Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar
Any error in defence-related issues will not be tolerated: Manohar Parrikar

 Promising a "lot of things", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday outlined a multi-pronged approach of a non-offensive but strong India while making it clear that there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues.

Defence was only additional charge, admits Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has fuelled speculation that he might be relieved of the defence portfolio, stating that this ministry had been given to him only as an 'additional charge'.

Britain ends Libyan army training after sex assaults

London: Britain`s defence ministry said Tuesday it was cutting short a training programme for Libyan troops after reported sexual assaults allegedly involving five of the servicemen.

Centre gives nod to defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crores
Centre gives nod to defence projects worth Rs 80,000 crores

The government on Saturday cleared defence purchases worth Rs 80,000 in a Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meet presided over by Cabinet Minister Arun Jaitley.

PM Modi to address top commanders of armed forces on Friday

The country's security situation against the backdrop of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border are expected to discussed at the Combined Conference of the armed forces to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Finmeccanica hopeful of reopening dialogue with Defence Ministry

With an Italian court acquitting its two former bosses of corruption charges, defence firm Finmeccanica on Friday said they can reopen dialogue with the Indian Defence Ministry, which had scrapped its Rs 3,600 crore contract for supplying 12 VVIP helicopters.

Defence Ministry to launch cleanliness drive in cantonments

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign, the Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it will launch its cleanliness drive on Thursday in all its cantonments.

India-US discuss joint military hardware production

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, a high-level Defence Ministry team is there to discuss the opportunities of jointly developing and manufacturing military hardware.

Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said on Friday.

China makes rare admission of naval near-miss

 China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater "emergency" after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into waters thousands of metres deep, in a rare disclosure of a near-disaster.

South Korea, US to set up combined Army division

South Korea and the US have agreed to establish a combined Army division in 2015, Seoul`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Norms to blacklist weapon manufacturing firms eased partially

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.

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.