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Parrikar claims middlemen-defence ministry nexus no longer exists

May 27, 2016

Parrikar claims middlemen-defence ministry nexus no longer exists

Asserting that "no one can influence me", the defence minister said his decisions are based on merit and what is there on file. #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Rafale #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel
Parrikar releases booklet on defence production works in two years

May 26, 2016

Parrikar releases booklet on defence production works in two years

The booklet is a compilation of the achievements of the department in the field of indigenous production of weapon systems, platforms and policy initiatives undertaken in the period. #Defence #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #FDI #Manohar Parrikar
Parrikar nixes UPA-approved deal with Finmeccanica to equip submarines with torpedoes

May 25, 2016

Parrikar nixes UPA-approved deal with Finmeccanica to equip submarines with torpedoes

Post the Choppergate scandal, the current government has decided to scrap a deal to buy 98 Black Shark torpedoes for the INS Kalvari submarines to be launched this year, leaving the submarines without their ability to fire. #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Navy #Submarine #Finmeccanica #AgustaWestland #Choppergate #INS Kalvari #Black Shark #torpedoes
India in talks with African countries for export of indigenous light combat helicopters

May 18, 2016

India in talks with African countries for export of indigenous light combat helicopters

India is in talks with "certain" countries in Africa for possible export of the indigenous Light Combat Helicopters #India #IAF #Manohar Parrikar #HAL #Light Combat Helicopters #LCH #Iront Fist excercise
Parrikar's official visit to Oman, UAE faces delay; postponed to 20 May

May 17, 2016

Parrikar's official visit to Oman, UAE faces delay; postponed to 20 May

The proposed official trip of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to UAE on Tuesday night has been delayed due to certain scheduling issues and he will now travel to Oman on 20 May and then to the Emirates. #NewsTracker #United Arab Emirates #UAE #Oman #Manohar Parrikar #Defence minister Manohar Parrikar
Opportunities to expand Indo-US military cooperation: Pentagon ahead of PM Modi's vist

May 17, 2016

Opportunities to expand Indo-US military cooperation: Pentagon ahead of PM Modi's vist

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vist to the US, the Pentagon has said it is "looking forward" to enhancing relations with India, and that there are opportunities to further expand military co-operation between the two countries. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Manohar Parrikar #Defence Secretary #Ashton Carter
Will consider concerns over strategic partnerships with private firms: Parrikar

May 14, 2016

Will consider concerns over strategic partnerships with private firms: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government has set a target to raise defence exports to $ 2 billion in the next two years. #India #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #DRDO #Manohar Parrikar #Defence modernisation process #Tejas LCA #Arms exports
China elevates military command along Indian border, says Chinese daily

May 13, 2016

China elevates military command along Indian border, says Chinese daily

China has elevated the rank of Tibet's Military Command which looks after the security along its border with India by putting it under the jurisdiction of PLA ground forces, suggesting it may "undertake some kind of military combat mission in future." #NewsTracker #Beijing #Manohar Parrikar #India-China relations #Xi Jinping #Chengdu #People's Liberation Army #Central Military Commission #Nanjing #Shenyang #Jinan #Lanzhou #Tibet's Military Command
Has DRDO taken Defence Minister Parrikar and India for a ride?

May 12, 2016

Has DRDO taken Defence Minister Parrikar and India for a ride?

Akash incidentally is just one example of inadequate and unaccountable functioning of the DRDO. Scores of articles have highlighted multiple products and inadequacies #IndianAirForce #ConnectTheDots #Modi #DRDO #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Akash #Make In India