Avinash Chander was appointed in strange manner: Parrikar

 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.

'File pending for 18 months with Defence Ministry'

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.

North Korea has `significant` tech to build mini nuclear device: South

South Korea`s defence ministry said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have achieved a "significant" level of technology to miniaturise a nuclear device to be fitted on the tip of a missile.

26/11-type attack averted? Pak boat self-explodes after interception by Coast Guard off Gujarat coast
26/11-type attack averted? Pak boat self-explodes after interception by Coast Guard off Gujarat coast

The Indian Coast Guard foiled a possible terror attack bid when it intercepted a suspicious Pakistani boat off the Porbander coast in Gujarat.

BRO to be brought fully under Defence Ministry: Manohar Parrikar

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 to test its Ebola vaccine on humans

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 Ministry to work on reducing court cases in service matters

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.

Naval light combat aircraft successfully tested

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.

NCC not compulsory for students: Govt

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.

Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared
Defence acquisition proposals worth Rs 4,444 cr cleared

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.

American company bags contract for Navy's 16 multi-role choppers

The United States' Sikorsky has bagged the contract for Indian Navy's Rs 6,000-crore proposal for acquisition of 16 multi-role helicopters for its warships, official sources said on Friday.

French-Indian Rafale deal to wrap up in `months`: Minister

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.

449 suicides in armed forces since 2011: Manohar Parrikar

There have been at least 449 suicides in the armed forces since 2011, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday.

Defence Ministry controls 17.57 lakh acres of land

The Defence Ministry has under its control about 17.57 lakh acres of land, on which there are about 46,299 unauthorised constructions.

New defence procurement policy under consideration

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.

China has no overseas bases: Defence ministry

China`s defence ministry said Thursday that the country has no military bases overseas, despite speculation that its armed forces seek to eventually establish facilities abroad.

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.