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MoD clears additional purchases of C 130J aircraft, T 90 tanks

Saturday 14 September '13

The order, worth over Rs 6,000 crore, will be executed by the Avadi Heavy Vehicles Factory.
Navy set to upgrade, boost existing fleet

Monday 9 September '13

z Upgrade for Shishumar class of subs likely first
Rs 8 cr missing from unit set up by ex-chief V K Singh, Army tells MoD

Tuesday 27 August '13

Sources said the detailed report has been submitted to the defence ministry
Pak Army capt killed in artillery duel near Kargil

Thursday 22 August '13

A Pakistani Army captain was killed in an artillery duel with India Tuesday night.
IAF lands heavy plane near China border

Wednesday 21 August '13

4 months after stand-off, Hercules reaches Daulat Beg Oldie
Nehru okayed US spy flights to China from Orissa base: CIA files

Saturday 17 August '13

CIA report, released by National Security Archive, states that the US had two missions in mind.
Explosions took place during ammunition loading

Saturday 17 August '13

List of dead confirms many were torpedo specialists.
INS Sindhurakshak tragedy: Submarine's twin hulls contained fire, reduced losses

Friday 16 August '13

Entire interior of the vessel got sealed due to heat and pressure generated by the explosions.
INS Sindhurakshak tragedy: Effectively, a fifth of the underwater fleet is gone

Thursday 15 August '13

The remaining are at the end of their service lives and have been given extensions.
Plausible line of inquiry: armament blasts on board, lethal hydrogen gas leak

Thursday 15 August '13

It is believed that armaments had been loaded recently prior to the explosion.
A standout even in its high class

Thursday 15 August '13

After a long service and good safety record, the submarine was chosen in February 2006
Egyptian Navy rescued Sindhurakshak in April

Thursday 15 August '13

The submarine, with a crew of 58, was in serious danger of damage after it was hit by the storm
A cruel blow to Navy’s weakest link

Thursday 15 August '13

Underwater fleet already a concern, loss comes when submarines are being retired faster than they are being acquired
Navy loses most modern submarine, a fifth of its fleet now out of action

Thursday 15 August '13

While the authorised strength of the Navy is 24 conventional submarines, the actual strength has been steadily decreasing over the past few years
Contract deviated from rules: CAG

Wednesday 14 August '13

Says IAF tested different chopper, insisted on trials abroad despite Antony’s objection.
Army free to respond to LoC situation: Antony

Tuesday 13 August '13

Antony refused to answer questions on his statement that created a furore in Parliament
First indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant launched

Tuesday 13 August '13

The warship is the largest ever to be built in India.
Reactor on India’s 1st nuclear missile submarine goes critical

Sunday 11 August '13

One more step towards commissioning of INS Arihant
HAL sold choppers below cost price

Saturday 10 August '13

Ecuador: Aerospace firm fined for delay; ALH helicopter crashed in full view at national day parade
CAG questions role of top MoD official in deal with tainted firm

Friday 9 August '13

Audit report says Joint Secretary gave ‘inappropriate’ clearance to BEL to sign contract.


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