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BJP cautions govt against appointing army chief before May 16

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 00:22

Amid reports that the Defence Ministry has initiated the process of appointing Vice Army Chief Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as next Army Chief, BJP today sounded a word of caution to the government on the "hurry" and asked it to avoid taking decisions till elections are over.

Pakistan Defence Minister tries to soothe Army`s nerves?

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 23:53

In a bid to remove the recent uneasiness in civil-military relations here, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday night praised the Army as a national asset and said "misunderstanding" had created "misplaced perception" about him.

FDI in defence cos to remain at Aug, 2013 level

FDI in defence cos to remain at Aug, 2013 level

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 22:59

The government on Thursday said that companies engaged in defence manufacturing will not be allowed to further increase foreign portfolio investment beyond August last year level.

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan likely to take over as next Navy Chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:39

Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan is most likely to be the next chief of the Indian Navy with reports on Wednesday suggesting that the Defence Ministry has recommended his name to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the coveted post.

Has to upgrade defence after parting with radar data: Malaysia

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 21:10

Malaysia, forced to disclose sensitive military radar data to foreign countries in the frustrating search for the missing plane, today said it has to upgrade its defence system to strengthen its security.

Pakistan hails defence ties with Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 00:49

Pakistan and Sri Lanka enjoy excellent defence ties, that now need to be expanded into other areas of bilateral cooperation, a senior Pakistani General said on Tuesday.

Australian Navy sailors sacked over anti-Islamic remarks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 19:23

Several Australian Navy sailors have been sacked or ordered to justify their jobs after allegedly posting `anti-Islamic` comments on social media.

Graft case: Defence employee gets 18 months jail term

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 17:48

A 37-year-old man, who was working with Defence Accounts Department, has been sentenced to one year and six months in jail by a Delhi court for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 8,000 from a food contractor to clear his bills.

UK`s Chief of Defence Staff, NSA meet Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:54

The National Security Advisor of the UK and the country`s Chief of Defence Staff on Wednesday met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Narendra Modi`s aircraft did not have air defence clearances: Officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 23:10

With Narendra Modi claiming that his flights were being delayed, aviation authorities said the main reason was his private charter aircraft did not have the air defence clearances.

Poll code does not apply to matters related to armed forces: EC

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 21:11

The Model Code of Conduct is not applicable to any matter relating "directly" to the armed forces, including promotion, recruitment or purchase, the Election Commission ruled on Saturday, days after Defence Minister A K Antony referred to it the appointment of new Navy Chief.

SC notice to Centre over misuse of defence land

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:59

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a public interest litigation seeking investigation of the alleged encroachment of defence land and its commercial exploitation without any revenue gain to the exchequer.