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Pradip R Sagar

  • Army's High altitude operations suffer as Advanced Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' grounded

    Army's high altitude operations have taken in hit as the fleet of Advanced Light Helicopter- Dhruv, has been grounded after Friday's crash involving seven IAF personnel including two pilots in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. These recently inducted ALH have been operating as the lifeline for troops...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:10am
  • How officers of China's People's Liberation Army embarrassed the India army chief

    Army chief General Bikram Singh faced embarrassing questions from some officers of the People's Liberation Army during his recent visit to Beijing. What exactly happened? After Gen Singh finished his lecture at China's prestigious National Defence University, a woman Colonel from the audience...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 6:45am
  • PLA officers embarrass India army chief with questions on Arunachal

    Army chief General Bikram Singh faced some embarrassing questions from officers of the People's Liberation Army during his recent visit to Beijing to deliver a guest lecture at China's prestigious National Defence University. General Singh, who visited China from July2 to 5, was the first Indian...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 6:15am
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas: What have we learnt 15 years after the Kargil war?

    As the nation celebrates 15 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Saturday, key recommendations of the Kargril Review Committee, set up by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in its previous inning, are waiting to be addressed. 

    Saturday, 26 July 2014 - 6:32pm
  • Arun Jaitley seeks detailed review of defence PSUs

    Concerned over the performance of defence public sector units (DPSUs), the defence minister, Arun Jaitely, has asked for a detailed review of these units. Jaitely on Tuesday had said in Parliament that public sector undertakings should learn to function like private business houses in a competitive...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 6:40am
  • CAG pulls up Navy for over Rs 40 cr lapses

    The Indian Navy has come under fire from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The national auditor criticised the navy for wasteful expenditure worth over Rs 40 crore on three counts. It said the navy incurred an 'unfruitful expenditure' of Rs 33.91 crore on dredging maintenance at its...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 7:50am
  • NDA government may review UPA's decision to blacklist defence firms

    After allowing foreign investment upto 49% in defence sector, the defence ministry is now turning its attention towards the decisions taken by the former UPA government of blacklisting foreign defence firms. It is learnt that the government is likely to review former defence minister AK Antony's...

    Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 6:50am
  • Strategic rail link gets Rs 5,116 boost

    Keeping pace with the growing expansion of China's infrastructure across the border, Indian Railways on Tuesday gave a substantial boost to 23 projects in the Northeast, including 11 national projects. In his maiden budget on Tuesday, railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda allocated substantially...

    Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • dna exclusive: Scientist sues DRDO chief Avinash Chander for defamation

    A senior scientist in the country’s premier defence research organisation DRDO, who has highlighted various irregularities and malpractices in the organisation, has served legal notice to the DRDO chief Avinash Chander for allegedly defaming him for taking a stand against corruption. Navin Prakash...

    Monday, 7 July 2014 - 10:07am
  • NCC to deal with cross-border matrimony in Gujarat

    Marriages between India, Pak families leading to infiltration, feels govt

    Sunday, 29 June 2014 - 6:15am