Arms

  • Narendra Modi on board INS Vikramaditya in Goa June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had his first outing to a military asset- INS Vikramaditya during which he sent out the message of his government's commitment to the interests of the armed forces. The Navy put up a spectacular show of stealth and pride. 12 ships sailed along, giving...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Manjunath', 'Hawaa Hawaai' May 10, 2014

    Rajeev Masand reviews 'Manjunath', 'Hawaa Hawaai' and 'Million Dollar Arm', the Friday releases for this week. Also in the video, a conversation with Amol Gupte, the writer-director of 'Hawaa Hawaai'. ...
  • There is a need for transparency in defence procurement: VK Singh November 7, 2013

    Ahead of the release of his book 'Courage and Conviction', former Army chief VK Singh has alleged that the arms lobby had become "very powerful" and was now a part of the "system" in the country. "The arms lobby is very powerful now. As far as arms dealers are concerned,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 7, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Villagers caught in crossfire between Army, terrorists in Keran October 7, 2013

    As firing between the Army and terrorists continue in the Keran sector for the 14th day, caught in the crossfire are residents from nearby villages. The villagers from Jamgund, a village that lies next to Shala Batu, have been trekking down steep mountainside to avoid being trapped in the gunfight....
  • Nation should have confidence in the armed forces: Salman Khurshid August 16, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the nation should have complete confidence in the armed forces. "We should not get overtly concerned about what is happening on LoC. We have complete confidence in our armed forces. We do not want to distract them with talking on issues," he said. ...
  • Govt has lodged strong protest with Pakistan through diplomatic channels: Antony August 6, 2013

    Defence Minister AK Antony told Parliament that the ambush was carried out by at least 20 men dressed in Pakistani army uniform. ...
  • Defence Ministry has asked armed forces to reduce fuel use: Sources July 9, 2013

    Rising prices of international crude are also affecting defence supplies. Army sources are saying the Defence Ministry has asked armed forces to reduce fuel use by 4 to 5 per cent. ...
  • Egypt: Military gives Morsi govt 48 hours to resolve crisis July 2, 2013

    The Military has put the Egypt Government on a 48 hours deadline to resolve the crisis and quell anti-Morsi protests. The military has ruled out a coup - but has threatened to step in with a political road map of its own. ...
  • Charges against me are baseless: Irom Sharmila March 4, 2013

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Irom Sharmila said that she loved life and was only using fast as a means of protest. ...
  • FTN: Should armed forces get special immunity in cases of rape? February 4, 2013

    The Justice Verma panel has proposed amending the notorious Armed Forces Special Power Act which give security personnel immunity from sexual crimes in conflict areas. ...
  • Has India abandoned Irom Sharmila, Iron Lady of Manipur? November 5, 2012

    Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). ...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast enters the 12th year November 5, 2012

    She is protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. ...
  • One rank one pension move too little, too late: Ex-Army Chief September 26, 2012

    Former Army Chief General VP Malik has blamed the UPA government for rising discontent in the armed forces. ...
  • Egypt polls: A puppet government in the offing? June 19, 2012

    Even as the Muslim Brotherhood claims that it has won the landmark elections, it won't be real victory for the civilian President-to-be as the military council strips the President of any real powers through its latest decree. ...
  • Has America arm-twisted India on Iran? May 12, 2012

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during her recent visit, urged India to do more to reduce its oil imports from Iran, as part of Washington's continuing efforts to curb Tehran's nuclear programme. ...
  • Has America arm-twisted India on Iran? May 14, 2012

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to Worldview with me Suahsini Haider. Tonight, we're looking at two big issues of global importance that have left a big impact on India, as Hillary Clinton visited, the pressure building on India-Iran ties. We'll have an exclusive CNN interview with Hillary Clinton on that...
  • News 360: President Pratibha Patil gives up Pune land April 27, 2012

    President Pratibha Patil decided to give up her proposed post-retirement accommodation in Pune on Friday. This came after allegations that the President's bungalow was being built on defence land in violation of norms. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Peter Bleach June 30, 2011

    Former British intelligence man Peter Bleach was convicted in the Purulia arms drop case but later pardoned. ...
  • Is the Armed Forces' integrity under question? November 3, 2010

    On Talking Point tonight we debate whether the Indian Armed Forces deserves the respect it enjoys following the Adarsh Housing scam expose. ...
  • Will India ever know the truth about Kargil? May 28, 2010

    Nearly 11 years after the Kargil war, an Armed Forces Tribunal has ruled that top commanders fudged accounts of battles in the Batalik sector during the war. The tribunal has upheld Batalik Commander Brigadier Devinder Singh's plea that his battle report was doctored by the Corp Commander Lieutenant General Kishan...
  • Kargil hero and ex-Lt General trade charges May 27, 2010

    An Armed Forces Tribunal says the history of the Kargil war must be rewritten while indicting senior officers for doctoring the war report of then Batalik Commander Brigadier Devinder Singh. Lieutenant General Kishan Pal, who headed the Srinagar-based 15 Corps, had written Singh's annual confidential report allegedly belittling his achievements by...
  • Denial of visa unfair: Canadian lawyer May 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Canada has been literally on a visa denial spree to many serving or retired armed forces officers for almost two years now. Hayer hopes the Indian government will get Canada to make amends. Hayer said, "The visa officer in the Canada High Commission was completely unfair since he has no...
  • Watch: Govt allows private sector to bid for arms contract October 28, 2009

    India is set to be the next major arms production hub in the world. The govt has paved the way for private companies to bid for arms contracts. Effectively ending the monopoly of the public sector in arms purchases. ...
  • Kashmiri women join fight against militancy October 13, 2009

    New Delhi: From kitchens to fighting fields, girls in Rajouri are coming out of their houses in large numbers to undergo arms training under the supervision of local police. They want to turn guns on the militants who have been terrorising their villages and all of them are...
  • Manipuris caught between state and militants September 6, 2009

    There are over 30 militant outfits operating in Manipur, most extorting money from civilians. A retired judge has 12 probe reports indicting security forces for staging encounters and killing civilians. The ordinary Manipuri is trapped between the militants and the state. ...
  • Manipur security men allegedly detain 11-year-old girl August 21, 2009

    New Delhi: After weeks of protests over the alleged fake police-terrorist gun-battle that killed a young man in Manipur, another case of alleged atrocities by the security forces has created a stir in the state. The latest one involves alleged detention of an eleven-year-old girl to flush out her alleged...
  • I-Day Spl: CJ encourages youth to join the forces August 13, 2009

    Anuradha Gore lost her only son, an Army Captain, while fighting insurgency 14 years ago. Today, Citizen Journalist Anuradha Gore encourages young children to join the armed forces. ...
  • Bangladesh arms haul shows nexus feeding ULFA June 12, 2009

    On April 2, 2004, Bangladesh claimed its biggest-ever arms haul when it cracked down on a jetty belonging to a Bangladesh-based chemicals company. Bangladesh claimed it got 10 trucks loaded with 2,000 assault rifles - including AK-47, AK-56, 150 T-69 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 27,000 grenades made by ARGES and 11,39,000...
  • Gun culture on rise: Teens use firearms for power March 13, 2009

    Country made guns are easily available across India, and many of them often end up in the hands of teenage boys. In Uttar Pradesh there 1,400 arms dealers and close to nine lakh arms license holders. In Muzaffarnagar schoolboys talk about firearms in the way one would talk about...