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'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations
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'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations

His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry, and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that petitioners in the application used "photocopies of the original" papers, deemed secret by the government.

Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains
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Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains

The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Attorney General KK Venugopal 's claim that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry with the Opposition party dubbing it a "lie" and the ruling party slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government over the issue.

Centre approves major reforms for Indian Army: Changes include relocation of officers, creation of new posts, human rights committee
India

Centre approves major reforms for Indian Army: Changes include relocation of officers, creation of new posts, human rights committee

In a major move, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army which include relocation of 229 officers from the Army headquarters, among others.

Note on PMO interference in Rafale deal 'not doctored', says The Hindu; claims two versions differ on dates
India

Note on PMO interference in Rafale deal 'not doctored', says The Hindu; claims two versions differ on dates

The Hindu on Monday defended its report on the Rafale deal, which had claimed that the defence ministry in 2015 had objected to "parallel discussions" held by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) during the negotiations over the deal for 36 fighter jets with France.

Long-range surface to air missile successfully test fired off Odisha coast; Nirmala Sitharaman calls it major milestone
India

Long-range surface to air missile successfully test fired off Odisha coast; Nirmala Sitharaman calls it major milestone

The long-range surface-to-air missile — LRSAM — was Thursday "successfully" test-fired from a warship off the coast of Odisha against an aerial target, a significant milestone in enhancing the Navy's anti-air warfare capability.

Narendra Modi paid Dassault Rs 20,000 cr even before Rafale jets were delivered, but refused to pay dues of HAL: Rahul Gandhi
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Narendra Modi paid Dassault Rs 20,000 cr even before Rafale jets were delivered, but refused to pay dues of HAL: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also shared a video of his statement outside parliament on Monday following Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remarks dismissing "doubts" raised by the Congress on her statement on HAL

'I understand Hindi': Nirmala Sitharaman gets upset with reporter's 'sarcastic' query on surgical strike
India

'I understand Hindi': Nirmala Sitharaman gets upset with reporter's 'sarcastic' query on surgical strike

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took offence Friday at what she described as the "sarcastic tone" of a reporter's question about the 2016 surgical strikes carried out by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC.

Rafale fighter aircraft will not be ready to fly at Bengaluru's Aero India air show in February: IAF official
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Rafale fighter aircraft will not be ready to fly at Bengaluru's Aero India air show in February: IAF official

The controversial Rafale fighter India ordered would not be ready to fly at the Bengaluru air show in February, an IAF official said on Sunday.

Surgical strike anniversary: Narendra Modi attends Combined Commanders' conference in Jodhpur
India

Surgical strike anniversary: Narendra Modi attends Combined Commanders' conference in Jodhpur

The prime minister was accorded guard of honour upon his arrival at the Jodhpur airport. He also visited the Konark War Memorial where he laid a wreath and signed the visitor's book.

Centre releases fresh video of army's 2016 surgical strikes across LoC ahead of event's second anniversary, says 'footage is authentic'
India

Centre releases fresh video of army's 2016 surgical strikes across LoC ahead of event's second anniversary, says 'footage is authentic'

The government on Thursday released a fresh video clip of the 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, two days ahead of the military action's second anniversary.

19th India-Russia summit: Defence plans, North-South corridor, nuclear ties on agenda as leaders meet in backdrop of US sanctions
India

19th India-Russia summit: Defence plans, North-South corridor, nuclear ties on agenda as leaders meet in backdrop of US sanctions

As India and Russia prepare for the 19th India-Russia summit on 5 October, much attention is on the meeting between Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin.

Opposition's demand to share technical details of Rafale deal 'makes no sense': Former defence minister Sharad Pawar
India

Opposition's demand to share technical details of Rafale deal 'makes no sense': Former defence minister Sharad Pawar

At a time the opposition led by the Congress is mounting attacks on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said people "do not have doubts" over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intentions.

IAF successfully tests BVR air-to-air missile Astra at Kalaikunda station; defence ministry says 'high level capability attained'
India

IAF successfully tests BVR air-to-air missile Astra at Kalaikunda station; defence ministry says 'high level capability attained'

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test fired the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra from a Su-30 aircraft, the Defence Ministry said.

‘Should Clown Prince be allowed to pollute public discourse with falsehood’: Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal
India

‘Should Clown Prince be allowed to pollute public discourse with falsehood’: Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal

In his blog, on the Rafale deal. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi and labelled him a "clown prince" propagating falsehood in public discourse.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'lying' about HAL's ability to build Rafale aircrafts, demands minister's resignation
India

Rahul Gandhi accuses Nirmala Sitharaman of 'lying' about HAL's ability to build Rafale aircrafts, demands minister's resignation

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" on HAL's capability to build Rafale aircraft and demanded her resignation.

Two people arrested in Uttarakhand for WhatsApp chat about 'killing' Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Two people arrested in Uttarakhand for WhatsApp chat about 'killing' Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Two persons were arrested Monday after a WhatsApp exchange on a plan to allegedly kill Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while they were apparently drunk, police said as the minister paid a visit to Dharchula town in this district of Uttarakhand.

India-US 2+2 dialogue: Discussion was 'highly successful', says James Mattis; calls it defining moment in cooperation
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India-US 2+2 dialogue: Discussion was 'highly successful', says James Mattis; calls it defining moment in cooperation

The "highly successful" first 2+2 dialogue between India and the United States was a "defining moment" and the defence co-operation between the two countries is on the right track, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said.

Karnataka floods: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces aid of Rs 1 crore for flood-hit Kodagu district
India

Karnataka floods: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces aid of Rs 1 crore for flood-hit Kodagu district

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the flood-ravaged district of Kodagu in Karnataka and pledged support for the restoration work where hundreds have been rendered homeless.

Kerala floods updates: IMD withdraws red alert for Sunday; Pinarayi Vijayan says 58,506 people rescued today
India

Kerala floods updates: IMD withdraws red alert for Sunday; Pinarayi Vijayan says 58,506 people rescued today

Kerala floods latest updates: The IMD has issued a heavy rainfall warning for 11 districts in Kerala on Saturday.

Bengaluru or Lucknow? No confirmation yet on final venue for Aero India 2019, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Bengaluru or Lucknow? No confirmation yet on final venue for Aero India 2019, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Aero India has traditionally been organised at Indian Air Force's Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bengaluru.