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Moscow, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's first light-class modification Angara 1.2PP carrier rocket is ready for its maiden launch, its manufacturer Khrunichev Center said.
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Making a shift from a boundless "global war on terror", US President Barack Obama Thursday announced a new counter-terrorism policy narrowing the use of drones that has put it at odds with key allies like Pakistan.
Niamey, May 23 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 30 got injured after two suicide bomb attacks Thursday at a military base and a plant run by French nuclear giant Areva in northern Niger, reported Xinhua.
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) With the CBI probing alleged kickbacks in the VVIP chopper deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday asserted that his government will continue to seek the highest standards of probity in defence deals.
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) There is need for reorienting the country's strategic thinking and reappraising its higher defence organisations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday, noting that India was well positioned to become a net provider of security in its immediate region and beyond.
Johannesburg, May 23 (ANI): A government report released into the use of a military base by an influential Indian family for a high-profile wedding in South Africa has implicated suspended Chief of State Protocol Bruce Koloane and exonerated President Jacob Zuma and his ministers.
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Shashikant Sharma was today sworn-in as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
Islamabad, May 23: (ANI): Drone strikes in Pakistan have fallen sharply since their peak in 2010, perhaps in response to increasing scrutiny of the programme by the US Congress and the American public, according to a media report.
Gurgaon, May 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today laid the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola, Gurgaon.
Gurgaon, May 23 (IANS) India faces an entire spectrum of security challenges and there is need for reorientation of the country's strategic thinking and reappraisal of its higher defence organisations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will May 23 lay the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola in Gurgaon district, Haryana, as an unique autonomous institution of national importance, officials said Wednesday.
Beijing, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI); At least 10 Australian soldiers were wounded Wednesday in a crash between military vehicles at an army base in Australia's southeastern Victoria state, local media reported.
Gurgaon, May 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone for the Indian National Defence University (INDU) tomorrow at Binola, Gurgaon.
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iraq's central criminal court has resumed an investigation into officials suspected of corruption in a $4.2 billion deal to purchase Russian weapons.
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma was named as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG).
Johannesburg, May 21 (ANI): A well-connected Indian family in South Africa has apologised for the controversy surrounding the landing a chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base to carry guests for his niece's wedding.
Gurgaon, May 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone of the first Indian National Defence University (INDU) here May 23, an official said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For fast bowler S. Sreesanth, it was two days of sleepless nights and no bath as the disgraced cricketer was not "comfortable" with the bathroom. Alone in the small cell of the Delhi Police, he mostly looks glum, depressed and breaks down often during questioning, police sources said Saturday.
No matter what cosmetic gloss (or acne ointment) is put on the recent stand-off between the Indian border police and the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA), India is perceived as having come off second best in test of wiils, as the Chinese intruded across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, and camped in 'Indian territory' for 20 days. As a regional power of substance, with robust armed forces and a nuclear arsenal, India has available the full spectrum of policy options, ranging from war to capitulation.
Wellington, May 17 (IANS) Increase in New Zealand's defence budget and cost savings are helping to improve military capability across all three services, Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman said Friday.
Canberra, May 16 (IANS) Australia and Sweden have achieved a "significant milestone agreement" relating to Intellectual Property rights for submarine design and technology, Defence Minister Stephen Smith said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today reviewed the progress on various steps and actions taken to enhance coastal security.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K.Antony today said that matters of defence were no longer top secret and added that every defence deal is conducted in a transparent manner.
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today called upon the top brass of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard to ensure timely implementation of measures envisaged under Phase - II of Coastal Security Plan.
London, May 14 (ANI): Rolls Royce, which manufactures the aero-engine, will sponsor and provide technical and financial support to British Bloodhound's super car project.
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Being a celebrity comes with a price but Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says she likes everything about stardom, including the constant attention and the odd hours.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Despite the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ordering banks to clear all dues of armed forces pensioners, the former is yet to hand over these amounts.
Moscow, May 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian Navy are all set to receive cruise missiles having a range of more than 300 km, a senior official with Iran's Aerospace Organisation said Sunday.
Moscow, May 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A permanent Russian task force in the Mediterranean will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, a military official said Sunday.
Dabolim (Goa), May 11 (IANS) Defence Minister A. K. Antony Saturday commissioned Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 303, the navy's first MiG 29K fighter squadron, at INS Hansa here, saying India has to maintain an edge over its adversaries in defence preparedness.
Panaji, May 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony commissioned fighter aircraft MiG-29 K Black Panther squadron into the Indian Navy here in Panaji.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah will be the new chief minister of Karnataka, the party announced Friday.
