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A K Antony

Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai popularly known as A K Antony is an Indian Politician and member of Indian National Congress Party.............

Arakkaparambil Kurian Pillai popularly known as A K Antony is an Indian Politician and member of Indian National Congress Party, who has served Kerala as being Chief Minister of state three times. At present, he is Union Minister of Defence in the second term of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the Prime Ministerialship of Manmohan Singh. He is also a senior member of the Cabinet Committees on Accommodation, Economic Affairs, Political Affairs, and Security.

Antony was born at Cherthala, Distt. Alappuzha (Kerala) on 28th December 1940. He graduated in Law from Mahatma Gandhi University and he entered into politics during his study. He joined the Congress party but two time he separated from it ? first time he joined Congress party Urs and second time he founded his own party Congress Party (Antony), (Congress A). But, at present he is chairman of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the All India Congress Committee and member of the Central Election Committee and the Congress Working Committee (CWC). There is also a speculation that his name can be promoted from the congress party of Presidential election to be held on June 2012.

Antony had married to Elizabeth Antony on 17th March 1985 and the couple have two sons.

Salman Khurshid ready to take responsibility for poll debacle in UP

May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

New Delhi, May 2(ANI): Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday said that he is ready to take the responsibility for the Congress' poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh (UP) Assembly elections.

Indian defence forces record 83 fratricides in 12 years

May 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's army, navy and air force have lost a total of 1,362 personnel in suicides and another 83 soldiers to fratricides since the year 2000, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

'Chinese chopper violated Indian air space'

May 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Admitting to violation of Indian airspace by Chinese helicopters in March this year, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said these incidents were taken up with Beijing through diplomatic channels.

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Government has nothing to hide in defence deals: Antony

May 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Union Defence Minister A.K. Antony has clarified in parliament that there is nothing to hide and fear for the government in the Indian

India lost over half of its 872 MiG jets in 40 years

May 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Over the last 40 years, India lost more than half of its MiG combat fleet of 872 aircraft and 171 pilots, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Nothing to hide in defence deals: Antony

May 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With a row rocking the Indian Army's purchase of all-terrain heavy-duty Tatra trucks, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday told parliament that there was "nothing to hide, nothing to fear" when it came to defence deals.

Tatra truck deal: Antony assures action after CBI probe

May 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K Antony on Wednesday said the government would take stringent action against those involved in corruption and in the procurement of Tatra heavy-duty trucks for the army.

Arunachal Scouts battalion takes charge of India's border along China

May 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Itanagar, May 2 (ANI): The Indian Army's 1st Arunachal Scouts battalion, two years after its formation, has taken charge of providing security to the unmanned, inhospitable and porous international border in the land-locked Himalayan state.

BJP rules out backing Mukherjee in presidential polls

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as probable Congress choices for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ruled out supporting either of them and said the party was open to supporting a candidate chosen by non-Congress parties.

No action taken on troops' movement to Delhi: Antony

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Less than a week after clarifying that the troops movement reported on the night of Jan 16/17 was 'purely for training purposes', Defence Minister A.K. Antony again told parliament Monday that the mobilisation was for 'routine training exercises' and hence 'no action was taken to fix responsibility'.

Dedicated navy, air force satellites by 2014

April 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India's navy and air force will have dedicated communication satellites between 2012 and 2014, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told parliament Monday.

Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls

April 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the presidential polls round the corner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here Sunday, saying "we always value his advice".

Antony meets Karunanidhi ahead of presidential polls

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With the presidential polls round the corner, Defence Minister A.K. Antony met DMK chief M. Karunanidhi here Sunday, saying "we always value his advice".

Presidential poll: Antony meets Karunanidhi

April 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Defence Minister A.K.Antony today met DMK chief and former Tamilnadu chief minister Karunanidhi in regards of a consensus for the candidate

Presidential poll: Antony meets Karunanidhi (Update)

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Chennai, Apr 29 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Sunday met Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi to build a consensus for the Congress-led UPA Government's candidate for the presidential election.

Race to Raisina Hill: A.K Antony to meet Karunanidhi

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): In a bid to build a consensus for the Congress-led UPA Government's candidate for the presidential election, Defence Minister AK Antony will meet Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi here today.

January troop mobilisation purely for training: Antony

April 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The government made it clear Thursday that the movements of army units on the night of January 16/17 was 'purely for training purposes' and aimed at refining drills and ensuring operational preparedness during adverse weather conditions.

VVIP helicopters deal row: CPI-M asks Govt. to clarify facts in Parliament

April 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Expressing concern over reports of corruption in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters by India, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Basudev Acharya on Wednesday demanded that the government must clarify the facts in Parliament.

