A K Antony

  • Army indicates fresh probe into Pathribal encounter 27-01-2014 07:36 PM

    A fresh probe into the Pathribal encounter case is not ruled out in view of the major controversy that has erupted after the Army gave a clean chit to its personnel in the infamous incident which took place in Kashmir in 2000. Indications in this regard came on a day...
  • 'Phailin' to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in 24 hours 11-10-2013 05:25 PM

    Cyclone 'Phailin' which was to make landfall two days from now, possibly near Gopalpur in Odisha and in north Andhra Pradesh, on Friday, intensified into a severe cyclonic storm travelling slightly northwest and lying about 800 km from Paradip in Odisha. The storm, 870 km from Kalingapatnam and 900 km...
  • Not an inch of territory will be ceded to China: Antony 06-09-2013 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: Under all-round attack, government on Friday told Parliament that not an inch of the country's territory will be ceded to China and the army is free to act in case of any dispute. Defence Minister AK Antony said capacities, including military capabilities, are rapidly being built along the...
  • Nothing to conceal on issue of Chinese incursion: Govt 06-09-2013 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: The government Friday said it has nothing to conceal on the issue of Chinese incursion even as BJP accused it of "weak response". "Defence Minister (A K Antony) will be making a statement in the House on the press reports about Chinese intrusion, occupation of Indian territories. In...
  • Telangana process to gain momentum post: Parliament session 01-09-2013 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: The process for formation of separate Telangana state is expected to gain momentum after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on September 6. Government sources said that the Home Ministry would soon take up a note on the matter to the Cabinet which is also expected...
  • Antony reviews India's security scenario in the wake of LoC killings, Chinese incursion 27-08-2013 07:59 PM

    Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday reviewed the country's security scenario with the three Services chiefs and other top officials against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese soldiers and increasing ceasefire violations on the LoC. The high-level meeting was also attended by Defence Secretary R K Mathur and National...
  • AK Antony decides to skip ASEAN meet due to ongoing parliament session 26-08-2013 07:05 PM

    In view of the ongoing Parliament session and related political activities, Defence Minister A K Antony has decided to pull out of the three-day 'ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) Plus' starting in Brunei from Tuesday. The Defence Ministry took the decision in view of the ongoing Parliament session and other...
  • India, China to hold military exercise from November 4 23-08-2013 06:58 PM

    Notwithstanding the spate of incursions by Chinese Army into Indian territory, the two countries will hold military exercises from November 4 in Chengdu region there after a gap of almost five years. The decision to hold the 'Hand-in-Hand' series of exercises from November 4-14 was taken in a meeting between...
  • 54 missing defence personnel believed to be in custody of Pakistan, says Govt 20-08-2013 03:00 PM

    As many as 54 defence personnel, including a BSF trooper, missing since the 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in the custody of Pakistan, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Tuesday. In reply to a written query in Lok Sabha, he said, "Fifty four missing defence personnel...
  • Ex-IAF chief F H Major defends decision of holding chopper trials abroad 13-08-2013 11:14 PM

    Facing criticism for allegedly insisting on holding the trials of the helicopters in the VVIP chopper deal abroad, former IAF chief F H Major on Tuesday defended his decision saying that as a service chief, he wanted the equipment to be delivered at the earliest possible time. Talking to TV...
  • CPI-M demands clarity in Antony's statement 07-08-2013 09:07 PM

    CPI-M on Wednesday demanded clarity in Defence Minister A K Antony's statement on the martyrdom of five Indian soldiers in Poonch. "Several questions have been raised following the statement made by the Defence minister. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister should clarify what happened and what is the reality,"...
  • Solar panel scam: Chandy's efforts to induct Chennithala in cabinet fails 29-07-2013 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Efforts by beleaguered Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to draft senior leader Ramesh Chennithala in his cabinet appears to have come a cropper with the PCC Chief reluctant to join the ministry under cloud over the solar panel scam. Chennithala, who is camping in Delhi, did not meet...
  • Antony under scanner: Is personal honesty in politics enough to check corruption? 19-02-2013 11:46 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony claims government is not divided on the chopper deal issue, and rules out quitting over it. ...
  • Indecisiveness renders Antony's honesty hollow

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It is not without reason that AK Antony is referred to as 'Saint' Antony. When you've spent four decades in public life and don't have...

