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.
The CBI’s current probe into the contract will likely be centred around Rs 5,000 crore worth of orders received by Rolls Royce.
Inquiry comes after Sudhir Choudhrie held in bribe scandal involving UK firm.
Till 2013, India had a fleet of 15 submarines including 10 Russian Kilo Class vessels and four German HDW vessels.
Morning, on Singh’s SC petition, where possible action, including dismissal, was discussed; at evening meeting at 7 RCR, agenda became troop movements, panic
Lt Gen A K Choudhary, former DGMO now retired, speaks on the January 2012 troop movements near Delhi that spooked the govt.
Confirmation comes after almost two years of denial by both the government and the Army of any such incident, which was first investigated and reported by The Indian Express on April 4, 2012.
Ministry was of view that Indian commanders preferred to operate vehicles with open cupolas which will limit effectiveness of these ACs.