Monday 20 May 2024

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India plans dedicated marine police to protect coastline

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held a review of coastal security on Tuesday, deciding to set up a dedicated marine police force and to survey all landing points along the entire Indian coastline to identify isolated ... READ

India plans to monitor all vessels in Indian seas

The government is working on a "special mechanism" to track all vessels operating in India's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday. READ

No terrorist infiltration during Obama visit possible, predicts Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday dismissed reports linking any possible infiltration bid by terrorists from across the border with the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama. READ

Khabardar! Parrikar warns Pakistan on proxy war

In a blunt message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today warned that India will take “proactive steps” to deal with proxy war by that country. READ

Parrikar clears defence deal worth Rs 4444 Cr

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday cleared proposals to buy military equipment worth Rs. 4,444 crore, including four survey vessels for the navy for Rs. 2,324 crore. READ

Parrikar launches first India-made nuclear submarine

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flagged off the first made-in-India nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant from Vizag for sea trials on Monday. READ

Fresh norms for blacklisting & policy for arms purchase: Parrikar

Resolving to end perennial delays in arms procurement, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said government will unveil a "clear-cut" policy next month on engaging "representatives" for arms purchase and announce fresh norms to blacklist erring ... READ

Fight against terrorism will continue: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the government is determined to continue its fight against terrorism and their perpetrators in Jammu and Kashmir, which was yesterday rocked by multiple attacks, leaving 21 people dead, including ... READ

To avoid suicides, Parrikar for welfare measures in defence

In view of cases of suicide by armed personnel, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the welfare measures for them is a priority for the government and it is more important than arms procurement. READ

India paid 1 L Cr to foreign countries for defence equipment

India has directly paid over Rs 1 lakh crore to foreign firms for acquisition of equipment for the armed forces during the last five years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. READ