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Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Congress, says previous govts tolerated Masood Azhar

The defence minister said had the UPA been more proactive and taken adequate steps after Mumbai 26/11 attacks, terrorism would've been deterred.
Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman | ThePrint.in

Nirmala Sitharaman cites social media hoax as she attacks Pakistan on 27 February dogfight

Referring to a social media post that claimed a Pakistan Air Force pilot, downed by IAF, was lynched by Pakistanis, Sitharaman said Islamabad's silence on his identity was 'sad'.
Union Minister for Defence Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman refuses special aircraft & takes commercial flight instead in view of poll code

After the Election Commission imposed model code of conduct, Sitharaman also avoided govt car and escort vehicles to reach the airport.
Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman | ThePrint.in

Balakot airstrike not a military action as no damage to civilians, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman's said this while the Opposition is seeking details of death toll in airstrike.
Nirmala Sitharaman met Wing Commander Abhinandan at a IAF medical facility

Nirmala Sitharaman meets IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, speaks to him about his captivity in Pakistan

The defence minister met Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at a medical facility of the Indian Air Force in New Delhi.
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Nirmala Sitharaman pitches for ‘Make in India’ defence manufacturing as Aero India begins

In her inaugural remarks, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman cited the 100% Foreign Direct Investment in defence manufacturing and said there possibilities for joint investments.
A file image of Indian Army in Srinagar | Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

India signs contract for 72,400 assault rifles with US firm

India will get 7.62 mm rifles from SiG Sauer firm under the deal for one year.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman outside Parliament

Flogging a dead horse, says Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale deal media report

Sitharaman said a charged opposition has vested interests and not working in interests of Indian Air Force.

In images | On Republic Day, PM Modi shares a ‘chai pe charcha’ moment with Manmohan Singh

Top ministers of the Modi government besides former leaders and the other dignitaries were hosted by President Ramnath Kovind on Republic Day.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the Kisan rally in Jaipur | PTI

Politicians like Rahul and Modi seem adept at spotting sexism in everyone but themselves

While Rahul Gandhi was downright sexist towards Nirmala Sitharaman, Modi in turn patronised her.

On Camera

File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

File photo of Yasin Malik | Common

Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?