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    India to base first squadron of Rafale fighter jets in Bengal

    NEW DELHI: India will base its first squadron of Rafale fighter jets, which are also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, in the eastern sector as part of the overall policy to gradually build nuclear as well as conventional deterrence against China. With Sukhoi-30MKI fighters already...
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    India 'not forthcoming' on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan envoy at UN

    NEW YORK: India is "not forthcoming" in resuming comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan and such an attitude is "impeding" prospects of normalization of bilateral relations, Pakistan's envoy to the UN has said. Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a group of...
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    Army hones proactive strategy with massive exercise in Thar

    NEW DELHI: Honing its "proactive war strategy" to swiftly mobilise and hit hard with multiple conventional military strikes across the Pakistan border, the Indian Army is conducting a massive exercise, codenamed "Shatrujeet", in the Thar desert. Several armoured, artillery and infantry...
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    ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on sale for Rs 62 lakh on eBay

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been put on sale for 66,200 pounds (Rs 62 lakh approximately) on UK page of ecommerce website eBay. The person who has put him on sale describes him as 'Useless Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif'. "Used Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for sale. No longer...
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    China will not allow India into NSG: Pakistani diplomat

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is banking on good friend China to block India's chances of making it to the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a former Pakistani diplomat has said, adding that "chances of India gaining entry into NSG are virtually nil". Zamir Akram, Pakistan's former permanent...
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    US too has suffered from terrorism emanating from Pakistan: Ashton Carter

    NEW DELHI: Staunchly supporting India's counter-terrorism efforts and strongly condemning terrorism emanating from anywhere in India, defense secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the US too has suffered from terrorism emanating from Pakistan. "We too have suffered from terrorism emanating...
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    India, US agree to share military logistics for warships, aircraft

    NEW DELHI: India and the United States have agreed in principle to share military logistics, US defense secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday, as both sides seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Washington has been urging New Delhi to sign the Logistics Support...
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    India on the lookout for fighters apart from Rafales

    HASIMARA (NORTH BENGAL): The Indian Air Force (IAF) is hunting for fighter aircraft apart from the Rafale medium multi-role combat ones and the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to meet the existing shortage, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said after the handing over of Presidential Standards...
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    Rafale deal with India in '2 to 3 months': France

    LE BOURGET: French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalized within "two to three months". "The discussions with the Indian authorities are progressing very well," he said...
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    DRDO lab's device can detect liquid explosives

    BENGALURU: Aimed at enhancing security preparedness given the increased threat perception to India and its vulnerability,defence scientists have developed Preemptor, a handheld system which can detect explosives in the form of liquid, powder or pills. It has undergone user evaluation with...
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    US endorses India's peace moves, ignores Pakistan plaint

    WASHINGTON: America's intelligence community has told the nation's lawmakers that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "decisive leadership style", combined with the absolute majority he enjoys in Parliament will lead him to seek closer ties with the US on security, terrorism and economic...
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    India placed orders worth Rs 83,858 crore for military purchases from 2011 to 2014

    NEW DELHI: India have spent big from the 2011 fiscal year to the last fiscal year on the Army, Air Force and Navy for procuring arms, weapons and other defence-related systems. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said the three services have placed orders worth Rs Rs 83,858 crore. During this...
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    India to lease second nuclear submarine from Russia

    NEW DELHI: India is on course to acquire a second nuclear-powered submarine on lease from Russia to bolster its depleted underwater combat arm as well as train its sailors in the complex art of operating such vessels. Defence minister Manohar Parrikar indicated this possibility on Tuesday on...
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    Sukhoi 30 plane crash: Russia blames human factor; IAF denies

    BENGALURU: Russia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force. "Our stand is human factor," said...
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    Rafale deal: Dassault says no change in pricing

    BENGALURU: Confident of signing the much delayed $10 billion contract for Rafale fighter jets with India "soon", French Defence major Dassault today said its pricing remains the same from day one and it has not wavered from the request for proposal (RFP). It also said an empowered team has...
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    'There is no money left': Govt delays Rafale fighter jet deal....

    NEW DELHI: India's military has postponed until the next financial year a plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation, the defence minister said on Thursday. New Delhi had picked the Rafale fighters for exclusive negotiations in January 2012 and had been expected to finalise...
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    VVIP helicopter deal: We are ready to discuss all issues, PM says

    NEW DELHI: Under attack from the opposition over the controversial VVIP chopper deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday he was ready to discuss the issue in Parliament during the Budget Session beginning Thursday. "We can always sit down. There is scope for discussion. Parliament is...
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    Fight Pakistan fire with fire, Army chief orders commanders on LoC

    NEW DELHI: India on Monday demonstrated its renewed resolve to fight fire with fire along the volatile Line of Control, directing all its battalion commanders on the fiercely-contested boundary to retaliate with all their might if the Pakistani Army provokes them by violating the ceasefire or...
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    India, China military officials hold Annual Defence Dialogue

    BEIJING: Top defence officials of India and China on Monday began two-day fifth Annual Defence Dialogue here to discuss a host of issues concerning the bilateral military ties including resumption of joint exercises this year. The talks were being held between the tri-service Indian...
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    India won't remain passive if attacked: Army chief

    NEW DELHI: Terming as "unpardonable" the beheading of a soldier by Pakistan on the Line of Control, Army chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday warned that India's military will retaliate aggressively in case of any further provocation. Talking tough, he said the killing of two Indian soldiers on...
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