Archive | August, 2011

Jharkhand Police gets 1st mine-shielded vehicle

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

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‘US-India ties a partnership of equals’

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.

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Kayani in Karachi to assess situation

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.

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Issue of cross-border mobile signals to be taken up: Deora

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.

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Syria vote: India calls lack of consensus regrettable

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.

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India says LeT threat persists

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.

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US still backs India on UNSC seat despite Syria vote

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.

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Images: INS Satpura

Images from the commissioning ceremony of the INS Satpura.

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Over 8,000 cyber attacks on CWG ticketing system: NSA

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.

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South Africa to launch unmanned air vehicle in 2012

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.

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