A K Antony

  • Army indicates fresh probe into Pathribal encounter January 27, 2014

    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 when...
  • 'Phailin' to intensify into severe cyclonic storm in 24 hours October 11, 2013

    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 from...
  • Not an inch of territory will be ceded to China: Antony September 6, 2013

    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 Line...
  • Nothing to conceal on issue of Chinese incursion: Govt September 6, 2013

    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 Lok...
  • Telangana process to gain momentum post: Parliament session September 1, 2013

    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 to...
  • Antony reviews India's security scenario in the wake of LoC killings, Chinese incursion August 27, 2013

    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 Security...
  • AK Antony decides to skip ASEAN meet due to ongoing parliament session August 26, 2013

    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 pressing...
  • India, China to hold military exercise from November 4 August 23, 2013

    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 Indian...
  • 54 missing defence personnel believed to be in custody of Pakistan, says Govt August 20, 2013

    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 of...
  • ExIAF chief F H Major defends decision of holding chopper trials abroad August 13, 2013

    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 channels,...
  • CPIM demands clarity in Antony's statement August 7, 2013

    CPIM 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," CPIM...
  • Solar panel scam: Chandy's efforts to induct Chennithala in cabinet fails July 29, 2013

    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 Chandy....
  • 188 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2010-2012 period March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There have been 188 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir between 2010 to 2012, and three Indian Army personnel were killed in these, Defence Minister A K Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to the House, he...
  • Antony under scanner: Is personal honesty in politics enough to check corruption? February 19, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony claims government is not divided on the chopper deal issue, and rules out quitting over it. ...
  • Not involved in chopper deal: Former IAF chief's cousin February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Julie Tyagi, the cousin of former Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi, who has been accused of acting as a broker in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal has broken his silence for the first time after the allegations were levelled and claimed that he was not...
  • Armyman atop tower since 72 hours, remains defiant August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Seventy-two hours have passed but an armyman, who climbed a 200 ft mobile tower in the national capital four days back alleging harassment, remained defiant on Monday as he refused to come down insisting he should be allowed to meet Defence Minister A K Antony. K Muthu, who is...
  • Is Antony number two in the government? July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: After the exit of Pranab Mukherjee from the Council of Ministers, Defence Minister A K Antony seems to have got the number two position in the government. Indication to this effect came as Antony was allocated the seat next to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Cabinet meeting in...
  • Don't expect dramatic decision on Siachen: Antony June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Ahead of the talks with Pakistan on Siachen, Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday sought to lower the expectations, saying that no "dramatic announcement or decision" should be anticipated. He said India would stick to its stand on the issue at the Defence Secretary-level talks in Islamabad on...
  • Examine Tejinder's plea against Gen Singh: Antony May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony has directed Defence Secretary Sashikant Sharma to examine the petition sent to him by retd Lt Gen Tejinder Singh seeking action against outgoing Army Chief Gen V K Singh for issuing a "defamatory" Press release against him. Defence Ministry sources said the Minister had...
  • Tejinder complains to Antony against Army Chief May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the bribery row, Lt General Tejinder Singh on Tuesday filed a complaint against Army Chief General V K Singh and four other officers with Union Defence Minister A K Antony. The complaint has been filed over the publication of a press release dated March...
  • Karuna maintains silence on next President April 30, 2012

    Chennai: A day after his meeting with senior Congress leader A K Antony, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday met party leaders in Chennai over the name for the new presidential candidate. He said that although he discussed some names with the Union Defence Minister for the post, he would not...
  • India-Italy chopper deal in trouble, Antony assures action April 25, 2012

    Defence Minister A K Antony has assured strict action if any mischief is found in the chopper deal with Italian firm. ...
  • Top Army commanders discuss operational issues April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Top commanders of the Indian Army discussed a number of issues related to operations and other aspects at a four-day conference which concluded in New Delhi on Thursday. On the last day of the Army Commanders Conference, which began on April 16, several sessions were conducted during which Army...
  • Navy to operate 5 N-submarines by end of decade April 5, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Indian Navy is all set to operate five nuclear submarines by the end of this decade, including two leased from Russia and three built indigenously. According to Defence Minister A K Antony, India is considering a proposal to induct another nuclear submarine built in Russia and has plans of indigenously...
  • The Last Word: How credible is the army units movement story? April 4, 2012

    Is the Indian Express story an attempt to damage the image of the Indian army and General V K Singh? ...
  • Army units movement story arms BJP against govt April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday dismissed the Indian Express report on the movement of army units towards Delhi as alarmist. Meanwhile, the opposition hit out at the Centre saying the relationship between the government and the army was at an all time low. The government, however, wasted no...
  • Army units movement story raises big questions April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Did two key army units move towards Delhi without notifying the government in January 2012? A front page Indian Express report raises worrying questions. Defence Minister A K Antony, however, clarified that the army movement was a routine exercise and there's no question of doubting the professionalism of...
  • China miffed over Antony's visit to Arunachal February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A war of words has sparked between India and China over Union Defence Minister A K Antony’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh. While the Chinese foreign ministry issued a statement asking India not to complicate the border issue, India hit back strongly. Antony had visited Arunachal to mark statehood celebrations,...
  • 'Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India' February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after China objected to Defence Minister A K Antony's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, India on Sunday reiterated that the state is its integral part and stressed that any Indian has the right to visit any part of Indian territory. Objecting to the Indian defence minister's visit to...
  • Need to remain vigilant along borders: Antony October 15, 2011

    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 present...