Defence Minister

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
Integration of three armed forces essential for any future conflict: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Integration of three armed forces essential for any future conflict: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently undertook a whirlwind tour of defence bases across the country.

Oct 10, 2017, 21:58 PM IST
Lack of timely decision-making resulted in gaps in IAF, govt committed to fill them: Nirmala Sitharaman

Lack of timely decision-making resulted in gaps in IAF, govt committed to fill them: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed bi-annual conference of IAF commanders on Tuesday.

Oct 10, 2017, 20:07 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman reviews implementation of ambitious reform process in Army

Nirmala Sitharaman reviews implementation of ambitious reform process in Army

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took stock of the progress in implementing the ambitious reform process in the Indian Army under which nearly 57,000 officers and other ranks are being redeployed to enhance the combat capability of the force.

Oct 05, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
One year of surgical strike: Nirmala Sitharaman begins 2-day J&K visit

One year of surgical strike: Nirmala Sitharaman begins 2-day J&K visit

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the preparedness of the soldiers on borders and security in the hinterland.

Sep 29, 2017, 08:04 AM IST

Defence Minister to visit J&K today

Nirmala Sitharaman will for the first time visit Jammu and Kashmir after becoming the Minister of Defence. She will also visit Siachen on September 30.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman chairs first DAC, clears sonars, missiles for Navy

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs first DAC, clears sonars, missiles for Navy

Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday cleared a project worth Rs 200 crore for Indian Navy.

Sep 27, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
No Indian troops to be deployed in Afghanistan: Defence Minister Sitharaman

No Indian troops to be deployed in Afghanistan: Defence Minister Sitharaman

India will expand development activities to help stabilise the war-torn country, said Sitharaman

Sep 26, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman visits field firing range in Pokhran

Nirmala Sitharaman visits field firing range in Pokhran

This was her second visit to Rajasthan after she took charge of the defence ministry earlier this month, becoming the first full-time woman defence minister of the country.

Sep 23, 2017, 20:50 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Army's Western Command HQ

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Army's Western Command HQ

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday visited headquarters of the Indian Army's Western Command at Chandimandir Military Station near here.

Sep 17, 2017, 08:11 AM IST
CAG report flagging ammunition shortage factually wrong: Defence Minister

CAG report flagging ammunition shortage factually wrong: Defence Minister

A recent CAG report had stated that the defence forces had ammunition that could last for 20 days in the event of a war.

Sep 10, 2017, 23:10 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Almost a week after she took over as the country's first full-fledged woman Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday flagged-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama at the INS Mandovi naval training base near Panaji.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:18 PM IST