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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Rahul Gandhi a 'confused man', says Nirmala Sitharaman over Rafale charges

Congress has accused the govt of forcing Dassault Aviation to make Reliance Defence its offset partner for the Rs 58,000 crore deal.

03 Nov 2018 12:20 PM

Defence ministry is in a spot after tweet by official

Some of them even said the principal spokesperson’s comments reflected the approach of the bureaucracy towards the armed forces.

27 Oct 2018 1:21 AM

Nirmala Sitharaman in Paris, Dassault says Reliance was its pick

India picked the Rafale plane to replace its ageing fleet of Russian aircraft from a field that included Lockheed Martin F-16 and Saab’s Gripen.

12 Oct 2018 1:29 AM

BJP, Congress in fresh Rafale war of words

However, the Congress launched a fresh attack over the Rafale deal on Tuesday, saying the defence minister was “suppressing facts”.

19 Sep 2018 12:53 AM

2+2 is a step forward, but it’s no grand leap

The reality of military cooperation with a major power is summed up in the adage — in for a penny, in for a pound.

08 Sep 2018 12:50 AM


Defence minister, Army Chief review Kashmir situation; discuss upcoming polls

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday had had a quick on-the-spot assessment of the security situation in Kashmir Valley.

03 Sep 2018 12:33 AM

2-plus-2 dialogue with India will deepen strategic partnership: US

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are set to fly to New Delhi for the talks next week.

30 Aug 2018 9:14 AM

Indian Navy to get 111 utility helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore

The Defence Ministry on Saturday approved the procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Navy.

25 Aug 2018 5:30 PM

Aero India show's likely exit irks K'taka govt, wants Centre to clarify stand

A miffed Deputy CM G Parameshwara said under the NDA regime, the state was losing key defence projects to other states.

12 Aug 2018 9:58 AM

Government deceiving country, promoting cronies: Congress

In the last couple of months, the Congress has been alleging that the government went out of its way to give a ‘sweet deal’ to its business friends.

28 Jul 2018 1:00 AM


'Defence min has all the time in the world': P Chidambaram slams Sitharaman

The senior Congress leader hit back at Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for seeking clarification from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks.

14 Jul 2018 8:56 PM

'Media report on Rahul Gandhi being twisted': Congress hits back at BJP

In a sharp attack, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman had asked Rahul Gandhi to clarify his 'Congress is a Muslim party' remark.

14 Jul 2018 8:51 AM

Congress creating 'partition' like situation, says Nirmala Sitharaman

She also asserted that such behaviour will lead to division and communal disharmony which prevailed during the time of partition in 1947.

13 Jul 2018 6:28 PM

Sitharaman dismisses report claiming UK minister snubbed her

The report claimed that her British counterpart Gavin Williamson had turned down a request for a bilateral meeting.

02 Jul 2018 9:40 AM

Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman to visit US for meet

India, United States will meet for their ‘2+2 dialogue’

22 Jun 2018 12:50 AM


Nirmala’s husband resigns as adviser to Andhra government

A bureaucrat in the chief minister’s office says Mr Parakala shouldn’t resign because “opposition targets the CM’s strength”.

20 Jun 2018 2:38 AM

Sharif's remarks on Mumbai terror attack 'serious disclosure': Sitharaman

The Defence Minister also said that it proved India's position that the handlers of 26/11 attack were in Pakistan.

13 May 2018 7:59 PM

IAF conducts first-ever online exam for selection of airmen

As part of Digital India, first-ever Scheduled Test for Airmen Recruitment was conducted successfully through computer-based tests.

10 May 2018 7:06 PM

DefExpo 2018 will highlight India as an emerging defence production hub

The department of defence production presented policy initiatives for supporting Indian vendors, especially MSME in the field of defence production.

09 Mar 2018 12:18 AM

‘Can’t change freedom of navigation’

DefMin makes veiled attack on China’s growing Navy power.

28 Feb 2018 6:31 AM