Defence Ministry

Defence minister must resign over HAL statement: Rahul

Accusing defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman of lying that HAL didn’t have the capability to build the Rafale, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the statement by former HAL Chief had nailed her lie and she must resign. Read More

131 gallantry awards to be given on 72nd Independence Day

President and Supreme Commander of the Indian armed forces Ram Nath Kovind has approved 131 gallantry awards to armed forces personnel and members of paramilitary forces on the occasion of 72nd Indep ... Read More

The Rafale falsehood repeated: Jaitley

Senior minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday took on oppositions and said another attempt is being made to malign the Government by spreading falsehood and paddling fabricated facts regarding the 2016 Inter ... Read More

Sitharaman directs MOD to transfer defence land to Karnataka for infra projects

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday directed the defence establishments in the city to handover required land to the Karnataka government for completion of various infrastructure projects held up due to the delay in ... Read More

No decision yet on shifting Aero India from Bengalulru: Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Satuirday indicated that no decision has been taken yet on staging the next Aero India show due to be held in February 2019. Responding to questions from newsmen in Bengaluru about media reports ... Read More

DAC approves implementation guidelines for strategic partnership model

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman-headed defence acquisition council (DAC) on Monday approved implementation guidelines for the strategic partnership model, aiming to revitalize defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build ind ... Read More

Govt sends team abroad to select rifles, carbines for armed forces

The Ministry of Defence has sent a nine-member "empowered committee" headed by an Army brigadier to the US, Australia, South Korea, Israel and UAE to select new assault rifles and battle carbines for the armed forces. "A 9-mem ... Read More

Sitharaman reviews security, Amarnath yatra preparedness in Kashmir

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed the overall security arrangements in Kashmir valley and preparedness of Amarnath Yatra, commencing from June 28. An Army official told UNI that the minister and Army Chief ... Read More

Defence minister to meet Aurangzeb’s family in Poonch

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the family members of Late Rifleman Aurangzeb on Wednesday in his village Salani of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Raksha Mantri will visit Jammu and Kashmir ... Read More

Sitharaman holds bilateral talks with Cambodian counterpart

Aiming to further deepen the bilateral ties between India and Cambodia, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday held bilateral talks with Cambodian deputy prime minister and defence minister Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh in ... Read More


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