Defence Minister

Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress Plenary rhetoric of a loser: BJP

Rahul Gandhi's speech at Congress Plenary rhetoric of a loser: BJP

Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders lashed out at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for mocking Narendra Modi-led Centre at the Congress plenary session on Sunday. 

Mar 18, 2018, 18:36 PM IST
Efforts will be made to manufacture military equipment in TN: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Efforts will be made to manufacture military equipment in TN: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said efforts would be made to manufacture military equipment in Tamil Nadu and urged local entrepreneurs to take part in it.

Mar 16, 2018, 20:33 PM IST
Full pay pension for soldiers killed or injured on India's border with China

Full pay pension for soldiers killed or injured on India's border with China

Full pay pension in case of KIA or injury was previously only for soldiers along the international border with Pakistan. The latest move to extend it to Sino-India border is likely to boost troop morale.

Mar 10, 2018, 06:39 AM IST
No question of Rafale deal going the Bofors way: Nirmala Sitharaman

No question of Rafale deal going the Bofors way: Nirmala Sitharaman

Dismissing allegations of corruption in the contract for 36 Rafale jets, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman today asserted there can be no comparison between the scam-hit Bofors gun deal and the procurement of the fighter aircraft.

Mar 04, 2018, 10:42 AM IST
India, Nepal to hold joint exercise in Pithoragarh

India, Nepal to hold joint exercise in Pithoragarh

India and Nepal would hold a joint exercise in Uttarakhand that will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities, the defence ministry sources here have said.

Feb 27, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman questions Rahul's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

Countering Congress charge that multi-crore bank fraud took place during the BJP government, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Rahul Gandhi was present at a promotional event of Gitanjali Jewels and the whole episode took place in the UPA regime.

Feb 17, 2018, 16:48 PM IST
PNB fraud: BJP blames Congress for 'original sin', questions Rahul Gandhi's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

PNB fraud: BJP blames Congress for 'original sin', questions Rahul Gandhi's presence at Gitanjali Jewels event

BJP has alleged that top Congress leaders are involved in the PNB scam

Feb 17, 2018, 15:09 PM IST
Pakistan expanding 'arc of terror' south of Pir Panjal: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Pakistan expanding 'arc of terror' south of Pir Panjal: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said Pakistan was resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration and asserted that Islamabad was expanding its "arc of terror" to areas south of the Pir Panjal Range in Jammu region.

Feb 13, 2018, 08:10 AM IST

Watch: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses press conference

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that terrorists who attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir enjoyed some local support and had handlers across the border. She also said that Pakistan will have have to pay for the misadventure.

Feb 12, 2018, 22:07 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman leaves for Jammu to assess security situation

Nirmala Sitharaman leaves for Jammu to assess security situation

In wake of the continuous terror attacks on the Army and CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Defence Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday left for Jammu to assess the security situation in the state.

Feb 12, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
 In Pics: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits forward posts in Ladakh

In Pics: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits forward posts in Ladakh

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Feb 04, 2018, 07:42 AM IST
Watch video: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

Watch video: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

Sitharaman is the second defence minister after George Fernandes to fly in a Sukhoi-30 MKI.

Jan 17, 2018, 21:28 PM IST
In pics: Nirmala Sitharaman becomes first woman Defence Minister to fly in IAF's Sukhoi Su 30

In pics: Nirmala Sitharaman becomes first woman Defence Minister to fly in IAF's Sukhoi Su 30

Dressed in the pilot's G-suit, the country's first woman Defence Minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot.

Jan 17, 2018, 13:44 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman likely to fly sortie in Sukhoi 30 MKI in Jodhpur

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman likely to fly sortie in Sukhoi 30 MKI in Jodhpur

The defence minister will fly a sortie in the formidable fighter, which has nuclear strike capability to penetrate deep into enemy territory, at the Air Force Station in Jodhpur.

Jan 15, 2018, 22:34 PM IST
Armed Forces Flag Day: Defence Minister lauds SRK for supporting campaign

Armed Forces Flag Day: Defence Minister lauds SRK for supporting campaign

The Armed Forces Flag Day is celebrated on December 7.

Dec 14, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Ensured minimum life lost as Defence Minister, says Manohar Parrikar

Ensured minimum life lost as Defence Minister, says Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that when he held the portfolio of the Defence Minister, he made sure that minimum life was lost. 

Nov 05, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Remain vigilant and ever ready, Nirmala Sitharaman tells Navy

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday asked the Indian Navy to remain "vigilant".

Oct 26, 2017, 23:49 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Nirmala Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with troops in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar command is India’s only tri-services command.

Oct 18, 2017, 08:06 AM IST
Diwali gift to Indian Navy - INS Kiltan commissioned: All you need to know

Diwali gift to Indian Navy - INS Kiltan commissioned: All you need to know

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commissioned the third of four indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes “INS Kiltan” under Project 28 (Kamorta class) into the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam’s Naval Dockyard on Monday.

Oct 16, 2017, 08:03 AM IST
 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Andaman for Diwali, Philippines later

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to visit Andaman for Diwali, Philippines later

The Minister has a packed week ahead and will spend this Diwali with soldiers in the Andaman and Nicobar islands

Oct 12, 2017, 20:12 PM IST