During security review, India talks about Pakistan's Shaheen

April 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's test-firing an intermediate range nuclear-capable ballistic missile Wednesday, less than a week after India conducted its 5,000-km Agni-V test figured in a monthly security review Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony conducted with the three service chiefs later in the day.

Antony seeks report on pay-off in Italian chopper deal

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday called for a fresh report from the Indian embassy in Rome on alleged malpractice in the Indian procurement of 12 helicopters for VVIP transport worth Rs.3,546 crore ($788 million).

Antony asks for fresh report on VVIP chopper deal

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today directed his ministry officials to get a fresh report from the Indian Embassy in Rome following a media report alleging malpractices in the procurement of 12 helicopters for the VVIP Communication Squadrons of the Indian Air Force from Ms. Agusta Westland.

Narayanasamy downplays UPA leaders visit at 10, Janpath

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday downplayed the visit by several senior leaders at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wake of reports over four UPA ministers offering to resign from their posts, and contended that it was a routine meeting.

Speculation mounts of changes in Congress, two ministers deny quit offer

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Speculation of a rejig in the Congress and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government increased Tuesday following reports that four ministers had offered to quit to work for the party. Two ministers later denied they had written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi offering to quit.

Indian Army gears up for war game in Rajasthan desert

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Army has launched a massive summer exercise in the Rajasthan desert involving over 50,000 troops and several hundred artillery guns and infantry combat vehicles as part of its efforts to shore up its battle worthiness on the western front with Pakistan.

Antony warns of emerging threats from China, AfPak

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Warning that developments in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and China's strategic rivalry with India and Japan will have security implications for Asia, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said that these threats and future challenges cannot be appreciated by other nations from outside the region.

Antony tells Commanders modernisation process will get topmost attention

April 24, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Asserting that while modernisation remains the topmost priority of the government, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday said this however cannot be done at the cost of a set of core values-transparency, probity and accountability.

Scientists express happiness over successful test launch of Agni-V

April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi/Chennai/Wheeler Island, Apr 19 (ANI): The Indian scientific community on Thursday basked in the glory of the successful test-firing of the 5,000 km range Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.

Antony terms reports on shortage of tanks ammunition as 'rumours'

April 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday D said that reports of the Army being short of tank ammunition are just 'rumours'.

No shortage of ammunition: Antony

April 10, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ruling out the rumours spreading in media, Defence Minister A K Antony today said that though, there will always be short-comings but India is well prepared to defend itself in the face of a war and present condition of ammunition is far better than earlier......

Defamation Case: Tejinder Singh to record his statement today before Delhi Court

April 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Lt. Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, who filled a defamation case against Army Chief General V K Singh and four others, accusing them of misusing their official positions, power and authority to level false charges against him (Tejinder), is likely to record his statement before a Delhi court today.

PM asks Zardari to pray for peace at Ajmer: Sushma Swaraj

April 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, who was one of the dignitaries present at the Indian Prime Minister luncheon meeting hosted in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, has tweeted that Dr. Manmohan Singh asked Zardari to pray for peace between the two nations at the holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

Sonia skips Manmohan, Zardari luncheon meet at 7 RCR

April 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): Congress President has reportedly skipped the luncheon meeting hosted by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in honour of the visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardarai at the former's official residence, 7 Race Course Road.

Now, Army Chief calls 'suspicious army troops movement' report "Absolutely Stupid"

April 5, 2012 at 5:08 PM

After breaking his silence over the story of 'The Indian Express' on the suspicious movement of two key Army units towards Delhi in January 2012, which published on Wednesday, Army Chief General V K Singh today in Kathmandu, Nepal called it "absolutely stupid".......

INS Chakra would play major role in reshaping maritime operations of Indian Navy: Antony

April 4, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Visakhapatnam, Apr 4 (ANI): Stating that the disruption of sea-borne trade due to piracy, terrorism, or conflict can have serious repercussions on the economies and overall well-being of nations in the Indian Ocean Region, Defence Minister A K Antony today said the INS Chakra would play a major role in reshaping maritime operations of the Indian Navy in the years to come and ensure security, sovereignty and economic prosperity of the country.

Antony to commission Russian made Nuclear Submarine 'INS Chakra' into Navy today

April 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Defence Minister A K Antony is scheduled to introduce Russian made nuclear submarine, rechristened 'INS Chakra' to Indian Navy today in order to strengthen the vigilance and power of Indian navy.......

Tatra Truck row: CBI to questioned Ravi today

April 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday issued a restraint order to Indian born London businessman Ravi Rishi from leaving the country, who was at present in New Delhi.....