  • Here comes Saint Antony

    Just a thought |  R Radhakrishnan Nair
    Defence Minister A K Antony made some rare interventions in Parliament over the last two days after the Army Chief Gen V K Singh spoke...

  • Need to remain vigilant along borders: Antony 15-10-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The foiled terror plot in Ambala, possibly aimed at targeting the national capital, was just a "tip of the iceberg", Defence Minister A K Antony said on Saturday, cautioning people to remain vigilant in the prevailing "sensitive and delicate" atmosphere. "Ambala incident is a tip of iceberg. The...
  • India concerned over Chinese presence in PoK 12-10-2011 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: India has conveyed its concern to China over the presence of Chinese personnel in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and asserted that it was consistently strengthening its capabilities in the eastern sector to meet any challenge. "We have conveyed our concerns to China, and at the same time we are...
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here. After the bids are opened, the Defence Ministry will be able to determine the lowest bidder in the deal...
  • Antony asks DRDO to build credible missile system 03-06-2011 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday asked the DRDO to prioritise the development of 5,000 km range ballistic missile while building a credible missile defence system for the country. He also congratulated the Defence Research Development Organisation for developing the interceptor missile allowing India to join an...
  • Antony lauds previous LDF government 28-05-2011 04:48 PM

    Kannur: The previous CPI(M)-led LDF government on Saturday came in for praise from an unexpected quarter with senior Congress leader and Defence Minister A K Antony saying there was "hundred per cent" cooperation from the state on matters of development. "Though we fought politically, when (issues of) matter of development...
  • Sonia keeps DMK in good humour 22-05-2011 10:38 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday night went out of the way to keep a sulking DMK in good humour with T R Baalu, party's lone representative at the second anniversary celebrations of UPA-II, seated next to her. Baalu was on the dais next to Sonia and at...
  • Osama killing will have ripple effect: Antony 20-05-2011 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: Terming as a "watershed" event the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US in Pakistan, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said it will have a "ripple effect" in the India's "strategic neighbourhood" and asked the Armed Forces to be prepared for any eventuality. Meeting top...
  • I am happy with Sonia's reply: Anna Hazare 21-04-2011 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he was happy and satisfied with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi's letter, assuring him that she does not support or encourage the politics of smear campaign. "Sonia Gandhi has written to me. I was happy to read her letter...
  • Antony is a hypocrite: Achuthanandan 08-04-2011 05:44 PM

    Kochi: Lashing out at Defence Minister A K Antony, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Friday said he was a hypocrite and his clean image was only a "mask" to hoodwink the people. "While Antony had resigned from the Union cabinet on an earlier occasion after certain allegations were...
  • Guilty in 2G scam will be punished: Antony 07-04-2011 01:55 PM

    Kochi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Tursday said Congress would not allow political interference to hamper the probe in the 2G spectrum scam and severe action would be taken against those found guilty. The CBI is investigating the 2G scam which is also being monitored by the Supreme Court,...
  • Cong terms Hazare's fast-unto-death as premature 05-04-2011 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday termed the indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare for a stronger Lokpal Bill as premature, saying the government had already constituted a panel headed by Defence Minister A K Antony to go into the issue. "The Prime Minister has already constitued a sub-committee...
  • Karunakaran's absence a huge loss: Muraleedharan 02-04-2011 04:53 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The absence of Congress veteran K Karunakaran in the campaigning is a huge loss to the Congress-led front in the poll-bound Kerala, his son K Muraleedharan said on Saturday. Addressing reporters, Muraleedharan said his father, who died in December 2010, was a passionate campaigner. "Even when his health was...
  • Nobody will be spared in Adarsh scam: A K Antony 15-12-2010 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said the government and the armed forces will not spare any person found guilty of wrongdoing in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai. "Whoever is found guilty will be punished. Nobody will be spared," he told reporters on the sidelines...