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.
The attackers, however, failed to storm the army command and the security headquarters.
The incumbent Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on July 31 and as per the tradition.
The permission was sought by the Ministry in view of the Model Code of Conduct in force for the LS polls.
the Defence Ministry said that the submarines are safe and the accident does not adversely affect the project activities of Indian Navy.