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New Pak military front to combat Taliban?
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New Pak military front to combat Taliban?

Pakistan has told US military officials that it plans to launch combat operations against Taliban militants soon, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said.

 US should encourage India for greater Afghanistan role
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US should encourage India for greater Afghanistan role

Pakistan's ultimate goal, the think-tank said, is to establish a friendly government in Afghanistan.

Slashing defence budget will throw new challenges: Panetta
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Slashing defence budget will throw new challenges: Panetta

Asked to reduce the defence budget by $ 487 billion over the next decade, the Pentagon is faced with challenge to maintain a force strong enough to meet the challenges of the future, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

India and US security interests similar: Pentagon
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India and US security interests similar: Pentagon

India is a key part of efforts of the Obama Administration to rebalance its Asia-Pacific posture to the broader security and prosperity of the 21st century, a top Pentagon official said, adding India-US relationship is global in scope.

Panetta threatens military action against Iran nuke programme
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Panetta threatens military action against Iran nuke programme

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is warning that Iran must either negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program or face the possibility of US military action to stop it from getting the bomb.

Panetta to discuss Iran, Syria with Israeli leaders
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Panetta to discuss Iran, Syria with Israeli leaders

Israel's threats to attack Iran and the violence convulsing Syria top the agenda of US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta's meetings Wednesday with Israeli government leaders.

Afghanistan apologises for killing of two US military officers
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Afghanistan apologises for killing of two US military officers

Afghan Defence Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak has apologised to his US counterpart Leon Panetta for the killing of two American military officers in Kabul, the Pentagon said.

Haqqani network 'common enemy' of US, Pak: Panetta
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Haqqani network 'common enemy' of US, Pak: Panetta

Calling the Taliban-linked Haqqani network a "common enemy", the US has made it clear to Pakistan that both countries have to work together to deal with the dreaded terror outfit responsible for attacks on coalition forces based in Afghanistan.

Reformed defence export rules in India's favour: US
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Reformed defence export rules in India's favour: US

The US has identified India as one of the countries that would benefit from Pentagon's ambitious plan to reform rules and regulations that govern its defence exports.

Post Kabul attack, US vows to wipe out terrorist safe havens in Pak
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Post Kabul attack, US vows to wipe out terrorist safe havens in Pak

The US and Pakistan appeared to be heading for renewed collision after a top American General blamed a bloody attack on a Kabul hotel on Pakistan-based Haqqani network.

Panetta for setting conditions on US aid to Pakistan
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Panetta for setting conditions on US aid to Pakistan

US should place conditions on release of about $ 3.5 billion aid to Pakistan based on "what we expect them to do", Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has told the Congress.

High-level talks to boost India-US ties
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High-level talks to boost India-US ties

The United States is holding high-level talks on Wednesday aimed at boosting relations with India, a critical partner for US interests in Asia.

Angry over Panetta's remarks, Kayani refuses to meet Lavoy
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Angry over Panetta's remarks, Kayani refuses to meet Lavoy

Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's office turned down a request for a meeting by visiting US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Lavoy, reflecting the strains that have hit ties between the two countries.

Pak strongly reject Panetta's remarks on militant safe havens
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Pak strongly reject Panetta's remarks on militant safe havens

During recent visits to India and Afghanistan, Panetta had criticised Pakistan for not doing enough to tackle militants in its tribal areas responsible for cross-border attacks in Afghanistan.

'Panetta's remarks an unhelpful twist in oxygen-starved US-Pak ties'
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'Panetta's remarks an unhelpful twist in oxygen-starved US-Pak ties'

Panetta had said in Kabul yesterday that the US was losing patience with Pakistan on the issue of militant safe havens on the Pakistani side of the border with Afghanistan.

US running out of patience with Pak: Panetta
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US running out of patience with Pak: Panetta

In the strongest warning so far to Pakistan, US today said it is reaching the limits of its patience with Islamabad for allowing terrorist safe havens, specially the dreaded Haqqani network.

Panetta visits Afghanistan as violence spikes
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Panetta visits Afghanistan as violence spikes

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan to take stock of progress in the war and discuss plans for the troop drawdown, even as violence spikes in the south.

Panetta, Antony discuss regional security, defence purchases
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Panetta, Antony discuss regional security, defence purchases

Panetta's visit, the last leg of a nine-day swing through Asia, comes ahead of the 13 June India-US strategic dialogue in Washington between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

India is a global power: Pentagon
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India is a global power: Pentagon

Ahead of next week's India-US strategic dialogue in Washington, Pentagon has described India as a global power, which is meeting its responsibilities, and appreciated its work to help provide continuing support in Afghanistan.

Panetta to meet Antony, push India to buy US military gear
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Panetta to meet Antony, push India to buy US military gear

While Panetta will push for a more assertive Indian role in Afghanistan, India is concerned about the implications of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014, America's the secret talks with the Taliban and Pakistan's role.