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In India
January 27, 2018 4:23 am gmt |
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Indian defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on Friday (January 26) assured, while addressing a news conference in India’s southern Chennai city, that she would take up the issue of Sri Lanka amending the ‘fisheries act’ with the Indian Foreign Ministry. According to the latest amen...
In India
January 10, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Goa naval area yesterday (Tuesday). She was accompanied by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff, a release by Defence spokesperson said. Sitharaman boarded Indian Naval Ships operating off Goa for ‘Raksha Mantri Day at Sea’, it ...
In Britain
November 2, 2017 1:16 pm gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Gavin Williamson as her new defence minister on Thursday (November 2) after his predecessor resigned in a sexual harassment scandal that prompted calls for an end to the “locker room” culture in parliament. Just hours after Michael Fallon quit ...
In India
October 28, 2017 9:24 am gmt |
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French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday (October 28). Details of the meeting were not known immediately. Parly, on a two-day visit to India, also held delegation-level talks with her Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharam...
In India
September 29, 2017 4:41 am gmt |
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to take stock of the security situation and review preparedness of soldiers on borders. She is also expected to visit Siachen on September 30. During her visit, she is expected to meet senior commanders as well. This will be ...
In World
September 4, 2017 12:23 pm gmt |
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Former German defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg told supporters of his conservative Christian Social Union (CSU) on Monday (September 4) that his country should start making contacts with the U.S. economy and politics for when the Trump presidency is over, which he called a “nightmare...
In India
September 4, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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India’s new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said she is keeping an “open mind” on women in combat roles — a matter that Army Chief Bipin Rawat said is being looked into. Few nations have women in combat roles, an issue that’s seen as fallout of gender divid...
In India
September 3, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet today, is the country’s new Defence Minister. She takes charge of the crucial ministry from Arun Jaitley, who has been saying for some time that he would like to focus his attention entirely on the Finance Ministry. Ms Sitharaman, 58, is India...
In Canada
April 21, 2017 10:28 am gmt |
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Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, who was born in India, on Thursday (April 20) visited his native village in northern state of Punjab and interacted with his relatives. Dressed in white shirt and grey trousers, Sajjan received a grand welcome when he reached his native Bambeli village i...
In Business
February 22, 2017 9:53 am gmt |
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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus reported a drop in 2016 profits, mainly because of a charge on the A400M military plane. Its net income fell by 63% to 995m euros (£838m), although revenue went up 3% to 66.5bn euros (£56bn). The results are the first since Airbus started simplifying the company by mixing...
In India
October 2, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today (02nd October 2016) that India may get Rafale fighter aircraft from France sooner than promised. “The terms of the deal says 36 months (for France to begin its delivery), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fas...
In India
January 11, 2016 8:34 am gmt |
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today used tough words as he spoke on the Pathankot terror attack during an address to army officers, warning that those “who have harmed us will also feel the pain.” “This should not be taken as government thinking. I always believe anyone who harm...
In India
December 28, 2015 4:20 am gmt |
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The Congress has not only amended its constitution, but also started off nationwide conclaves to regain control over the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes constituencies. After the 2014 electoral defeat, the party formed a commission headed by the former Defence Minister A.K. Antony to examine the ...
In Australia
September 21, 2015 6:43 am gmt |
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to defend his cabinet on the day they are sworn in at Government House in Canberra. Several supporters of former PM Tony Abbott were dropped and some new MPs with no cabinet experience added. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and some local medi...
In India
September 11, 2015 7:26 am gmt |
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The Indian present government is working on a plan to recruit retired defence personnel into police forces, soon after the government introduced One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen. This plan has been implemented after the veterans’ plan to hold a rally tomorrow (Saturday) at Jantar...
In India
August 8, 2015 4:42 am gmt |
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India has asked China to cease its activities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, he said that government has taken note of reports regarding presence of Chinese persons in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), including in Gilgit-Ba...
In India
June 1, 2015 6:09 am gmt |
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As the number of fighter squadrons steadily dip, India will make do with the 36 Rafale Fighters, three squadrons of the Russian Made SU-30MKI that are in the making and make up the rest of the numbers with the indigenously made Tejas (Mark-II). “We plan to induct as many as a Tejas Mark-II to m...
In India
May 24, 2015 12:02 pm gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance. ‘Pakistan should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today,’ Singh told reporters. On Pakistan&...