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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India orders US helicopters as Narendra Modi begins Japan visit

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi US$2.5 billion deal for a Boeing fleet of Chinook and Apache aircraft announced as Modi begins visit to Japan for key regional talks with Tokyo India to buy U.S. military copters India plans to buy Boeing Chinook and Apache helicopters, an Indian defence ministry official says, in a deal valued at US$2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India launches first home-built anti-submarine ship to counter China

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 05:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi First home-builtcraft of its kind can carry helicopters and engage in surface and aerial combat, as India beefs up its navy to counter China's India debuts anti-submarine ship India yesterday unveiled its first home-built, anti-submarine warship in a move to deter China from conducting underwater patrols near its shores. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Indian PM Narendra Modi seeks to build up military might

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Modi pushes rise in military might Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said India must build up its military might to the point that no other country ... is to achieve such prowess in our defence capabilities that no country dare cast an evil eye on India," Modi told naval officers and other dignitaries. India, the second-most populous nation ...

  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Pakistan out to expand nuclear arsenal with sea-based and short-range rockets

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... nuclear-armed neighbour, India, with which it has fought three wars. That instability was underscored this month, as anti-government protests in the capital appeared to push Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government to the brink of collapse. The crisis was unfolding as Pakistan and India continued lobbing artillery shells across their border, in a tit-for-tat escalation that illustrated ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Neighbours wary as another arms deal between Beijing and Moscow looms

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... of five metres to 30km. Dr Rajeswari Rajagopalan, a defence analyst at the New Delhi-based Observer Research Foundation think tank, said as India also relied more on Russian arms and military supplies, the S-400 deal between Moscow and Beijing would make India increasingly concerned. "The Russian insensitivity in selling advanced weapons and platforms to China at the cost of India ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... 12,000km/h. The United States is the only other nation known to have developed similar technology. China first tested the technology successfully in January. Russia and India are also known ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Russia hands over much delayed aircraft carrier to India

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow India receives refitted Russian carrier Russia handed over a US$2.3 billion aircraft carrier to India yesterday after years of delays, extending the South Asian ... between Russia, the world's No2 arms exporter, and the world's largest arms customer, India. But while India remains Russia's biggest buyer, it has started to look to new military ...

  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India successfully retests missile able to reach Beijing and Shanghai

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 07:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New Delhi India's nuclear-capable missile test is a success India carried out the second successful test-firing yesterday of a nuclear-capable missile that could ... into India's arsenal at some point next year or in 2015. "The test was successful," Gupta said. "It hit the target in a predefined trajectory. It met all the mission objectives." ...

  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    India joins nuclear submarine-building club

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India joins nuclear sub-building club India announced yesterday that its first domestic nuclear submarine was ready for sea trials, a step before it becomes fully operational, and called it a "giant stride" for the nation. India unveiled the 6,000-tonne INS Arihant ("Destroyer of Enemies") in 2009 as part of a project ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US decision to stop procuring antipersonnel mines hailed, but bolder steps urged

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... as president," MacNairn said. Besides the United States, 35 countries have not acceded to the Mine Ban Treaty. They include Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and North and South Korea. ...




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