Minister of Defense A. K. Antony of India

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Antony was born in the Cherthala Taluk, Alappuzha district of Kerala.
Antony was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1985 to 91 and 1991 to 96.
Antony says Government to continue efforts to trace PoWs Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Wed, 12/17/2008 - 11:46.
Antony denied knowledge whether a lobby in the Army is in favour of the purchase for entire equipment for army from foreign countries.
Antony meets three services chiefs, reviews terror threat from air Submitted by Mohit Joshi on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 13:04.
Antony has asked defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to be more competitive and modernize with the changing times.
Antony met Navy Chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, Fali H.
Antony says light combat aircraft Tejas will be part of IAF by 2011 Submitted by Sahil Nagpal on Sat, 10/25/2008 - 13:36.
Addressing the National Seminar on defence offsets being organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) here, Antony said that private sector will henceforth require industrial licence only if it is stipulated under the requirement for defence industry.
Antony is an atheist and honors views all religions evenly.
Antony was constituted the Union Cabinet Minister for Defence in 2005.
Antony Articles on the WebMarad killings: Five years on, 63 found guilty (Times of India) 1/15/2009 2:52:53 AMAntony meets service chiefs on security (Times of India) 1/13/2009 9:48:40 AMCong wants to be early bird on poll preparedness (Economic Times, India) 1/12/2009 6:56:55 PMAshok Chavan meets Congress leaders (The Hindu, India) 1/12/2009 1:16:30 AMA.
When Shri Antony was studying in Ernakulam, I was studying in Thiruvananthapuram and we were actively involved in the Students' Congress in the cityl and the Kerala Students' Congress in Ernakulam," recalled Wycliffe.
May God bless him!" While inaugurating a seminar in New Delhi in August, Antony had said that his US visit was aimed at continuing the 'defence dialogue' between the two countries.
If you have to die, do so around Delhi or Mumbai Besides meeting Gates and being accorded an honour guard at the Pentagon, Antony is also slated to meet US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice , National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and other senior Pentagon and State Department officials.
Antony is accompanied by Defence Secretary Vijay Singh , Eastern Army Commander Lieutenant General V K Singh, Air Officer (Personnel) Air Marshal S Mukherjee, and Director General (Acquisitions) S K Sharma.
Defence Minister A K Antony has arrived in Washington on a four-day official trip to the United States during which he will hold talks with several officials of the Bush administration.
On August 29, AK Antony laid the foundation stone of Sainik School at Rewari.
ANIAntony says Government to continue efforts to trace PoWsDefence Minister A K Antony today said the government will continue efforts to pursue tracing the 54 missing Prisoners of Wars (PoWs.
ANIAntony meets three services chiefs, reviews terror threat from airIn wake of terrorists from across the border using sea route to attack Mumbai, Defence Minister AK Antony today reviewed in detail preparedness of the Armed Forces against any possible terror threats from air.
But Antony?Antony has been battling Karunakaran and his I-Group for decades.
In 2003, when Antony was the chief minister, a by-election had to be held to the Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat.
Antony has already hinted that he shall not contest elections any longer.
Karunakaran is no Hitler , but he is as unbending about getting his own way -- and Antony was only too willing to play the part of Chamberlain.
Thiruvananthapuram:: He is widely known for his simplicity, but India's Defence Minister A K Antony is also a bit of a miser and a stickler for rules, suggests a book of funny anecdotes penned by a Kerala legislator.
Titled Kumbalangi Varnangal, the book has been written by senior Congress leader K V Thomas, who was part of the state cabinet when Antony was Kerala chief minister during 2001-04.
New Delhi: The new defence purchase policy envisages a greater role for the private sector in supplying much needed equipment to the countrys armed forces, Union Defence Minister A K Antony said this at International Technology Seminar on Future Infantry Combat Vehicle and Future Main Battle Tank.
Antony said It should be our endeavour to achieve maximum synergy between the Defence, Public Private Sectors, in order to create a competitive defence technology edge and strengthen the industry base in our country.
Addressing the seminar INDAIR 2008 on A strategic partnering of Indian Air Force and industry on modernisation and indigenisation here today, Union Defence Minister AK Antony said that Indian industry had to improve its technological capability so as to become suppliers of complete systems rather than just being suppliers of raw materials and components.
Expressing concerns over the failure of the defence production units to adhere to time schedules, Mr Antony said that this was affecting the governments initiatives towards indigenisation and upgradation of the defence forces.
