No place for another gun culture in J&K: Congress

Congress in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday rejected Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement about eliminating "terrorists by terrorists", saying there was no place for another gun culture in the state as the situation has improved considerably.

Antony questions Rafale deal with France

Former Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday raised several questions over the Rafale fighter jet deal, wondering whether the Finance Ministry and Defence Acquisition Council were taken on board while clinching the agreement with France.

Congress seeks clarification from Parrikar over 'terrorist' remarks

Congress on Saturday demanded a clarification from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over his 'terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists' remark and accused him of "reviving the notorious counter-terrorist outfit".

Omar hits out at PDP-BJP govt over Parrikar's remark

Working president of the Opposition National Conference, Omar Abdullah on Friday hit out at PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir over the remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the strategy of eliminating militants in the state.

Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp
Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the Siachin base camp of the Indian Army in Nubra area of Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region on Friday and interacted with and addressed the soldiers stationed there.

Manohar Parrikar likely to visit LoC, Siachen on Friday

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here on Friday on a two-day visit to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is expected to visit the Line of Control and Siachen and meet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Ammunition production has increased by 18%: Parrikar

To address shortage of ammunition for army, their production has been increased by 18 per cent since last year, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.

New Burundi defence minister demands army `cohesion` after coup bid

 Burundi`s defence minister has called for army unity after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza and demanded soldiers hiding "rejoin their units."

Iran defence minister in Baghdad for talks: Official

Iran`s defence minister arrived in Baghdad Monday for talks with his counterpart, a day after the Iraqi government suffered one of its worst losses with the fall of Ramadi to jihadists.

Pyongyang pop and flowers: last days of North Korea's defence chief

North Korean defence minister Hyon Yong Chol settled into a concert hall seat on an evening in late April to watch Pyongyang`s best-known pop act, the Moranbong Band, perform hits including "Glorious Motherland" and "My Country is the Best".

South Korea says North defence chief executed with anti-aircraft fire

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had his defence minister executed with anti-aircraft fire for insubordination and dozing off during a formal military rally, South Korean intelligence said Wednesday, hinting at possible instability in the Pyongyang leadership.

Amethi Food park row: Has Rahul Gandhi lied to the Nation?

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha over the reported scrapping of a mega food park project in Amethi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that no company has come forward for the food park.

Amethi Food park row: Has Rahul Gandhi lied to the Nation? Part-2

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha over the reported scrapping of a mega food park project in Amethi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that no company has come forward for the food park.

Skill certification could soon be requirement for job in armed forces

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said a framework could be developed to incentivize skill certification as a requirement for employment in armed forces as well as for jobs by defence contractors.

Rafale deal: France defence minister on India visit next week

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition, its Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be visiting India next week to "set up" negotiations for the crucial deal.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar cancels visit to Tawang due to inclement weather

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cancelled his day-long visit to Tawang bordering China due to inclement weather.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reviews security in Assam

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday reviewed the overall security situation in Assam and will tomorrow visit the forward areas in Arunachal Pradesh.

Searching Manohar Parrikar's house will embarrass nation: Goa govt

A Goa court has stayed a warrant issued by a lower court to search the official residence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Delhi to trace convicted former state minister Francisco 'Miccky' Pacheco as the state government held that execution of the order will be an embarrassment to the nation.

Yemen rebels free defence minister, president brother

Rebel forces in Yemen have released the defence minister, a brother of the exiled president and a general they had been holding since late March, a source close to mediators said Wednesday.