Wednesday December 11, 2013
BHP Billiton Ltd, the world's largest miner, in October said it has exited nine out of its 10 oil and gas exploration projects in India as it could not start operations for want of defence approval.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 7, 2013
Indian officials will examine alleged middleman Guido Haschke in the VVIP chopper scam during the ongoing proceedings of the case in an Italian court on December 13, Defence Ministry sources today said.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh (with PTI inputs) | Saturday December 7, 2013
An Italian court yesterday allowed Indian authorities to question alleged middleman Guido Hashcke in the chopper scam case. However, sources have told NDTV that a team from the Ministry of Defence refused to question him. The reason behind their refu...
World | Reuters | Friday December 6, 2013
An al Qaeda-linked group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on Yemen's defence ministry that killed at least 52 people.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 6, 2013
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into the Yemeni defence ministry complex yesterday, killing 52 people.
World | Reuters | Thursday December 5, 2013
At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded on Thursday in a bomb attack and gun battles at Yemen's Defence Ministry compound in Sanaa, a military source told Reuters.
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Once the proud and feared queen of the high seas, retired aircraft carrier Vikrant is set to be re-auctioned by the defence ministry after attempts to maintain it as a museum have failed, a top navy official said on Tuesday.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 3, 2013
Sangrur MP Vijay Inder Singla requested Jitendra Singh to play a leading role in setting up such institutes in every state and for establishing a Sports University with a strategic tie-up between the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Youth Affai...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday November 27, 2013
AgustaWestland has submitted its reply to the Indian Defence Ministry's final show cause notice in the VVIP chopper deal and the Ministry is expected to take a final decision on the contract soon, said informed sources.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 27, 2013
Two unarmed U.S. B-52 bombers on a training mission flew over disputed islands in the East China Sea without informing Beijing, defying China's declaration of a new airspace defence zone and raising the stakes in a territorial standoff.
India | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday November 26, 2013
As the race for the Indian Ocean region heats up with India, China and the United States trying to dominate the region, South Block is all set to hand over the controls of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) - India's strategic outpost in the Bay o...
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
French Special Forces have killed the second-in-command of the veteran Islamist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar in an operation in Mali's northern region of Tessalit, security sources said on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Tuesday November 19, 2013
AgustaWestland has not been contacted by India's defence ministry over the possible cancellation of a helicopter deal, the company's parent group, Italy's Finmeccanica, said on Tuesday.
India | Reuters | Tuesday November 19, 2013
India may cancel a scandal-tainted chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland, prejudging the outcome of a meeting on Wednesday between company executives and Defence Ministry officials to discuss the contract, three sources said.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday November 15, 2013
The Defence Ministry has rejected former Army Chief General VK Singh's plea to get a copy of an Army report on the activities of the controversial Technical Support Division (TSD), set up during his tenure.
Thursday November 14, 2013
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting on September 19 had approved the proposal of Indian Rotorcraft, which is a joint venture between Tata Sons (74 per cent) and AugustaWestland (26 per cent).
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 12, 2013
Spread across 61 hectares into two villages in Nagpur, the NIDR will be equipped to conduct live simulation exercises.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 30, 2013
Pakistan's defence ministry said Wednesday US drone strikes in the country's tribal areas have killed 67 civilians since 2008, a surprisingly low figure given previous casualty estimates.
India | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday October 30, 2013
Defence minister AK Antony played down on Wednesday the prospects of a speedy conclusion to contract negotiations with France's Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 126 Rafale fighter jets.
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday October 24, 2013
In the latest incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani soldiers opened fire from across the border in Akhnoor sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Eight people have been injured in heavy firing that is on in three different locations.