Tag: Defence Secretary

Aramane Giridhar
Bureaucratic reshuffle at Centre, Aramane Giridhar to be new Defence Secretary

Giridhar, currently, Secretary, Road Transport and Highways. has been appointed as Officer on Officer on Special Duty, Department of Defence, and will take over as Defence Secretary following superannuation of incumbent Ajay Kumar.

  • Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Trump commits to $750 bn defence budget

Washington: US President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defence Secretary James Mattis to propose a defence budget of $750 billion for the coming year, according to an administration official. Last week, Trump appeared to call the Defence Department budget of $716 billion “crazy” in a tweet. The next day Mattis and key […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
S 400
S-400 missile deal: India reasserts independent foreign policy

New Delhi: By concluding the S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile system deal with Russia in the face of Washington’s sanctions on Moscow, India reasserted its independence on foreign policy in adherence with New Delhi stated stand that its ties with one country are free of that with a third country. After the signing of the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
British Defence Secretary resigns over alleged 'improper behaviour'

London: British Defence Ministry has said Michael Fallon has resigned as Defence Secretary, after he said his past behaviour may have fallen short below the high standards. In his resignation letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Fallon said: “A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recent days, including some about my previous conduct,” […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Ashton Carter
Senate approves India-friendly Ashton Carter as new defence chief

The US Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee for defence secretary Ashton B. Carter who has vowed to prioritise the steady growth of India-US strategic partnership

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Govt appoints Defence Secy, Secy to Lokpal, Secy in defence production dept

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday appointed Ajay Kumar as Defence Secretary, Brij Kumar Agarwal as Secretary to the Lokpal and Subash Chandra as Secretary of Department of Defence Production. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the appointments. Kumar, who has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
Defence Secretary tests positive for COVID-19, portion of South Block sealed

New Delhi: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, a 1985-batch IAS officer, who had been at the forefront in battling the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, has reportedly tested Coronavirus-positive, sources said on Wednesday. The portion of South Block on the Raisina Hill complex in Delhi has been sealed and is in process of sanitisation. […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021