Defending his decision to terminate the contract of DRDO chief, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said Avinash Chander was appointed in a "strange manner" and he feels that at the age of 64, a person probably thinks in more of a cautious way.
Complaints of slow decision making, requests for amending company law, changing duty structures, the adversarial attitude of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties were some of the issues raised here by industrialists on Monday.
Border Road Organisation (BRO) will be brought fully under the Defence Ministry and non-sensitive roads in border areas will be handed over to the National Highways Authority of India, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
China on Thursday said it has developed a vaccine to combat the spread of deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 7,000 people in three West African countries, and the test of the drug on humans would begin this month.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday directed his Ministry to evolve a policy for reducing court cases in service matters including pensions and said he is committed to early implementation of 'one rank, one pension' for the armed forces.
The first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers, was successfully tested at a facility in Goa, the defence ministry said here Sunday.
Government has decided to increase the authorised strength of NCC by two lakh cadets to overall 15 lakh in phases but ruled out making it compulsory for every student, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha on Friday.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday approved proposals worth Rs 4,444 crore, including the purchase of four helicopters for survey vessels at Rs 2,324 crore, but deferrred a decision on a joint bid of Tata Sons Ltd and Airbus for replacing IAF's Avro transport fleet.
A deal between France and India to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets to India in a deal worth an estimated USD 15 billion will need several months more negotiations, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
Aiming for transparent but faster military procurements, the Narendra Modi government is considering rolling out by January a new defence procurement policy that will have fresh norms for blacklisting firms and engagement of 'agents' besides attracting investments.
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.