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  • Russian navy starts drills in Black Sea July 5, 2014

    Moscow: The Russian Black Sea Fleet has started its military drills, a media report said on Saturday. According to the Russian defence ministry, more than 20 warships, over 20 aircraft and helicopters, as well as marine corps and coastal missile units, were involved in the naval exercises which started Friday, Xinhua...
  • Mock counter-terrorism drill at Hyderabad airport June 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Personnel from various agencies on Thursday carried out a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad on Thursday morning. Security and operations teams of GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL), RGIA police, CISF, State Fire Services and Disaster Management and other agencies took part in the...
  • South Korea to conduct first joint drill in US June 5, 2014

    Seoul : The South Korean army will conduct its first joint military drill in the US for four weeks starting from next week to enhance its combined combat capability, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said that the army would stage a joint exercise with the...
  • South Korea fires shells at North Korean waters after drills March 31, 2014

    South Korea on Monday returned fire into North Korean waters after shells from a North Korean live-fire drill fell south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary, a South Korean military official said. Residents on a front-line South Korean island said they were evacuated to shelters during the exchange. No shells...
  • Indo-Russian war drills in South Sudan-like scenario: Army October 24, 2013

    Gajner: Troops of India and Russia are engaging each other in war games codenamed exercise "Indra" at the Mahajan range under scenarios and situations resembling South Sudan where Indian troops are presently deployed as part of UN peacekeeping mission and face similar challenges. The joint field exercise between troops of the...
  • China, Pakistan to hold joint air exercise in Xinjiang August 29, 2013

    The Chinese and Pakistani air forces will hold a joint exercise next week in a region bordering Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The joint drill will be held during September 2-22 in China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the Chinese Defence Ministry said on Thursday. The exercise, code-named Shaheen (Eagle)-2, is another cooperative project between the...
  • Chinese troops had crossed LAC in Ladakh: Army sources July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Army sources have confirmed an intrusion by Chinese troops on July 16-17 in the Daulat Beg Oldi Sector in eastern Ladakh last week. The intrusion took place at roughly the same place where the 20-day face off with Chinese troops took place in April. "Intrusion did occur by...
  • North Korea may launch medium-range missile test April 15, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea may test a new missile to mark the birth anniversary celebrations of state founder Kim il Sung on Monday. The isolated and impoverished state celebrates the former leader's birth anniversary on Monday amidst growing tensions in the east, after weeks of war threats from Pyongyang. Speculation has...
  • N Korea may be preparing to test missile: S Korea April 8, 2013

    Seoul: A top South Korean national security official said on Sunday that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee diplomats' safety in Pyongyang. But he added that the North's clearest objective...
  • US F-22 stealth jets join South Korea military drills April 1, 2013

    Washington: The United States sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday to join military drills aimed at underscoring the US. commitment to defend Seoul in the face of an intensifying campaign of threats from North Korea. The advanced, radar-evading F-22 Raptors were deployed to Osan Air Base, the...
  • USA's B-2 bombers complete training sorties in S Korea March 28, 2013

    Seoul: In a show of force following weeks of North Korean bluster, the US on Thursday took the unprecedented step of announcing that two of its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped munitions on a South Korean island as part of joint military drills. The announcement is likely to further enrage Pyongyang,...
  • S Korea, US begin drills as N Korea threatens war March 11, 2013

    Seoul: South Korea and the United States began annual military drills on Monday despite North Korean threats to respond by voiding the armistice that ended the Korean War and launching a nuclear attack on the US. After the start of the drills, South Korean officials said their northern counterparts didn't answer...
  • NASA's Mars Curiosity rover to ingest drill sample February 18, 2013

    London: NASA's Mars Curiosity rover, which is seeking new insights on whether the Red Planet supported microbial life in past, is readying to ingest the rock sample it picked up a week ago. The mission's chief scientist, John Grotzinger, said he expected this to happen very shortly. The Curiosity rover,...
  • Gurgaon: Mock earthquake drill ends up in a disaster February 7, 2013

    Gurgaon: A mock earthquake drill in Gurgaon failed on Thursday because of non-cooperation of other agencies, including an expressway contractor, volunteers have said, and added that the equipments did not work and a hospital failed to provide stretchers for dummy victims. The two-hour drill of the Gurgaon Disaster Management Authority...
  • Gurgaon: Mock earthquake drill likely to hit traffic February 7, 2013

