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Swedish weapons exports at highest level in two decades

AFP, STOCKHOLM: The Swedish arms trade is flourishing, with the armaments industry selling more weapons abroad in 2003 than at any time since the 1980s, media reported on Tuesday. Citing from a government report to parliament, they said weapons exports […]

India to test its longest-range ballistic missile this year

AFP, NEW DELHI: India will test its longest-range ballistic missile, Agni-III, sometime this year, the country's chief military scientist said here Tuesday. Experts were “working overtime to ensure a flawless launch” of the 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) Agni-III, which can be tipped […]

Japan welcomes US Aegis missile system deployment off its shores

AFP, TOKYO: The Japanese government on Tuesday welcomed a US plan to deploy a destroyer equipped with the high-tech Aegis air defence system off its coast facing North Korea later this year. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi told reporters the deployment […]

Russia's top nuclear ship called to port amid safety concerns

AFP, MOSCOW: The anguished state of Russia's navy came under the spotlight for the second time in a month Tuesday after its chief ordered a nuclear cruiser back to port because its condition was so deplorable that “it could explode […]

Australia, US boost military collaboration with radar research project

AFP, SYDNEY: Australia and the United States announced a new boost to their extensive military cooperation Monday with plans for a five-year joint research project into advanced radar and early warning systems. Under the agreement, the Australian Defence Science and […]

US Central Command chief arrives in Pakistan

AFP, ISLAMABAD: The Chief of US Central Command General John Abizaid has arrived in Pakistan on an official visit that coincides with a massive military operation against hundreds of Al-Qaeda-linked militants near the Afghanistan border, the military said Monday. “He […]

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