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Siachen avalanche: Air pocket under 35 feet of snow kept him alive
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Army sources said Hanumanthappa was detected with the help of a radar, but rescue teams had little hope of “discovering him alive”.

Soldier battles for life after Siachen miracle, next 24-48 hours critical
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

The condition of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried in snow for six days after the avalanche in Siachen, remains critical, according to the medical bulletin.

Life at the highest battlefield in the world, Siachen is a cold war at its coldest
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

The miraculous survival of the jawan and the incident itself, has generated a debate on the tough conditions close to 3000- 4000 men belonging to three battalions served under at the highest battlefield in the world.

Fleet Review: When the President rules the waves
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

The Fleet Review is a ceremonial and stately inspection of the naval warships by the President.

Manohar Parrikar rules out troop withdrawal from Siachen
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Asked if the proposal to convert Siachen into a "peace mountain" still exists, the minister said: "The decision (on deploying troops) on Siachen is based on the security of the nation."

President Pranab Mukherjee calls for peace as India projects naval might
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Pranab Mukherjee watched as the Navy's surface, sub-surface and aerial platforms performed maneuvers off Visakhapatnam's Rama Krishna beach.

India’s naval might on full display at International Fleet review off Vizag coast
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Amongst the Indian platforms that paraded in front of the high profile delegation off the east coast was INS Vikramaditya- India’s biggest aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, destroyers INS Kolkata, Mysore, frigates- Shivalik, Satpura, Teg amongst others.

Need stronger laws to govern seas: R K Dhowan
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Comments come amid South China Sea tension between US and China

CBI probe ordered into allegations against two Major Generals
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

"The Defence Ministry has forwarded to CBI complaints received against Maj Gen Ashok Kumar and Maj Gen S S Lamba and has sought a reply," defence sources said on Thursday.

Rafale deal: India wants more add-ons
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Defence Ministry sources indicated that the government machinery worked against time to complete the much-expected Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) two weeks ago.

From Pathankot to Kupwara, tales of courage and sacrifice
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Mukherjee also approved the award of two Kirti Chakras and eight Shaurya Chakras to Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Republic Day.

Netaji files declassified: Indira govt wanted Japan to keep ashes during Emergency
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Taking IB’s inputs, the MHA on August 20, 1976, further wrote to MEA, “Bringing back the ashes will give a fillip to the Forward Bloc which is at present an insignificant force.”

Dassault, DCNS officials to accompany French President
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

The company officials will be part of the delegation that will be arriving with Hollande on January 24.

PM Narendra Modi’s hotline to Francois Hollande broke Rafale ice
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

With France unwilling to agree to offset clause, Modi’s phone call before COP-21 visit changed game

Pakistan Army has derailed talks many times, says Army chief Dalbir Singh
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The Army Chief said while Pakistan had closed down many terrorist training camps on its side of the border due to “international pressure”, 17 of 42 camps were still active.

Hero of Bangladesh war Jack Jacob dies at 92
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The body will be kept in the hospital’s research & referral (R&R) unit until Thursday morning, then sent to Brar Square in Delhi cantonment at 1 pm.

Simply put: Raised offset threshold, other features of new defence procurement norms
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The new DPP is expected to pave the way for ‘Make in India’.

New Defence Procurement Policy promises to make defense market more lucrative
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The new DPP has stressed reducing delays in procurements by eliminating repetitive procedures.

Defence procurement: Offset threshold raised from Rs 300 cr to Rs 2k cr, says Parrikar
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Parrikar said that certain duplicate clauses which resulted in time overruns in defence procurements have been eliminated in the new DPP.

Pathankot attack: 2 ‘intruders’ chased, turned out to be pigs
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The entire “operation” ended on a rather embarrassing note after it became clear that the “two intruders” were pigs that had probably strayed into the airbase from a residential colony nearby, the source said.

All IAF stations in area on ‘wartime alert’, but gunbattle dragged on
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval also chaired a meeting in the Capital to take stock of the situation.

Defence Ministry to buy bulletproof jackets from two companies
Wed, Dec 30, 2015

The decision to choose Indian contenders to manufacture these jackets is being seen as a great push to the government’s Make In India initiative.

But my daughter hasn’t been given justice, says Dec 16 gangrape victim’s mother
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

The mother sat unmoved, however. “The bill has been passed as expected,” she told The Indian Express later, “but my daughter has not been given justice”.

Juvenile Justice Bill: Din of emotion drowns voices of concern
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which provides for lowering the age for trial from 18 years, was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote after a walkout by Left parties which wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee.

India Inc heads to be part of PM Modi’s team in Russia
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

18 captains of Indian industry will interact with 34 Russian CEOs; defence ties on agenda

VVIP jets flying without security prerequisites: CAG
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Between 2014 and 2015, all the three BBJ aircraft have undertaken 239 sorties involving 442.03 flying hours.

Govt blames Russia for delay in aircraft carrier project
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The delays in IAC will seriously affect the Navy’s punch in the Indian Ocean Region, an area it aims to dominate.

Rs 30,000-cr plan to buy Russian air defence missile system cleared
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

The DAC approval, which means the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) of these equipment, gives the go-ahead to the process of purchasing them.

Trinamool Congress takes up CBI raid, JD(U) and Congress join in
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

The CBI raids on Delhi government's offices came up after an initial disruption by Congress MPs over the Arunachal Pradesh governor having convened an assembly session without consulting the state government.

Decision to hold combined commanders’ conference on INS Vikramaditya: logical or strategic?
Mon, Dec 14, 2015

The reason for choosing INS Vikramaditya is more logistical than strategic, says an officer. The conference will be attended by the senior most hierarchy of the defence forces.

‘Don’t make zooming noise, howling is not good… the chair is helpless’
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Earlier, minister of state Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had alleged that the Opposition is holding the house to “ransom” for their “private matters”.

INS Vikramaditya set for first overhaul in September
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

The 45,000-ton modified Kiev class warship, which was Admiral Gorshkov in Russian Navy, was commissioned into the Indian Navy in November 2013.

Congress will boycott VK Singh speeches, BSP wanted him out of Rajya Sabha
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

When V K Singh entered the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, BSP and Congress had opposed his presence and demanded his dismissal from the government.

Winter Session of Parliament: Congress relents on Selja, targets V K Singh
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Jaitley says the issue he had raised ‘doesn’t survive’, Goyal expresses regret and withdraws his remark

MoD think tank’s seminar note warns of ‘religious intolerance, provocation’
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

The IDSA has made this observation in its concept note for the 3rd Annual Internal Security National Seminar on ‘Radicalisation: A Growing Security Challenge for India’ on December 9.

Make in India in defence: New acquisition rules this month
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

Ministry of Defence has conveyed to a delegation from US companies — they held a meeting with ministry officials Monday morning — that the DPP rollout date has been scheduled for December 15.