DRDO chief says Tatra trucks have performed well for Indian Army

March 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V. K. Saraswat on Saturday defended the use of Tatra trucks in the Indian Army, saying the vehicles had performed rather well.

CBI registered a FIR against BEML, Vectra in connection with Tatra Truck deal

March 31, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Following the direction of Defence Minister A K Antony, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday lodged a complaint against some unknown officials of public sector unit BEML, and Ravi Rishi.......

Complaints against BEML being looked into by vigilance authorities

March 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today said that Defence Minister A K Antony had asked the Secretary (Defence Production) in October 2009 to look into the various issues raised against the public sector BEML by Congress leader D Hanumanthappa.

Now Army Chief unveils another scam; asks CBI probe against serving Lt. Gen.

March 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM

After exposing the alleged bribery offer of Rs.14-crore, Army Chief General V K Singh on Wednesday has dropped another corruption bomb of 'procurement scam' in Special Frontier Force (SFF).....

Army chief should have lodged case when offered bribe, says Digvijay Singh

March 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Bhopal, Mar 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said that Army chief General V K Singh should have registered a case immediately after he had allegedly been offered a bribe last year.

Army Chief's Bribery case: Antony orders CBI probe

March 26, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Defence Minister A K Antony has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI's) probe to find out the ground reality of Army Chief's allegations of offering him..................

All party meeting fails, no consensus on Lokpal bill

March 23, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Prime Minister?s move to make a consensus on the Lokpal bill remained fruitless and failed to reach any final decision.

Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar leaders meet Antony, request him not to revoke AFSPA

March 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): A delegation of Akhil Bharatiya Gujjar Mahasabha leaders representing the Gujjar Bakarwal tribal community of Jammu and Kashmir met Defence Minister A K Antony at his residence here on Saturday requesting him to not to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state.

Jiechi meets PM, says China, India enjoy broad prospects for growth of bilateral ties

March 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, during his visit here on Thursday in a bid to improve diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Reports of bugging in South Block not true: Defence Ministry

March 2, 2012 at 10:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The Defence Ministry on Thursday denied reports of ministry being monitored by bugging devices by a section of media, saying routine checks are conducted in the offices of defence minister and other officers in South Block.

IB probing alleged bugging incident in Antony's office

March 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Intelligence Bureau officials are reportedly probing a possible bugging incident of Defence Minister A K Antony's office. The Defence Ministry has asked Intelligence Bureau to probe the matter and to find out the people responsible for it.

Reports of bugging in South Block not true: Defence Ministry

March 2, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): The Defence Ministry on Thursday denied reports of ministry being monitored by bugging devices by a section of media, saying routine checks are conducted in the offices of defence minister and other officers in South Block.

IB probing alleged bugging incident in Antony's office

March 2, 2012 at 3:24 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Intelligence Bureau officials are reportedly probing a possible bugging incident of Defence Minister A K Antony's office. The Defence Ministry has asked Intelligence Bureau to probe the matter and to find out the people responsible for it.

Tibetan exiles protest against border talks between India and China

March 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): More than a dozen Tibetan exiles shouting anti-China slogans staged a protest outside Hyderabad House, even as the foreign ministers of India and China were meeting to discuss various issues here on Thursday.

India China hold talks amid bickerings over border issue

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met his counterpart S M Krishna in New Delhi on Thursday in the backdrop of Beijing objection over Defence Minister A K Antony's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

India, China reach agreement on new maritime cooperation: Sources

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

New Delhi, Mar.1 (ANI): India and China on Thursday agreed to take steps to boost bilateral maritime cooperation between the two countries.

Arunachal leaders unanimously support Antony's barb at China

March 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Itanagar, Mar 1 (ANI): Ahead of a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and China today, Arunachal Pradesh has endorsed Defence Minister A K Antony's rejection of Chinese objections to his visit to the state on February 20.

'Bilateral relationship between China and India positive': Krishna

March 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi here in the backdrop of Beijing's objection over Defence Minister A K Antony's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, today said he had wide-ranging discussions with the visiting dignitary, and added that the bilateral relationship between China and India is progressing on a positive note.

'Bilateral relationship between China and India positive': Krishna

March 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, who met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi here in the backdrop of Beijing's objection over Defence Minister A K Antony's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh, today said he had wide-ranging discussions with the visiting dignitary, and added that the bilateral relationship between China and India is progressing on a positive note.

Tibetan exiles protest against border talks between India and China

March 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): More than a dozen Tibetan exiles shouting anti-China slogans staged a protest outside Hyderabad House, even as the foreign ministers of India and China were meeting to discuss various issues here on Thursday.

