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Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 22:36

India`s recent decision to put on hold all deals with Italian defence firm Finmeccannica may be eased, with Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi advising against blanket blacklisting as it could have adverse impact on the country`s defence preparedness.

Govt relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:31

In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply.

Russian defence ministry denies military convoy entered Ukraine

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 00:49

Konashenkov lashed out at Western officials launching accusations based on "fantasies" that journalists are reporting on social media sites.

Major Varadarajan to be given Ashoka Chakra posthumously

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 00:10

India`s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra will be conferred on Major Mukund Varadarajan posthumously, the Defence Ministry said.

Jordan to activate Defence Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 18:49

Jordan`s King Abdullah II on Wednesday ordered the activation of a Defence Ministry to support the military, which is under increasing pressure from the wars in neighbouring Syria and Iraq as well as a massive influx of Syrian refugees.

US biggest arms supplier to India in last three years: Defence Ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:15

In the last three years, the US has taken over Russia as the largest supplier of weapon systems to India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Spain evacuating missionary sick with Ebola

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 06:31

Madrid will send an air force plane to Liberia to bring an elderly Spanish missionary infected with Ebola back to Spain for treatment, the defence ministry said late Tuesday.

Defence Ministry asks IB to keep an eye on pvt defence firms

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 23:16

Defence Ministry has asked the Intelligence Bureau to keep an eye on the private sector defence companies to prevent leakage of classified information about Indian military projects to foreign nationals.

Rolls Royce not to be blacklisted

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 21:26

The Defence Ministry has decided against blacklisting British engine manufacturer Rolls Royce and allowed the armed forces to do business related to essential requirements with the firm, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying commissions and employing middlemen in contracts with state-owned HAL.

Karunanidhi condemns Lankan article

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 00:11

Slamming the derogatory article on the Sri Lankan Government defence website, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Friday demanded that the Centre convey its strong condemnation as it had `besmirched` both the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Indian Prime Minister.

Jayalalithaa accuses Sri Lanka of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 19:46

Taking strong exception to an alleged derogatory article about her on the Sri Lankan defence website, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday accused it of trying to create fissures in India`s federal polity as she demanded an unconditional apology from Colombo for the insinuations against her.

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 18:05

READ: Full text of Sri Lanka`s apology to Modi, Jaya — An article published by Sri Lankan defence website led to political furore on Friday accompanied by protests cutting across party lines demanding an apology and that India severe ties with the island nation.