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AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

May 04, 2016

AgustaWestland case: Don't hold your breath, middlemen are here to stay

The fact that India cancelled the deal for the 12 VVIP AgustaWestland choppers (even though three were sent over for testing) robs the whole scandal of its sting #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Scams #Bofors #Defence procurement #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel #Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society
Manohar Parrikar to place AgustaWestland details in Parliament on 4 May

May 01, 2016

Manohar Parrikar to place AgustaWestland details in Parliament on 4 May

Defence Minister said he will place all facts along with the detailed chronology about the controversial AgustaWestland deal before Parliament on 4 May #Sonia Gandhi #UPA #Congress #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #NDA #Chopper scam #AgustaWestland deal #kickback #Defence minister Manohar Parrikar
Parrikar questions Congress' defence on AgustaWestland, will raise issue in Parliament

Apr 27, 2016

Parrikar questions Congress' defence on AgustaWestland, will raise issue in Parliament

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday challenged the Congress to show the order blacklisting the Anglo-Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland. #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Rajiv Pratap Rudy #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #AK Anthony #AgustaWestland chopper deal
Govt working on guidelines for defence FDI beyond 49%

Apr 22, 2016

Govt working on guidelines for defence FDI beyond 49%

The development assumes significance as French defence major DCNS has approached the government with a 100 percent FDI proposal in the sector. #Defence #NewsTracker #FDI #Foreign Investment Promotion Board #Ministry of Defence
Indian Navy to grant Permanent Commission to women, allow lady officers aboard warships

Apr 20, 2016

Indian Navy to grant Permanent Commission to women, allow lady officers aboard warships

The Indian Navy has announced that women officers completing seven years in the service will get permanent commission. #Indian Navy #PolicyWatch #Ministry of Defence #Women officers #Permanent Commission
Rafale deal in 'final stages': French team likely to visit India next month

Apr 17, 2016

Rafale deal in 'final stages': French team likely to visit India next month

A high-level team from France is expected to arrive here next month to firm up the order for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft by India as both countries have managed to narrow down their differences over pricing #IndianAirForce #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Rafale #Combat Aircraft #François Hollande #Dassault Aviation #India-France relations #offset clause
Freeze the Chief of Defence Staff concept: It was the need of the hour 10 years ago

Apr 12, 2016

Freeze the Chief of Defence Staff concept: It was the need of the hour 10 years ago

A single-point military advisor’s post in the form of Chief of Defence Staff was proposed by the Kargil Review Committee headed by K Subrahmanyam (father of present foreign secretary S Jaishankar), and endorsed by the follow-up group of ministers report #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Ministry of Defence #Robin Dhowan #George Fernandes #Dalbir Singh #K Subrahmanyam #chief of defence staff #Chiefs of Staff Committee #Naresh Chandra Committee #Kargil Review Committee