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Russia delays aircraft carrier delivery to India

Russia delayed delivery of a trouble-plagued aircraft carrier for at least a year on Friday, a blow to India's efforts to quickly build up naval strength as increasingly assertive Asian rival China expands its maritime reach.

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China launches aircraft carrier; Japan warned

  China sent its first aircraft carrier into formal service on Tuesday amid a tense maritime dispute with Japan, in a show of naval ambitions that could spur regional worries.   The launch came even

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US Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier in Gulf

The US Navy said yesterday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise, to the Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its nuclear programme. Its deployment along with the Abraham Lincoln carrier s

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US navy rescues Iranians held by pirates

Just days after Iran warned them not to return to the Gulf, US naval forces in the nearby Arabian Sea rescued 13 Iranian fishermen who were held hostage by pirates for more than a month, the Navy said on Friday. Forces with the USS John C.

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No need for foreign forces in Gulf: Iran

Iran's navy chief said on Tuesday there was no need for the presence of foreign forces to maintain security in the Gulf. 'We can maintain the security in the Gulf and there is no need for the presence of foreign forces ... Iran act

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