India is taking counter steps to deal with the growing influence of China in neighbouring countries, particularly in their seas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha, noting that modernisation of Navy was going on "quite well".
Government on Tuesday said no tender has been issued to purchase VVIP chopers after it terminated a deal with Agusta Westland International from January this year on grounds of "breach" of pre-contract integrity pact.
In a major boost to indigenisation of defence manufacturing, India's first nuclear-powered and nuclear-armed submarine INS Arihant was on Monday flagged off by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from Vizag for sea trials.
Pakistan on Saturday reacted sharply to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's remarks that India will have to give a strong response to cross-border terrorism, saying there must not be any "miscalculation" about its resolve to thwart any "aggression".
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here tomorrow to review the security situation in the wake of spurt in militant violence in Kashmir, including the deadly attack on an army camp in Uri that left 11 security personnel dead.
After outrage on the social media, the opposition is protesting against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's presence at a book release function in Goa, hours after a major terrorist strike in Jammu and Kashmir.
India's interests will be primary during arms purchases, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday, but added he was willing to consider "other issues", when asked about objections from the Left against military deals with Israel.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he has deferred a decision on a joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport aircraft fleet as also the procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft because he wanted more information on these deals.
Six years after the Mumbai terror attack, the state of the art Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) for coastal security was inaugurated here on Sunday by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who described it as "bold initiative" and a reply to 26/11.
Calling for a regional crisis mechanism in the backdrop of escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours, China on Friday said disputes management procedures should be strengthened to prevent disputes from escalating.
A city activist lawyer in his complaint to the election authorities here Monday sought removal of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar`s name from the Panaji voters` list, alleging that the former chief minister never resided at the address mentioned in it.