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In-principle approval for 3 Sainik schools in UP, 2 in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:22

Government has given in-principle approval for establishment of three Sainik schools in Uttar Pradesh and two in Rajasthan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley informed Lok Sabha Friday.

India has asked China to cease activities in PoK: Jaitley

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 15:09

The government keeps an eye on Chinese presence in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and has asked China to "cease such activities" there, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley informed Lok Sabha Friday.

Shortfall of Army officers now less than in 2010

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 00:23

The shortfall of army officers has come down in the last five years. This year, the shortfall was at 17.77 percent compared to 26 percent in 2010, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley told Parliament.

Saudi king sacks deputy defence minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 23:56

Saudi Arabia`s King Abdullah on Saturday sacked the deputy defence minister, Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, just a month and a half after appointing him.

North Korea replaces Defence Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 14:53

North Korea`s leader Kim Jong-Un has replaced his defence minister, a report said Wednesday -- the latest in a series of senior military reshuffles since Kim came to power in late 2011.

Jaitley declines to speculate on using troops for Iraq evacuation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:22

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday declined to specualte on the possibility of use of Indian troops to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in conflict-ravaged Iraq.

Putin orders central Russia forces on `full combat alert`: Defence minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 14:34

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops in central Russia on "full combat alert" for snap drills, the defence minister said on Saturday.

Ukraine regains control of border with Russia - Defence Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:18

Ukrainian forces have restored control of the border with Russia and can now prevent military equipment being brought across the frontier to support pro-Russian separatists, acting Defence Minister Mykhailo Koval said on Friday.

Policy measures for Kashmiri Pandits` return in next few days: Jaitley

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 21:22

Centre will announce policy measures for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley in the next few days, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said while voicing optimism about the situation in J&K and promising that Modi government will make special effort for its development.

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.

Govt to work on policy framework for missile exports: Chander

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:16

Hyderabad: Many countries have expressed interest in acquiring missiles developed by India and efforts would soon be made on laying down a policy framework to tap this export potential, according to Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister Avinash Chander.

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.