Dadri lynching was unfortunate, trying to move family to IAF area, says Air chief Arup Raha
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Injured youth wanted to join IAF, says brother.

Chinese flying ops in Tibet have increased, but no need to worry: Air chief Arup Raha
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Arup Raha expressed hope that the Rafale contract between India and France would be signed before December.

Wavemaker: INS Kochi
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

The warship incorporates new design concepts for stealth, and has a very large component of indigenous combat suite.

With eye on one rank one pension, Navy officers seek higher grade pay
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

What forms the backdrop of this demand is a 2013 Supreme Court verdict that quashed differential treatment to “time-scale” captains and select grade captains.

OROP: Why ex-servicemen continue to protest
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

The definition of OROP accepted by the government in Parliament has equal pension for officers retiring in the same rank with equal length of service.

To prevent corruption, smaller defence deals brought under ‘integrity pact’
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The ministry’s step comes in the backdrop of the government’s ongoing effort to amend the DPP 2013.

Promotion board: Army officer claims ‘unfair’ delay in results
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

He further added that while the Army recommended him for promotion to the rank of a Lt General, his file was stuck with the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Machil encounter: Convicts challenge court martial verdict
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Abbas Hussain, the Territorial Army jawan who was convicted, appealed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Prasanna Edayilliam hopes Navy is listening: My uniform, my weight intact, I am ready to go back
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

On September 4, acting on a petition filed by Edayilliam and 16 others, the Delhi High Court said women officers serving in the Navy should be offered permanent commissions once they complete their short service stints.

LAC stand-off Indian, Chinese commanders hold meetings
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

While the Chinese side was represented by senior colonels, the Indian side was represented by General Officer Commanding, 3 Infantry Division, and Brigade commander, 70 Infantry Brigade.

700 NDA cadets fall sick due to food poisoning, inquiry ordered
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

The NDA has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the matter and has decided to test samples of “rajma curry” and “egg curry” and other food items served for lunch.

Machil fake encounter case: Army confirms life sentences for its six army personnel
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

Army’s Northern Command on Monday confirmed the life sentences of six army personnel, including two army officers in the 2010 Machil fake encounter case.

Before Army commander intervened, only 5 were convicted
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The case dates back to April 2010, when three youths from Nadihal village near Baramulla were lured by jawans, who promised them porter jobs with the Army.

Relay Hunger strike on: Want One Rank One Pension order in writing
Mon, Sep 07, 2015

According to the veterans, 46 per cent of ex-servicemen are PMRs. The clause to exclude the PMRs from OROP, if applied, would have slashed the OROP budget by 50 per cent.

Modi govt announces OROP, fails to win over protesting veterans
Sun, Sep 06, 2015

Ex-Servicemen reject five-year revisions as well as exclusion of early retirees from the announced OROP.

Ask Army to vacate land for Navy Headquarters: Urban Ministry
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Ministry of Urban Development writes to the Defence Ministry to work out a solution.

OROP row: Veterans ready to accept revision in 2 years, not 5
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Speaking earlier at a press conference at Jantar Mantar, the veterans attacked the government saying that the agitation had shattered the steel frame that the IAS lobby created within the government for years.

SC rejects Army appeal against promotion of Major General
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

The ban on Dalbir Singh was imposed by former army chief and currently a minister of state, V K Singh, during the former’s tenure as 3 Corps commander in Dimapur.

OROP demand: Ex-servicemen explore option to move court
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The organisers of the protest ruled out any likelihood of exploring legal option “for the moment”.

OROP row: Veterans walk out of meet with Army chief Dalbir Singh
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Meanwhile, two other veterans were admitted to the hospital Thursday after their health condition deteriorated due to the hunger strike.

Defence deals: Panel bats for partial ban, hints at space for middlemen
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

In its recommendations, the committee also hinted at a possible space for middlemen, besides urging the government to look at Indian private sector with trust to boost Make In India.

OROP: Veterans reject two new offers
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Sources said that the government wants 2011 to be the base year besides no three per cent annual increase. The government also wants payment to begin from April 1, 2015 as against the agreed date of April 1, 2014.

PMO wanted OROP on Independence Day, talks failed: V P Malik
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

In an email to former Navy chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Malik wrote that the PMO had called him on August 10 to “resolve the issue” so that OROP could be announced on “15th of August”.

Why Committee of Parliament is upset with the state of Defence
Fri, Aug 21, 2015

The Standing Committee on Defence highlighted several shortcomings that need immediate attention.

OROP: PMO steps in, Army Chief reaches out to protesting ex-servicemen
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Joint Commissioner of Police MK Meena said, "August 14 incident will not be repeated. We are here to provide them security. We respect the Army men. It's because of them we can roam freely."

Amid govt’s push for NCC expansion, DG flags ‘dilapidated’ infrastructure
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The issue was discussed at a conference of top NCC commanders on February 18.

Prime Minister Modi returns to Red Fort with report card, calls for ‘Start-up India, Stand up India’
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

‘Don’t yield space to poison of caste, frenzy of communalism... overpower them with nectar of development’

Narendra Modi reaches out to kids, leaves officials surprised
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Narendra Modi stopped his cavalcade to reach out to the over 700 students on Saturday.

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech: No announcement on OROP, ex-defence personnel threaten to step up agitation
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

‘We will target Bihar polls — go to constituencies and tell voters about BJP’s record of keeping promises,’ said Narendra Modi.

Independence Day speech: Modi’s enthusiasm had fewer takers this year
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Most of Modi's one and a half hour speech was devoted to giving a report card of his government's 15-month rule, specially about the programmes he had announced last year

Committed to OROP, technicalities being worked out: Government
Sat, Aug 15, 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The government is committed to OROP. Only arithmetic translation of the principle is being worked out.”

Govt rapped over shortage of basic items for soldiers
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The Standing Committee on Defence pulled up the Defence Ministry over the lack of basic items for soldiers guarding Indian frontiers.

Rafale deal talks run into rough weather
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

France wants ‘Egypt deal’ price as new benchmark; offset clause another bone of contention

Relief for Navy officer as AFT stays court martial sentence
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

In March, Mahesh Birajdar was convicted by a Navy Court Martial for embezzlement of funds during the World Parachuting Championship in Paris in 2008.

3 survive accident only to die: snakebite killed one; electrocution, fall killed two
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The Kamayani Express was the first to derail, followed by the Janata Express. While a large part of the Kamayani Express had managed to cross the bridge, the Janata Express engine still lay on the bridge.

As coach slipped into waters, he called father: We won’t meet again
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

11 of family among 29 dead after two trains derail at night in Madhya Pradesh.