Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

PRANAV KULKARNI

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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.

Ahead of PM Modi J&K visit, militants kill eight Armymen, three policemen in Uri encounter
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

The multiple attacks took place just two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rallies at Srinagar and Anantnag.

To Maldives, with tonnes of water — from India
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Desalination plant catches fire, India sends water in ships, planes

To Maldives, with tonnes of water — from India
Sat, Dec 06, 2014

Desalination plant catches fire, India sends water in ships, planes.

Navy chief warns of rising terrorist threat in the maritime domain
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Navy Chief Admiral R K Dhowan said that threat of maritime terrorism is increasing and the force was prepared for it.

4 of 15 projects along Chinese borders complete: Parrikar
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Delays in executing the road projects are critical in view of the infrastructure developed by China along the border.

India, France agree to ‘fast track’ Rafale fighter jet deal
Tue, Dec 02, 2014

The final contract will be signed only after a clearance from Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

Budgam killing: Court of Inquiry completed by Army
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

The inquiry is learnt to have examined the role of “troop commanders”, apart from others into the unfortunate incident.

Manohar Parrikar greenlights purchase of 814 artillery guns worth Rs 15,750 crore
Sun, Nov 23, 2014

The guns will be bought for Rs 15,750 crore under ‘buy and make’ category of the defence procurement procedures.

Sukhois can fly now
Sat, Nov 15, 2014

The fleet of 200-odd fighter aircraft was grounded after a Sukhoi fighter crashed near Pune on October 14.