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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
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
Ships to turn terror targets? UK-trained naval officer defects to Islamic State

May 10, 2016

Ships to turn terror targets? UK-trained naval officer defects to Islamic State

Kuwaiti-born Ali Alosaimi trained on a Merchant Navy course in Britain before allegedly fleeing to join Islamic State, leading to concerns his knowledge could be used to attack shipping. #London #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #islamic-state #IS #Merchant Navy
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