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Tag: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

BJP fears 'massacre' after polls in West Bengal

New Delhi: The BJP has expressed apprehensions that there could be a “massacre” in West Bengal after polling for the last phase ends on Sunday evening and demanded deployment of Central Forces till the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes to an end. “We fear whether there would be a ‘narsanhaar’ (massacre) by the TMC […]

Defence minister invites investors in aero space and other

Bengaluru: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday invited investors to capitalise on the ecosystem in aero space and other sectors in India which offered a big market for Defence manufacturing. In her inaugural remarks at the Aero India 2019, the 12th edition of Asia’s premier air show at the Yelahanka air base here, Sitharaman made a […]

Congress flogging a dead horse on Rafale deal: Nirmala

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday hit out at the Congress over its attack on the government on the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the party is flogging a dead horse to keep the issue alive. Her remarks came in the Lok Sabha after the Congress and other opposition parties created pandemonium over […]

Sitharaman doing drama instead of answering questions: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman evaded his questions on the controversial Rafale deal and “ran away” when asked a pointed question if the Air Force objected to the changes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in “two minutes” to the defence acquisition deal negotiated over eight […]

Deterrent action will continue at Pakistan border: Sitharaman

Chennai:  As the government marks the second anniversary of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that deterrent action against Pakistan “will continue at the border” even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh has claimed that BSF had taken strong action against Pakistani forces […]

Modi inaugurates 'Parakram Parv' in Jodhpur

Jodhpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated “Parakram Parv” organised by the Konark Corps here to commemorate the second anniversary of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Union Minister of State […]

Rafale agreement details classified, cannot be disclosed

New Delhi: The details of the deal with France for the Rafale fighter jets cannot be disclosed as per the Inter Governmental Agreement as it is “classified information”, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament on Monday. Sitharaman’s response, in a written reply, came to a question by Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal seeking to […]

Involve service chiefs in decision making: Ex-IAF head Naik

Mumbai: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman should involve service chiefs in decision making and avoid taking military decisions based solely on files created by “babus”, former Indian Air Force chief P V Naik said today. It was important to integrate the armed forces with the department of defence, he said. “The defence ministry is unlike any […]

All-women global naval circumnavigation a historic occasion: Sitharaman

Panaji: The global circumnavigation by an all-women Indian Navy crew is a historic occasion for India, the country’s first full-fledged woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. “This is not an occasion which can happen once in five years, once in ten years. This is a historic day for India. A historic day, which […]