Tatra case: Court to consider CBI's closure report on October 7

A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed October 7 for considering the closure report filed by CBI in the case relating to alleged irregularities in supply of all-terrain Tatra vehicles to the Indian Army.

Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts
Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts

In the backdrop of alleged VVIP chopper deal scam, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday barred scam-tainted Italian defence firm Finmeccannica from participating in future tenders while deciding to carry out ongoing contracts with the group and its subsidiary AgustaWestland, more than a month after putting all deals on hold.

Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica

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

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.

Major Varadarajan to be given Ashoka Chakra posthumously

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

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

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

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

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.

Facing CBI probe, Rolls-Royce seeks meetings with Defence Ministry

Facing a CBI probe for allegedly involving middlemen in its dealings with the state-owned HAL, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has sought meetings with the top brass of the Defence Ministry where it is expected to discuss
the corruption allegations against it.

Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000-cr

Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies.

CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project

The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft.

Ten key DRDO projects delayed: Jaitley

Ten major projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), including the LCA Tejas aircraft and several key missile programmes, have been delayed due to various reasons, Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

19 fighter aircraft, 11 helicopters crash in last 3 years: Govt

Altogether 19 fighter aircraft and 11 helicopters of the armed forces crashed in last three years in which 24 service personnel were killed, Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

IAF grounds its AgustaWestland chopper fleet

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

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

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

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

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

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.