India China hold talks amid bickerings over border issue

March 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi met his counterpart S M Krishna in New Delhi on Thursday in the backdrop of Beijing objection over Defence Minister A K Antony's recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

India, China reach agreement on new maritime cooperation: Sources

March 1, 2012 at 12:00 PM

New Delhi, Mar.1 (ANI): India and China on Thursday agreed to take steps to boost bilateral maritime cooperation between the two countries.

Arunachal leaders unanimously support Antony's barb at China

March 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Itanagar, Mar 1 (ANI): Ahead of a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and China today, Arunachal Pradesh has endorsed Defence Minister A K Antony's rejection of Chinese objections to his visit to the state on February 20.

Antony says Italian marines accused of killing fishermen will be tried under Indian law

February 26, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said the Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen will be prosecuted under the Indian law.

Arunachal shares developmental concerns and priorities of rest of India: Tuki

February 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Itanagar, Feb 20 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Monday pointed out that his state shares the developmental concerns and priorities of the rest of India.

India strengthening security capabilities in areas bordering China: Antony

February 20, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Feb.20 (ANI): Reacting strongly to China's repeated claims on Arunachal Pradesh territory, Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday emphatically said that this strategically-located state is an integral part of India, and added there is nothing to fear about its security.

DRDO conducts successful test of Interceptor missile

February 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Balasore, Feb 10 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Friday successfully test launched the Air Defence Missile AAD-05 from the Indian Army's Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur in Orissa's Balasore District.

Brazilian Defence Minister arrives in India to boost military ties

February 6, 2012 at 7:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim arrived here on Monday to boost bilateral military cooperation with India.

Brazilian Defence Minister arrives in India to boost military ties

February 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Brazilian Defence Minister Celso Amorim arrived here on Monday to boost bilateral military cooperation with India.

Arunachal minister urges Antony to speed up BRO projects

February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Itanagar, Feb 3: Arunachal Pradesh PWD, Finance and Planning Minister Chowna Mein has once again requested Defence Minister AK Antony to expedite the ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), particularly the portion allotted to the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Arunachal minister urges Antony to speed up BRO projects

February 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Itanagar, Feb 3: Arunachal Pradesh PWD, Finance and Planning Minister Chowna Mein has once again requested Defence Minister AK Antony to expedite the ambitious Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), particularly the portion allotted to the Border Roads Organization (BRO).

Defence Minister Antony to grace 'sensitive' Arunachal statehood festivities

February 1, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): With Sino-Indian relations on Arunachal Pradesh being tense, especially over the border issue, Defence Minister A K Antony will visit the sensitive state for two days and will also grace festivities linked to the silver jubilee of statehood.

Defence Minister Antony to grace 'sensitive' Arunachal statehood festivities

February 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM

New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): With Sino-Indian relations on Arunachal Pradesh being tense, especially over the border issue, Defence Minister A K Antony will visit the sensitive state for two days and will also grace festivities linked to the silver jubilee of statehood.

Anthony blames Army for age row

January 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has blamed Army institutions for discrepancies in the official age of Army chief General V K Singh on Tuesday.

Anthony blames Army for age row

January 31, 2012 at 5:56 PM

New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony has blamed Army institutions for discrepancies in the official age of Army chief General V K Singh on Tuesday.

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary

January 30, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Jan.30 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of other dignitaries led the nation on Monday in paying homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary.

India pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary

January 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Jan.30 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of other dignitaries led the nation on Monday in paying homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary.

India celebrates 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The Republic of India is joyfully celebrating its 63rd Republic Day, marking the 62nd anniversary of being a complete republic nation on 26th January 1950.

India showcases military might, cultural heritage at 63rd Republic Day Parade(Update)

January 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, Jan.26 (ANI): India on Thursday showcased its military might and cultural heritage at its 63rd Republic Day Parade in the heart of the national capital New Delhi.

Army Chief's age row: 'I feel sorry and sad about whole controversy', says Antony

January 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Stating that the government is keeping maximum restraint and patience on the ongoing issue surrounding the date of birth of Army Chief General V.K. Singh, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said he is 'sorry and sad' about the whole controversy.

Mickey Rourke gets in shape to play gay rugby player in new movie

January 20, 2012 at 8:56 PM

London, Jan 20 (ANI): Mickey Rourke has hired a top personal trainer to get him into shape to portray former Wales international legend Gareth Thomas in new movie.

Mickey Rourke gets in shape to play gay rugby player in new movie

January 20, 2012 at 7:28 PM

London, Jan 20 (ANI): Mickey Rourke has hired a top personal trainer to get him into shape to portray former Wales international legend Gareth Thomas in new movie.

