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Pradip R Sagar

  • Army's social networking help in rescue operation

    Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday took stock of the relief and rescue operation in the flood hit areas of Kashmir valley. While reiterating army's commitment to continue with relief operation 'till the last person is rescued, army chief said that troops will continue to evacuate people...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 5:40am
  • Army court indicts Gen VK Singh

    In what could be called an embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFK) has blamed former army chief and now a Central minister, Gen VK Singh, for harassing a senior officer. AFK, on Friday, quashed the court martial of Lt Gen (Retd) PK Rath, former...

    Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 5:35am
  • Defence ministry sees work in full swing

    During the first 100 days of the NDA rule the defence ministry which only has a 'part-time' minister in Arun Jaitely seems to have shown some decisiveness and is trying to clear the backlog of work which was pending due to the 'overcautious' approach of his predecessor, AK Antony.

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 5:40am
  • Defence ministry agrees to army's long pending demand of artillery guns

    Breaking almost three decade long jinx, prime minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is providing first artillery guns to the army after Swedish artillery guns Bofors deal mired with the corruption scandal in 1986.

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 10:23am
  • First time since WW-II, India to buy amphibious aircraft from Japan

    India is set to become the first country to buy a military aircraft from Japan since World War II, senior ministry officials told dna on condition of anonymity.

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 6:25am
  • Delhi wakes up to neighbours' influence on Sri Lanka, appoints Deputy Defence Officer in Colombo

    In view of the increasing influence of China and Pakistan on Sri Lanka, India has beefed its military presence at its High Commission in Colombo. For the first time, an army officer has been appointed in the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:50am
  • Rafale fighter jet deal contract with France almost ready: Defence ministry

    The much-awaited multi-billion Rafale combat aircraft deal with France has moved a step further with the defence ministry finalizing a 'draft contract', according to top defence ministry officials. Rafale was declared the lowest bidder in Janaury 2012 but the deal has not been inked so far on...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 5:32am
  • Defence ministry functioning without key officers

    Even as the Modi government has promised to quicken the pace of defence modernisation, several key positions in the ministry of defence are currently lying vacant, raising a question mark on the effective decision making. This also comes at a time when the ministry of defence is awaiting a full...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • Chuck Hagel says India need not choose between US, China

    Visiting US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel said that India need not "choose" between closer partnership with America or improved ties with China.

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 7:00am
  • India, US agree to co-develop military hardware

    In a bid to boost defence trade with US, New Delhi on Friday accepted the long-pending demand of the US to appoint a point person for all defence-related matters. India and US also agreed to work closely in developing its indigenous military hardware manufacturing industry and go for joint...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 6:50am