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A K Antony is the Indian Defence Minister

Important decisions of Antony as Defence Minister

In Recent News

  • On August 29, AK Antony laid the foundation stone of Sainik School at Rewari. The Sainik School will be second such school in the state of Haryana
  • Antony will be a member of a high-level Government panel to address the Armed forces' concerns over "anomalies" in the Central Sixth Pay Commission report.

A K Antony Timeline

AK Antony denies that India is gradually backtracking in the case against Italian marines who are facing trial for shooting dead two Indian fishermen. Antony attended the Coast Guard investiture ceremony in Fort Kochi. Feb 23, 2014

A K Antony in News

Impossible for BJP coming to power at Centre, says Antony
Congress open to take support from CPI-M to keep religious fundamentalists away from coming to power at centre

Defence Minister AK Antony says probe on to investigate Super Hercules crash
C-130J Super Hercules crashed yesterday near Gwalior killing five personnel on board

Venkaiah Naidu defends Modi, says media misinterpreted his remarks
Venkaiah Naidu said that AK Antony failed to take crucial decisions

Sonia Gandhi appointed Congress campaign Committee Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi will head the party campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls

Defence Minister presents cash reward to Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar won the silver medal at London Olympics

Nation congratulates Vijay Kumar for winning Silver at London Olympics
Vijay Kumar wins Silver in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event

Vijay Kumar promoted as Subedar Major by Indian Army
Vijay Kumar won the silver medal at 2012 London Olympics

Manmohan Singh calls on President Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh drives to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab on a courtesy call

Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign over No. 2 position in Government
Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign late Thursday night and abstained from their offices Friday. The Congress Core Group will meet in the evening to discuss the issue.

PM announces Rs. 500 cr relief package for Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday announced a Rs. 500-crore relief package for flood- hit Assam, and expressed satisfaction over the ongoing rescue and relief operations.

PM, Sonia assess Assam flood situation (National: Update: PM-Sonia)
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Assam today.

PM, Sonia to assess flood situation in Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi are scheduled to undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Assam today, as the situation in the state continues to remain grim.

PM assures help to tackle flood situation in Assam
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has assured the Assam Government of all help to deal with the flood situation in the state.

'I stand ready to embark on a new journey': Pranab Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who will tender his resignation in a short while from now before filing his nomination for the presidential poll, turned emotional on Tuesday, saying he stands ready to embark on a new journey.

UPA Prez nominee Pranab Mukherjee to resign at 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is all set to emerge victorious in the race to Raisina Hill, will resign later this afternoon.

UPA Prez nominee Pranab to step down as FM tomorrow
UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee today said he would be quitting as Finance Minister of the country on Tuesday.

CWC gives farewell to Prez nominee Mukherjee
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met at party president Sonia Gandhi's official 10, Janpath residence here on Monday to give its farewell to UPA nominee and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who is all set to file his nomination papers for the most coveted post of President of India later this week.

Congress adopting below average approach for Raisina Hills: BJP
Asserting that the President of India should be elected with the consent and agreement of all parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused the ruling Congress Party of adopting a below average approach towards the presidential election.

JD-U asks UPA to clear its stand on Prez candidate
Expressing surprise over the infighting that is taking place within the UPA over the presidential candidate, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Thursday asked the ruling Congress Party to make its stand clear on the issue.

Congress Prez candidate will be decided shortly: Mukherjee
Amid the Congress holding parleys with its senior leaders in the wake of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Samajwadi Party (SP) stunning the ruling party by proposing three names for the presidential candidate, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the candidate for the coveted post will be decided shortly.

Race for President post: DMK leader joins top level Congress huddle at 10 Janpath
DMK leader T.R. Baalu on Thursday joined senior Congress leaders in a meeting with UPA chief Sonia Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence, a day after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee joining hands to reject the candidature of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as president.

Presidential Poll: Mukherjee, Antony meet Sonia
A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav put the Congress in a fix by rejecting Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the first choice candidate for president, Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K. Antony met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here today.

Indian Navy's Pan 'IOR' Operations demonstrate reach of India's maritime diplomacy
Four ships of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet entered Shanghai today on a four-day port visit, thereby demonstrating the reach of India's maritime diplomacy.

India, Pakistan talks on Siachen begin at Rawalpindi
Talks between India and Pakistan on the military standoff on Siachen began on Monday at Rawalpindi.

Defence Ministry rejects Army Chief's application on date of birth issue
The Ministry of Defence has rejected Army Chief General V. K. Singh's statutory complaint seeking a correction of his date of birth in the army records.

Japan to strengthen Naval ties with India
In an endeavour to further strengthen defence cooperation between the two nations, Japan has decided to conduct a joint exercise with the Indian Navy.

Strengthening India Oman defence ties
Oman's Minister for Defence, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, arrived in India today to strengthen military ties with India.

India commemorates 40th anniversary of Bangladesh war victory
India on Friday paid tribute to its martyred soldiers, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war that resulted in the liberation of East Pakistan now called Bangladesh.

Ten Percent of Group ‘B’ Posts in Paramilitary Forces to be Filled up by Ex-Servicemen
Ten Percent of Group 'B' Posts in Paramilitary Forces to be Filled up by Ex-Servicemen. Government Aggressively Pursuing Measures for Welfare of Ex-Servicemen says Antony

India, Australia agree to step up defence cooperation progressively
India and Australia held fruitful discussion on defence cooperation today with Defence Minister A.K. Antony stressing that New Delhi looks forward to developing its exchanges with Australia both at the bilateral and multilateral fora such as the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM Plus).

President Patil wears battle fatigues, travels in MBT to witness exercise "Sudarshan Shakti"
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday became the first Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to wear battle fatigues and travel in a main battle tank (T-90) to witness the mega army exercise "Sudarshan Shakti" in Rajasthan.

Mehbooba Mufti finds Omar frivolous over AFSPA
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.

India launches new generation strategic missile Agni-4
India today successfully test fired the most advanced long-range missile system Agni-4 from an island off the Odisha coast.

India, Oman extend MOU on military cooperation to 2015
India and Oman have extended the validity of the existing bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military cooperation, signed in December 2005, for a further period of five years.

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