Army Chief's age row: 'I feel sorry and sad about whole controversy', says Antony

January 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Stating that the government is keeping maximum restraint and patience on the ongoing issue surrounding the date of birth of Army Chief General V.K. Singh, Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Friday said he is 'sorry and sad' about the whole controversy.

Pallam Raju terms Army Chief's decision to move court as 'unfortunate'

January 18, 2012 at 5:12 PM

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, on Wednesday termed Army Chief General V.K. Singh's decision to move the Supreme Court over the issue concerning his date of birth as 'unfortunate' and an appalling precedent for the army.

Antony meets PM to discuss Army Chief's age row

January 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): A day after Army Chief General V.K. Singh moved the Supreme Court against the government's rejection of his claim on his date of birth, Defence Minister A K Antony met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

Antony meets PM to discuss Army Chief's age row

January 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): A day after Army Chief General V.K. Singh moved the Supreme Court against the government's rejection of his claim on his date of birth, Defence Minister A K Antony met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

General V.K. Singh moves Supreme Court over age row

January 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has reportedly filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court with regard to the ongoing controversy surrounding his age.

General V.K. Singh says he has no clue of resolution of age row

January 16, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has said that he has 'no clue' of any early resolution of the ongoing controversy surrounding his age issue, but insisted that the matter be allowed to rest and not become a public debate.

General V.K. Singh moves Supreme Court over age row

January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has reportedly filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court with regard to the ongoing controversy surrounding his age.

General V.K. Singh says he has no clue of resolution of age row

January 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, has said that he has 'no clue' of any early resolution of the ongoing controversy surrounding his age issue, but insisted that the matter be allowed to rest and not become a public debate.

Strengthening India Oman defence ties

December 28, 2011 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Oman's Minister for Defence, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, arrived in India today to strengthen military ties with India.

Mehbooba Mufti finds Omar frivolous over AFSPA

November 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Jammu, Nov 16 (ANI): Criticising Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his proposal to partially revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said the former seemed frivolous about the issue.

'We find positive signs in relation with Pak in economic co-operation area': Antony

November 15, 2011 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 15 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the positive outcome of talks between the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and his Pakistani counterpart, Yusuf Raza Gilani, on the sidelines of the recently concluded 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, have paved way for strengthening bilateral ties.

AFSPA row: Omar meets Chidambaram and says 'discussions will continue'

November 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Asserting that discussions on the issue of undertaking a partial withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) would continue, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said his effort would be to narrow differences between the armed forces and his government.

Prakash Karat demands revocation of AFSPA across India

November 13, 2011 at 8:08 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 13 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Prakash Karat on Sunday demanded the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) across India.

Unified Command to decide on AFSPA, says Antony

November 11, 2011 at 2:32 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday said the Unified Command would take a decision on the revocation of controversial anti-militancy law, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain regions of Jammu and Kashmir.

Chiranjeevi for early solution to Telangana

October 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Stating that people are suffering because of the ongoing strike over the creation of a separate state of Telangana, Telugu film actor and Congress leader Chiranjeevi on Monday said that he has requested the senior central ministers to come up with a decision over the issue as soon as possible.

Maldives' Defence Minister receives Guard of Honour in Delhi

September 12, 2011 at 8:09 PM

New Delhi, Sep.12 (ANI): Maldivian Defence Minister Thalhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaanu was given a guard of honour here on Monday at the start of his five-day official visit to India.

Pak rejects India's concerns over China's developmental activities in PoK

September 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Islamabad, Sept 9(ANI): Pakistan has rejected India's concerns over developmental activities by China in Pak-occupied Kashmir region.

Manmohan Singh to make statement as govt. invites public suggestions on Lokpal Bill

August 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM

New Delhi, Aug.20 (ANI): Television channels are reporting that the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is expected to make a statement in short while from now, reflecting the government's response to civil rights activist Anna Hazare's demand to pass the Jan Lokpal Bill by August 30, failing which, he will continue his fast "till my last breath".

Sonia Gandhi moved out of ICU after successful surgery

August 6, 2011 at 12:26 PM

New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who successfully underwent a surgery on August 4, has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in the United States after remaining there for a day.

Sonia Gandhi's surgery successful

August 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi was recovering in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in the United States on Friday after undergoing successful surgery for an undisclosed ailment.

Unwell Sonia operated upon in US

August 4, 2011 at 2:31 PM

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi has undergone surgery in the United States.

Antony asks DGDE to conduct reality check of defence land

July 14, 2011 at 4:05 PM

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony has directed the Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) to immediately conduct a reality check on ground to determine the status of defence land all over the country.

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