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...
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.
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.
India | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday October 23, 2013
The Defence Ministry has issued a final showcause notice to AgustaWestland before the impending cancellation of a controversial 3,600 crore contract for choppers for VVIPs including the Prime Minister.
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 22, 2013
Army has refused to provide responses on RTI applications received through recently introduced government website that enables citizens to file them online, saying it is a security threat.
India | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Wednesday October 9, 2013
Top UPA ministers are battling it out over a Rs 13,000 crore aircraft deal. Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has written a strongly-worded letter to Defence Minister AK Antony, complaining about the Indian Air Force's decision to not allow pub...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 2, 2013
A Joint Secretary in the Defence Ministry, Arun Kumar Bal, died today after suffering a heart attack.
Cities | Radhika Iyer | Wednesday September 25, 2013
Nearly 8000 IT professionals in the IT City have volunteered to be a part of the National Disaster Management Authority or NDMA's Civil Defence Wing, which is witnessing a gradual rise in enrollment. An initiative of the Union Home Ministry, the Wing...
Tuesday September 3, 2013
The sharp selloff came minutes after reports said the Russian defence ministry had detected two ballistic "objects" fired towards the eastern Mediterranean. The Russian embassy in Syria later said there were no signs of a missile attack or explosions...
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday September 2, 2013
India has rejected Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne's proposed visit to China, a move seen as New Delhi's bid to avoid a diplomatic overdrive at a time it is worried about increased Chinese aggression at the Line of Actual Control.
World | Agence-France Press | Sunday August 25, 2013
Japan scrambled fighter jets Sunday as a pair of Russian military planes flew along the nation's northern coastline, the defence ministry said.