Defence Ministry

  • Slow pace of buying new ships and weapons: Defence Minister June 24, 2014

    The union budget will be presented on the 10th of July meanwhile Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has called for a need to expedite the process of decision making to enhance the sector. Jaitley said the government would take a "considered decision" on the deal for procuring 126 combat aircraft, which...
  • Watch: What VK Singh earlier told CNBC on FDI in defence May 30, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government mulls 100 per cent FDI in Defence, Minister of State and former Army Chief VK Singh had spoken earlier to Shereen Bhan, to say that the focus should not be on FDI but to become self-sufficient by boosting the country's defence manufacturing capabilities. ...
  • MoD must act upon allegations against General VK Singh: Khurshid September 20, 2013

    Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said the allegations against former Army chief General VK Singh are very serious and some kind of action must be taken. He said it is for the Defence Ministry to reflect on and then act upon it. ...
  • FTP: Are peaceniks being edged out of the Indo-Pakistan 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 U-turn and blamed the Pakistan Army for the "brutal" and "unprovoked" act. ...
  • LoC killings: BJP demands apology from Antony over statement August 7, 2013

    The killing of five Indian soldiers by Pakistan Army continued to rock Parliament on Wednesday. The BJP leadership in a concerted attack cornered the Defence Minister blaming him for providing an alibi to Islamabad and demanding that AK Anthony give an explanation. The government hit back insisting BJP's attack is...
  • 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. ...
  • Uttarakhand monsoon fury: Pictures of devastation June 20, 2013

    Hours after horror began, Uttarakhand's natural disaster is still unfolding. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: What are the challenges that lie ahead? June 20, 2013

    The floods in the state of Uttarakhand have claimed over 150 lives. More than 50,000 people are stranded in the hill state awaiting search teams which have been launched by the Indo Tibetan Border Police and Army. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Many rescued, thousands still stranded June 20, 2013

    More than 15,000 people have been rescued from the flood hit state. Thousands are still stranded in different parts of Uttarakhand. ...
  • The Last Word: Will chopper deal lead to another setback for defence procurement programme? February 18, 2013

    The government is non-committal on axing the AgustaWestland deal. While External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the showcause notice was just the first step, he indicated the government may not go all the way. ...
  • President can only be questioned: Prashant Bhushan February 15, 2013

    Prashant Bhushan said that President Pranab Mukherjee and the governors accused in the AgustaWestland deal face immunity but can definitely be questioned by the CBI. ...
  • DRDO refutes secret audit report, says will file its response August 14, 2012

    A top secret audit of DRDO ordered by Defence Minister AK Antony himself has revealed that the country's premier body for defence research has allegedly spent crores of rupees on technology without any positive outcome. ...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI unlikely to file chargesheet today July 3, 2012

    It's been over 17 months since the central probe agency registered the FIR naming 14 people. ...
  • We welcome China-ASEAN talks: AK Antony on South China Sea June 2, 2012

    Defence Minister AK Antony has called for a need to revive the concept of open seas. ...
  • President's son clarifies Pune land deal April 13, 2012

    President Pratibha Patil's son, Rajendra Shekhawat said on Friday that the land will not remain in the President's possession forever. ...
  • The Last Word: Is petition against next army chief justified? April 5, 2012

    A former Naval Chief and former Chief Election Commissioner have moved a petition in the SC challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Army Chief. ...
  • FTN: Is reporting on any controversy in the Army seen as anti-national? April 5, 2012

    The Prime Minister and the Defence Ministry have rubbished the report in The Indian Express on 'suspicious' movement of Army troops calling it 'alarmist' and 'totally baseless'. ...
  • Army units movement story based on facts: Shekhar Gupta April 4, 2012

    The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta said that the government's denial on the newspapers' report is outdated. ...
  • Report about bugging is absolutely baseless: Antony March 2, 2012

    On February 16th, the Defence Ministry raised an alarm about a possible bug that was found inside AK Antony's office. ...
  • Age dilemma resolved amicably: Gen Singh's counsel February 10, 2012

    Puneet Bali, the counsel for General VK Singh in the age row, said on Friday that the matter had been resolved very gracefully. "It is a victory for everybody. This matter has been resolved very gracefully." He said that it was very hurting to see "certain sections" reporting that the...
  • Age row: Won't approach courts yet, says Army Chief January 5, 2012

    Sources claimed the government was working out a compromise that could be a face saver to both the sides in the row. ...
  • UK defence ministry confirms Prince Harry's in Afghanistan February 29, 2008

    London: From a soldier returning home, to one who's in the line of fire and also third in line to the British throne.Prince Harry has been serving with his unit in Afghanistan since December and Britain's ministry of defense has confirmed that. ...