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    India successfully tests world's 3rd largest and Asia's largest solid rocket booster

    Successful static testing of Solid Propellant Booster Rocket Stage S200 for GSLV Mk III Launch Vehicle Indian Space Research Organisation successfully conducted the static test of its largest solid booster S200 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota today (January 24, 2010). The...
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    Pakistanis most likely to be turned down for UK visas

    Pakistanis most likely to be turned down for UK visas Friday, 11 December 2009 Pakistanis are more likely to be turned down for visas to visit the UK than any other nationals, figures show. Some 41% of applications for family visitor visas from Pakistan were rejected in the last year...
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    Russia, India to advance deal on PAK-FA fighter variant - Flightglobal

    After several weeks of speculation on the PAK-FA program - here is a credible source commenting on the Indo-Russian JV and its timeline. Russia, India to advance deal on PAK-FA fighter variant DATE: 11/12/09 SOURCE: Flight International India and Russia plan to sign several agreements in...
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    Russia supports India’s claim for permanent UNSC seat

    Russia supports India’s claim for permanent UNSC seat Moscow, December 7, 2009 Terming India a “deserving candidate”, Russia on Monday backed its claim for a permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council reflecting present-day realities. “Russia views India as one...
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    RAW & IB's biggest anti-terror covert ops abroad

    Received the latest issue of 'The Week' today. Carries a Brilliant 'Cover Story' - No pals in Nepal EXCLUSIVE THE WEEK puts together the inside story of the biggest covert operation abroad by the IB and RAW that flushed out terrorists planning strikes in India By Syed Nazakat...
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    Rare Pics: APJ Abdul Kalam in Indian Navy's Kilo class submarine - 2006

    Courtesy: Indian Navy INS Sindhurakshak S63 sailed with the President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, for a day at sea on 13 February 2006. The day was to showcase to the President, the intricacies of submarine operations. It is for the first time that an Indian President was sailing on board a...
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    First indigenous aircraft carrier to be launched next year: Navy chief

    First indigenous aircraft carrier to be launched next year: Navy chief New Delhi, December 2, 2009 India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, the IAC, will be launched next year and commissioned in 2014, navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma said at his maiden navy week press conference on...
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    Pak court indicts 7 accused in Mumbai attacks

    26/11: Pak anti-terror court indicts 7 accused Wednesday November 25, 2009, Islamabad Pakistani anti-terror court has indicted seven accused, including LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, in connection with the Mumbai attacks. The court has also declared 16 people, including...
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    Pak sources: 5 Pak Army officers detained

    Pakistani officials: 5 army officers detained By ASHRAF KHAN The Associated Press Tuesday, November 24, 2009 ISLAMABAD -- Five Pakistani army officers have been detained for questioning over possible links to two U.S. terror suspects accused of plotting an armed attack on a Danish newspaper...
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    India’s Light Combat Helicopter to fly in December

    Countdown To First Flight Of India's Light Combat Helicopter Saturday, November 21, 2009 The stage is set for the first prototype (LCH TD-1) flight of the Indian Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), scheduled to take place next month. The TD-1 will be an unweaponised platform, and the test-flight...
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    IAF to induct 15 indigenously-built 'Saras' light transport aircraft

    IAF to induct 15 indigenously-built Saras aircraft Sunday 15 November 2009 The indigenous aircraft programme has got a boost with the Indian Air Force planning to induct the light transport aircraft Saras into its fleet. The IAF is in the process of placing orders for acquiring 15...
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    Samtel cockpit displays for Sukhoi-30MKI

    Samtel cockpit displays for Sukhoi-30MKI Ajai Shukla / Ghaziabad November 12, 2009, The Indian Air Force’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighter is a beast that is tamed only by technology. The aircraft’s giant AL-31FP turbofan engines, which allow manoeuvres that no other fighter can dream of, are...
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    Russia supports India’s proposal on terrorism, offers access to Glonass Satellite

    Russia supports India’s proposal on terrorism, offers access to Glonass Satellite for civilian use New Delhi, Nov.10 (ANI): Russia stands with India in combating terrorism and backs India’s proposal of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT), said Deputy Chairman of the...
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    Obama appoints Indian-American Rajiv Shah to head USAID

    Obama appoints Indian-American Rajiv Shah to head USAID 11 November 2009, WASHINGTON: Indian-Americans won one of their highest-ever appointments in the US government when President Obama on Tuesday nominated Dr Rajiv Shah as administrator of the United States Agency for International...
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    An RAF Test Pilot's assessment of Dassault Rafale-F3

    FLIGHT TEST: Dassault Rafale - Rampant Rafale By Peter Collins Most advanced Allied air forces now have operational fleets of fourth-generation fighters (defined by attributes such as being fly-by-wire, highly unstable, highly agile, net-centric, multi-weapon and multi-role assets)...
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    India speaks out against Israeli war crimes as it votes in favour of Goldstone report

    India votes in favor of Goldstone report 6 Nov 2009, UNITED NATIONS: India has voted in favour of a UN resolution endorsing the Goldstone report that requires Israel and Palestine to investigate war crimes in the Gaza Strip, after initially expressing reservations about it. Expressing...
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    India Plans Net-Centric Intelligence System

    India Plans Net-Centric Intelligence System NEW DELHI - Indian Defence Ministry sources say a road map is being drawn for a network-centric homeland security environment that will link all of the country's information and intelligence gathering systems. Speaking at a seminar here, M.M...
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    FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India

    FBI foils LeT plan to carry out major terror attack in India Washington, October 27, 2009 Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba was planning to use an American national to carry out a major terrorist attack in India, US investigating authorities said on Tuesday. The man, identified as...
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    New Defence Procurement Policy on Nov 1: Acquisitions to be made more transparent

    PIB Press Release DPP-2009 to boost technology transfer to Indian Industry Broad contours of 15-year armed forces acquisition plan to be made public RFI for all acquisitions to be put on MoD website Role of independent monitors to be increased to ensure probity in defence deals In a move...

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