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In this Feb. 17, 2012 file photo, Defense Minister A.K. Antony waves while sitting in the cockpit of an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter during its induction ceremony in New Delhi. The defence minister said, India will punish any official found guilty of taking bribes from Finmeccanica to steer a multimillion-dollar helicopter contract to the Italian defense firm.

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Union Minister of Defence A K Antony with IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne at the inaugural ceremony of Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka Air Base in Benguluru.

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Defence Minister AK Antony wears a headgear presented to him by Chhattisgarh artists during the prize distribution function for the 64th Republic Day parade tableaux in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony with Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi and Vice Admiral R K Dhawan releasing a souvenir at the inaugural session of International Seminar cum Exhibition on Naval Armament, "Navarms-2013" in New Delhi.

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The President, Pranab Mukherjee and the Chief Guest of Republic Day the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck being received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Defence Minister, A.K. Antony, on their arrival at Salami Manch, on the occasion of the 64th Republic day celebrations, at Rajpath, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at the inaugural session of the party's three-day Chintan Shivir (brainstorming camp) in Jaipur.

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Union Ministers AK Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, P Chidambaram and Sharad Pawar with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the 57th National Development Council meeting in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony along with Services' chiefs Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Admiral DK Joshi, Gen. Bikram Singh ,paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the anniversary of 'Vijay Diwas', in New Delhi.

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South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, front left, walks with Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony, front right, as they inspect a ceremonial guard of honor at the Defense Ministry in New Delhi. Kim is on a two-day official visit to the country.

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Defence Minister for A K Antony (R) and Chief of Army Staff Gen. Bikram Singh (L) at the international seminar and exposition 'Defcom India 2012' in New Delhi.

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New Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh meeting Union Defence Minister AK Antony before taking charge in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony with Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, Army Chief General Bikram Singh, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral DK Joshi and Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne paying tribute to war heroes at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Indo-China war (1962) in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting commanders during the Annual Combined Commanders Conference of the Armed Forces in New Delhi. Defence Minister AK Antony is also seen.

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Defence Minister AK Antony walks with Navy chief Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi after a photo session at the Naval Commanders' Conference in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony and his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov shake hands after signing a MoU at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee releases commemorative stamp on Motilal Nehru during a function to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in New Delhi. UPA Chirperson Sonia Gandhi and Union Ministers A.K. Antony, P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal and Kumari Selja are also seen.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony and other leaders during a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh applauds after laying the foundation stone of Metro rail in Kochi. Kerala Governor HR Bhardwaj, CM Oommen Chandy and Union ministers A K Antony, Vayalar Ravi and Kamal Nath are also seen.

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Chinese Defence Minister Liang Guanglie, center, shakes hands with Defence Minister A.K. Antony in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony (third left) with his Chinese counterpart Gen Liang Guanglie (second right) during the delegation level talk in New Delhi. India and China decided to resume bilateral military exercises stalled in 2010 as part of efforts to boost defence ties and build confidence between the two neighbours.

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Defence Minister A K Anthony with Vice-Admiral D K Joshi at the inauguration of the Costal Radar Network Regional Operating Centre in Mumbai.

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Defence Minister A. K. Antony and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after their meeting at State Secretariat building in Kolkata.

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Defence Minister A. K. Antony after felicitating London Olympics Silver Medallist Sub. Major Vijay Kumar, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony, Army Chief Bikram Singh (R) and Northern Command chief Lt Gen K.T Parnaik on the way to meet the troops serving at a forward post in the Kupwara.

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Defense Minister A. K. Antony, second right, speaks to Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, right, Army Chief General Bikram Singh, second left, and Air Force Chief N.A.K. Browne after paying tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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New elected President Pranab Mukherjee with Home Minister P Chidambaram and Defence Minister AK Antony at his residence in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony (C) along with Union Ministers of State for Commerce and IT Sachin Pilot (L) and Milind Deora during commissioning of INS Sahyadri in Mumbai.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari (C), Defence Minister A K Antony (L) and Army Chief General Bikram Singh after the birth Centenary celebration of late Brig Mohd Usman at a function in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister and UPA’s Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee with Congress leaders AK Antony, P Chidambaram after the UPA's meeting in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony (C) along with Army Chief General Bikram Singh (L) and Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne (R) posing for a group photo after felicitating Services' sportspersons at a function in New Delhi.

