Norms related to blacklisting of weapon manufacturing firms facing corruption charges have been eased partially as these were affecting country's security preparedness, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
India today said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for relationship between the two sides.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the occasion of 100 days of Modi Governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday showed great confidence over the prospects of Indian economy's further growth.
Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, on Friday sought to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a leader who give his ministers a lot of "decentralised authority contrary to what a lot of people feel".
Defence Ministry on Friday scrapped a scam-tainted tender worth over Rs 6,000 crore to procure 197 light utility helicopters for Army and Air Force to replace the vintage fleet of Cheetah and Chetak choppers used to move troops and equipment to high altitude locations like Siachen.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought intervention of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Uma Bharti for "prompt clearance" of the project to restart work on the 'Sakki/Kiran Nallah' (drain) in Amritsar and Gurdaspur Districts.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley visited Lalu Prasad Yadav in a Mumbai hospital, a day after the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief underwent a marathon six-hour-15-minute-long surgery to treat his heart condition.
The Defence Ministry will decide the fate of the controversial Rs 6,000 crore deal to procure 197 light choppers which has been on hold due to an ongoing CBI probe into charges that a Brigadier had sought bribe from AgustaWestland to help it bag the contract.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday reviewed the progress of `Project 75' (indigenous submarine construction project) alongwith other ongoing warship building projects including P-15 B class stealth destroyers here.
Rejecting reports that the ruling BJP has sidelined its patriarchs Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that they are guides and philosophers for the party and can never be ignored.
After reports were out that the BJP made big changes in its parliamentary board's leadership while dropping names of party patriarchs Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, the party's national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday clarified that the party veterans will be part of Marg Darshan Mandal.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a meeting on Tuesday with the three service chiefs to discuss the security environment in and around the country against the backdrop of continuing ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state.