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NDRF rescue team begins sifting through rubble in Nepal
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

So far, NDRF teams have rescued eight people and pulled out 33 bodies from the rubble.

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.

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.