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.
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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
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 […]
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. […]