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U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta shakes hands with Defence Minister A K Antony before inspecting a guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defense Minister A.K. Antony gestures at the opening session of the IISS Shangri-la Security Summit in Singapore.

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New army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh, left, shakes hands with India's Defense Minister A.K.Antony after assuming office in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony with the outgoing Chief of Army Staff General VK Singh and NSA Shivshankar Menon at a farewell dinner in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh arrives at the Chief Ministers’ Meeting on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in Delhi.

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Defence minister A K Antony with DMK chief M Karunanidhi and his family during a meeting in Chennai.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony talking to media at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

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Clockwise from top left - Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and A K Antony leave after a meeting with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony picks up a document from the floor as Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh and Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh looks on, during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony shakes hands with Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V. K. Singh during the annual Army commander's conference in New Delhi.

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Flanked by controversy Defence minister A.K. Antony with V.K. Singh and Bikram Singh

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Defence Minister A.K. Antony talks to media during Indian coast guard's Investiture ceremony 2012 at the coast guard head quarters in Kochi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony at IAF Commanders' Conference in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony with Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne during Indian Air Force Commanders Conference in New Delhi. Dismissing reports about shortage of certain tank ammunition as "rumours", Antony said there will always be "shortcomings" but the country was in a much stronger position as compared to the past.

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Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS MM Pallam Raju and Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma at a ceremony for induction of the Russian-origin Akula II class Nerpa, rechristened 'INS Chakra', into the Navy, at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

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Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V K Singh after laying wreaths at the new gravestone of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary at Udhagamandalam.

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Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V K Singh after laying wreaths at the new gravestone of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary at Udhagamandalam. Army chief Gen V K Singh has sought a few more days to file his detailed complaint in connection with the alleged bribe offer from a senior retired officer to clear a tranche of nearly 600 "sub-standard" trucks.

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Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V K Singh arrive to lay wreaths at the new gravestone of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary at Udhagamandalam.

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Together, apart The army chief and the defence minister in the Northeast in 2011

Defence Minister A K Antony gestures during a news conference after inaugurating Defexpo 2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony admires a model of Defence equipment after inaugurating Defexpo 2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony holds a machine gun after inaugurating Defexpo 2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. In possible signs of thaw, Defence Minister A K Antony appeared to be ruling out any action against Army chief Gen V K Singh but vowed to take the "strongest action" under laws against those responsible for the leak of his letter to the PM.

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Defence Minister AK Antony speaks in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. The row between Army Chief and Government worsened with Defence Minister A K Antony saying "appropriate action" would be taken for leakage of a letter written by Gen V K Singh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid demands by political parties for his dismissal.

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Defence Minister A K Antony talks to media at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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I asked Army Chief to act, but he didn't, says Antony. With the Army chief's allegation of bribe offer kicking up a storm, Defence Minister A K Antony said he had asked General V K Singh to take action but he did not want to pursue the matter for unknown reasons. Making a suo motu statement in the Rajya Sabha, Antony responded to questions as to why he did not act on the allegation by saying that he had not received any complaint from the army chief in writing.

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Defence Minister A K Antony consoles wife and sons of killed fisherman Valentine Jalastine at Kollam.

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Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Union Minister of Communications and IT & HRD Kapil Sibal come out of North Block after attending the meeting of a high-powered Group of Ministers on corruption in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony shares a laugh with Army chief Gen VK Singh at a function in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A. K. Antony with Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.J. Singh and Chief Minister Nabab Tuki at the 25th foundation day function of the state in Itanagar.

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Honour, always Gen V.K. Singh and A.K. Antony

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Defence Minister AK Antony takes salute from the cockpit of Mi-17 V5 armed helicopter after its induction into the IAF in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Anthony presenting the Best Marching Contingent Trophy (among the paramilitary/ police forces category) to DG, BSF, U K Bansal and Parade Commander Harvinder Singh in New Delhi. Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma looks on.

