Indian-Russian 5th generation fighter project delayed

NEW DELHI, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony has informed Parliament of delays in a joint fighter project with Russia.

India successfully tests nuclear-capable missile system

MUMBAI, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Indian defense officials said a long-range nuclear-capable missile test conducted Monday was a "100 percent success" after it hit a target 2,500 miles away.

India cancels helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm

NEW DELHI, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- India canceled a $600 million deal with Anglo-Italian Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland over allegations of kickbacks, officials said.

India's Tejas fighter passes air-to-air missile firing test

MUMBAI, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- India's long-awaited light combat aircraft Tejas cleared a critical test point on Saturday by accurately test-firing an infrared missile.

India's defense minister wants DRDO investigated

NEW DELHI, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- India's Defense Minister A.K. Antony has said he wants an investigation into high-level recruitment procedures at the country's foremost defense procurement agency Defense Research and Development Organization.

Agusta's Indian helicopter deal set for more scrutiny

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A report from federal auditors has criticized the government for ignoring its own value-for-money defense procurement procedures over the protracted AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

No deaths reported in Line of Control fighting between India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Pakistani troops Monday violated a cease-fire, directing mortar shells and small-arms fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control, Indian officials say.

India moves closer to buying U.S.-made howitzers

BANGALORE, India, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale to India of M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and associated equipment.

Pakistan says Indian soldiers kill Pakistani civilian

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A Pakistani civilian was seriously wounded by Indian troops Thursday, a Pakistani security official said.

Pakistani soldiers injured as border controversy with India heats up

NEW DELHI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded Wednesday in northern Kashmir in renewed clashes along a disputed border between Pakistan and India, officials said.

Australia and India plan naval exercise

CANBERRA, Australia, June 6 (UPI) -- Australia and India will hold their first joint naval exercise in 2015, Australian Minster for Defense Stephen Smith said.

India, Australia to deepen defense ties

NEW DELHI, May 28 (UPI) -- Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony will visit Australia next month to boost bilateral military ties. Antony had originally been scheduled to visit in January.

More paramilitaries for Chhattisgarh state

NEW DELHI, May 28 (UPI) -- The Indian government stopped short of sending the army into Chhattisgarh state in the wake of a deadly Maoist attack that killed 27 people.

India commissions first MiG-29K fighters

BANGALORE, India, May 17 (UPI) -- India has commissioned the navy's first squadron of 16 MiG-29K fighters to be operated from a forthcoming aircraft carrier.

AgustaWestland remains a bidder for Indian deal

BANGALORE, India, May 10 (UPI) -- Agusta Westland's bids for utility helicopters for India's navy and coast guard will remain, despite the company being investigated over bribery allegations in another contract.
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Arackaparambil Kurien Antony (Malayalam: അറയ്ക്കപറമ്പില്‍ കുരി യന്‍ ആന്റണി) is an Indian National Congress politician, a former Chief Minister of Kerala, and the current Defence Minister of India.

He is a member of the Central Election Committee and the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and the chairman of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the All India Congress Committee. He is currently a senior member of the Cabinet Committees on Accommodation, Economic Affairs, Political Affairs, and Security. He also presently serves as President of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

A. K. Antony was born at Cherthala, near Alleppey in Travancore, as the son of Arackaparambil Kurien Pillai and Elikutty. He lost his father in 1959 and self-financed part of his education through odd jobs.

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