DEFENCE

  • Aim to be first to respond to crises in neighbourhood: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As India launched 'Operation Maitri' to support the quake-relief efforts in Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the aim of the government is to be the first to respond to any crisis in the neighbourhood and to do so in a "quick span of time". He...
  • India rescues 546 people from Nepal, death toll 1,800 9 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in 80 years, leaving nearly 1,800 people dead, Indian Air Force (IAF) planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens. The first Indian Air Force plane to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including...
  • Pacheco case: Panaji court issues warrant to search Manohar Parrikar's Delhi residence 3 days ago

    Panaji: A local court on Wednesday issued a warrant to search Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's official residence in Delhi to trace former Goa minister Francisco 'Miccky' Pacheco who is reported to be absconding for a fortnight since his conviction in a 2006 assault case. The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Bosco Roberts,...
  • Delhi High Court seeks response from Ministry of Defence on replacement of INSAS rifles 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a petition seeking replacement of the INSAS rifles with modern firearm in active service in military and the para-military. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw asked the MoD...
  • New Delhi Municipal Council to impart self-defence training to women employees 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of rising incidents of crime against women, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to impart self-defence training to its female employees. "The civic body's security department and the workers union is organising a 10-day self-defence training programme for women employees," a senior NDMC official said. "The...
  • Defence forces evacuate 5-day-old baby from war-torn Yemen April 10, 2015

    Kochi: In an another act of heroism by the defence forces during the Yemen evacuation operations, a five day old baby was air lifted on Thursday. The baby was among the last batch of people to be evacuated from the war-torn Yemen. The baby girl was brought back to Kochi...
  • PM Modi reaches France, to hold talks with Hollande on civil nuclear, defence, trade ties April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in France on Thursday night, the first destination of his three-nation tour. During his four-day stay, Modi will hold talks with President Francois Hollande and meet business leaders. The focus of the talks will be civil nuclear, defence and trade. The two leaders are also...
  • China says there's a 'huge dispute' with India over Arunachal Pradesh and it's an 'undeniable fact' April 9, 2015

    Beijing: China on Thursday said its "huge dispute" with India over Arunachal Pradesh is an "undeniable fact" even as it echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's views that the two countries should create favourable conditions for a mutually-acceptable settlement of the vexed boundary issue. "There is a huge dispute in the eastern...
  • India giving befitting reply to militants: Manohar Parrikar April 8, 2015

    Kanpur: Claiming that there has been a decline in the number of infiltration bids along the Indo-Pak border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country is giving a befitting reply to militants and this year around 30 insurgents have been killed in encounters. "India has started giving a befitting...
  • Lapsed tenders hurt Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, Defence Ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his drive to wean the country off imported arms. Executives cited unrealistic quality demands from a military...
  • India's missile interceptor fails in 10th test April 7, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's ballistic missile interceptor failed on its tenth test on Monday, being unable to reach its target, a senior defence official said. The indigenous Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was fired from Wheeler Island off the coast in Odisha's Bhadrak district, about 170 km from here, but plummeted into...
  • India will export defence material, train military personnel of 38 countries: Manohar Parrikar March 23, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said India was planning to export defence materials and training military personnel of at least 38 countries. "At least 38 countries are sending their defence personnel for training in India. We are encouraging them. We are giving them more slots. We are also...
  • Over 58 lakh outlived bullets not yet disposed by police: CAG March 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: Over 58 lakh bullets which had outlived their shelf life were yet to be disposed off by the Punjab's Home Affairs department despite Defence Ministry's clarification, saying ammunition whose prescribed life was over should not be used, a CAG report said. In its report on social, general and economic sectors,...
  • Former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar refutes charges of deriving benefits from AgustaWestland scam middleman Michel March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Refuting claims of any involvement in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, Air Marshal (Retd) Gautam Nayyar said that he has done no wrong and is ready to face any enquiry. "I have not been a party to any wrongdoing while in Service and subsequently after retirement. I further state that...
  • Saudi Arabia outpaces India to become top defence importer: Report March 9, 2015

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said on Sunday in a report. The US continues to be the top defence exporter followed by Russia, France and the UK,...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra March 1, 2015

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  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment March 1, 2015

    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 February 28, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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...