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August 2011

Jharkhand Police take delivery of the first of six Mine Protected Vehicles manufactured by Defense Land Systems India (DSLI).

Calling India a major regional and global power, a senior defense department official has said the US views their bilateral relationship as a partnership of equals with common security interests.

Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani flew into Karachi Thursday to get a detailed briefing on the situation in the violence-hit port city where 300 people have died in the past few weeks.

New Delhi: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the external affairs ministry to discuss with Islamabad and Dhaka the issue of mobile signals being available in Indian territory even though telecom operators are not allowed to provide cellular service within 500 meters of the international border, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Explaining its abstention in the vote on a resolution on Syria in the Human Rights Council, India has rued the lack of consensus in the Geneva-based UN body and underlined the need for dialogue to address human rights issues.

As Lashkar e Toiba founder Hafiz Saeed renewed the call for a jihad against New Delhi, the government Wednesday said there are reports that the group continues to plan anti-India activities and reminded Pakistan to honor its anti-terror pledge.

The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it’s in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, according to a US official.

Images from the commissioning ceremony of the INS Satpura.

There were over 8,000 cyber attacks on the Commonwealth Games’ ticketing and scoring systems in October last year but these were repelled, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said here Thursday while underlining the need to strengthen cyber security.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) global market, which is estimated at $14 billion per annum and is dominated by Israel and the US, will soon have a contender in South Africa which will launch its own UAVs by 2012, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.

The US is worried by the lack of transparency about China’s first aircraft carrier, which made its maiden voyage Wednesday, the US State Department has stated.

The Supreme Court Thursday issued a notice to the central government on a plea of 11 former women officers of the Indian Army, who sought reinstatement in the wake of a Delhi High Court order directing the grant of permanent commission to women officers.

China’s first aircraft carrier Wednesday set sail for its first sea trial from a shipyard in northeast China’s Liaoning province.

Russia has destroyed more than half of its stockpile of chemical weapons and the remainder would be gone by 2015, a senior official said Wednesday.

Artillery shells fired from North Korea Wednesday landed near the disputed sea border with South Korea. In response, South Korea’s military also fired artillery shells towards the North, Yonhap news agency reported.

A new regional headquarter of the Coast Guard has been set up in Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony said Wednesday.

The total value of military contracts between India and the US signed between 2004 and 2011 totals INR 37,181 crore (USD 8.2 billion), the Rajya Sabha (Indian Upper House of Parliament) was informed Wednesday.

Pakistani troops resorted to firing and violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir five times in June and July, Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony said Wednesday.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) debuts a UAV that looks like the US rotary heavy-lift workhorse, the Chinook.

In a major embarrassment for the army and the Jammu and Kashmir government, a man killed in an alleged 12-hour gun-battle on Sunday and touted to be a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant has been found to be a mentally challenged civilian. Two security personnel have been charged with the murder.