MANOHAR PARRIKAR

  • MoD uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014; AK Antony refuses to comment 2 days 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...
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad says it will arrange reconversions in Goa if people want 4 days ago

    Panaji: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday said it would "facilitate" reconversions in Goa if the local people wanted it. "Thousands of years ago, Hindus in Goa were converted to Christianity. If they want to come back and if they contact VHP, we will facilitate their return to Hinduism," said Dada...
  • Coast Guard DIG Loshali who claimed to have ordered Pak boat be blown off, shunted out 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali, who had contradicted the government's version on the explosion on board a Pakistani vessel, has been removed as the Chief of Staff at Northwest region and attached to their zonal headquarters. This has been done as a Board of Inquiry (BoI) is on...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 1 week ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • France to holds talks with India to rescue Rafale fighter jets deal for IAF 1 week ago

    New Delhi: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Tuesday to salvage a deal to supply 126 Dassault fighter jets that has stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Under the terms of the contract, 18 of the...
  • Congress cornered on Pakistani boat issue, says Manohar Parrikar February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday took a dig at the Congress over its raising questions on government's version on an intruding Pakistani boat intercepted off the Gujarat coast on December 31 last year and said the opposition party took a stand which put it in a corner. Parrikar...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 18, 2015

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  • News 360: Video nails Coast Guard DIG, seen boasting 'we blew off the Pakistan' boat February 18, 2015

    The Indian Express on Wednesday released the video showing Indian Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claiming that he ordered the Pakistani boat which was near the Indian maritime border be blown off. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 18, 2015

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  • India to take the final call on $12 billion Rafale fighter jet deal for IAF only after March February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: India will decide on the fate of a long-delayed deal for 126 Dassault(AVMD.PA) Rafale fighter jets only after March, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. The ministry's Contract Negotiations Committee (CNC) should report back by early March, Parrikar told a media conference at the Aero India airshow in Bengaluru. He...
  • Government orders probe against Coast Guard DIG for claiming to have blown off the Pakistani boat February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Soon after The Indian Express released the video of Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali's claiming that he ordered a Pakistan boat that was allegedly involved in some illicit transaction be blown off, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took some tough questions on the issue from reporters but maintained that he...
  • 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...
  • Goa: Voting begins for Panaji bypoll February 13, 2015

    Panaji: Polling for the Panaji Assembly seat bye-election began on Friday at 8 AM with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar among the first few to cast his vote. The bypoll was necessitated following the resignation of the former Goa Chief Minister Parrikar. Parrikar cast his vote at a booth in the heart...
  • 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...
  • Random blacklisting creates supply-chain problems, says Manohar Parrikar February 7, 2015

    Hyderabad: Indiscriminate blacklisting of companies supplying defence products over "small issues" may create supply-chain problems for the armed forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said but insisted that "serious crimes" should not go unpunished. "You cut down your options by indiscriminate blacklisting. I am not saying blacklisting should not...
  • 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...
  • Army taking precautions to check casualties, says Manohar Parrikar January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he has instructed the Army to ensure that there are no casualties in the force "as far as possible" during operations against terrorists and it has been taking necessary precautions. Parrikar, who visited the family of Col MN Rai - killed in...
  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...
  • Did some of our former PMs compromise national security? January 23, 2015

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might be...
  • Congress asks Parrikar to apologise for alleging ex-PM's role in compromising national security January 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Objecting to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that a former Prime Minister compromised India's assets on national security, the Congress on Friday demanding the Minister to clarify his statement. "Such a statement should not be made without evidence. The Defence Minister should apologise for his statement," Congress leader...
  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, alleges Manohar Parrikar January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, says Manohar Parrikar January 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • 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...
  • No link between terrorist infiltration bid and Barack Obama's visit, says Manohar Parrikar January 19, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. "The reports of terrorists trying to infiltrate from across the border are unnecessarily linked with Obama's visit. From the information given...
  • IAF gets first Tejas light combat aircraft January 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Thirty-two years after the project was sanctioned, the first indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) on Saturday was handed over by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to the IAF, a red letter day for Indian defence and aerospace sector. The handover signals the start of a process of induction of the...
  • India well prepared to thwart possible terror attack: Manohar Parrikar January 15, 2015

    New Delhi/Nagrota: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said India is "well prepared" to thwart any possible terror attack in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that strikes could be carried out on "soft targets" in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in January. "They (terrorists) may try...
  • Manohar Parrikar says Chander removed to pave way for young person January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending the controversial termination of DRDO chief Avinash Chander, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he had recommended that a younger person should hold the post. "I had recommended that this position should not be held by a person on contract. We should introduce in scientific world, slightly...
  • Sacked DRDO Avinash Chander continues to attend office, PM unhapphy with delay in projects January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Sacked unceremoniously as Defence Research and Development Organisation chief, top missile scientist Avinash Chander has refused to comment. Sources say Chander has been sacked as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy over delay in key defence projects handled by the agency. Government on Tuesday removed Chander, 15 months...