warfare to shoot down aircraft. The weapon, mounted on a warship's missile, shot down four unmanned aerial ... Read more...

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Modernise rapidly, armed forces told


July 7th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The lifespan of weapons systems has shortened in the face of rapid technology advancement, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju said Wednesday, asking the Indian ... Read more...

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Drones in Afghanistan suffer frequent system failures: Pentagon report


July 7th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), July 7 (ANI): The U.S. military often portrays its drone aircraft as high-tech marvels that can be operated seamlessly from thousands of miles away, but Pentagon accident reports reveal ... Read more...

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Operating Sukhois: A Malaysia-India-Russia love story


May 17th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Gong Kedak (Malaysia), May 17 (IANS) Operating, maintaining and flying Sukhoi fighter aircraft is a Malaysia-India-Russia "love story", says a senior Malaysian air force official. Though a three-year trilateral arrangement nears its end, ... Read more...

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Powerful Explosion Rocks Army Base Outside Huntsville, Alabama


May 5th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 05 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An explosion that completely destroyed one building, and may have damaged others, rocked a US Army Base just outside Huntsville Alabama at 8:45 this morning (Wednesday). Redstone Arsenal ... Read more...

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India test flies light combat chopper successfully


March 30th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) India has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top official said Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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US, Russia account for half of world arms sales: report


March 15th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, March 15 (DPA) The US and Russia jointly accounted for more than half of global arms sales between 2005 and 2009, according to a report Monday by a Sweden-based research institute. The ... Read more...

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Government seeks greater private role in defence manufacturing


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government Monday reiterated that it sought a greater role for the private sector in the defence manufacturing sector but this would not be at the cost ... Read more...

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Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet arrives in India for trials


February 18th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 18 (IANS) Two Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets arrived here Thursday for flight evaluation trials for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 planes in a deal valued at ... Read more...

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DRDO’s UAVs, new weapons systems to fight Maoists


February 18th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): To be one step ahead in fight against insurgents and the Maoists, India's premier research and development organisation, DRDO, is developing a whole set ... Read more...

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UK report warns of increased cyber-related attacks


February 6th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 6 (ANI): A British Government report has warned that the country is at risk of being confronted by a series of network-related attacks, the frequency and seriousness of which, cannot ... Read more...

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More funds for Af-Pak war in $548.9 bn US defence budget (Lead)


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama Monday proposed putting almost $30 billion more into the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq as he proposed a record $3.8 trillion ... Read more...

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IAF to have data network centricity in two years


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will have a central network in the next two years to process data that will help during critical operations, Chief of Air Staff ... Read more...

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Israel reiterates ties with India on 26/11 anniversary eve


November 25th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) On the eve of the 26/11 attacks anniversary, Israel Wednesday said its fast-rising bilateral trade and tourism ties with India proved that terrorism does not defeat or ... Read more...

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Pakistan rolls out fighter jet produced with Chinese assistance


November 23rd, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (DPA) Pakistan Monday celebrated the rollout of a multi-purpose jet fighter manufactured in the country under a joint venture with China. The first locally produced JF-17 Thunder made its debut ... Read more...

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