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Pune, defence briefs: Controller General Defence Accounts interacts with IDAS probationers

July 15, 2021 1:28 pm

Meanwhile, the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology conducted an international workshop with six universities from the UK to identify areas of futuristic and collaborative research.

Subrata Saha: ‘Make in India’ Army hand is BJP face for Kolkata seat

April 08, 2021 5:13 am

An Assam Regiment officer, Saha was tasked with perspective planning, modernisation of the Army and capability development as Deputy Chief of the Army looking after Planning and Systems.

Time for a defence unicorn

February 08, 2021 5:59 pm

Government should facilitate starts-ups in defence by providing marketing support and incentives such as tax exemptions, subsidised land for manufacturing facilities and simplified procurement processes.

Australia partners with US to develop hypersonic missiles

December 01, 2020 9:17 am

Australia’s collaboration with the United States on missile development could inflame tensions with China.

Aus to invest 270 billion dollars to boost defence capabilities amid China's threat in Indo-Pacific

July 01, 2020 5:23 pm

In an official statement, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new investments totalling 270 billion Australian dollars (USD 186.7 billion) will be made across air, maritime and land assets to give the Australian Defence Force enhanced options to protect interests and its assets.

Former Navy chiefs on reduced share in defence budget: Short-sighted decision, may lead to stagnation

August 28, 2019 2:56 am

Asked by the media if the budgetary cut had affected any of the Navy’s projects, Admiral Singh had said, “Because of the budgetary allocation, we had to do a little bit of revamp of the procurement plan. So yes, it has to a limited extent.”

Battling the squeeze

July 11, 2019 12:00 am

Defence plans will have to factor in the shortage of government funds

US approves sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India for $2.4 billion

April 03, 2019 1:49 pm

India has been in need of these formidable anti-submarine hunter helicopters for more than a decade now. Designed for hunting submarines as well as knocking out ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea, the Lockheed Martin-built helicopters, would replenish India's aging fleet of British-made Sea King helicopters.

United States Congress passes $700 billion defence bill

November 17, 2017 8:24 am

The budget also imposes tougher conditions on Pakistan for military and security assistance and accommodates last minute additional White House's financial request implementing its new South Asia strategy.

Strategic partnership to help attract FDI in defence: Arun Jaitley

June 01, 2017 5:19 pm

He said unless the opening of the FDI rules is accompanied by some reasonable possibility of getting orders, an investor is not going to set up an establishment in the country.


Maldives Defence Minister meets Parrikar

January 20, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives Adam Shareef met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi to boost bilateral ties, especially in the area of security. Shareef held delegation-level talks with Parrikar during which it was reportedly decided that both the nations should deepen their defence cooperation. Earlier in the day, Shareef also inspected a tri-services guard of honour during a ceremonial reception in the national capital. During his stay here, Shareef will also meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Army movement was a regular exercise: Satpal Maharaj

January 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Patna, Jan 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former chairman of the defence committee Satpal Maharaj on Sunday said that while he headed the defence committee as its chairman, it was informed to them that the movement of army was a regular exercise. Brushing aside allegations that a news item concerning troops' movement published by the Indian Express in 2012 was 'fake', former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Saturday said it's unfortunate, but the story was true.

Tewari's comment on VK Singh should be avoided: BJP

January 10, 2016 8:51 am

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday took a jibe at Congress leader Manish Tewari, saying that the discussions of standing committee are never brought out in public and that is something which they take as oath. He further said that he does not think any such discussion took place within the standing committee on Defence and so Tewari's comment over VK Singh should be avoided. Another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nalin Kohli raised question against Manish Tewari by asking him that why he did not disclose these things when they were in the government? He further stated that the Congress party says something else when in government and something different when they are not in the government.