19 Dec 2015
New Delhi: A proposal to induct women pilots in the navy is under consideration of the defence ministry and certain clarifications have been sought from the service, parliament was told yesterday.
28 Nov 2015
New Delhi: The Centre is making efforts to bring down the contracting process for procurement of defence equipment to three years from the present average of about five years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
09 Nov 2015
New Delhi: With the protesting ex-servicemen dissatisfied with the formal notification of one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that everyone has a right to make a demand in democracy but not all demands can be fulfilled.
09 Apr 2016
Chandigarh: Haryana government has sought financial assistance of Rs 1,000 from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as compensation for people affected during the recent Jat quota agitation in the state.
12 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Over a year after the government promised a new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), a top body of the Defence Ministry yesterday approved a new policy document in this regard which provides for increase in contract threshold from Rs 300 crore to Rs 2,000 crore for offsets, tweaks the L1 policy and pushes 'Make in India' initiative.
05 Jan 2016
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag will today visit the Pathankot Air Base, which was attacked by Pakistani terrorists on Saturday.
08 Dec 2015
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was in favour of granting 'One Rank, One Pension' (OROP) to ex-servicemen but pressure was exerted on him by his cabinet colleagues on the issue, legal luminary Ram Jethmalani claimed even as he launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
05 Jan 2016
Pathankot: An explosion was heard from the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot where combing operations are underway and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to give a briefing on the ground situation at the under-attack base.
11 Dec 2015
Washington: India and the US vowed to fast-track their military ties as defence ministers of the two countries held wide-ranging talks on regional and global security issues besides touching upon the growing global menace of terrorism.
06 Feb 2016
On board INS Sunayna: India's naval might was on full display off the Visakhapatnam coast today as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet. A fleet review is a ceremonial and stately inspection of naval warships by the supreme commander of the armed forces, the President of India.