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  • Defence secretary RK Mathur readies for briefing

    Defence secretary RK Mathur is expected to apprise PM designate Narendra Modi about the defence ministry in a couple of days. Mathur is preparing a presentation for Modi on defence finance, defence production, research & development and welfare measures for ex-servicemen, according to a...

    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 8:15am
  • UPA government to name next army, navy chiefs

    Before demitting office in May, the UPA government will name the next army and navy chiefs. Sources said vice-army chief Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag is tipped to succeed General Bikram Singh, who retires on July 31. Lt Gen Suhag, commissioned in the Gorkha Rifles in 1974, has a long experience in...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 8:10am
  • Indian Navy to remain headless for some more time

    Over a month after the resignation of former naval chief DK Joshi, the government has been unable to appoint a new chief due to procedural delays and a lack of any sense of urgency, and with two of the three aspirants for the top job having blots on their career record. In the meantime, the French...

    Wednesday, 2 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Too late to ask: Is AK Antony right for defence?

    The sacking of naval chief DK Joshi following yet another submarine mishap points to the turbulent nature of defence minister AK Antony's tenure. Generally known for his calm, composed and near-reclusive nature, the Kerala strongman clearly found the defence ministry much beyond his capabilities to...

    Friday, 28 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • If our neighbours break rules, we will be constrained to do same, says Army chief

    Army chief General Bikram Singh on Monday rejected allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly to the ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

    Tuesday, 14 January 2014 - 11:14am
  • dna special: India to say no to Hamid Karzai wish list; not in favour of supplying weapons to Afghanistan

    India is unlikely to fulfil the long-pending ‘wish list’ of Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai for supplying lethal military hardware, sources have indicated. Though the Cabinet Committee on Security will take a final call on the vexed issue this week, sources have indicated that the political...

    Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 7:24am
  • Army acquiring cutting-edge devices for jawans

    Advanced gadgets to provide soldiers a distinct advantage in surveillance during counter-terror operations.

    Thursday, 28 November 2013 - 7:06am
  • Aarushi Talwar murder case: CBI flip-flops no less intriguing

    The premier investigation agency has made several about-turns during its probe in the sensational double murder case.

    Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 6:32am
  • dna special: Army may lose firing ranges as J&K election politics heats up

    State govt wants to develop the training fields as tourist spots.

    Wednesday, 23 October 2013 - 7:25am