MANOHAR PARRIKAR

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 1 week ago

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 1 week ago

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  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Parrikar backs Narendra Modi's deal to buy 36 Rafale jets, says it's good for India 1 week ago

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has come out strongly in defence of the Rafale fighter jet deal with France signed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an interview with IBN7, Parrikar said that deal has been signed for 36 Rafale fighters which is good for the country as defence purchases...
  • Centre scraps $20 billion MMRCA deal for 126 Rafale jets for IAF, LCA Tejas to replace MiG-21 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a surprising decision which is likely to have a major impact on the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre has scrapped the $20 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal for purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets which was negotiated by the previous United Progressive Alliance government....
  • Border rail network deal to be signed in two weeks: Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the Defence and Railway ministries will sign an MoU in the next two weeks for expansion of rail network in border areas. "(Railway Minister) Suresh Prabhu and I have already discussed the issue. I have received a call from Prabhu's office that the...
  • Indian Railways to build station near Chinese border April 11, 2015

    Panaji: Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. "A draft of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) is ready and will be signed soon," Parrikar said, adding he has spoken in detail about the project to Railway...
  • News 360: Naxals strike again, 7 policemen killed, 12 others injured in Chhattisgarh April 11, 2015

    Seven policemen were killed while 10 others were injured in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. ...
  • Digvijaya Singh mocks Modi government, says PM buying fighter jets and Defence Minister fish April 11, 2015

    NEw Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday mocked Narendra Modi government's mantra 'Minimum government and maximum governance'. The remarks came at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in on a three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada. Singh tweeted, "When PM was buying fighter aircrafts in France...
  • IAF will induct Rafale fighter jets within 2 years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a new Rafale fighter deal with France. He said Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) within a span of two years. India has decided to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in...
  • Over 1,000 Indians evacuated from Yemen on Monday, several still stranded April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry on Monday said 1000 more Indians stuck in Yemen have been evacuated. 574 left Sana'a on three flights, while 479 were evacuated on board INS Mumbai from Al Hudaydah. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said all major evacuations will be complete by Monday evening. But many...
  • All Indians to be brought back from Yemen by Monday evening: Manohar Parrikar April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Almost all Indians would be evacuated from strife-torn Yemen by Monday evening, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said as he praised the Navy for facilitating safe return of people from the Arab country where fighting is raging between security forces and Houthi rebels. "Almost all Indians would be evacuated from the...
  • Two Goa BJP MLAs hope Manohar Parrikar will be PM March 23, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a resolution congratulating former chief minister Manohar Parrikar who was elevated as defence minister last year, even as two BJP MLAs hoped the BJP stalwart will become prime minister in future. "We should not be surprised if we see Parrikar as prime minister...
  • 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...
  • India wants friendly relations with neighbours: Parrikar March 22, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Advocating a larger role for India in the Indian Ocean region, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said India was building good relations with its neighbours and at the same time increasing its strength. "I believe that I should have very good, strong relations with my neighbours and I am...
  • Armed forces face shortage of over 52,000 personnel March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian armed forces are faced with a shortage of over 52,000 personnel, including 11,000 officers, as measures like improved pay structure were being put in place to check attrition, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. Army is grappling with the maximum shortage of 33,998 personnel, including 9,642...
  • 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...
  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad says it will arrange reconversions in Goa if people want February 27, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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...