DEFENCE

  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment Yesterday

    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...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • More raids being conducted in corporate espionage scandal case 1 week 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 February 22, 2015

    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...
  • US President Barack Obama's chopper to have India-made cabin February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: US President Barack Obama will soon fly in a new helicopter whose cabin has been made in India. US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky had entered into an agreement with TATA Advanced Systems in 2009 for the manufacture of cabins for the company's S-92 helicopters, which is used by a number...
  • 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...
  • Government okays plan for building 6 N-submarines, 7 frigates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: To bolster naval power, the government has cleared the indigenous construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear-powered submarines at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore. Defence sources said the decision was taken recently by the Cabinet Committee on Security. The decision to build the six...
  • Joe Biden attracts eyeballs as he leans on US Defence Secretary's wife, whispers in her ear February 19, 2015

    Washington: Here's the thing about impromptu moments in politics: Often they work, sometimes they fall flat, but occasionally they turn out downright awkward. Vice President Joe Biden learned that the hard way Tuesday - twice. Hosting a White House summit on violent extremism, Biden sought to draw a parallel between Minneapolis,...
  • Depleting numbers stretch IAF as Pakistan and China modernise their air force at a rapid pace February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner. A 2012 agreement to buy 126 Rafale fighters from France's Dassault Aviation has stalled due to a...
  • 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...
  • Bengaluru: Modi flags off South Asia's biggest Aero show, emphasises on need for strong defence industry 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...
  • Tatas see Rs 2,500 crore revenue from defence, aerospace in FY'15 February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: The Tata group on Tuesday said it is expecting over Rs 2,500 crore revenue from defence and aerospace sectors in the current financial year. "Defence and Aerospace is a focus area of the Tata group. Their expected revenue from the sector for FY'15 is over Rs 2,500 crore (over $400...
  • 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...
  • The India-US dialogues: Aspire for joint development in defence January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Emphasising the growth in defence cooperation between India and US, former US assistance secretary Vikram Singh on Saturday said defence cooperation happens at three levels - the strong leadership, people to take the deals forward and public and private sector partnership. While talking about US plans about Asia,...
  • Barack Obama's three days visit: Bolstering India-US defence ties January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Strengthening defence ties between India and the US will be an important point of discussion during President Barack Obama's visit to India from January 25-27. Defence ties between India and the US are the most stable dimension of the bilateral. Defence trade between the two countries stands...
  • Delhi: To ensure safety, Meru cab launches 'Meru eve' exclusively for women passengers January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Uber rape case last month Meru Cabs have launched Meru Eve in the capital. Painted in pink, white colour and exclusively for women passengers these cars boast of extra safety measures. The service has been launched with a fleet of 20 cars which will be expanded to...
  • Economic ties, defence deals to top the talks during Obama's India visit January 22, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will arrive in India on Sunday for the second time, to build on what he calls one of the 'defining relationships of the 21st Century'. Here are some key areas likely to be discussed during his visit: Strategic importance India's size, location, fast-growing economy and potential as a...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • Every fishing vessel in India's EEZ to be tracked: Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: The government is working on a "special mechanism" to track all vessels operating in India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. "Any vessel entering India's exclusive economic zone will be tracked through a special mechanism. Every fishing boat will be given an electronic identity...
  • 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...