    Gurgaon: A mock earthquake rescue drill will be held in Gurgaon, including on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, on Thursday and will affect traffic, an official said on Wednesday. The mock drill will affect the flow of traffic on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, causing long jams for a few hours, the official said on...
  • US begins naval drills amidst North Korea nuclear threat February 5, 2013

    Seoul: South Korean and US troops began naval drills Monday in a show of force partly directed at North Korea amid signs that Pyongyang will soon follow through on a threat to conduct its third atomic test. The region has also seen a boost in diplomatic activity since last month, when...
  • DMRC conducts mock drills at station, hospital October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday conducted security drills at station and a prominent private hospital to check the preparedness of authorities in case of a terror strike. The mock drills reportedly went well, sources said. The first drill was conducted at the Pratap Nagar Metro Station...
  • Tsunami mock drill conducted in Thiruvananthapuram September 24, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A tsunami mock drill organised by UNDP-supported Disaster Management Cell of City Corporation was held on the Valiyathura ground on Saturday evening. The mock drill witnessed the coordinated efforts of ward-level task force, doctors, employees of Fire and Rescue Services and the Coast Guard. Mayor K Chandrika inaugurated the...
  • China steps up military, Air Force drills in Tibet September 17, 2012

    Beijing: Amid a raging dispute with Japan over islands in East China Sea, Chinese army has scaled up its military exercises on all fronts including aerial drills by its air force in Tibet as well as by special forces. Special operations forces from the PLA have began an annual set...
  • Woman dies after workers drill holes above her bed July 29, 2012

    London: Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has apologised to the family of a woman who died hours after workmen turned her hospital room into a building site. According to her son, an hour before June Barnett, 76, lost her battle with pneumonia at the hospital, three builders pushed her bed out...
  • Mock drills at 11 Delhi Metro stations today July 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority will on Saturday conduct mock drills at 11 Delhi Metro stations to check if the staff are ready to deal with earthquakes, bomb blasts and terror attacks. The timing of the drill has, however, not been disclosed, said DDMA. "How would we fathom the...
  • Chennai: LIC cracks tied to Metro drilling? July 19, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) would engage giant cranes for lifting hi-tech equipment to dizzy heights along the 14-storeyed Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) building on Anna Salai late on Wednesday night to examine the walls that have developed some minor cracks between the 11th and 12th floors in...
  • Chennai Metro: CMRL to start drilling in 2 weeks July 16, 2012

    Chennai: Come rain or floods, Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s (CMRL) tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will start drilling under our feet in two weeks. With the late monsoons finally cooling the summer heat, concerns have been raised on how the boring work will go on if the streets adjoining the parks-turned-stations...
  • 'Kudankulam plant faked emergency drill' July 8, 2012

    Chennai: The official claim of having conducted a mandatory three-stage emergency drill at Nakkaneri hamlet, situated within 7 km from the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district, on June 9 was termed 'a blatant lie' by the People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), which sent a fact-finding team...
  • Mock security drill carried out at Parliament House March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A security drill was conducted at the Parliament House on Wednesday morning to check the preparedness of the security agencies in case of a terror strike. The exercise comes days ahead of the commencement of the Budget Session. "This is a a routine exercise before commencement of every session....
  • Mock security drill carried out at Parliament House March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A security drill was conducted at the Parliament House on Wednesday morning to check the preparedness of the security agencies in case of a terror strike. The exercise comes days ahead of the commencement of the Budget Session. "This is a a routine exercise before commencement of every session....
  • 4 suspended over Bangalore mock drill death February 26, 2012

    Bangalore: Four officers from the Karnataka Fire Department have been suspended following the death of a 25-year-old woman in a mock fire drill in Bangalore. The mock fire drill to teach safety techniques to the 1,200 employees of Bombay Rayon that took place on Friday killed Nalina who was climbing...
  • B'lore: Fire Dept admits lapses in mock drill February 25, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Fire Department on Saturday admitted lapse in the Bangalore mock fire drill case where a woman lost her life on Friday. The DG of the Fire Department has admitted that there were serious lapses. "What happened was unfortunate. We do admit there could have been procedural lapses and...
  • Bangalore mock drill: negligence by the officials? February 25, 2012

    Bangalore: A mock fire drill by the police turned deadly in Bangalore after a 25-year-old woman died while climbing down a rope. The cell phone video was meant to show off how courageous Nalina is, but within minutes of taking the leap, Nalina was dead. It was a mock fire drill...