Antony Cross-border terrorism likely to increaseFollowing three border infiltration bids in four days, Indian Defence Minister A K Antony has expressed concern over security in Jammu Kashmir in the run up to state elections.
Antony was surveying border posts along the northwestern Punjab border at Ferozepur along with Army chief General Deepak Kapoor.
No plans of war against Pak IndiaIndias Defence Minister A K Antony said on December 16 that India had no plans of military action against Pakistan.
Antony was speaking in New Delhi at the 37th anniversary of Indias victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war.
Antony was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the centenary celebration of Sainik Samachar in New Delhi.
A K Antony meets Russian counterpartRussian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov met his Indian counterpart A K Antony in New Delhi on September 29.
Army ready for JK pollsIndian defence minister A K Antony said that the Indian army in Jammu and Kashmir is prepared to foil any attempt by militants aimed at disrupting the forthcoming elections.
Antony has directed this Tamil flm.
Antony was appointed the Union Cabinet Minister for Defence.
But Antony remains as an atheist and respects and views all religions equally.
Antony has been appointed as the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the All India Congress Committee.
Antony said that in the long run India must reduce considerably its dependence n foreign suppliers for its strategic requirements.
India will bring its procedures for purchasing military hardware in line with the best international practices, defence minister AK Antony said after inaugurating the four-day DefExpo 2008.
We should be ready with the new rules by April,' Antony said at a press conference after inaugurating the four-day DefExpo-2008 international defence exposition here.
New Delhi: Indian industry will have to step up investments in RD in order to meet the requirements of the country's armed forces, defence minister AK Antony said here.
At present A K Antony is a member of Rajya Sabha.
Commenting on his visit to Malaysia, Antony said that New Delhi's "Look East policy" is progressing well and that India enjoys cordial relationship with all the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.
Antony had a meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak this morning.
Antony is also a bit of a miser and a stickler for rules, suggests a book of funny anecdotes penned by a Kerala legislator.
Thomas, who was part of the state cabinet when Antony was Kerala chief minister during 2001-04.
I told them that Antony had offered me tea and they also expressed surprise.
Mr Antony was using Kadar Dress and was very strict disciplined person.
Antony said the defence department is ready to begin new ventures in the State provided it gets the right help from the State at the right time Antony said.
Moscow, Oct 18: Antony has finally discovered the military in his AK.
Thats a high, really Antony has scored where Mukherjee failed.
Antony was also scheduled to visit the tactical missile development corporation, but the trip was called off.
The 65-year-old Antony has been the Chief Minister of Kerala thrice.
Mr Antony is one among the rarest leaders who is recognised and respected by all political parties and the people alike in all walks of life.
Mr Antony is proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi and Tamil languages.
Siachen Base Camp, Jammu & Kashmir • Stressing that Islamabad must validate the ground positions of Indian and Pakistani troops on the Siachen glacier battlefield in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister A K Antony said yesterday that this was essential for any "forward movement" on the issue.
Antony had also referred to Kargil earlier in the day when he addressed the officers and troops of the Army's Siachen Brigade after flying over the glacier and witnessing the training activities of the soldiers.
Antony has also spent a day at sea with the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard service and has interacted with scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL.
New Delhi • Defence Minister A K Antony is to visit Singapore from June 1 to 3, the first time he will be travelling abroad after assuming office seven months ago.
Antony said that the countrys relationship with America and other nations are good, and that his visit to the US next month is a courtesy visit.
New Delhi, Oct 1 : Defence Minister AK Antony has urged the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) to render prompt and efficient dispersal of pensions services to over two million ex-servicemen and their dependents.
Addressing the Annual Day Celebrations of Defence Accounts Department in New Delhi today, Antony said that during the last couple of years the Government has introduced several measures towards the welfare of defence pensioners.
K Antony was visiting the state, the police said.
There is no room for complacency, Antony said while inaugurating the biannual six-day Army’s Commander Conference here.
Noting that instances of suicide and fratricide had come down considerably, Antony said efforts to reduce avoidable loss of life should be persisted with.
NEW DELHI, Nov 18 (UPI) -- India's defense minister has released a new security manual with instructions for defense personnel on how to handle emerging threats in the country.
Antony was not in favour of the AICC resolution taking a critical note of the eulogy of LTTE cadres.
Antony is a highly respected leader in the Congress, but he is not without his admirers even outside the party.
Antony discussed developments post Mumbai mayhem with the top brass of the armed forces and the Defence Ministry and asked them to adopt measures and tighten security along the Line of Control (LoC) and international maritime borders to stop infiltration by terrorists.