Targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi for levelling "baseless allegations" against the government on the Rafale deal, the BJP has moved a privilege motion against him.
TDP MP's remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha today evoked sharp reaction from the Treasury benches with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman demanding that it should be expunged.
Rahul said Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on Rafale jet deal, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sitharaman had lied to the nation about it.
Pompeo and Mattis will travel to New Delhi in September for high-level talks that were twice postponed this year, the Indian foreign ministry announced.
P Chidambaram today hit back at BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman for seeking clarification from Rahul Gandhi over his remarks reported in an Urdu daily, saying the defence minister has all the time in the world to inquire into the religious affiliations of parties and persons.
India will hold a top-level strategic dialogue with the United States in the first week of September, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday, after the United States last month postponed the meeting for a second time this year.
The UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir has ignored ground-level realities in the terror-ravaged state, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.
India and Russia will soon conclude a deal on the purchase of S400 air defence system, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.
After months of deliberations, the Defence Ministry has approved a list of items which will have to be purchased by each soldier from an annual clothing allowance of Rs 10,000, official sources said.
The US did not spell out the "unavoidable reasons" that forced the postponement of the first 2+2 dialogue with India again, a development that India watchers here say was "unfortunate" and "more than a little embarrassing" for the Trump administration.