Ministry Of Defence

  • Indian Army - Politicised or Criminalised? April 28, 2014

    Delhi is agog with the news that the elevation of Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Eastern Army Commander as the next Chief of Army Staff is imminent. This is despite the fact that there are allegations of serious abuse of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) under the watch of...
  • J&K situation stable but fragile: Defence Ministry February 21, 2014

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, the Ministry of Defence has said. The ministry has cautioned that the terror infrastructure across the Line...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • AgustaWestland: Christian Michael's role baffles Indian investigators January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A joint team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Ministry of Defence is investigating the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal and interrogating Guido Hashcke, the other middleman in the deal. But it is Christian Michael whose name has again come up as the real key in the...
  • Jet in 'near miss' with UFO close to Heathrow January 5, 2014

    A terrified pilot of a passenger jet has reported a near miss in which a rugby ball-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his aircraft while flying near Heathrow Airport, baffling aviation authorities London. The captain of the A320 Airbus told British aviation authorities who have investigated the incident that...
  • LoC killings: Blame game within the government on Antony's statement August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: There seems to be a divide within the government on Defence Minister AK Antony's statement in Parliament on the Poonch LoC killings of five Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops. The Ministry of Defence sources have told CNN-IBN that Antony's statement was vetted by the PMO and changed to...
  • Joint team of CBI, MoD to visit Italy on Sunday February 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A joint team of the Central Bureau of Investigation and Ministry of Defence is likely to leave for Italy on Sunday to probe the alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal. CBI sources said the team will meet Italian prosecutors to ascertain the details of...
  • Indian Army highly disciplined, professional force: MoD January 11, 2013

    Jammu: Denying reports of soldiers of Rajputana Rifles going on "hunger strike" in protest against the killing of two Army jawans by Pakistani troops, the Defence Ministry on Friday claimed such incidents do not "demoralise" the force. "The Indian Army is totally professional, disciplined and highly motivated force, which handles...
  • Govt's refutes ex-NSG commando's allegations November 22, 2012

    The Government of India on Thursday dismissed the allegations by a former Armyman and National Security Guard commando Naik Surender Singh that he was not paid his dues. The Ministry of Defence issued a press release and countered the allegations levelled by Singh as well as Arvind Kejriwal that the...
  • Andaman: MoD proposals threaten endangered birds July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Narcondam Hornbill is found at only one place in the world - Narcondam, in the Andamans. The Nicobar Megapod, a wingless bird, is found in the Tillanchong Sanctuary, again in the Andamans. Both these birds and the fragile ecology of the Andamans are now facing a direct threat...
  • Adarsh scam: Shinde puts blame on Deshmukh June 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Seeking to wash his hands off the Adarsh scam, Union Minister of power Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday told a judicial panel the decision to allot government land and grant of additional Floor Space Index (FSI) to the housing society was taken during the tenure of Vilasrao Deshmukh as...
  • Navy creates new post for network-centric operations June 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of increasing role of satellites in modern warfare, the Navy has created a new post of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communications, Space and Network Centric Operations) at its headquarters in New Delhi. "On June 1, Rear Admiral Kishan K Pandey took over as the...
  • 'Defence Ministry paralysing Armed Forces Tribunal' May 30, 2012

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Law on a Public Interest Litigation. The PIL filed by Army Reserve Officer Maj Navdeep Singh who is also the first president of the Armed Forces Tribunal Bar Association states...
  • Army Chief to give more evidence of bribe offer April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources on Monday said that Army Chief General VK Singh has explained to the probe agency the actions taken by him after receiving a bribe offer, allegedly from Lt Gen Tejinder Singh. The Army Chief also assured the CBI that he will...
  • Ministry of Defence denies reports of bugging March 2, 2012

    An IB investigation was ordered after bug alarm was sounded on February 16, but no spying device was found in the probe. ...
  • Abducted sailors' families seek PM help March 10, 2011

    New Delhi: For the families of the crew on-board the MV Suez, the bus journey from Rohtak to Delhi has become a regular affair. Six Indians are being held hostage by Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden. Their families have been doing the rounds of government offices hoping to...
  • India to sign defence deals worth $ 42 billion February 27, 2011

    New Delhi: India is in the process of signing defence deals worth nearly $42 billion, including a $10.4-billion deal for 126 multi-role combat aircraft, making it one of the most attractive markets for both global and domestic arms industry, an industry study has concluded. The joint study by industry body Confederation...
  • Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors? February 15, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Does anyone care for captive Indian sailors?' ...
  • Govt remains apathetic to captive Indian sailors February 15, 2011

    New Delhi: These are dangerous times for Indian sailors. 27 of them are presently held hostage by Somali pirates with not much help being offered by the authorities. In the case of six sailors taken hostage last March when their vessel MV Iceberg was hijacked, it is now one year with...
  • Passenger jet had near miss with UFO, claim experts October 20, 2008

    Melbourne: Secret British Government documents, released for the first time, have revealed details of how a commercial jet almost collided with a Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) over densely populated England. According to the official documents, as the captain of Alitalia Flight AZ 284 began his descent into Heathrow, he saw something...
  • European chopper deal lands Govt in choppy weather December 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Defence is caught in the crossfire of the arms bazaar and is being openly accused of foul play. The bad blood is over the abrupt disqualification of Eurocopter after it was declared the winner in a $600-million tender for 197 helicopters for the Indian Army....
  • Min of Defence says so no security to Reliance oil unit December 4, 2007

    Former joint director of the India's Intelligence Bureau, M K Dhar says the request of the Ambanis was genuine. ...