Monday, Mar 02, 2015

PRANAV KULKARNI

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Rs 20,000-cr turnover target set for ordnance factories
Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Besides INDWF, Bharat Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh, All-India Defence Employees Federation too have been opposing the proposal.

Parrikar: 68 basic trainer aircraft to come from HAL, 38 from Pilatus
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

The matter pertains to a requirement of 181 basic trainer aircraft (BTA) for basic training of IAF pilots at Air Force Academy (AFA).

Armed Forces get a modest hike
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Under the Rs 94,588 crore capital expenditures that are likely to follow, the Army will be spending approximately Rs 26,300 crore on buying equipment.

Coast Guard responds with a Board of Inquiry and footage of a boat on fire
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Coast guard ordered a "board of inquiry" against DIG B K Loshali after finding his reply "unsatisfactory".

Air Chief Marshal Raha denies ‘human error’ claim
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

He said that the problems are being resolved and there are no plans of grounding the fleet

PM Modi makes ‘Make in India’ pitch at Aero India
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

PM Modi said reputation as the largest defence equipment importer is not what "we" would like to be.

Aero India: Firms from home, abroad to seek investment roadmap in defence sector
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

As many as 33 countries and 328 foreign and 295 Indian companies will take part.

J&K Chopper Crash: From airman, he rose to Major before tragic fall
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Major Tahir Khan's colleagues and an ex-boss took to social media to piece together the life of the “boy” who “lived and died for his dream, of flying”.

Two officers killed as Army chopper crashes in J&K
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The officers, a pilot and a co-pilot, who died in the crash have been identified as Lt Col Rajesh Gulati and Major Tahir Khan.

Off camera: At Maurya, Barack Obama jumps off the Beast to sweat it out at the gym
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Sources at the ITC Maurya said despite his high-profile commitments, the US President did not miss his daily workout at the gym.

J&K: Gallantry award-winning Army Colonel MN Rai killed in encounter with militants
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Colonel M M Rai, commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle at Mindora village of Tral.

Obama’s Republic Day outing: 2 hours 16 minutes
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

US President Barack Obama was in India for a 3-day visit where he was the chief guest for the Republic Day parade.

Defence: Focus on South China Sea and cooperation
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

The joint statement called for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in accordance with UNCLOS

This is big moment, Wing Commander Puja Thakur told herself, musn’t mess up
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Her family had indeed watched her with “pride”, Thakur said

In visiting team, Congressman with Gujarat roots
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Ami Bera is the only Indian-American member of Congress

Army’s pay cut decision for J&K floods upsets officers
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Some object on file, plan legal action; Army says decision not arbitrary.

108 minutes — duration of Barack Obama’s outing at Rajpath
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Defence ministry sources said there was “no official confirmation regarding Michelle’s presence” at the parade.

Govt mulls split in DRDO chief’s role, structural changes
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

The creation of two portfolios —one for DG R&D and other for SA to the Defence Minister — is still in conceptual stage, officials said.

Need a younger scientist to head DRDO: Manohar Parrikar
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

This govt has terminated the contract of DRDO chief Avinash Chander with effect from January 31.

Ousted ‘Agni man’ Avinash Chander oversaw many key projects
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Ousted DRDO chief led design, development of Agni missiles.

India, Pakistan exchange verbal fire
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

He also made it clear that for any dialogue to take place, Pakistan should first stop ceasefire violation and intrusion of terrorists.

Narendra Modi govt sacks DRDO chief 15 months ahead of his contract
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

PM Narendra Modi "approved the termination" of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31.

US-draw-down from Afghanistan will be felt in J&K: Army Chief Dalbir Singh
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

2014 saw the highest number of terrorists being neutralised in the state in recent years.

‘Our budget was stagnant for 5-6 yrs… This has been restored’, Avinash Chander, Director General,DRDO
Fri, Jan 09, 2015

'Purchasing powers were worse and fund for projects were not available, now this has been restored'.

Indian Coast Guard reveals op details: 23 crew members, 18-hour watch, LMG fire
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

Another Coast Guard ship, ICGS Samudra Prahari, will continue to scan the area for “at least one more day”, the official said.

Pakistan boat explosion: Occupants not smugglers but possible terrorists, says Parrikar
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

He said he would classify them as "suspected or possible terrorists" since they had committed suicide.

Pakistan boat explosion: Def Min prepares for a full internal review of wireless intercepts
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

The wreckage and the bodies would help investigators reach some conclusion about the intention.

Ceasefire violations: Pakistan firing kills 3 in J&K, triggers migrations
Sun, Jan 04, 2015

Pakistan again started mortar shelling and firing targeting civilian areas since 7 AM.

BRO to come under sole control of Defence Ministry
Thu, Jan 01, 2015

Sources said the Ministry of Surface Transport is more than relieved to let BRO be moved completely to MoD.

Tracking Transition 2014: Post election hope, ministries face challenge of delivering
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

After the election fuelled by hope, where the ministries stand, and what to expect?

Siachen: Army to start rapid induction of troops
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Presently, the acclimatisation takes place in two stages of six and four days at Leh and at higher altitudes.

‘Mountain corps is being armed by reserve equipment’
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

Vice-Chief of Army Staff is learnt to have told a parliamentary panel that the Army’s War Wastage Reserves is being “held”.

House panel pulls up MoD for lack of IAF squadrons
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

The IAF plans to induct two squadrons of LCA and 5 of MMRCA, besides additional Sukhoi squadrons.

‘IAF delay in accident probes cost Rs 1,420 cr’
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The finalisation of CoIs with respect of flying accidents should not take more than 9 months from the date of its constitution.

Teacher who saved many haunted by those left behind
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Tahira Qazi, the school’s principal, was among those killed in the attack.

INS Arihant begins sea trials
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Arihant has the ability to launch nuclear warheads from land, sea and air.