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Defence Ministry bans Swiss firm Pilatus for a year after corruption allegationsSwiss firm Pilatus, which has supplied the bulk of trainer aircraft currently in operation with the air force, has been banned for at least one year by the defence ministry, following the registration of formal cases by the...
India not excluded from peace process in Afghanistan: ChinaBEIJING: India has not been excluded from the efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, China said Monday, days after it hosted a key meeting with the US, Russia and Pakistan on facilitating peace process in the war-torn country. Representatives of China, Russia,...
Five nodal points identified for development of Defence Corridor in Tamil Nadu, Centre informs Rajya SabhaNEW DELHI: Five nodal points have been identified for the development of Defence Corridor in Tamil Nadu, the Centre informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. "Finance Minister in his budget speech (2018-19) had announced setting up...
Defence Ministry issues Rs 2000 crore tender for critical heavyweight torpedoes for submarinesNEW DELHI: Seeking to boost the Indian Navy's firepower, the Defence Ministry has issued a tender worth over Rs 2000 crore for buying around 100 heavyweight torpedoes which would be equipped on the force's six Scorpene-class submarines...
34 COIs conducted in last five years after plane crashes: Rajnath SinghNEW DELHI: A total of 55 AN-32 planes have been upgraded out of 115 in the fleet of Indian Air Force, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told Rajya Sabha Monday, stressing that only aircraft which are airworthy are allowed...
Modi government will never misuse NIA law: Amit ShahNEW DELHI: Refuting opposition claims over "misuse" of the NIA law, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will never misuse it on the basis of religion but ensure that terrorism is finished off irrespective of the...
India, Russia seek to skirt US sanctions threat to arms dealsBy N. C. Bipindra and Evgenia Pismennaya India and Russia have agreed on a new payment method through their national currencies for multi-billion-dollar defense deals, in a bid to avoid risks created by the U.S. threat of sanctions and banking...
India elbowed out of Afghanistan peace talksNEW DELHI: Pakistan joined the US, Russia and China over the weekend to craft a peace agreement with the Taliban, a development that shows how Islamabad has moved to the centerstage of the Afghan peace process, and how India has been dealt out...
6 Armymen among seven dead in Himachal Pradesh building collapseSHIMLA: At least seven people, including six Army personnel, were killed and 28 injured after a four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, police said Monday. The building, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road, housed a restaurant and collapsed on...
India, Turkey have always been against unilateral sanctionsBy Sakir Ozkan Torunlar Turkey’s decision to buy S-400 defence system like India reflects that both countries with strong governments in power are putting their national interests on top and going ahead. Turkey and India have always been against unilateral sanctions dictated by any...