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Parrikar, the ‘specialist’, promises transparency and speed

Stressing PM Narendra Modi’s mantra “Make in India”, Parrikar said that “as much as possible, we should manufacture in India”.


No dialogue with Pakistan if ceasefire violation continues: Arun Jaitley

Noting that there are issues in Kashmir, Jaitley said that the valley has been by and large peaceful.

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Navy will lead ‘Op Lehar’ for rescue

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.


‘Blacklisting policy eased to ensure supply of spares’

The decision has been taken keeping a balance between security considerations and considerations of probity, said Jaitley.


Centre scraps light utility helicopter tender, opens it to Indian players

The DAC decided to retract from the tender and opens doors for the Indian industry.

Delhi Confidential: TONGUE TIED

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.


India slams Pak’s ‘selective approach’ in tackling terror groups

Defence Ministry said terror camps exist in Pakistan and its “selective approach” will not serve the interests of the region.


Jaswant Singh vital parameters stable but he continues to be in coma: Defence Ministry

Jaswant Singh continues to be on life support systems after he was operated upon for a head injury.


Def Min seeks details about shelving of proceedings in Finmeccannica case

“The Indian Embassy in Rome has been asked to provide us complete details about the case”, Defence Ministry officials said.


Decision to raise FDI limit in defence significant step: Jaitley

Public opinion was ‘more comfortable’ with proposal to have 51% Indian control over companies in future.

Defence production units to get longer-term licences

The validity of the industrial licence has been extended to three years from the existing two years.


Defence purchases above Rs 10 lakh to be on e-platform

The ministry issued an order on June 6 that all purchases above Rs 10 lakh now be sourced only through this platform.


India to encash 228 m euros bank guarantees of Agusta

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.


15 militants, 10 soldiers killed in Yemen attack

The attackers, however, failed to storm the army command and the security headquarters.


EC gives nod, govt set to name Lt Gen Dalbir Singh as next Army Chief

The incumbent Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on July 31 and as per the tradition.