On issues like imposing penalty, he added that it was his “loud thinking” and final decision will be taken later.
Parrikar said that had he been sitting anywhere in the House except on the treasury benches, he would have been a votary of the idea.
Stressing PM Narendra Modi’s mantra “Make in India”, Parrikar said that “as much as possible, we should manufacture in India”.
Noting that there are issues in Kashmir, Jaitley said that the valley has been by and large peaceful.
To bolster the transport efforts, IAF has kept one IL-76, one C-17 and five AN-32 aircraft ready at Chandigarh, Delhi, Jorhat and Agra.
The decision has been taken keeping a balance between security considerations and considerations of probity, said Jaitley.
The DAC decided to retract from the tender and opens doors for the Indian industry.
Attorney General began his speech at Supreme Court by saying that there was “no point” delivering a speech after “speech of the year” had been delivered.
Defence Ministry said terror camps exist in Pakistan and its “selective approach” will not serve the interests of the region.
Jaswant Singh continues to be on life support systems after he was operated upon for a head injury.
“The Indian Embassy in Rome has been asked to provide us complete details about the case”, Defence Ministry officials said.
Public opinion was ‘more comfortable’ with proposal to have 51% Indian control over companies in future.
The validity of the industrial licence has been extended to three years from the existing two years.
The ministry issued an order on June 6 that all purchases above Rs 10 lakh now be sourced only through this platform.
After cancelling the VVIP chopper deal for 12 AW 101 helicopters earlier this year on charges of bribery, the defence ministry had moved to encash the bank guarantees.