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Army must confine to tactical intelligence gathering, new units need our nod: MoD

Thursday 26 December '13

MoD specified, intelligence gathering across borders remains with the external agency and RAW.
Bad news on Navy Day: Warship catches fire in Vizag, damage reported

Wednesday 4 December '13

Incident came a day after Navy Chief said safety record 'not all that bad'.
New Pakistan army chief's brother died in 1971 Battle of Majors in Fazilka

Sunday 1 December '13

It was the battle of the Majors — one from each side, both hot-blooded and fierce.
Law Ministry, Attorney General favour invoking integrity pact

Tuesday 15 October '13

The Defence Ministry considered an outright cancellation of contract due to unfair practices.
Death of Pak Army captain may trigger more ceasefire violations along LoC

Wednesday 21 August '13

Captain Hafiz Sarfraz Khan belonged to a medium artillery unit based near Skardu town.
INS Sindhurakshak: Bodies of three sailors found in submarine wreckage

Friday 16 August '13

Eighteen sailors, including three officers, are feared dead in the multiple explosions.
Indian Navy's submarine submerges after explosion, 18 sailors feared trapped

Wednesday 14 August '13

Fire tenders from the Naval Dockyard as well as the Mumbai Fire Brigade were immediately pressed into action.
AgustaWestland defiant, asks India for proof

Tuesday 26 February '13

AgustaWestland has also said that it expects India to continue making payments for the remaining nine
Antony says no rift, govt offers JPC probe

Wednesday 20 February '13

Defence Minister * Says 'something happened somewhere' despite taking all precautions, is 'sad'
Govt is entitled to get its money back with interest if VVIP chopper deal is scrapped

Tuesday 19 February '13

The pact also specifies the legal requirements that the PCA and chapter 9 should not be violated
AgustaWestland deal took off after ex-Italian president Ciampi's visit

Sunday 17 February '13

Middleman was used to fix meeting between then IAF Chief Tyagi and Finmeccanica officials.
Chopper firm puts on brave face, says deal not scrapped

Sunday 17 February '13

The defence ministry's statement on Friday clearly stated that the contract is being terminated.
Govt set to scrap deal, sends notice to chopper firm

Saturday 16 February '13

India will ask for its money, send helicopters back
After Express reported on Italy probe in Oct, CVC sought report; he still waits

Saturday 16 February '13

CVC had asked the ministry for a report last October, and is still waiting for a response.
Price tussle over largest defence deal with US

Wednesday 10 November '10

One of the key announcements by the White House during President Barack Obama’s visit was a “preliminary agreement” .
‘S Arabia, China overtake India as top arms importers’

Wednesday 15 September '10

India has been replaced as the biggest recipient of foreign arms by China and Saudi Arabia.
Real deal: Digital and transparent

Monday 1 January '07

The rectangular symbol at the bottom of a Web page printout does not look very impressive.
Defence Academy to hike seats from ’09

Tuesday 21 November '06

In a bid to meet the shortfall of officers in the armed forces, the National Defence Academy has decided to increase its intake by 140 cadets.
BRO Afghan project delayed by a year

Thursday 16 November '06

India’s plan to boost trade with Afghanistan by connecting the country’s main Garland Highway network with a deep-sea port in Iran has received a setback as a crucial link road project has got delayed...
A mystery behind the history plane

Saturday 4 November '06

It has all the makings of a classic mystery — a World War II German Messerschmitt Bf-109 fighter which flew in the Battle of Britain vanished...


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