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Kargil to be major air base by 2016

NEW DELHI: Learning lessons from the 1999 war with Pakistan, India is all set to develop the Kargil airfield as a fullfledged transport base by 2016, by when the Indian Air Force aims to operate both medium and heavy-lift planes from there.

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Govt protecting corrupt ministers: Advani

NEW DELHI:  Backing his jailed party members, BJP veteran Mr L K Advani on Monday accused the government of putting “whistleblowers” behind bars while protecting its “corrupt ministers” and said this was happening despite a bill being introduced in Parliament to protect those who expose scams.

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PC could not change cabinet decision on 2G allocation, says Khurshid

NEW DELHI: Admitting that the Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram had a "working difference" on the controversial 2G note issue, the Union Law Minister, Mr Salman Khurshid has defended the Home Minister on the first come first serve policy for issuing spectrum licences saying he could not have changed a Cabinet decision.

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