Nirmala Sitharaman

India, US partners in defence, says top American commander during Nirmala Sitharaman tour

India, US partners in defence, says top American commander during Nirmala Sitharaman tour

India and the US are global partners in defence and regional security, a top US commander has said, as Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman toured the headquarters of the strategic Indo-Pacific command in Hawaii before concluding her maiden visit to America.

Dec 08, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
40 years are enough: US tells Pak to support PM Narendra Modi's peace efforts

40 years are enough: US tells Pak to support PM Narendra Modi's peace efforts

 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says Pakistan ought to support India, the United Nations and Afghanistan in ensuring peace prevails in south Asia.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:46 AM IST
India sees US as an important defence partner: Nirmala Sitharaman

India sees US as an important defence partner: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defence.

Dec 04, 2018, 06:18 AM IST
DAC approves acquisition of equipment worth Rs 3000 crore, including BrahMos and ARVs

DAC approves acquisition of equipment worth Rs 3000 crore, including BrahMos and ARVs

The DAC granted approval for procurement of indigenous BrahMos Missiles for two Indian Navy ships to be built in Russia.

Dec 01, 2018, 14:25 PM IST
Government to launch 'Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti' to boost intellectual property in defence sector

Government to launch 'Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti' to boost intellectual property in defence sector

Seeking to "significantly enhance" the country's design capabilities in the defence segment, the government will next week launch a new initiative to boost the quantum of intellectual property in the sector, a top official said on Saturday.

Nov 24, 2018, 22:24 PM IST
'I understand Hindi': Nirmala Sitharaman upset with reporter's 'sarcastic' query on surgical strike

'I understand Hindi': Nirmala Sitharaman upset with reporter's 'sarcastic' query on surgical strike

During a press conference here, a reporter asked her as to why the NDA government was "tom-tomming" the operation two years later.

Nov 24, 2018, 09:04 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviews operational preparedness of Indian Coastal Guard

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reviews operational preparedness of Indian Coastal Guard

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday reviewed the operational preparedness, infrastructure development and coastal security mechanism of the Coast Guard during Consultative Committee Meeting of Ministry of Defence on Indian Coast Guard.

Nov 17, 2018, 23:55 PM IST
Can't pressure Dassault to share offset partner details: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale deal

Can't pressure Dassault to share offset partner details: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale deal

Dassault, the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the Rafale fighter jet deal, is obliged to share details of the offset partners under contract with India, but has a year's time to do so, she said.

Nov 17, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Nirmala Sitharaman

Differences between India, China should not become disputes: Nirmala Sitharaman

Both India and China should respect each other and resolve issues through dialogues and join hands together for peace and prosperity, Sitharaman said.

Nov 11, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
Indian Army to induct K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer guns on Friday

Indian Army to induct K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer guns on Friday

The Indian Army will on Friday formally induct two state of the art gun systems – K9 Vajra and M777 Howitzer – at a ceremony in Devlali in Maharashtra. The event will be attended by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Minister of State Subhash Bhamre, among others.

Nov 09, 2018, 10:44 AM IST
Army to induct K9, M777 Howitzer guns on Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman to attend event

Army to induct K9, M777 Howitzer guns on Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman to attend event

The Army is also going to raise seven regiments of M777 howitzers.

Nov 08, 2018, 21:20 PM IST
Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with Army personnel in Arunachal's remote posts

Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with Army personnel in Arunachal's remote posts

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday celebrated Diwali with Army personnel in remote posts in Arunachal Pradesh near the Sino-India border.

Nov 07, 2018, 18:36 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali in Kedarnath, Nirmala Sitharaman at Arunachal-Assam border

PM Narendra Modi to celebrate Diwali in Kedarnath, Nirmala Sitharaman at Arunachal-Assam border

PM Modi will celebrate Diwali in Kedarnath while the Defence Minister will do so at the Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border. 

Nov 06, 2018, 06:54 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with Army jawans in Arunachal Pradesh

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to celebrate Diwali with Army jawans in Arunachal Pradesh

There are military posts separated from the nearest road-head by at least 30 km.

Nov 03, 2018, 23:42 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi is 'confused man' on Rafale, says Sitharaman

Rahul Gandhi is 'confused man' on Rafale, says Sitharaman

The Congress has alleged that the government was helping the Anil Ambani group get a contract worth Rs 30,000 crore from the deal.

Nov 03, 2018, 00:47 AM IST
Indian Navy looks at enrolling women as sailors

Indian Navy looks at enrolling women as sailors

The inclusion of women as 'sea-going cadre' in the near future was also on the agenda during discussions.

Nov 02, 2018, 21:12 PM IST
Indian Army to induct Ultralight Howitzer M-777 and Self-Propelled K-9 Vajra guns

Indian Army to induct Ultralight Howitzer M-777 and Self-Propelled K-9 Vajra guns

They will mostly be used by India’s first mountain strike corp in combat-like situations with neighbouring China.

Oct 29, 2018, 22:47 PM IST
Large army not enough, technology key in fight against invisible enemies: National Security Advisor

Large army not enough, technology key in fight against invisible enemies: National Security Advisor

Ajit Doval has sought to highlight the changing dynamics of new-age threats and says technological advancements are crucial to ensure wins.

Oct 26, 2018, 07:06 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack over Rafale from HAL, says Modi government insulted PSU's patriotism

Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack over Rafale from HAL, says Modi government insulted PSU's patriotism

Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that he would not allow the “temples of modern India” like HAL to be “destroyed”.

Oct 13, 2018, 19:21 PM IST
India presents major opportunity for French defence firms: Nirmala Sitharaman

India presents major opportunity for French defence firms: Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman said the developments in the Middle East were of great significance for India. 

Oct 12, 2018, 23:33 PM IST

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