India, Spain ink deal to scale up cooperation in defence

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.

India, Spain join hands for defence cooperation

India and Spain on Wednesday signed an agreement on 'Mutual Protection of Classified Information' to provide the framework for enhanced cooperation in the defence sector.

Uttarakhand CM seeks help of BRO, NHAI ahead of Char Dham Yatra

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.

Fewer chopper accidents, deaths: Defence minister

The numbers of defence helicopter accidents and deaths have come down, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday.

233 foreign boats seized, 1686 crew held during 2011-15: Govt

A total of 233 foreign boats were seized and 1,686 foreign crew were apprehended by Indian Coast Guard during the period 2011-15, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

4,685 defence personnel have died since 1999

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that 4,685 defence personnel have laid down their lives since the 1999 Kargil conflict.

233 foreign boats apprehended since 2011: Manohar Parrikar

Around 233 foreign boats and 1,686 foreign crew were apprehended by the Indian Coast Guard between 2011-15, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday.

No Chinese incursion into India's territory: Govt

Transgressions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China do occur but no Chinese incursion into the country's territory has taken place, the government said on Friday.

BJP MP demands early implementation of 'one rank, one pension'

 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of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Thursday suggested that "privileges" of MPs and MLAs be withdrawn and the money be used to fulfil the long-standing demand of the ex-servicemen if government is facing fund crunch.

DAC to meet on Saturday; Avro replacement and Pilatus on radar

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.

'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for armed forces accepted: Govt

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.

Between June 2014 and January 2015, J&K saw 685 ceasefire violations

There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday told.

Pakistan violated border ceasefire 685 times in eight months

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 meets Manohar Parrikar to push Rafale deal
French defence minister meets Manohar Parrikar to push Rafale deal

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 in new bid to nail fighter jet deal with India

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.

Defence procurement procedure should be more friendly: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday conceded that the current defence acquisition process is complex and said it should be more friendly.

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Terror boat row: Coast Guard DIG issued show cause notice; Pakistan hits out at India
Terror boat row: Coast Guard DIG issued show cause notice; Pakistan hits out at India

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.

BBV: Who really blew up Pakistan terror boat?

Deputy Inspector General of the Coast Guard directly contradicted the government's version in the controversial Pak boat incident.

Come clean on Pak boat issue, Congress tells govt

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.