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AgustaWestland scam: Manohar Parrikar's 8 latest revelations

The Agusta scam could have been stopped in 2012, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today in Lok Sabha as he continued to "reveal" things in the controversial VVIP chopper deal targeting the Congress. READ

‘Invisible hand’ was guiding CBI, ED: Parrikar on chopper deal scam

Alleging that the procurement process in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal was violated, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday an inquiry in the case will focus on roles of those named in the judgment ... READ

Will seek Law Ministry view on Rafale: Parrikar

The government on Tuesday said the Law Ministry has made “certain observations” that will be “taken into account” while finalising the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on the Indo-French Rafale jets deal. READ

Rafael deal not final, but at advanced stage: Parrikar

A day after the BJP’s claim that the Rafale fighter jets deal has been finalised for $8.8 billion, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday the deal has not been finalised yet but may be ... READ

Parrikar on China visit to build defence ties, also against Pak

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in Shanghai on Saturday on his first visit to China to shore up defence ties amid strains in bilateral relations over Beijing's move to block India's attempts in the UN ... READ

Mehbooba meets Parrikar, raises Handwara firing issue

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday and raised the issue of Handwara firing, in which two Kashmiri youths were allegedly killed by security forces during clashes. READ

This is what India claims on Pak media reports about Pathankot

Indian authorities on Tuesday dismissed reports from Pakistan that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) didn’t have a solid case linking Jaish-e-Mohammed or its chief Masood Azhar to the January 2 attack on Pathankot airbase. READ

Hold DefExpo on idle Naval property at Cavelossim, not by grabbing land: Timble

Goa Forward has demanded that the Defence Expo be shifted to the idle land of Navy in Cavelossim rather than grabbing more land under the garb of making Goa a permanent venue. READ

Why grab land for DefExpo when Navy has vacant land at Cavelossim, Mr Parrikar?

Why is the defence ministry searching for an alternate land to make Goa a permanent venue of Defence Expo when it has its own land right opposite the Quitol plateau? READ

Watch 2 aircraft and tanker demos at DefExpo on 31 March; I-card a must

Two live demonstrations of aircraft and tankers would be a major attraction for Goan public at Defence Expo tomorrow, on the last day of the four-day mega event. READ