Sydney, May 10 (ANI): A key US 'wiki weapon' agency, Defence Distributed, has expressed dismay over the U.S. Government's action to ban 3-D printed plastic guns.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Karnataka's newly elected Congress lawmakers Monday met here in the presence of the party's central observers to select the state's new chief minister for which there are at least five contenders.
Sydney, May 9 (ANI): Australian telecommunication company Telstra, along with other government agencies, selected top hackers in the country after launching a tournament giving students a hacking challenge.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony should try and involve himself more in the Congress' affairs in Kerala, state party president Ramesh Chennithala said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The CBI is preparing letters rogatory as part of its probe into the alleged kickbacks in the VVIP helicopter deal with Augusta Westland, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is investigating the recruitment scam in NDA.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Union Defence Minister A.K.Antony replying to Gurudas Dasgupta and others in Lok Sabha on Monday said that no scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was involved in any terror plot.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that the defence services have established Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to prevent and react to cyber attacks.
New Delhi, May 6 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Anthony will commission MIG-29 K fighter planes into the Indian Navy on May 11 in Goa.
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will soon put into service a new mine-sweeping system in the Persian Gulf, navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Saturday.
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Sadiq Zaman Khattak and his six-year-old son were shot dead in Karachi Friday, a media report said.
London, May 3 (ANI): US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the US is reconsidering its opposition to supplying weapons to rebel forces in the strife-torn Syria.
Gurgaon, May 2 (IANS) A property dealer was Thursday kidnapped at gunpoint in daylight from the heart of this town by four unidentified men, police said.
Ghaziabad, May 2 (IANS) In the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, defence counsel pleaded before a special court here Thursday to summon former CBI joint director Arun Kumar as witness.
Rawalpindi, May. 2 (ANI): A five-member US Congressional delegation, led by Senator Joe Donnelly, has commended Pakistan's efforts, role and support in the war against terrorism.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit out at the Congress-led UPA Government for not acting tough on the Chinese incursion issue, and questioned the political will of the Centre on this matter.
New Delhi, April 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that the UPA-II Government is not serious about the Chinese incursions into Indian territory in Ladakh.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): The defense ministers of New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland Tuesday for bilateral talks ahead of the first-ever region-wide defense talks in Tonga.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): A parliamentary panel, which observed that deployment in counter-insurgency operations was straining the resources of the Indian Army, has said that the force should be relieved from these tasks to focus on undertaking its regular conventional duties.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said the budget allocation of Indian Navy for 2013-14 is Rs. 34,212.33 crores out of which Rs. 22738.70 crores is earmarked for modernization.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said AgustaWestland has participated in bids to procure choppers for Indian Navy and Coast Guard as no decision has been taken by the Central Government to debar it from the procurement process.
Chandipur on Sea (Odisha), April 29 (ANI): A fire broke out in an underground magazine store of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) complex in Chandipur-on-Sea, Odisha, on Monday morning, triggering several explosions.
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) A fire broke out at a magazine store of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chandipur in Odisha Monday. It was brought under control by fire fighters in five hours, officials said.
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) A group of Pakistan's military officers have protested, before a parliamentary panel, the treatment being meted out to former president Pervez Musharraf, a media report said Saturday.
New Delhi/Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) A parliamentary panel was Friday told that India and China were trying to resolve through existing mechanisms the row arising over incursion by Chinese troops in Ladakh area, even as Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav accused the government of showing weakness on the issue.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) With opposition members demanding details about the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh, Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and defence ministry officials appeared before a parliamentary committee Friday to give details of the incursion.
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian military expects the first launch of a new Angara carrier rocket to take place in 2014 after the construction of a new launch complex at the Plesetsk space centre is completed.
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Israel's top intelligence analyst has accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons.
Ghaziabad, April 23 (IANS) Counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs.7 lakh was seized here and nine people, including two women, were arrested in two separate incidents, police said Tuesday.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): Human Rights groups have launched a campaign to put an end to the development of what are called "killer robots," which they believe should be outlawed along with cluster bombs and land mines.
New Delhi, April 23 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) has cleared 13 power projects involving investment worth Rs.33,000 crore rupees.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry has announced a tender for the modernisation of BMD-1 airborne fighting vehicles, and plans to spend almost 3.4 billion rubles (around $100 million) on that goal.
New Delhi, Apr. 22 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that many of the recommendations of an independent review committee headed by Dr. P. Rama Rao, have been implemented.
New Delhi, Apr. 22 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that the matter related to the holding of Field Evaluation Trials (FET) of AW-101 and S-92 helicopters abroad at the vendor premises was first placed before the Defence Procurement Board (DPB) in its meeting of September 5, 2007.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The defence procurement policy unveiled by the government last week is "a major step forward" and will help boost local industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has said.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The government Saturday amended Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) to improve efficiency in the procurement process, strengthen defence manufacturing base and provide a level playing field for Indian firms in the defence sector.
