MANOHAR PARRIKAR

  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy 4 days ago

    Panaji: While Goa remained busy during the entire year for some reason or the other, the unexpected elevation of its Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the post of Defence Minister surprised many. Amid the discussion of ban on bikinis on the beaches, Goa's Transport Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar hogged limelight, after he...
  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar 5 days ago

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • Pakistan should reciprocate India's mature response to Peshawar incident: Manohar Parrikar 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said Pakistan should reciprocate the sense of maturity India has shown following the attack in Peshawar on a school. "We have shown our maturity and solidarity to the carnage that took place (in Peshawar) and expressed sympathy. India has shown a positive...
  • Granting bail to Lakhvi not right move: Defence Minister Parrikar 1 week ago

    A Pakistani anti-terror court on Thursday granted bail to top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander and 26/11 terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Along with Lakhvi six others - Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jamil Riaz, Younas Anjum, Jamil Ahmed, Mazhar Iqbal and Abdul Majid - had also filed applications for bail on...
  • 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...
  • Government mulling to legalise arms representatives: Manohar Parrikar December 13, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the government is planning to legalise representatives of various foreign arms companies in the country, for speedy purchase of military hardware. "We will allow company representatives. They will be middlemen. When I say middlemen it doesn't mean commission agents or 'dalals'. He will...
  • 'Strong response' needed to counter terror attacks: Manohar Parrikar December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after 11 security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the militants had come from Pakistan and India will have to give "strong response" to check such "blatant attempts". The Defence Minister, who visited Kashmir on Thursday, said a...
  • New government policy on 'representatives' for arms purchase, blacklisting December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Resolving to end perennial delays in arms procurement, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said government will unveil a "clear-cut" policy in January on engaging "representatives" for arms purchase and announce fresh norms to blacklist erring firms. Promising a raft of steps to speed up military procurement, Parrikar said...
  • J&K: Defence Minister, Army pay tribute to Uri terror attack martyrs December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A week after the deadly terrorist attack in the Uri sector of Jammu & Kashmir, the Army on Thursday paid tribute to the soldiers who were slain in the attack. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was also present for the ceremony in memory of the martyred soldiers. "The brave Army personnel's...
  • Welfare measures for armed forces to be fast-tracked: Manohar Parrikar November 30, 2014

    Panaji: Concerned over nearly 450 suicide cases reported in the armed forces in the last three years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said reasons for this are being investigated and that welfare measures for personnel will be fast-tracked. "This is a man management issue which needs to be resolved in...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • 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...
  • IFFI 2014: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar apologises for missing Rajinikanth's name at the opening ceremony November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who has now been appointed as union Defence Minister left fans and supporters of Rajinikanth a bit upset when he forgot to mention the megastar's name while he was mentioning the dignitaries who were present at the opening ceremony of 45th IFFI in...
  • 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...
  • Army has done justice in Kashmir: Manohar Parrikar November 14, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the Army had done justice by awarding life sentence to five soldiers for a fake gun battle in Kashmir that killed three civilians. "It goes to show that the Army punishes anyone who does not go by procedure," Parrikar told reporters on the...
  • 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...
  • Need to build defence capabilities over next 3 years: Manohar Parrikar November 12, 2014

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the country need not worry about Pakistan and China, but needed to build the defence capabilities over the next three years. Assuring that there would be transparency in the functioning of his ministry, he also said that crucial defence purchases would be...
  • Narendra Modi's clear message to his ministers: Perform or perish November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 new faces into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday and gave some of the newcomers important portfolios. Some of the ministers saw a change in their portfolios with a few getting charge of a relatively less important ones than what they...
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Is it old wine in new bottle? November 10, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers with 21 ministers taking oath on Sunday. Three BJP leaders and a Shiv Sena leader were inducted as Cabinet ministers while the rest 17 were sworn-in as MoS. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar declares assets worth Rs 3.5 crore November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is contesting Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh, has movable and immovable assets worth more than Rs 3.5 crore and liabilities of Rs 36.31 lakh, according to an affidavit filed by him on Monday. As per his affidavit, filed along with the nomination papers...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Newly-inducted ministers take charge November 10, 2014

    The ministers inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday took charge of their respective portfolios on Monday. ...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Will not allow country to be defenceless against enemies: Parrikar November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge of the country's most heavyweight portfolio on Monday said that he would not allow the country to be defenceless against its enemies. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, Parrikar said, "I was given my portfolio last...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from UP November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge as the Union Defence Minister on Monday filed his nomination papers for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Talking to the reporters after filing nomination papers, Parrikar said, "I am proud to have filed my nomination from Uttar...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 9, 2014

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  • Narendra Modi to chair first meeting of revamped Cabinet on Monday November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will chair the first meeting of the expanded Cabinet which will be followed by a meeting of Council of Ministers. "A Cabinet meeting would be held at 5:30 PM on Monday and will be followed by a meeting of the entire council of...
  • Manohar Parrikar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha on Monday November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is scheduled to file nomination for Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pardesh on Monday. Parrikar was inducted into the Union Cabinet on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi expanded his Council of Ministers. "I can confirm that I am going Lucknow in...