Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi has to answer, not ask questions, says Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi ridiculed Prime Minister Modi for conducting himself like an opposition leader while replying to debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s address on Wednesday unless he has started practicing being in the Opposition. He wondered if Modi has forgotten that he is the Prime Minister now.

  • Army Day 2018: Respect the silent soldier

    Harsha Kakkar, Major General (Retd) talks about the problems faced by the soldiers of The Indian Army and how can they be benefitted by offering incentives to them from the government

  • Defence, intelligence cooperation with US suspended: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended defence and intelligence cooperation with the US amid growing tensions over Washington’s suspension of military aid to Islamabad, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said.

  • We got better pricing for Rafale jets: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: The government said today that there cannot be any comparison between the cost of the 36 Rafale fighter jets it inked with France and the price negotiated by the previous UPA regime for the original 126-fighter aircraft deal as the deliverables were different.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Nirmala Sitharaman assures rescue operations won’t stop

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday assured that the rescue operations in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi are making every attempt to bring back stranded fishermen in the sea. Sitharaman’s statement comes after she recently visited Kerala and Tamil Nadu where she held talks with the chief ministers of both the states, and also held meetings with police personnel and Indian Navy officials to discuss the rescue operations.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: 357 fishermen have been rescued so far, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday informed that, so far, 357 fishermen, including 71 from Tamil Nadu, who had been stranded in sea due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued. Defence Minister reached Kanyakumari on Sunday to take stock of the situation in the wake of the cyclonic storm, which has tormented the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and now Lakshadweep islands.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman begins 2-day Jammu and Kashmir visit

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the preparedness of the soldiers on borders and security in the hinterland.  The two-day visit would be her first since she assumed office as the Defence Minister of the country.

  • No Indian troops in Afghanistan, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday made it clear to the US that it won’t deploy troops in war-torn Afghanistan even as New Delhi and Washington pledged to eradicate the “scourge” of terrorism and to hold to account those who use it as an instrument of state policy, an apparent reference to Pakistan. “There shall not be boots from India on the ground (in Afghanistan),” Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a joint media conference

  • Cabinet Reshuffle: Country gets 2nd woman defence minister

    Chandigarh: Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed the Defence Minister and Piyush Goyal got charge of the railway ministry on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi revamped his team, bringing in nine new faces and changing some major portfolios to bring dynamism and efficiency in governance.

  • After economy, Army reforms kick in: 57,000 soldiers to be redeployed

    New Delhi: Following the Doklam stand-off with China and the continuing tension along the border with Pakistan, India on Wednesday decided to go in for an extensive restructuring of its army, an exercise that will see 57,000 soldiers being redeployed in combat roles.

  • Forces sufficiently equipped: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Arun Jaitley assured the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday that the Indian armed forces are “reasonably and sufficiently equipped” and not to be worried over a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in Parliament last Friday on arms and ammunitions not enough for 40 days if a full-scale war breaks out.

  • Arun Jaitley: India of 2017 different from India of 1962

    New Delhi: The India of 2017 is different from the India of 1962, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, a day after China asked New Delhi to learn from its 1962 military debacle.