Defence Minister

  • Growing distrust between Antony and defence forces a worry for India 28-02-2014 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the Indian Navy is saddled with an aging fleet and has seen a wave of 11 mishaps involving warships in the last few months, Defence Minister AK Antony said he was saddened by the resignation of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi, but its prompt acceptance seems...
  • No question of compromise in Italian Marines case: Antony 23-02-2014 11:46 PM

    Kochi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said there was no question of any compromise with regard to the case relating to the two Italian marines who had allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in February 2012. "Government policy is that as per Indian rules the...
  • Just a bunch of girls hanging out: Photo of women defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany go viral 04-02-2014 02:13 PM

    If you saw this photo out of context, you'd think it's just another bunch of women posing for a group photo during a night out perhaps? Actually, these are the female defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany got together for a group photo at Munich's Bayerischer Hof...
  • BJP demands Antony's statement on Kashmir infiltration bid 03-10-2013 06:49 PM

    New Delhi:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday demanded a statement from Defence Minister AK Antony on the gunfight between the army and infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. The BJP said the operation was underway though Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif Sep...
  • Security forces will deal with terrorists with a firm hand: AK Antony 26-09-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi:Defence Minister AK Antony has denounced the terror attack on Thursday in Jammu and said the security forces will deal with the terroristswith a firm hand. Antony conveyed his condolences to the family of an officer and the soldiers killed in the attack, an official statement in New Delhi...
  • The importance of being Mulayam Singh Yadav 20-09-2013 08:55 PM

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is known as a 'slippery' customer in the political circles of India. The former wrester turned a top ranking 'socialist' leader, who once almost became the Prime Minister is still nurturing the ambitions of addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. The three times...
  • India, Kyrgyzstan agree to boost defence cooperation 13-09-2013 11:29 PM

    New Delhi:India and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to enhance bilateral defence cooperation in areas such as training and UN peacekeeping, an official release said on Friday. Kyrgyz Defence Minister, Maj. Gen. Taalaibek Omuraliev on Friday met Defence Minister AK Antony in New Delhiand they discussed a range of issues of mutual...
  • Not an inch of territory will be ceded to China: Antony 06-09-2013 11:43 PM

    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...
  • India strengthening capability on China border 02-09-2013 02:43 PM

    Hindon: India is trying to have "more understanding" with China, while at the same time strengthening its capabilities along the disputed border with its neighbour, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday. "India and China have an unsettled border. Talks are going on to find an amicable solution to the long...
  • Families of INS Sindhurakshak crew to get 'special' compensation: AK Antony 22-08-2013 08:16 PM

    Indicating that all 18 crew members in the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhurakshak have died, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said treating it as a "special case", compensation would be given to their families. "I will ask the Navy to treat the incident as a special case," he said in...
  • INS Sindhurakshak fire: 'Sabotage' angle not ruled out, says AK Antony 22-08-2013 07:10 PM

    Not ruling out the "sabotage" angle behind explosions on Navy's destroyed submarine INS Sindhurakshak, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said the incident has cast a shadow on the force's capability to safeguard country's maritime interests. Giving clarifications in the Rajya Sabha on the August 14 submarine accident, he said...
  • J&K: Pak violates ceasefire yet again, fires at Kotha post in Samba 12-08-2013 09:34 PM

    Jammu: In the fifth ceasfire violation in 48 hours, Pakistan on Monday night fired at the Kotha post of the Border Security Force in Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir. There have been at least 57 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in 2013. On Monday at 5 am, Pakistan violated...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 08-08-2013 11:55 PM

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  • LoC killings: Antony does a U-turn, blames Pakistan Army 08-08-2013 11:29 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony's U-turn 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? 08-08-2013 11:24 PM

    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? 08-08-2013 11:00 PM

    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 08-08-2013 09:29 PM

    Union Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday did a U-turn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" killing of five Indian soldiers at the LoC. ...
  • LoC killings: BJP seeks clarification from PM over Antony's 'goof up' 07-08-2013 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leaders led by LK Advani on Wednesday raised with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh their objections to Defence Minister AK Antony's statement on the killing of Indian soldiers along the LOC, terming it as a "goof-up", and pressed for a clarification on the serious matter. BJP leaders were...
  • CPI-M demands clarity in Antony's statement 07-08-2013 09:07 PM

    CPI-M 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,"...
  • LoC killings: AK Antony has 'bailed out' Pakistan, says Yashwant Sinha 07-08-2013 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha slammed the government for misleading the nation in the wake of LoC killings and demanded that talks with Pakistan should be put on hold as long as it used terror against India. Regretting that the political class failed to unite on the gruesome...
  • 'Armymen tempted to have extra-marital affair if denied leave' 03-06-2013 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: Denial of leave to Army personnel including officers and soldiers may tempt them to have extra-marital affairs and in extreme cases, they may also resort to misbehaviour and flirting, an Army study has said. In its study 'roadmap to promote dignity of women and care for girl child...
  • Army refuses to share information on soldiers mutilated at LoC 26-05-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Army has refused to make public under RTI information on soldiers whose bodies were mutilated in skirmishes with Pakistani Army or infiltrators along the Line of Control during the last five years even though such details have been given by Defence Minister in Rajya Sabha. Three months after...
  • Antony for 'sternest' action in sex scandal cases in Navy 14-05-2013 07:50 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of several alleged sex scandals in the force, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday asked the Navy to take "sternest possible action" against its officers who are found involved in such "inappropriate behaviour". Referring to some isolated incidents of inappropriate behaviour by a few personnel,...
  • Lookout notice against Tyagi in chopper deal: Antony 06-05-2013 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has issued a lookout notice against a former IAF chief in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement of VVIP helicopters, Defence Minister AK Antony told the Lok Sabha on Monday. In a written reply to the House, he said, "CBI has issued Lookout notice against a number...
  • Antony under scanner: Is personal honesty in politics enough to check corruption? 19-02-2013 11:46 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony claims government is not divided on the chopper deal issue, and rules out quitting over it. ...
  • Kerala: Antony upset over feud within state Congress 14-11-2012 09:32 AM

    Palakkad: With Kerala state Congress leaders attacking each other on TV channels, Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday asked his party colleagues to develop political maturity. "Today many of my friends here, the moment they see mikes of TV channels they cut loose and make lots of statements. This...