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Rafale row: Legal wrangles must not divert attention from shortage of aircraft, efforts to modernise IAF
India

Rafale row: Legal wrangles must not divert attention from shortage of aircraft, efforts to modernise IAF

Rafale row: If India is again going to be mired in a scandal and finger-pointing, New Delhi will lose sight of its primary objective which is to modernise the Indian Air Force

Ministry of Defence blacklists six firms, suspends 14 others from engaging in business due to graft charges
India

Ministry of Defence blacklists six firms, suspends 14 others from engaging in business due to graft charges

The Ministry of Defence on Monday issued a circular in which it listed all the companies which had been debarred or suspended from engaging in business.

Narendra Modi's Israel visit: What lies behind PM's landmark move to flaunt bilateral ties
India

Narendra Modi's Israel visit: What lies behind PM's landmark move to flaunt bilateral ties

A question that is central to Narendra Modi's landmark visit to Israel is, what has prompted the recent boldness? And under what parameters will this relationship be defined?

100 days of Manohar Parrikar sarkar in Goa: After big-ticket defence deals, CM grapples with garbage heaps
Politics

100 days of Manohar Parrikar sarkar in Goa: After big-ticket defence deals, CM grapples with garbage heaps

Goa is also blighted by garbage heaps that stink to high heavens and make you hold your nose in disgust.

Make in  India push: Parrikar okays defence projects worth Rs 83,000 cr, new blacklisting policy
Business

Make in India push: Parrikar okays defence projects worth Rs 83,000 cr, new blacklisting policy

The new blacklisting policy will ensure that while companies are dealt with harshly, it will not affect the modernisation process

India offers to buy 200 foreign fighter planes, if they are made in India
India

India offers to buy 200 foreign fighter planes, if they are made in India

In a bid to modernise the Indian Air Force, India has reached out to foreign aircraft manufactures with offers to buy 200 fighter planes as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner

Make in India to boost defence deals: Contracts worth Rs 50,000 crore on the anvil, says Manohar Parrikar
India

Make in India to boost defence deals: Contracts worth Rs 50,000 crore on the anvil, says Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar also said the ministry is finalising a new strategic materials policy so that we can promote production as well as storage of defence-related strategic materials.

Slush around defence deals: Bribe givers are penalised, but bribe takers are seldom convicted
India

Slush around defence deals: Bribe givers are penalised, but bribe takers are seldom convicted

The Government of India needs to set this image right. India desperately needs a comprehensive policy on the way bribes should be dealt with.

India inked 182 defence deals over last three years including current one: minister tells Parliament
India

India inked 182 defence deals over last three years including current one: minister tells Parliament

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh also said that during the last three years and the current year, indents have been placed for 105 mm light field guns and electronically upgraded 155 mm guns on Ordnance Factory Board.

US President Obama Visit: India, US renew their 10 year Defence Framework Agreement
India

US President Obama Visit: India, US renew their 10 year Defence Framework Agreement

Vowing to take defence ties to a "new level", India and the US on Sunday renewed their 10-year Defence Framework Agreement and agreed in principle to pursue joint development and production projects.

Will legalise defence agents by mid-February, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Politics

Will legalise defence agents by mid-February, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Changes in the Defence Procurement Policy to legalise representatives from foreign defence firms will be done in another month and a half, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Last ten years a 'loss decade' for armed forces due to corruption: Parrikar
India

Last ten years a 'loss decade' for armed forces due to corruption: Parrikar

Parrikar said delays in clearance of defence projects was another reason which increases the role of middlemen.

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will discuss mega defence deal with Modi
World

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will discuss mega defence deal with Modi

Chuck Hagel spoke to journalists en route to India and said he wants to "listen, learn" and get acquainted with the new administration.

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel meets Sushma, to meet Modi later today
World

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel meets Sushma, to meet Modi later today

This is Hagel's first India visit in his new capacity as US Secretary of Defence.

Hagel-Modi govt meet: India offers to buy more US helicopters
World

Hagel-Modi govt meet: India offers to buy more US helicopters

The Apache gunships and a deal for Chinook helicopters, both built by Boeing, will top the agenda in Hagel's talks on Friday with the govt

France to UK: With eyes on defence pie, western powers court PM Modi
World

France to UK: With eyes on defence pie, western powers court PM Modi

Western governments are rushing to visit PM Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals in the defence sector.

To Jaya Jaitly, others in Tehelka sting: Preying on Tejpal now is opportunism
India

To Jaya Jaitly, others in Tehelka sting: Preying on Tejpal now is opportunism

Tarun Tejpal’s personality, character, functioning, actions, mistakes, however objectionable, do not make all those caught on the Operation West End tapes innocent.

Romance sours: Russia loses another Indian defence deal
World

Romance sours: Russia loses another Indian defence deal

The old India-Russia defence chumminess is over. The latest evidence is Russia's loss of the $1.68 billion deal for six air-to-air refuellers to Airbus