Defence

  • US building a new 6,200-member cyber defence corps 2 days ago

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200-member unit should be fully operational...
  • Rs 25,000 crore Navy tender only for private sector: Defence Ministry 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to build capabilities of Indian private sector warship builders, the Defence Ministry has rejected the plea of a state-owned shipyard to participate in the Rs 25,000 crore project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The Defence Ministry has decided that only private sector shipyards,...
  • India has come a long way in technology building: DRDO 6 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: India has come a long way from being mere buyers of technology to a country which created its own technology with extensive scientific inputs of the indigenous origin, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday. "We have come a long way since our...
  • India-US military exercise starts September 17 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The combined India-US military training exercise "Yudh Abhyas 2014" will be conducted from September 17 to September 30, a Defence Ministry statement said on Friday. This is part of the ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries. "The training exercise will be conducted in the foothills of the Himalayas in...
  • Food packets being flown from Mysore to Kashmir 6 days ago

    New Delhi: As relief work progresses in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, food packets made in Mysore are being flown all the way to Srinagar for the flood victims. Food packets, prepared using the same technique which goes in making food packets for soldiers at Siachen glacier, is being prepared by premier...
  • MH17 crash site still unsafe for investigators: Dutch 1 week ago

    The Hague: The site in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed two months ago is still too unsafe for investigators to resume the recovery of victims' remains, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said. A ceasefire between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces "is being violated and its existence remains fragile,"...
  • India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation September 10, 2014

    Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the war-torn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister...
  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last three-four days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • Indians denied permission to participate in an annual march in South Australia September 9, 2014

    Melbourne: A group of retired 15 Indian defence officers in south Australia have been denied permission to participate independently in an annual march that commemorates the day 15,000 Indians with Australian and New Zealand forces landed in Turkey to fight during World War-I. While ANZAC Day Committee Chair, the organisers, have...
  • Fire in Brazil shantytown leaves 2,500 homeless September 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or favela - in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze destroyed about 80 per cent of the rickety shacks making up Buraco Quente, a slum in southern Sao...
  • Army rescues 11,000 people in J&K, 100 columns deployed September 6, 2014

    Jammu: As Jammu and Kashmir faced the worst flood in nearly six decades, Army has launched a major rescue operation and evacuated 11,000 people to safety by deploying 100 columns of troops in flood-hit areas of the state. "A total of 11,000 civilians have been rescued, out of these 2,000...
  • NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence September 5, 2014

    Cardiff: NATO leaders on Friday agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. The NATO allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, violent extremism in the...
  • Girls should learn a form of self-defence for confidence, they will be able to put up a fight at least: Priyanka Chopra September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: No, Priyanka Chopra is not talking about the box office competition, but about actually beating up someone physically! And the actress strongly feels that every woman should learn some form of self-defence. Priyanka may have now lost all the muscle she built up for her role as five-time boxing...
  • Japan welcomes Modi, talks underway to sign defence, trade pacts September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded an official welcome by the government of Japan on Monday. Accompanied by Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Modi was warmly received at the Akasaka Palace. Modi and Abe are supposed to hold a press conference later in the day. PM Modi is on a five-day...
  • India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen...
  • India, Japan set to intensify defence cooperation August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Japan are set to intensify defence cooperation with the two sides likely to launch a security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers. The two countries are also expected to sign an agreement in the field of rare earth materials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore deal to buy 197 Light Utility Helicopters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 Light Utility Helicopters. The deal got stuck after AgustaWestland, which was one of the participants, came under investigation in the VVIP chopper deal. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council...
  • Tatra case: Delhi court to consider CBI's closure report on October 7 August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed October 7 for considering the closure report filed by CBI in the case relating to alleged irregularities in supply of all-terrain Tatra vehicles to the Indian Army. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain posted the matter for October 7 after the agency sought...
  • India to develop man portable anti-tank guided missile August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: India is working on developing a man-portable anti-tank guided missile capable of being fired from shoulders, a top defence official said on Monday. "We are going to have surface-to-air missile which will be on the move, tracking...We are also working (on) missiles...stop and launch within a few seconds. We are...
  • Sushma Swaraj's Vietnam visit:Trade, defence and security tops agenda August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Keen to bolster India's bilateral ties with the strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Monday undertake a series of meetings with the top leadership here focusing on connectivity, trade, defence and security cooperation. Swaraj, will hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. She will...
  • Arun Jaitley questions Mamata's Singapore trip August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Defence Minister Arun Jeitley on Sunday asked Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and MPs over Singapore trip to seek foreign investment in Defence sector. Asking ruling Trinamool Congress to come clear on the issue of foreign direct investment, he said that on coming to...
  • Defence alertness best guarantee for peace in region: Arun Jaitley August 23, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: As Indian Navy added more firepower following induction of the first home built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette 'INS Kamorta' on Saturday, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said effective defence preparedness is the "best guarantee" for peace in the region. Jaitley also pushed for turning India into a key manufacturer of defence...
  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians...
  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy August 23, 2014

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the state-owned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • Centre allows Finmeccanica, Agusta Westland to do business in India albeit in a limited capacity August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has allowed Finmeccanica and Agusta Westland to do business with India but in a limited capacity. The Defence Ministry has allowed Finmeccanica to remain in contention in single bid deals; meaning where the company is a lone bidder. Finmeccanica will deal in spare parts and...
  • Firms tool up for defence orders on Narendra Modi's 'make in India' pledge August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Some of India's biggest companies are pouring billions of dollars into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country's military, buoyed by the new government's commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories. India, the world's largest arms importer, will spend $250 billion in the next decade on...
  • Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry will take the initiative to introduce civil defence as a subject in school textbooks and curriculum to inculcate knowledge of this important life-saving skill in young minds. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he would write to the Human Resource Development ministry to include the...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Stronger India-US defence ties are essential for peace around globe: Chuck Hagel August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: US defence secretary Chuck Hagel welcomed the Indian government's decision to raise the FDI cap in defence sector. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee function of the Observer's Research Foundation (ORF), Hagel said that increased investment towards defence and an industrial partnership with India is the way to going...
  • KBC 8: Big B hails Lucknow's all-women fighter group 'Red Brigade' girls August 7, 2014

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised his latest guest Usha Vishwakarma on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' as "young and feisty" for leading an all-women fighter group in Lucknow. 25-year-old Usha trains women in her 'Red Brigade' group in self-defence practices against abuse and other forms of exploitation. "Usha Vishwakarma from Lucknow, UP fought...