AK ANTONY

  • No roadmaps, specifics in Budget: Manmohan Singh July 10, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on the Narendra Modi government's Budget and said it has no specifics. He said, "How will it be achieved? It is yet to be seen. There are no road maps in the Budget. Just like the Railway budget, there are no specifics in this...
  • Sheila Dikshit could not send out the right message, says Mahabal Mishra July 5, 2014

    The embarrassing poll defeat has left the Congress shaken from top to bottom. The loss forced the Congress president Sonia Gandhi to constitute a a committee under former defence minister AK Antony. Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders complained of massive infighting and complete absence of organisational support, say sources. Mahabal Mishra...
  • Congress has always been committed to minorities: Rashid Alvi June 28, 2014

    Senior Congress leader AK Antony questioned party's leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Antony's statement said "I haven't heard...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss June 28, 2014

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • Watch: Naval officer who died on INS Sindhuratna given last salute February 28, 2014

    Lt Commander Kapish Muwal, one of the Naval officers who lost his lives on INS Sindhuratna was cremated with full state honours today. Both he and his colleague Lt Manoranjan Kumar were responsible for saving the lives of many onboard the ill-fated submarine. As the nation salutes their sacrifice, India...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 27, 2014

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  • Has AK Antony proved to be a failure as defence minister? February 27, 2014

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • The Last Word: How serious is the problem affecting the Navy's ships? February 27, 2014

    There was fire on Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna at the Mumbai harbour early on Tuesday morning. On Wednesday, Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the Sindhuratna mishap and several other tragedies that have taken place since the fire on INS Sindhurakshak in August 2013 that killed...
  • After exDGMO, Antony says Army units' movement a routine drill February 21, 2014

    Two years after reports were published on how the govt feared a coup by the army under General VK singh's command, exDGMO Lt General AK Choudhary has now validated that the government had feared a coup by the army under former Army chief General VK Singh's command. Meanwhile, Defence Minister...
  • News 360: Castebased quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi February 5, 2014

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to castebased quota. ...
  • Vijay Diwas: Soldiers of 1971 war against Pakistan remembered December 16, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service chiefs paid homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Monday to mark Vijay Diwas. This is in commemoration of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. ...
  • World View: Has the ceasefire mechanism itself failed? November 1, 2013

    Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LoC....
  • BJP accuses government of soft approach towards China September 6, 2013

    There was an uproar in Parliament with members demanding a statement from Defence Minister AK Antony over the reports of Chinese incursion on Thursday. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha accused the government of soft approach towards China. He said, "Yes, it is definitely a soft approach. This is not just with...
  • Antony makes statement on INS Sindhurakshak, ceasefire violations in RS August 19, 2013

    Defence Minster AK Antony on Monday made a statement in Parliament on the explosions and fire on board submarine INS Sindhurakshak. He also took a tough stand on ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 14, 2013

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  • INS Sindhurakshak sinks after serial blasts, 18 sailors missing August 14, 2013

    In a huge setback to the Indian Navy, one of India's most advanced dieselelectric submarine, INS Sindhurakshak, caught fire following two massive explosions and sank in the dockyard in Mumbai early on Wednesday morning. 18 navy personnel were on board the INS Sindurakshak including 3 officers and 15 sailors.The cause...
  • News 360: Big blow to Navy, blasts in submarine Sindhurakshak, 18 sailors missing August 14, 2013

    A massive fire broke out in a submarine, named Sindhurakshak, between Lion Gate and Seta Gate late on Tuesday night at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. ...
  • Some Navy personnel have died in INS Sindhurakshak fire: Antony August 14, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony has briefed PM Manmohan Singh on the INS Sindhurakshak fire and has said some Navy personnel have died. "I have apprised the PM of the incident. I'm going to the spot. The Naval Chief is already there. I'm saddened by the incident as many Navy personnel...
  • Pakistan Army not involved in LoC killings: Salman Bashir August 12, 2013

    Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir has claimed that the Pakistani Army was not involved in the killing of the five Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Poonch. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Bashir while expressing his regret at the loss of life said that...
  • LoC killings: Antony was being cautious when he made the first statement, says Khurshid August 11, 2013

    "I do believe that the Defence Minister at best can be described to have been cautious in proceeding on a day on a matter that is extremely sensitive and who would obviously have wanted more information to come in, which is what happened finally," the External Affairs Minister said. ...
  • India to launch first indigenous aircraft carrier 'INS Vikrant' on Monday August 11, 2013

    India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. ...
  • FTP: Are peaceniks being edged out of the IndoPakistan equation? August 8, 2013

    Under sustained attack from the Opposition over his statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday made a Uturn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" and "unprovoked" act. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 8, 2013

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  • LoC killings: Antony does a Uturn, blames Pakistan Army August 8, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony's Uturn came under opposition pressure. He was forced to concede that the earlier Army statement on LoC killings was right and that the Pakistan Army was behind the killings. ...
  • LoC killings: Is dialogue still the only way forward with Pakistan? August 8, 2013

    The killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has put bilateral talks under cloud. ...
  • The Last Word: Options the Army can consider to check Pakistan's adventurism on the LoC? August 8, 2013

    Five Indian soldiers were killed by Pakistani troops along the LoC in the Poonch sector on Tuesday, sparking outrage in India. If given a free hand what are the tactical options the army could consider to check Pakistan's adventurism on the LoC? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a...
  • News 360: Pakistan Army involved in LoC killings, says AK Antony August 8, 2013

    Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday did a Uturn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" killing of five Indian soldiers at the LoC. ...
  • No decision on IndoPak talks yet: Salman Khurshid August 8, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told CNNIBN that no decision has been taken on the diplomatic steps or talks with Pakistan. He backed Defence Minister AK Antony saying his earlier statement was forced under opposition pressure. ...
  • Watch: Faceoff between Congress, BJP leaders on Antony's statement August 8, 2013

    Backtracking on his initial statement on the latest killings at the LoC, Defence Minister AK Antony directly blamed the Pakistani Army for the attack. The BJP is up in arms saying the earlier statement was a big faux pas on part of the government. CNNIBN spoke to Congress leader Jagdambika...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...