India claims not to have offered any concessions to China on a platter to resolve the standoff in eastern Ladakh. Rahul Singh and Jayanth Jacob report.
There is no rift within the government over the tough stance adopted by the defence ministry to cancel the VVIP chopper deal, defence and external affairs ministers said. Rahul Singh and Jayanth Jacob
Middlemen, girlfriends, family and of course hard cash - AgustaWestland representatives stopped at nothing to reach the former air chief and swing the chopper deal in their favour, say Italian prosecutors. HT
reports. 'Bofors all over again'
| Names surfaced so far
Defence minister AK Antony on Wednesday said it was too early to speak about “normalisation of relations” with Islamabad, following the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control on January 8, Rahul Singh and Jayanth Jacob report.
India toughened its stance sharply against Pak yesterday, suspending an easier visa regime and asking their hockey players to leave the country as the PM delivered a stern warning. Rahul Singh
& Jayanth Jacob
report. Pak violates ceasefire again, India doesn't retaliate
India’s senior-most military commander, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, said on Saturday that the country might have to look at “some other options for compliance” if Pakistan continued to breach the 2003 ceasefire pact. Rahul Singh & Jayanth Jacob report. India should harden its stand: V K Singh | Provoked?
One of the highest posts responsible for probity in public life has been swung by a fatalist with a clean record. And we now have a foreign secretary who has never served in Pakistan. HT profiles the new appointees. Other key appointments
Hoping that the Mohali spirit shared between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistan counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani continues, the commerce secretaries of the two countries will meet in Islamabad on April 27 and 28.
While other countries have already evacuated all or most of their citizens from Libya, the Indian government is still struggling to get its people out.
A $30 billion agreement for joint design and development of the fifth generation fighter aircraft will top the list of deals India and Russia will sign during President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit. Rahul Singh
& Jayanth Jacob
Defence and nuclear energy cooperation are likely to dominate the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Putin will be here on a two-day visit.