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PM Modi meets Chinese Defence Minister

India, China handling differences with ‘sensitivity, maturity’: PM Modi.

22 Aug 2018 2:25 AM

Ridiculous to claim woman's dress is reason behind rape: Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman addressed 'Stories That Matter'-- an event organised at FICCI and released the Gender Parity Survey Report.

08 May 2018 10:58 AM

Nirmala Sitharaman wears pilot's G-suit, rides combat jet

The country's first woman defence minister sat in the rear seat behind the pilot and was wearing the pilot’s G-suit.

17 Jan 2018 2:48 PM

Collective action needed to fight terrorism, online radicalisation: Sitharaman

Sitharaman also said the global strategic and security situation was constantly evolving and had thrown up fresh and serious challenges.

24 Oct 2017 7:14 PM

Army will review battle-readiness, joint war doctrine

The policy change has also found mention in the latest war doctrine of the Indian armed forces released in April 2017.

04 Oct 2017 5:41 AM


Sitharaman meets J&K CM, Guv, to review security during 2-day visit

During her visit to the LoC, Sitharaman was briefed about the 'robust counter-infiltration posture' adopted along the de facto border.

29 Sep 2017 8:26 PM

Sitharaman on 2-day visit to J&K to review security at borders

It is Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden visit at the sensitive border state after assuming charge as the defence minister in September.

29 Sep 2017 5:10 PM

Sitharaman takes charge as the 1st full-time woman Defence Minister

Sitharaman took charge in the presence of her predecessor Arun Jaitley who was given the additional charge of the key ministry in March.

07 Sep 2017 12:18 PM

Pakistan rejects BRICS’ statement on presence of militant groups inside the country

China is also concerned about Islamist influence spilling over from Pakistan and Afghanistan into its far-western Xinjiang region.

05 Sep 2017 6:09 PM

Cosmic grace: Sitharaman on becoming 1st full-time woman Defence Minister

Stressing that it was a big responsibility, Sitharaman said she was 'very grateful for the confidence the PM has in her.

03 Sep 2017 7:14 PM


Tenure as Defence Minister won't last for long: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley was given additional charge of the Defence Ministry when Manohar Parrikar became the Chief Minister of Goa.

31 Aug 2017 1:20 PM

Give befitting reply to Pak misadventures across border: Jaitley to troops

Jaitley was on a visit of the LoC in Rampur sector of Baramulla district.

19 May 2017 4:45 PM

Unfortunate that Modi govt has no national security policy: Congress

Kapil Sibal also said that there has been an increase in civilian and security personnel causalities during the 35 months of NDA.

02 May 2017 5:51 PM

Ironic that we don't have a 'full time' Defence Minister: Congress

He further stated that PM Modi should realize the sensitivity of the situation and gets his act together.

02 May 2017 1:38 PM

Canada’s Indian-origin defence minister says sorry for exaggerating Afghan military role

Interim Conservative opposition leader Rona Ambrose criticised Sajjan’s initial comment as “stolen valour”.

02 May 2017 9:15 AM


Jaitley salutes soldiers slain in Kupwara army camp attack

Two terrorists were eliminated and combing operations were launched to ensure no untoward elements were left in the vicinity.

27 Apr 2017 3:30 PM

Quit as defence minister due to 'pressure' of key issues: Parrikar

The former Union minister said that resolving the Kashmir issue was not an easy task and needed a long-term policy.

15 Apr 2017 11:34 AM

Arun Jaitley assumes charge of defence ministry

It is not clear for how long Jaitley will keep the two key portfolios.

14 Mar 2017 12:58 PM

INS Viraat retires today, could be sold as scrap

The decommissioning ceremony will be attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries.

06 Mar 2017 9:37 AM

Experts’ panel makes case for Chief of Defence Staff

The committee also raised doubts on whether the prolonged use of Army in maintaining internal security is good for the armed forces.

29 Dec 2016 12:54 AM