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Talks welcome, but within framework of India`s statute: Jaitley

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 19:04

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said the central government is ready for dialogue with anyone who wants to talk, but within the framework of the country`s constitution and its sovereignty.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley arrives in J&K to review security situation

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 09:20

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley arrived here on Saturday to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir along with top Army commanders. Jaitley will be in the state for two days.

Pak violates ceasefire ahead of Defence Minister`s J&K visit, Omar questions timing

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 23:49

A day ahead of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley`s visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time after taking over, violating the ceasefire once again, Pakistan troops on Friday morning targeted Indian posts in Poonch sector here with heavy weaponary like mortar shells, prompting India to remind it that maintenance of peace on border is a "pre-condition" for normalisation of relations.

Timing of ceasefire violation, a matter of speculation: Omar Abdullah

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 18:36

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit out at Pakistan today after yet another incident of ceasefire violation on Friday morning. This incident has happened at a time when the Defence Minister is about to visit the state, saying this is a matter of grave concern and the there should be some introspection over the issue.

India to step up defence procurement

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:13

India`s military, one of the world`s largest arms importers, aims to speed up defence procurement in the interests of "national security", the country`s new defence minister announced on Saturday.

Defence Minister briefed on IAF`s operational preparedness

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 20:13

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was Friday briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks.

Navy holds war room brief for Arun Jaitley on critical requirements

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 22:31

Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan on Thursday briefed Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on the issues facing the maritime force including the depleting under-water force levels and the status of the indigenous nuclear submarine programme.

Arun Jaitley to review AgustaWestland chopper scam case

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 21:11

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will review the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal with the ministry preparing a presentation for him on the procurement which was scrapped after allegations of bribery and payment of kickbacks.

IAF chief Arup Raha met PM Modi, briefs him on operational preparedness of force

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 16:35

IAF chief Arup Raha on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the operational preparedness of the force.