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VK Singh justifies decision on Suhag promotion ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 00:44

After the Defence ministry termed as "illegal" his decision to put a ban on promotion of Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Gen (retd) VK Singh justified his action.

Disciplinary ban on Suhag: Stuck to earlier stand, says Def Min

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:55

The Defence Ministry Tuesday said it has adhered to its stand taken earlier on the issue related to imposition of Discipline and Vigilance Ban on Army Chief- designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag by the then Army Chief Gen VK Singh.

Eurofighter jet crashes in Spain: Defence ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:30

A Eurofighter jet crashed on Monday while landing at the Moron air base in southwestern Spain near Seville, a defence ministry spokeswoman said.

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test-fired successfully

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:26

In a major boost to the country`s combat capabilities, the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired off the coast of Karwar on Monday.

Jaitley reviews defence land management

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 21:00

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the functioning of the department managing military land against the backdrop of several scams involving defence land such as Adarsh, Sukna and Jodhpur during the UPA regime.

Govt initiates exercise to raise FDI in defence sector to 100%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 23:21

In a major policy initiative, the government is proposing to raise FDI in defence sector to 100 per cent through the approval route.

Situations delaying defence procurement to be tackled: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 19:15

The new government will take steps to tackle situations where defence procurement cases get stuck on basis of anonymous complaints and the acquisition for armed forces gets delayed, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said on Thursday.

Acquisition of weapons systems to be speeded up: Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 23:26

The process of acquiring weapon systems for the armed forces has slowed down and needs to be accelerated, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.

Arun Jaitley may shed Defence Ministry soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 23:04

The additional charge of Defence Ministry given to Arun Jaitley has raised speculation that there could be induction of a BJP heavyweight in the Ministry shortly.

Agusta guarantees: Defence Minister to take steps to recover amount

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 14:34

After an Italian court partially lifted the freeze and allowed India to encash bank guarantees worth Rs 1,818 crore deposited by AgustaWestland in the VVIP chopper deal.

North Korea denies shelling near South Korea warship

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:02

North Korea today rejected as "sheer fabrication" Seoul`s charges that it fired shells near a South Korean warship the previous day.

Army chief defers visit to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 22:12

Amid preparations to brief the next government on the issues facing the Defence Ministry and the armed forces, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has deferred his visit to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.