Defence Forces

  • Defence PSUs should be globally competitive, says Antony 26-06-2013 05:58 AM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday said that the defence public sector units (DPSUs) need to compete with private organizations and global companies to get orders and should work towards reducing costs and improving quality and productivity. Addressing a meeting of the consultative committee attached to his Ministry,...
  • Pakistan fighter pilot wins battle of sexes, now she's ready for war 13-06-2013 02:26 AM

    Mushaf Air Base: With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a cheeky grin when asked if it is lonely being the only war-ready female fighter pilot in the Islamic republic of Pakistan. Farooq, from Punjab province's historic city of Bahawalpur, is one of...
  • Indigenous aircraft carrier to be launched in August: Antony 11-05-2013 04:12 PM

    Panaji: Indian Navy's indigenously-built aircraft carrier would be launched on August 12, 2013, while INS Vikramaditya (purchased from Russia) will arrive before the end of 2013, Union Defence Minister AK Antony said in Panaji on Saturday. "INS Vikramaditya is going to be a reality, as promised the ship would be...
  • Manpower crunch: Indian Army short of 9,590 officers 17-04-2013 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army is short of 9,590 officers. Sources told CNN-IBN on Wednesday that the current intake of officers at various academies will ensure that the deficit will be cut by two per cent every year. Intake of officer cadets at the National Defence Academy rose from 1,800...
  • Sex charges against Lt Gen fabricated: wife 03-06-2010 10:22 PM

    The incident reportedly took place during an official visit to Israel last month. ...
  • Full of fury but is India's defence battle ready 18-01-2009 05:10 PM

    An analysis of the armed forces' strength, weakness. ...
  • Military fails to woo, 108 NDA seats vacant 04-05-2008 01:45 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's beleaguered cricket association has suspended its chief executive in the wake of a damaging hidden bonus scandal that has already led to three top officials resigning. Cricket South Africa's board took the unanimous decision on Saturday to suspend Gerald Majola immediately and set up a disciplinary investigation....