Saturday, May 30, 2015

PRANAV KULKARNI

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Profile: Men at the helm as DRDO takes restructure route
Sat, May 30, 2015

After remaining headless for over three months, DRDO finally has two new men at the helm of affairs.

War veterans intensify agitation for OROP, refuse to be felicitated by Defence Minister
Fri, May 29, 2015

Lot of progress has been made, it is now up to the government: Navy Chief.

Govt picks new DRDO chief, scientific advisor to defence minister
Sat, May 30, 2015

The appointments were spearheaded by a high-level committee appointed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

In defence plan, China eyes bigger role in open seas
Wed, May 27, 2015

Without referencing India, the white paper on defence, released in Beijing notes that “certain disputes over land territory are still smoldering”.

No full-time DRDO chief, 6 major decisions stay stuck
Tue, May 26, 2015

These decisions concern breakthrough in the ammunition issue, serviceability concerns/ upgradation of Arjun tanks, firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, testing of mountain Electronic Warfare systems, among others.

Manohar Parrikar Interview: ‘Antony’s notings paralysed work, stalled Rafale deal’
Tue, May 26, 2015

Defence Minister says blacklisting of firms by UPA govt was a ‘panic reaction’.

‘You have to neutralise terrorist through terrorist only,’ says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Fri, May 22, 2015

He said this government is different from the previous one because it has given the Army a free hand to tackle terrorists through intelligence.

Officers seek enhancement of retirement age via court, Navy puts onus on MoD
Thu, May 21, 2015

The existing policies in Navy and IAF allow captains who have attained the rank on a time-scale (TS) promotion to work for 54 years.

Will finish building China border infrastructure by 2018: Rao Inderjit
Mon, May 18, 2015

MoS Defence says days of UPA government’s policy paralysis towards the Northeast are over.

Kabul Attack: 4 Indians among 14 killed in attack on Kabul’s expat hub
Fri, May 15, 2015

Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the attack began at 8:30 pm local time Wednesday.

Rajya Sabha clears black money bill, govt warns offenders
Thu, May 14, 2015

Time is running out for violators as world no longer willing to tolerate tax havens, says Arun Jaitley.

India a driver behind China’s nuclear modernisation, says Pentagon report
Mon, May 11, 2015

Report comes days before Modi’s China trip, talks of China’s increasing presence in Indian Ocean

Indian Army ammunition won’t even last 10 days in event of a war, suggests CAG reports
Sat, May 09, 2015

Indian Amry's plan to stock up 50% ammunition by March 2015 remained far from realization with just 10% in stock.

India, France set for Rafale talks, old Mirage deal may come handy
Thu, May 07, 2015

The deal to buy 36 Rafale jets in flyaway condition was announced by India during Modi’s visit to France in April.

Ahead of PM Modi’s China visit, MoS Defence Rao Inderjit Singh to review N-E border infrastructure
Wed, May 06, 2015

Recently Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visited the region to review the military preparedness.

FIR against govt clerk, scam may run into crores
Wed, May 06, 2015

The CBI is already probing 108 individuals for wrongdoings in connection with DGR funds.

Rs100 cr for defence technology remains on paper
Tue, May 05, 2015

'Not even a rupee' of the fund was utilised and all the money had to be 'surrendered.'

As roads open, IAF suspends aircraft sorties
Sun, May 03, 2015

The government now plans to conduct relief operations via road and rail, keeping economical considerations in mind.

CBI probes irregularities in Defence ministry’s resettlement directorate
Fri, May 01, 2015

The rule book has been blatantly violated by the DGR officials, according to the Preliminary Enquiries.

NDRF rescue team begins sifting through rubble in Nepal
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

The team said the focus was on identifying buildings where people could be trapped,

Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort: India reaches out, touches down
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

A Defence Ministry official said 102 more Indians were evacuated by midnight.

Crew have ‘verbally’ admitted they are Pak nationals: Coast Guard
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Govenment sticks to one boat version, Navy graphic hints at a second boat.

INS Vikramaditya set to get aerial defence system
Fri, Apr 17, 2015

The absence of an aerial defence system has restricted the operational capability of the 44,500-ton vessel.

Mufti assures ‘thorough probe’
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Army won’t apologise, says slain youth was Hizbul worker.

Parrikar seeks services’ views on new defence procurement policy
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The make procedures have been given to the Army (and the other two services) for comments.

Rafale deal with France ‘weeks’ in making
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Officials also revealed that a decision in this regard had been taken “weeks ago”.

For PM Narendra Modi, 36 ready-to-fly Rafale jets wrapped in Paris red carpet
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

The original tender had proposed the purchase of 18 fighter jets in “fly-away” condition.

Twice he promised, twice Haryana CM ML Khattar stood up Navy officer kin
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Haryana govt playing with our emotions: Kiran Shekhawat’s father-in-law.

Explained: Taking off
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Pranav Kulkarni, explains the ongoing negotiations with French defence major Dassault Aviation.

Explained: How India evacuated 5000 stranded in Yemen
Fri, Apr 10, 2015

India evacuated 2,280 persons, including 1,764 Indians, from the conflict zone during the 2006 Lebanon War.

Defence Minister Parrikar will attend ‘floating out’ of Scorpene sub today
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Parrikar will be reviewing the construction of six Scorpene subs.

Denied seminars abroad, DRDO scientist moves CAT
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Scientist Gausal Khan has alleged the lab denied him permission to visit other countries to attend conferences and seminars.

Yemen: Naval warship sails into ‘barrage of bombs’, evacuates 349 Indians
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

While 80 evacuees have chosen to stay in Djibouti, 179 people, mostly nurses, headed to Kochi.

Another top DRDO scientist denied extension by Modi government
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Sources said the HEMRL director’s extension was recommended by Chander and was considered by the ACC.

Dornier crash: Both Navy officers cremated with full military honours
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

While the district has announced a memorial park to be built in front of Kiran’s house in Kurthala, Abhinav’s father has decided to create a trust in his son’s memory.

‘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.