Saturday, Mar 28, 2015

PRANAV KULKARNI

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‘I was to pack her bags, not attend her funeral’, says mother-in-law Sunita Devi
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

The Chhokers got the bad news at 1.30 am on March 24.

Yemen crisis: With no airstrips, 3,700 Indians to be evacuated
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

While Sana’a-the Yemeni capital, has nearly 3,000 Indians-mostly nurses, Aden has close to 700 Indians.

‘Ever-smiling’ Kiran’s life was all about the Navy — as was her death
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Lt Kiran Shekhawat is the first woman Naval officer to die in an air crash.

Dornier crash: 48 hrs on, body of lady officer found, one officer still to be found
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Search is also on for the aircraft’s black box which will help find what went wrong.

Relief for Army as SC stays tribunal order quashing its promotion policy
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The respondents, represented by Meenakshi Lekhi, however, argued that the AVSC recommendations had been falsely interpreted.

Indian Navy Dornier plane crashes in Goa; woman among 2 officers missing
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, crashed on Tuesday at around 11 pm.

Army defends its ‘faulty’ promotion policy in SC
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

A group of officers had approached AFT seeking that policy, which resulted in preferential promotions to officers from select arms, be scrapped.

Obstructionism can only give brief sadistic thrill: Jaitley
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Arun Jaitley rejected the charge of being pro-corporate and underlined that the country needs high growth for creation of jobs.

Army scraps boards for promotion to Colonel rank
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

AFT had last Monday quashed Army’s 2009 policy which was resulting in promotion of officers from select arms.

‘Replacing outdated copters top priority’
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Representatives of 28-member group met Parrikar and demanded that the fleet of outdated helicopters “be grounded” immediately.

In Lanka’s silence on India’s ire, Sushma reads a ‘public apology’
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Swaraj said more than 500 Indian fishermen had been killed by Lankan navy over the years.

To counter China, govt pushes naval exports to small Indian Ocean nations
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Under its ‘Make in India’ slogan, some of recent clearances from defence ministry include two Fast Patrol Vessels and 11 Fast Attack Crafts to Mauritius.

Parrikar tells ex-servicemen one rank-one pension as good as approved
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

According to the note, the One Rank, One Pension “file has been prepared and is in process for approval from Ministry of Finance.

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.