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.
In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for Rs 15,750 crore while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.
In the past two years, the Army has assisted more than 200 students from the economically weaker section in Chenab Valley region of J&K in getting free-of-cost admission to various universities under PM's Special Scholarship Scheme.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday lashed out at Congress leader P Chidambaram over his comment that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) should be amended during the Winter Session of Parliament, saying it was an idiotic suggestion.
Welcoming the life sentence of five army personnel in the Machil fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is an "obnoxious law" that has no place in a modern, civilised country.
Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Friday that the punishment given to those found guilty in the Macchil fake encounter case shows that the Army punishes anyone who doesn't follow procedure.
Indian Army on Thursday said that five of its personnel have been found guilty and recommended for life imprisonment for their involvement in a staged shootout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district in 2010.
Even as life seems to have returned to normal in this border township in Jammu and Kashmir nearly a month after firings from across the border, people here still spend sleepless nights fearing that Pakistan might once again try to "stab them in the back".