Parrikar to speak on AgustaWestland in parliament on Wednesday

Panaji/New Delhi, May 1 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said he will speak on the AgustaWestland issue in parliament on Wednesday, and give a detailed chronology of the events. The minister, speaking to journalists in Panaji, also said the Congress needs to answer on its inaction in the probe on the deal which […]

Indian, Chinese armies agree to maintain peace

Jammu, May 1 : The Indian and Chinese armies on Sunday agreed to maintain peace on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region. A spokesman for the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command told IANS that the two armies held Border Personnel Meetings with their senior commanders as part of efforts to […]

Pakistan-US fighter jet deal still under discussion: Islamabad

Islamabad, May 1 : Pakistan on Sunday maintained that the proposed sale of F-16 fighter jets by the US to Pakistan was still under discussion between the two countries. Commenting on media reports regarding the cutting of financial subsidy for the sale of the aircraft by the US, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya observed that […]

IAF choppers, NDRF fight Uttarakhand forest fires

Dehradun, May 1 : Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters sprayed water in a bid to control forest fires raging in Uttarakhand, union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. A team of 40 National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) personnel were also deployed in Nainital and Almora districts, authorities said. Javadekar said in New Delhi that the […]

‘F-16s right platform for Pakistan’s counterterrorism war’

Islamabad, May 1 : Following the suspension of US funding for the F-16s deal, the State Department acknowledged that Pakistan needs those aircraft for its antiterrorism activities. “We believe they’re the right platform to support Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts, and have been a part of the successful pushback, if you will, or in past operations against […]