Pathribal encounter case: Antony appears to be backing Army

Defence Minister AK Antony appears to be backing the army which is unwilling to review the clean chit it has given to five of its personnel in the alleged fake encounter in Pathribal.

Pak encroachment in JK needs to be resolved: Antony

The govt said the issue of illegal and forcible occupation of areas in J&K by the neighbouring nation remains to be resolved.

`India to get Admiral Gorshkov, nuke sub next yr`

India will get aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov and nuclear submarine INS Arihant next year providing a much needed boost to country`s naval capabilities.

MiG 21s to be phased out from 2014: Antony

MiG 21s, which have often been
involved in frequent crashes, will start getting phased out
from 2014.

Antony to visit Saudi Arabia

India and Saudi Arabia are all set to give a boost to their defence ties
and understanding with discussion on areas of mutual benefits.

Antony reviews security situation

Besides Army Chief General VK Singh, Navy Chief Admiral
Nirmal Verma and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne were also present at the
meeting.

Strong Lokpal bill in the offing: Antony

Defence Minister AK
Antony said the government will bring out a "strong"
Lokpal bill wherein it will become difficult for anyone..

Antony seeks report on MV Pavit running aground

Taking serious note of merchant vessel M V Pavit running aground at
Mumbai coast, Defence Minister AK Antony has asked
Navy and Indian Coast Guard to submit a report as to how
the abandoned ship entered Indian waters undetected.

India will continue to engage neighbours in talks

Ahead of Indo-Pak talks, Defence Minister AK Antony Tuesday said that despite problems with its neighbours, India will continue to engage them in dialogue to find a solution in the long run.

No Kargil-like situation in Arunachal: Antony

Defence Minister A K Antony
Tuesday discounted the possibility of Kargil-type operations in Arunachal Pradesh as apprehended by a minister of the state.

India going through `transparency revolution`: Antony

AK Antony say the "transparency revolution" can`t be stopped "midway".

Antony denies Hazare objected his inclusion in Lokpal panel

Defence Minister AK Antony Monday rejected as "baseless" reports that he had been excluded as govt nominee from the panel for drafting Lokpal bill as Anna Hazare had reservations over him in view of Adarsh Flat scam.

LDF bastions will collapse in polls: Antony

Defence Minister and veteran Congress
leader AK Antony said CPI(M) bastions across Kerala would collapse in the April 13 Assembly polls as the people were keen on ending the LDF rule to regain the `lost momentum` of the state.

Wikileaks expose: Antony asks people to exercise caution

Raising doubts over the
authenticity of the Wikileaks expose, Defence Minister AK Antony Friday asked people to exercise caution in dealing with foreign diplomats and countries.

Armed forces facing shortage of over 15,000 officers: Antony

The armed forces are facing a shortage of 15,004 officers and have initiated several measures, including increasing the intake of Short Service Commission (SSC) officers, to meet the shortfall, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Antony wants cadets to rededicate themselves

Defence Minister A K Antony urged the young cadets to rededicate themselves
to the service of the nation.

IAF lost 40 planes, 45 lives in 3 years: Antony

The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 40 aircraft in different accidents in which 45 people
were killed in the last 3 years, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Army jawans demand new shoes from Antony

It was an unusual
request to Defence Minister A K Antony from the jawans when he
visited 3Corps headquarters here --`Give use new pair of shoes
more frequently`.

Govt aiming at rapidly modernising armed forces: Antony

With "violent disturbances" in the neighbourhood posing a security challenge to the country, Government today vowed to rapidly modernise the armed forces and said the defence expenditure was bound to go up in the coming decades.

Disturbances in neighbourhood pose security challenge: Antony

Defence Minister A K Antony
Wednesday said "violent disturbances" in India`s neighbourhood pose a security challenge to the country and the Government was committed to rapidly modernising the armed forces to meet
the challenge.