Pak to buy four MI 35 attack helicopters from Russia


Islamabad: Russia has agreed to sell four MI 35 attack helicopters to Pakistan, the government said today, the first major defence deal between the two Cold War-era adversaries.

No tender issued to buy VVIP choppers: Manohar Parrikar

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.

Rajnath Singh to arrive in Israel today

 India's security ties with Israel, including cooperation in counter terrorism, are expected to receive a major fillip during Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit here.

Britain holds out hope for Eurofighter winning over France's Rafale

 Britain on Thursday held out hope that the European consortium could bag the multibillion Indian deal for 126 fighter jets with its Eurofighter Typhoon in case the Narendra Modi government`s negotiations for the French Rafale jets falls through.

India, Saudi Arabia sign defence cooperation deal

India and Saudi Arabia Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation for greater exchange of information and training.

Defence Ministry firms up new procurement policy

Stung by scams, Defence Ministry finalised new procurement policy under which Indian public and private sector will be given first priority for military procurements.

VVIP chopper deal: CBI names ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi, 10 others in preliminary enquiry

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday named former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi in a preliminary enquiry (PE) on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

PIL for SIT probe into chopper deal in SC

A PIL was on Wednesday filed in the Supreme Court seeking apex-court monitored probe by a special investigation team (SIT) or CVC into the alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

Bangaru Laxman returns to Hyderabad

A day after furnishing a bail bond before a trial court in Delhi, former BJP president Bangaru Laxman on Saturday returned to Hyderabad.

Jaya Jaitley allowed to permanently retain passport

Former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley was allowed by a Delhi court to permanently retain her passport to undertake her frequent travels abroad.

Jaya Jaitly moves court to retain her passport

Former Samata Party President Jaya Jaitly is facing trial for allegedly taking Rs two lakh as bribe in December 2000 to recommend a fictitious defence deal to the Defence Ministry.

Army operationally prepared to meet any contingency: Singh

Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Tuesday said the force was operationally prepared to meet any contingency, days after he highlighted major "shortcomings" in the country`s defence preparedness.

Civil nuclear deal to increase Indo-US defence trade: Lippert

US official has told lawmakers that the civil nuclear deal between the two countries would lead to increased defence trade.

Pak wants defence pact with China: Report

Pakistan has apparently been
secretly lobbying for a defence pact with China though the initiative has been met with caution in Beijing.

US asks India to raise cap FDI in defence to 49%

Buoyed by its armament majors securing multi-billion contracts, US has asked India to raise its cap on FDI in defence sector to 49 percent from existing 26 percent.

US defends deal to use Colombian bases

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to reassure skeptical Latin American countries about US intentions in negotiating access to military bases in Colombia.

Boeing, US woo Brazil with technology for defence deal

US aerospace giant Boeing is proposing to transfer 1.5 billion dollars in fighter jet technology to Brazil in a bid to score a contract for 36 combat aircraft, a top company executive said Monday.