Shashikant Sharma

  • Put behind 'unfortunate' 1962 war, China to India February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: China wants India to put behind the 1962 war as an "unfortunate" thing of the past and that the two countries should strengthen their military ties including formalising a border management pact under which their troops will not fire at each other. The Chinese assessment was conveyed to...
  • India, China agree to strengthen military ties January 15, 2013

    Beijing/New Delhi: Top defence officials from China and India met in Beijing on Monday and held talks on strengthening military ties. Xu Qiliang, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, met India's Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma, Xinhua reported. Sharma also met China's Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Qi Jianguo, said...
  • IndiaChina military ties top agenda for China visit January 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Resumption of military exercises between the armies of India and China will be high on agenda during the annual defence dialogue starting between the two countries in Beijing on Monday. Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma is heading a triservices delegation to China for twoday talks as part of the...
  • Defence Secretary to lead delegation to China next month December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma will lead a delegation to China next month to discuss the resumption of military exercises between the armed forces of the two countries. The Defenece Secretary will head a triservices delegation to China on January 1415 as part of the 5th Annual Defence Dialogue...
  • I have the right to retire with dignity: Army Chief January 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Secretary met Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday the and is believed to have expressed the government's displeasure at the leak of official communication on the matter related to his age controversy. During the meeting, Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma reportedly expressed unhappiness over the "unhealthy...
  • Army Chief's age row turns political January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: For a force that prides itself in being apolitical the Army Chiefs age row is now a fullfledged political battle. The BJP on Tuesday attacked the government for its 'failure' in handling the age matter of Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who has dragged the government to the...
  • Antony meets PM on Army Chief's action January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: With Army Chief VK Singh dragging the government to Supreme Court over his age issue, Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the matter. It was not clear as to what exactly transpired at the meeting, sources said. The meeting came a day after...