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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.

A P J Abdul Kalam: Fond memories of the man behind the missile, shared by his ‘funny guys’
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

When Kalam took over as DRDO chief, the indigenous content in the missile systems was 30 per cent. Aatre says Kalam convinced the government that DRDO would reverse that to 70 per cent.

Abdul Kalam was a visionary scientist, firm believer in God: Former ISRO scientist
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday was a staunch believer in God, according to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

Defence Ministry pulls up Navy for leaving HR spot open for 4 months
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Vice chief officiating as Chief Of Personnel since March

Demand for OROP: ‘Blade-runner’ D P Singh to continue his fight
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Singh, who lost his right leg while fighting the 1999 Kargil War, will spend the next two hours trying to put on his prosthetic limb.

Dornier’s black box sent to US to retrieve data
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Dornier aircraft crashed off the coast of Tamil Nadu on June 8 killing three Coast Guard personnel onboard.

Foreign funds hit a low in defence sector
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Statistics reveal that despite having promoted defence as one of the prime sectors under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the sector has contributed zero per cent of the total FDI inflow in the country.

Drone maker says not sold to any government, it’s for events
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Hours after the Pakistani claim Wednesday, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force had denied that any of their drones had crashed or had been shot down.

DRDO reshuffles its HR bosses
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

The decision is in tune with the defence ministry’s intention to transform the HR department of DRDO.

One issue, two voices: UPA government opposed OROP four years ago
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The department of pensions pointed out that revised pay structures brought parity in pensions of jawans before and after 2006.

Parrikar’s statement reflects India’s strategy to support terrorism against neighbour: Pak armed forces magazine
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Inter Services Public Relations has in its in- house propaganda magazine stated that Parrikar’s comments add a “new dimension” to the existing “low intensity conflict threat” their country has been dealing with.

Behind One Rank One Pension scheme delay, worry about small hike for jawans
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

MoD sources said that the main reason behind the delay is the minuscule increase that jawans may get if OROP is implemented in its present form.

Naxal-hit states: Centre likely to increase number of NCC units
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The idea is to bring youngsters into the mainstream,” said an official of the defence ministry.

OROP protests enter 2nd week
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The protesters have already boycotted the public functions organised by the Central government, including World Yoga Day on Sunday

Jaguar Fighter Crash: Sixth case in four yrs, IAF fleet grounded
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

A Standing Committee of Parliament had, in April, raised concerns about the frequency of crashes of IAF’s fighter jets.

Week On, Just A Weak Signal
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Pranav Kulkarni describes where the hunt for the missing Dornier lies.

One Rank, One Pension: Military veterans slam Modi, bureaucrats
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The protesters said no representative from the government had visited the military veterans to deter them from protesting.

Myanmar strike: Seven dead bodies recovered, less than a dozen injured, say official sources
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Impact on insurgents less than earlier estimates; target was one camp in Onzia and two in Ponyo; NSCN (K) leader, 40 cadres fled camp before strike.

Myanmar cross-border strike: Army and Government don’t rule out more such operations
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

NSA Doval to visit Myanmar; UAV missions from Imphal identified camps; envoy meets officials in Nay Pyi Taw.

Precision that only ‘practice’ could ensure
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Army sources said the men involved in the operation were equipped with small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives “sufficient to carry on the operation”.