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**FILE** Defence Minister A K Antony with Army Chief Gen V K Singh during an 'At Home' on the occasion of Army Day, in New Delhi. The controversy over the age of Army Chief was finally put to rest after Singh withdrew his petition.

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Brazilian Minister of Defence Celso Amorim with Defence Minister AK Antony after his ceremonial welcome at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony with Jammu and Kashmir tableaux artists during the prize distribution function for the 63rd Republic Day parade tableaus in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V K Singh at Martyrs' Day function at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony and Army Chief Gen V K Singh at Martyrs' Day function at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony with Chief of Army staff Gen V K Singh at the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delh.

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Defence Minister AK Antony and Army Chief Gen VK Singh during 63rd Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Any problem? Gen V.K. Singh with defence minister A.K. Antony

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Defence Minister AK Antony receives Minister for Defence Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, Badar Bin Saud Bin Harib for his ceremonial welcome in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presents the Best Administrator in India Award 2011 of the K. Karunakaran Foundation to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee during a function in New Delhi. Union Ministers Vayalar Ravi and A K Anthony looks on.

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Defence Minister A K Antony along with Services' chiefs Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Admiral Nirmal Verma and General V K Singh paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the anniversary of 'Vijay Diwas', in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony shakes hands with Deputy Chief of Staff of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Ma Xiaotian during a meeting New Delhi.

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Watery Fears Kerala MPs protest outside Parliament as A.K. Antony walks by

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Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi with Defence Minister AK Antony laying the foundation stone for the Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway line in Chamoli.

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Navy commanders being introduced to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Chief of Navy Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma at the Annual Combined Commanders Conference of the Armed Forces in New Delhi. Defence Minister A K Antony are also seen in the picture.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A K Antony leave after a cabinet meeting in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony with Army chief General V K Singh releases a book during a seminar on army aviation in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister AK Antony and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley during the 15th National Integration Council (NIC) meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister AK Antony and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar during an all-party meeting on Lokpal Bill at 7RCR in New Delhi.

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Defense Minister A K Antony along with Chief of Army Staff General V K Singh, IAF Chief P.V Naik and Vice Admiral D.K. Dewan paying homage to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony waves to supporters as he leaves after visiting the construction site of the new building for Ernakulam District Congress Committee at Kochi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony with his Kyrgyz counterpart Abibilla Kudaiberdiev at the Ministry of Defence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Defence Minister A K Antony presents Trophy to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during the 29th meeting of Kendriya Sainik Board, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A.K. Antony is greeted by Congress spokesman Digvijay Singh as they wait outside the residence of party President Sonia Gandhi to attend a Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony presents Titanium Trophy-2010 to Narendra Kumar, Director, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur during DRDO Awards function in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony shakes hands with his Afghanistan counterpart Abdul Rahim Wardak during a ceremonial reception for the latter at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony is briefed about the proposed plan of the Indian Coast Guard Academy after he laid its foundation stone at Azhikkal in Kerala's Kannur district.

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Defence Minister AK Antony being introduced to Naval commanders by Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma at the Naval Commanders' Conference-2011 in New Delhi.

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi laying the foundation stone of Basoli bridge as Defence Minister AK Antony and Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah look on, in Jammu.

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Defence Minister AK Antony addressing the annual Unified Commanders-in-Chief conference in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony during the conference of Indian Air Force Commanders at Air Force headquarters in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony takes salute at the Prime Minister's Territorial Army Day Parade in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister A K Antony receives the Tricolour from Army chief General V K Singh and Col Anand Swaroop, leader of the team of Army Ski Expedition to South Pole, during the flag-in ceremony of the expedition in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister A K Antony being welcomed during his visit to Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh to have a first hand account of the security situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Army chief General V K Singh also seen.

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad come out after a meeting with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee over JPC probe into 2G scam, in New Delhi.

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