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'Kashmiri youths from PoK trying to enter India via Nepal' Wednesday, December 05, 2012 New Delhi: Intelligence agencies have reported that Kashmiri youths, including former militants, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Pakistan are attempting to enter India via Nepal, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesday. "There have been intelligence reports to indicate attempts to enter Jammu and Kashmir by Kashmiri youth from PoK/Pakistan including former militant operatives via Nepal," Antony told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Minister stated this in response to a question as to whether Kashmiri militants based in PoK are trying to return to Jammu and Kashmir through illegal routes including that via Nepal, misusing the government's liberal rehabilitation policy. In response to the query on misuse of rehabilitation policy, the Defence Minister said, "It cannot be said with certainty that the transit corridor of Nepal has been used under the 'Policy and Procedure for return of ex-militants fro ...
K.C. Pant, the ex-Defence Minister of India and former Planning Commission Deputy Chairman died on 15 November 2012. The 81 years old is now survived by his wife Ila Pant, who was a former Member of Parliament and two sons. About K.C. Pant Krishna Chandra Pant was the sonof the Bharat Ratna and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Govind Ballabh Pant. Being a Member of Parliament for about 26 years, K.C. Pant held different key positions of Government of India like Finance Ministry, Defence Ministry, Atomic Energy and Science and Technology, Steel Ministry, Home Ministry and many more. Pant served Indian National Congress till 1998 and after that joined Bhartiya Janta Party. K.C. Pant for the first time was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962 and then he was elected in 1967, 1971, and 1989. In 1978 he was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha and served it as its leader from 1979 to 1980.
Will our Govt have wisdom to nominate Gen VK to Rajya Sabha & make him Minister of States for Defence ?. It can correct all past mistakes.
India has become the largest importer of arms, surpassing China, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. During 2007-11, it accounted for 10 per cent of global imports, as against China's five per cent.
Antony corrects reply on MiG deal, BJP protests - Defence Minister A K Antony was in a tight spot in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday when he sought to lay a corrected version of a sta
What a debate in Rajya Sabha on 7th May,2012 specially on Defence Ministry's slow decisions making process. Balbir Punj of BJP was at his best while joking and softly raising very important issues with facts & figures to be addressed for Army,Air Force and Navy with Defence Minister AK Antony. This is one of the best discussion I have watched in Upper House without any disturbance in recent times. Baba Ramdev & Team Anna should watch such discussions before making sweeping remarks against the Parliamentarians.
.NEWDEL PAR19 RS-DEFENCE BJP attacks govt over defence preparedness, equipment shortage New Delhi, May 7 (PTI) Attacking Government over defence preparedness and shortage of equipment, BJP today specifically targeted Defence Minister A K Antony in Rajya Sabha saying his "no work, no mistake and clean image" was a dangerous policy. Initiating a discussion on the working of Defence Ministry, Balbir Punj demanded that the defence budget be increased to three per cent of the GDP from less than even 2 per cent (1.9 and 1.8 per cent) now. The BJP member also demanded that the government should implement the one rank one pension scheme for the forces. He rued that India with its vast challenges spends less than 2 per cent, while a country like USA spends 4 per cent of its GDP on defence, Russia 3.5 per cent, Pakistan 3 per cent, France and UK 2.3 per cent and China 2.1 per cent. Rejecting the government's figures about rise in the budget for defence procurement, Punj said that when seen in the context of dollar ...
I think he should be given a Rajya Sabha seat after retirement and made the Defence Minister.
We will do everything to ensure that our defence forces are the best in the world - Defence Minister AK Anthony in Rajya Sabha
Defence Minister's statement in Rajya Sabha puts Army Chief in the doc for not proceeding against the guilty officer.
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