New Delhi, Apr. 20 (ANI): With the twin objective of infusing greater efficiency in the procurement process and strengthening the defence manufacturing base in the country, the Defence Acquisition Council, the apex decision making body of the Ministry of Defence, took a series of decisions today, including amendments to Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided not to deploy army personnel at polling stations during the May 11 general elections, a media report said Saturday.
Melbourne, April 19 (ANI): A man was fined 300 dollars for knocking his boss out after he was told not to come to work that day.
Singapore, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): USS Freedom, the first littoral combat ship (LCS) of the United States Navy, arrived in Singapore on Thursday on its eight-month maiden deployment.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The government is committed to the modernisation of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and funds are not a problem to ensure that it remains at the forefront of technology, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Tuesday while stressing the need to observe austerity measures.
Ahmedabad, April 16 (IANS) Ahmedabad Tuesday launched the first-of-its-kind heat action plan to create a comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events fuelled by climate change.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Monday said India stands committed to enhance defence co-operation with Maldivies.
New Delhi, April 15 (ANI): Maldives's Defence Minister Colonel Mohamed Nazim met his Indian counterpart A.K. Antony here on Monday in an endeavor to further strengthen bilateral and military ties between the two nations.
Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS/WAM) Chief of British Defence Staff General David Richards is currently on a visit to the UAE.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Iranian military has successfully test-fired three new domestically produced missiles, the Fars News Agency has reported.
Kochi, April 13 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday inaugurated the online processing of medical bills under the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) here.
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has denied reports that the armed forces were involved in killing and torturing protesters during the country's 2011 revolution.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's naval task force in the Mediterranean will be augmented next week with the Ropucha-II Class landing ship Azov from the Black Sea Fleet, a navy spokesman said.
Chennai, April 12 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V.Narayanasamy on Friday termed Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa's claim that India was responsible for creating terrorism in his country as unacceptable
New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): As the United States re-balances its defence posture in the Asia Pacific region, the Pentagon has told the Congress it is investing in 'long term' strategic partnership with India.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) India's premier Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is firing on in several directions with the work on hand involving MIRVs (multiple independently-targetable reentry vehicles) and improvements in missiles, aircraft, tanks and artillery.
London, Apr. 10 (ANI): Afghanistan could descend into civil war and corruption and drugs trading could continue once coalition forces withdraw from the country in less than two years' time, a report from the Defence Select Committee has warned.
Sydney, Apr. 8 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to take the relationship with Australia 'to a new level'.
New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired the medium range Agni-2 missile propelled by solid rocket propellant system, with a range capability of over 1700 kms utilizing the range facility at Wheelers Island, off the Odisha coast, on Sunday at 10.22 a.m.
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to lay the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) in the last week of May, an official release said Friday.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) An NCC mountaineering expedition to Mount Everest was flagged off by Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh here Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Defence counsel in the Dec 16 gang-rape case Wednesday cross-examined an Air India (AI) official posted at the IGI cargo terminal who received the coffin carrying the victim's body.
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The $15.9 billion Mahindra group Wednesday announced that S.P. Shukla will head Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS), a wholly owned subsidiary which is today regarded as a major Indian player in the Indian defence sector.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In early March, suspected Chinese hackers breached the computers of India's top military organisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in what was touted to be amongst the biggest such security breaches in the country's history.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Kadet Defence Systems (KDS) announced Monday it has successfully completed delivery of 350 JX2 aerial targets along with spares, ground support equipment and training aids to the Indian Army with the handing over of the last lot of 70 machines.
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will visit Sri Lanka April 4-5 to take part in the third round of bilateral political consultations, it was announced Monday.
Washington, March 31 (IANS) US scientists are developing a blood-cleansing technology to treat life-threatening blood infections in critically-injured soldiers and patients.
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Movie Moghul J.P. Dutta, whose last directorial venture was 2006 release "Umrao Jaan", is all set to direct three back-to-back war films, all biopics on Param Vir Chakra winning war heroes.
Karachi, Mar. 28 (ANI): Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said that he had not struck a deal with anybody and returned to Pakistan in the interest of the country.
Tokyo, March 26 (IANS) India wants to further strengthen and expand its strategic partnership with Japan, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Mar. 26 (ANI): The 37th DRDO Directors' conference concluded here on Monday evening after three days of deliberations on the theme "Technology consolidation leading to fast-track induction" and related topics.
New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart A.K.Antony during which he expressed his regret over the incident at Bangui airport in Central African Republic (CAR) in which two Indian nationals were killed and six others injured during firing by French troop guarding the airport.