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  • 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...
  • India will give a befitting reply to end Pakistan proxy war, says Manohar Parrikar January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar sent a tough message to Pakistan and said if Islamabad does not end its proxy war, then India will give a befitting reply and added that results of counter-operations will be visible in next six months. Parrikar said, "We want peace with Pakistan but they cannot...
  • Special focus on defence sector at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, 11 MoUs signed January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat rolled out the red carpet for global business leaders who brainstormed and pledged investment in the state at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit but the special focus was on defence. Other areas of focus in the three-day event were health, food security and climate change. Eleven MoUs were signed in...
  • Delhi poll: BJP to rope in Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand CMs for campaign January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: To counter Aam Aadmi Party's claim of representing the common man, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to rope in for campaigning in Delhi the newly-elected chief ministers of Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra who have risen from the grassroots to project them as the "real aam aadmi". During the...
  • Defence procurement policy will be industry friendly: Manohar Parrikar January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Government on Sunday said it will come up with industry friendly defence procurement policy with a view to attracting overseas and domestic investment for manufacture of equipment in the country. "Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2015 will have an industry friendly approach for the defence production,"...
  • Three BJP CMs make strong pitch for party in Delhi Assembly elections January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly-elected BJP chief ministers of Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra on Saturday came together to ask Delhiites to vote the party into power in the upcoming Assembly polls so that its government here could join hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Centre. The trio, who were termed...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • Modi to kickstart BJP poll campaign on January 10, to hold 12 rallies in Delhi January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address over a dozen rallies in the capital ahead of assembly polls likely in February, sources in the party said, adding that the focus would be on the over six million residents of the city's unauthorised colonies who have now got...
  • Bombed Pakistani boat was not for smuggling, had terror links: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Pakistani boat was intercepted and blew up near the Porbander coast, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar echoed the coast guard's statements that the boat did not belong to smugglers but had terror links. He said that the route taken by the boat was not a regular...
  • Pakistan doesn't seem to learn any lesson: Parrikar January 1, 2015

    As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continued unabated, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson. ...
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  • Pakistan doesn't like to stay quiet even on New Year day: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar January 1, 2015

    Bengaluru: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continued unabated, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson. "Pakistan does not like to stay quiet even on New Year day. They started (cross-border) firing at 12:30 pm and don't seem to learn (any) lesson," Parrikar said...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, BSF soldier killed December 31, 2014

    Jammu: In the second ceasefire violation in the past 24 hours, Pakistani Rangers fired on a BSF patrol party along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing a soldier and injuring another. There was heavy firing by Pakistan on a patrolling party of BSF along IB in...
  • Top Haryana IAS officer blames land mafia for his transfer December 31, 2014

    Gurgaon: Haryana government is in the dock yet after Commissioner of Gurgaon division and senior IAS officer Pradeep Kasni alleged that he has been transferred from the state under pressure from the land mafia. Kasni has claimed that the land mafia operating in Gurgaon and parts of the National Capital...
  • Government allows BEML to supply spare parts for Tatra trucks, assures changes in Defence Procurement Policy December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big bang announcement just before the end of the year, the government gave conditional approval for defence deals with banned firms and also assured changes in the Defence Procurement Policy to legalise representatives from foreign defence firms by mid February. and partially lifted the ban...
  • 'One-rank one-pension' scheme before next budget: Manohar Parrikar December 26, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget. "One-man one-pension policy will be implemented. We are right now working on its detailing," Parrikar said. The implementation has lot of financial implications which are being worked out,...
  • Manohar Parrikar's high jump, mining ban, bikini issue kept Goa busy December 21, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...