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Why INS Vajrakosh's commissioning is BIG deal

Spread out over 1000 acres, INS Vajrakosh, Indian Navy’s latest establishment which was commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday, would be the home base for a bulk of......

How Parrikar is failing the armed forces

Our large military requirements make for an enormous buyer's leverage, which the defence ministry fritters away in piecemeal purchases Few tears will be shed, especially in the corridors of power,......

How US Javelin missile spoiled Israeli party in India

The United States is rising steadily up the list of India's top military suppliers. The defence ministry is finalising a decision to allow the FGM-148 Javelin missile, built by US companies......

US Admiral caught in ministry protocol for appointments

Defence Minister A K Antony has turned down Admiral Sam Locklear's request for a meeting, directing Locklear instead to Defence Secretary R K Mathur. Ajai Shukla reports......

'Bureaucracy a major impediment to Indo-US military ties'

Dr S Amer Latif, a senior Pentagon policy expert, has said the civilian bureaucracy with the Indian Ministry of Defense 'is a significant impediment to close US-India military ties'. Aziz Haniffa......

2G irregularities happened during NDA rule: Sibal

Refusing to be defensive on the 2G spectrum scam, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday hit back at BJP for raking up the issue, alleging that "irregularities" had taken place during the......

Mallya became the banker's most valued trophy

'Lending to Mr Mallya was the bankers' season ticket to corridors of power and glamour.''Borrowing from them was like a favour Mallya did to them,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: The King of Good......

Why the Indian economy is like Rohit Sharma

Even a doomsayer like Nouriel Roubini says India is in a sweet spot. If only we'd live up to the promise, says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Rohit Sharma in full flow in an ODI against the Aussies. The......

Budget goodies for GIFT City, markets likely

Ministry considering tax sops for India's first global financial centre, steps to liberalise futures and options markets. Image: Conceived in 2007 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then Gujarat's......

Why Deutsche Bank India CEO has a thing for Mumbai

 Ravneet Gill, Deutsche Bank India CEO thinks the banking regulator and the government are doing an earnest job of building the blocks for future growth and regaining the trust of......

How Brazil is planning to guard the Olympics against terror attacks

- 'One person can cause a lot of damage and you need to operate at a micro level to get ahead of it' The attacks that killed 130 people in Paris last November and 32 in Brussels in March forced a......

A birthday surprise for Somdev... but little else!

From a career-high ranking of 62 in 2011, Somdev Devvarman has plummeted to 279.He now struggles to make it to the main draw of ATP events.Bikash Mohapatra/ spoke to former Davis Cup......

FIFA probe: Guatemala arrests ex-soccer chief Jimenez

Guatemalan police on Tuesday arrested fugitive former national soccer federation president Brayan Jimenez in connection with a corruption probe into the sport's world governing body FIFA. Police......

Russia ready to cooperate with WADA in doping scam

IMAGE: Sportsmen train at a local stadium in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia (This image is used for representational purposes). Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters The Russian Sports Ministry said......

TRAGIC! 22 people killed outside Cairo soccer stadium

‘I'd told him: leave soccer matches’ A soccer fan is seen near a police car, which was set on fire by fireworks, during clashes between soccer fans and security forces in front of a......
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Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in 2017

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will allow U.S. troops to be stationed on its soil for a limited period from next year, the defense ministry said on... ...
Russia tests a new system to shield Defence Ministry from cyber-attacks

A new system developed by the Russia's United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC), to protect the facilities of the Russian Defence... ...
Israel defense chief gives interview to Palestinian daily

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK: Israel's defense chief threatened Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and dismissed the Palestinian president as an incapable leader... ...
Afghan Air Force to get two transport planes from China

ANI | Kabul [Afghanistan] October 24, 2016 Last Updated at 19:06 IST China has decided to hand over two transport planes to the Afghan Air Force... ...
Taliban adopts drone technology to film bombing of Helmand

Helmand, Afghanistan - A recent video footage released by the Afghan Taliban documents the horrific suicide bombing carried out on October 3, 2016... ...

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