DEFENCE MINISTRY

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  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment 19 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the corporate espionage scandal, sources on Sunday told CNN-IBN that the Ministry of Defence had uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014. According to information accessed by CNN-IBN, a conversation between the then Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh and defence minister...
  • More raids being conducted in corporate espionage scandal case 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police is conducting more raids at the premises of various private companies allegedly involved in the case. It is conducting raids at the Coal and Power ministries to uncover more evidence. The police have uncovered a crucial link in the investigation after it arrested an energy consultant...
  • Fishing vessel hits submarine, damages periscope during naval exercise 1 week ago

    Mumbai: In yet another naval accident, the periscope of submarine INS Sindhughosh was damaged when a fishing vessel hit it while a naval exercise was being held off the West coast. The incident took place on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. "In a minor incident off the West Coast of...
  • Pakistan 'terror' boat row: Coast Guard DIG Loshali apologises, may face court martial, say sources February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism for his remarks that he ordered the blowing up of the Pakistani boat, Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali has written to the Coast Guard High command apologising for his conduct. However, sources say that his apology is not being accepted and a full scale inquiry...
  • Coast Guard DIG's claim contradicts government's stand on Pak boat, Opposition sharpens attack February 19, 2015

    Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali is under fire for claiming to have ordered the blowing up of a Pakistani boat off the Porbandar coast on New Year's eve. Loshali's claim contradicted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who had said that the boat was loaded with explosives and...
  • Pak terror boat twist: Was there a cover-up by the Defence Ministry? February 18, 2015

    Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali on Tuesday rejected the report which said that he ordered to blow up a Pakistani boat which infiltrated into Indian waters. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 along the maritime border off...
  • Exclusive: Pakistani 'terror' boat intercepted, was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation February 18, 2015

    In yet another development in the explosion and sinking of a mysterious Pakistani boat in the Arabian Sea a few weeks ago, CNN-IBN accesses the exclusive details that the boat was carrying arms and ammunition was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Aero India show February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off South Asia's biggest air show in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The 10th Aero India show reflecting India's air prowess, is based on the theme 'Make in India'. Speaking at the event, Modi said a nation with a strong defence will be secure and will have...
  • Coast Guard DIG denies report, says he didn't order Pakistani boat to be blown up February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali on Tuesday rejected the report which said that he had ordered to blow up a Pakistani boat which had infiltrated into Indian waters. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 along...
  • Coast Guard DIG contradicts Defence Ministry, says he ordered Pakistani boat be blown up February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another development in the explosion and sinking of a mysterious Pakistani boat in the Arabian Sea a few weeks ago, the Deputy Inspector General of the Indian Coast Guard has contradicted Defence Ministry claims, saying he ordered the vessel be blown up. A Pakistani boat was...
  • SC critical of Centre for appealing against compensating farmers February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Government for filing appeals in several matters, particularly on issues relating to compensation to farmers on land acquisition. "You spend Rs 100 crores on Republic Day parade but when it comes to payment of compensation to farmers, you file appeals," a bench...
  • Defence Ministry debuts on Twitter February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: After shying away for years, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday debuted on Twitter and promised "authentic info and latest updates" in a bid to intensify its presence on social media. The official twitter account was started by the Ministry's Director General (Media and Communications) Sitanshu Kar under the...
  • Defence Ministry to decide on replacing IAF's 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence Ministry sources said the next meetings of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will deliberate...
  • Agni 5 Project Director moved out; alleges victimisation February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another controversy to hit DRDO, the project director of nuclear-capable Agni 5 missile programme RK Gupta has been moved out following which he has complained to the Defence Ministry alleging victimisation. While DRDO sources termed the transfer as "routine", the officer has alleged that he was singled...
  • One rank, one pension scheme will be rolled out soon, says Manohar Parrikar February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday assured the ex-servicemen of early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, saying his Ministry has fast-tracked the work on it. The assurance came when a 27-member delegation of the ex-servicemen called on Parrikar at Kota House, his residence for the...
  • DRDO Chief Avinash Chander sacked 15 months ahead of his contract term January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday removed Chief of top defence research organisation Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "approved the termination" of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31, an official notification...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • Defence ministry clears proposals worth Rs 4,500 crore December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence ministry on Wednesday cleared procurement proposals worth around Rs.4,500 crore, ministry sources said. The proposals were cleared by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the apex decision-making body in the ministry. The proposals include one for acquiring four survey vessels for the navy worth Rs.2,324 crore. The...
  • SC dismisses Defence Ministry appeals against disabled soldiers: Political executive loses opportunity to earn goodwill December 13, 2014

    The writer is former Indian Army Major Navdeep Singh. It is well known that the current political regime is proactive and deeply concerned about the welfare of men and women in uniform. It is also well documented that both the Prime Minister as well as the Defence Minister are sensitive...
  • India approves $2.6 billion mounted gun purchase, says official November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the Army at a cost of Rs 157.5 billion ($2.55 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said. India, already the world's largest arms importer, is in the midst of a $100 billion defence upgrade. In October, the new...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fires for Army's new artillery guns November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106...
  • DoT for commencing spectrum auction from February 23 November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Spectrum auction for mobile services is expected to start from February 23, a few days later than suggested by a ministerial group, according to official sources. The inter-ministerial group, formed to work out modalities for the next round of auction, had suggested February...
  • Manohar Parrikar travels in economy class, avoids Z security November 12, 2014

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would use the security cover only when necessary, and avoid using the special aircraft as far as possible. "I have not taken Z security cover in Goa. I would prefer to go around with minimum security. But in Delhi while travelling...
  • Manohar Parrikar meets three defence chiefs, says all procurement process will be transparent November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after taking charge of the Defence Ministry, Manohar Parrikar on Monday met all three service chiefs of armed forces. "All defence procurement process will be transparent but fast, that is my speciality," Parrikar said. Talking about the sinking of a torpedo recovery vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast...
  • IIT-B alumnus Manohar Parrikar sworn in as Cabinet Minister, likely to handle Defence Ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: From a RSS pracharak to a Union Minister, technocrat-turned politician Manohar Gopalkrishna Parrikar, a three-time Goa Chief Minister, is known for his administrative acumen and clean image to leave an indelible mark on the politics of the tiny state. A Mumbai IIT graduate in metallurgical engineering and among the...
  • Will continue to guide Goa government in policy decisions: Parrikar November 9, 2014

    Panaji: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said he has been asked by the BJP high command to guide the Laxmikant Parsekar-led state government, even after he takes over a bigger role at the Centre. "I will always be guiding Goa government. I may not interfere with the state...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post: sources November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Manohar Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister on Saturday. The 58-year-old submitted his resignation through fax to Governor Mridula Sinha. Sources have tipped that state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to be the next CM, even as a certain section of the Goa cabinet rooted for deputy CM...
  • Modi Cabinet to be expanded on Sunday, Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that he will give up charge of the Defence Ministry. Finance Minister Jaitley was given additional charge of Defence Ministry on May 16. Speaking at a book launch event in the national capital, Jaitley said, "When I took...
  • Race for Goa CM heats up, Parrikar downplays rebellion in party as 3 MLAs eye the post November 8, 2014

    Panaji: With the Union Cabinet expansion due on Sunday, Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who will be moving to the Centre to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's team, has played down the rebellion in the party over the tussle to take his post in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza...