India and Spain have signed an Agreement on Mutual Protection of Classified Information to provide the framework for enhanced bilateral cooperation in areas of defence research, development and technology cooperation.
With Char Dham Yatra scheduled to begin next month, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought the help of central agencies in improving connectivity on the pilgrimage route saying the task is unachievable without their cooperation.
Demanding early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Thursday suggested that "privileges" of MPs and MLAs be withdrawn and the money be used to fulfil the long-standing demand of the ex-servicemen if government is facing fund crunch.
A crucial meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council will be held this Saturday during which issues of Avro replacement and procurement of additional Pilatus basic trainer aircraft from Switzerland among others are likely to be taken up.
The government has accepted the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for the armed forces and the same will be put in place once the modalities regarding its implementation are approved, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.
Pakistan violated border ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 685 times during the last eight months, resulting in death of 24 people, including eight security forces personnel, government told the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday held talks here with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar to salvage the multi-billion Rafale contract even as a deadlock continues to hold up the deal.
France`s defence minister will visit New Delhi this week in a fresh bid to nail a troubled deal to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets which has been snagged for three years and now faces new questions about its cost.
DIG BK Loshali, who had bragged that the Pakistani terror boat, which blew itself up on the night of December 31, 2014 off the Porbandar coast, was actually destroyed by the Coast Guard, was on Wednesday reportedly issued a show cause notice by the Defence Ministry.
Congress on Wednesday sought to corner the NDA government over the Pakistan terror boat issue and charged that the Defence Ministry had treated the matter casually as the row over it deepened in the wake of remarks by a senior Coast Guard officer contradicting the official version of the incident.