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Union Budget 2014-15: Defence Ministry gets Rs 2.29 lakh cr in Union Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 14:30

The Ministry was allocated Rs 2,03,672 crore in 2013-14 and was provided Rs 2,24,000 crore in the interim budget presented by the UPA government in February this year.

IAF grounds its AgustaWestland chopper fleet

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:07

IAF has grounded its fleet of three AW-101 helicopters built by Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland whose Rs 3,600 crore deal to supply 12 VVIP choppers was cancelled earlier this year.

Al-Qaeda militants kill senior Yemeni army officer

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:02

Suspected al-Qaeda militants killed a senior army officer in front of his home in the capital Sanaa, Yemen`s Defence Ministry said.

Defence Ministry asked to get active on Twitter, Facebook

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 20:59

In the regime of Narendra Modi, who is very active on the social media, the Defence Ministry has been asked by the I&B Ministry to enhance its presence on websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ukraine holding two Russian state journalists: TV channel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:26

Ukrainian security services are holding two Russian television journalists working for a defence ministry outlet after they were detained at a government checkpoint leaving the conflict-hit east of the country, the channel said Sunday.

Vice Admiral Chatterjee takes over as CINCAN chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 15:47

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee has taken over as the Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN), a defence ministry release said Wednesday.

VK Singh justifies decision on Suhag promotion ban

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 00:44

After the Defence ministry termed as "illegal" his decision to put a ban on promotion of Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Gen (retd) VK Singh justified his action.

Disciplinary ban on Suhag: Stuck to earlier stand, says Def Min

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:55

The Defence Ministry Tuesday said it has adhered to its stand taken earlier on the issue related to imposition of Discipline and Vigilance Ban on Army Chief- designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag by the then Army Chief Gen VK Singh.

Eurofighter jet crashes in Spain: Defence ministry

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 00:30

A Eurofighter jet crashed on Monday while landing at the Moron air base in southwestern Spain near Seville, a defence ministry spokeswoman said.

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile test-fired successfully

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:26

In a major boost to the country`s combat capabilities, the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired off the coast of Karwar on Monday.

Jaitley reviews defence land management

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 21:00

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the functioning of the department managing military land against the backdrop of several scams involving defence land such as Adarsh, Sukna and Jodhpur during the UPA regime.

Govt initiates exercise to raise FDI in defence sector to 100%

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 23:21

In a major policy initiative, the government is proposing to raise FDI in defence sector to 100 per cent through the approval route.