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J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed raises airport expansion, army land issues with Centre

J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed raises airport expansion, army land issues with Centre

Army briefs Defence Secretry about recent ceasefire violations

In the backdrop of two ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops which killed two BSF jawans within five days along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar on Friday took stock of the situation and also called on Governor N N Vohra here.

G Mohan Kumar takes over as new defence secretary

Senior IAS officer G Mohan Kumar on Monday assumed charge as the defence secretary, succeeding RK Mathur, who retired from the office on Sunday.

G Mohan Kumar appointed new Defence Secretary

Senior IAS officer G Mohan Kumar was on Friday appointed as new Defence Secretary for a two-year term.

US Defence Secretary may visit India in May to sign major deal

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter is likely to visit India next month when the two sides are expected to ink the nearly USD 2.5 billion deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters.

Sri Lanka bars former defence secretary from leaving country

 A Sri Lankan court on Monday temporarily banned a former defence secretary from leaving the country over an ongoing investigation.

Ashton Carter sworn in as Obama's new defence secretary

Ashton Carter was sworn in Tuesday as the 25th US defense secretary -the fourth in US President Barack Obama`s six years in office.

India developing NE states' infrastructure: Defence secretary

India is developing its infrastructure in the northeastern states' areas bordering China, a top defence ministry official said here.

'India upgrading defence infrastructure along China border'

India is working on upgrading its defence infrastructure along its border with China in the northeastern region, Defence Secretary R K Mathur said on Saturday.

Britain to lead ''Spearhead NATO force''

Britain will play a lead role in a "high readiness" NATO force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Thursday.

Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Chander

On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which he said he was leaving a satisfied man.

Defence secretary given additional charge of DRDO post

Defence Secretary RK Mathur was Friday given the additional charge of secretary DRDO as the term of incumbent secretary Avinash Chander ends Jan 31.

Indian, US officials meet; defence outcomes yet to be worked out

Top Indian and US officials on Thursday held talks here to finalise military-related outcomes, especially Defence Trade and Technology Initiative, during the upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama.

Britain to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

Britain`s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Saturday said hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq next year to help train local forces to fight against Islamic State(IS).

US defence chief Hagel reports `steady progress` in war on IS

US defence chief Hagel reports `steady progress` in war on IS

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel landed in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit aimed getting a first look at the US-led war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all US troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

Vaz flays UK Defence Secretary for remarks against immigrants

Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz has criticised Defence Secretary Michael Fallon for his comments that British towns are being "swamped" by immigrants, saying it was "nasty and inappropriate" and wrongly depicted the country as intolerant.

Defence Secretary leaves on a 5-day visit to the US

Defence Secretary RK Mathur on Monday left on a five-day visit to the US for the meeting of the Defence Policy Group, a high-level decision-making body for US-India defence cooperation.

Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped Germans

Two Germans kidnapped and held for six months in the southern Philippines were released on Friday by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one of them if no ransom payment was made, the Philippine defense chief said.

Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl `unfair`

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel today said it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behaviour in uniform.