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High-level panel may review Ordnance BoardNEW DELHI: A day after 45,000 workers at ordnance factories across India began a month-long strike against corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), the government has said a high-level committee may be set up to examine how the changes can be made. Officials said...
Rajnath Singh clears proposals to reorganise Army headquartersNEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh has approved certain proposals on the reorganisation of the Army headquarters, including the setting up of a first of its kind human rights cell, staffed by a police officer. This will be the first time that a...
Ajay Kumar appointed new Defence SecretaryNEW DELHI: Ajay Kumar was on Wednesday appointed the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23, according to the Prime Minister-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Subash Chandra, IAS (of 1986 batch), Special Secretary, Department of Defence, is...
Russia backs India on territorial integrity as NSA visits MoscowNEW DELHI: NSA Ajit Doval on Wednesday held talks with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow on the prevailing regional situation including threats and rhetoric from Pakistan following India's decision to abrogate Article 370. ET has learnt that Russia...
Defence Minister, IAF chief to visit France to receive first Indian Rafale fighter planeNEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and IAF Chief BS Dhanoa are scheduled to receive the first Rafale fighter jet manufactured by French firm Dassault Aviation for India on September 20. "As per plans, a large...
China says it will sanction US firms over Taiwan warplanesBEIJING: China says it will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in plans for an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang warned Wednesday that the U.S. should ``immediately back away'' from the arms...
China hails 3-year extension of Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa's termBEIJING: China on Wednesday welcomed the extension of Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's term for another three years, saying he is an "old friend" of the Chinese government who has made "robust” contributions to the bilateral relations. General...
Rajnath Singh approves reform of Army headquartersNEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the first batch of reforms in the Army including relocation of 206 officers from the Army headquarters, setting up of a separate vigilance cell and forming an umbrella organisation to focus on human rights issues. Last...
Pakistan submits compliance report to FATFISLAMABAD: Pakistan has submitted compliance report on its 27-point action plan to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), as three separate evaluations currently in progress will determine the country's possible exit from the grey list of the anti-money laundering watchdog by October, according to...
LeT militant, SPO killed in Baramulla encounterSRINAGAR: A Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant and a policeman were on Wednesday killed while a sub-inspector was injured in an encounter with ultras in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The encounter, which began on Tuesday, has ended with the killing of a...