Secretary of State for Defence

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Secretary of State for Defence

The head of the Ministry of Defence, which is a department of the British government responsible for national defense and management of the British Armed Forces. He/she advises the government on defense policy and coordinates the actions of the Royal Navy, the British Army, and the Royal Air Force. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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14 (BNA): Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander in Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa today received US Defence Secretary James Mattis at the BDF Officers' Club.
At the Pathfinder Building in Wyton, the headquarters of the Joint Force Intelligence Group (JFIG), the Defence Secretary met with Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, Paul Rimmer, Commander Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Vice Marshal Ian Vallely, and Commander JFIG, Brigadier Ben Kyte.
ISLAMABAD -- Defence Secretary Lt Gen (retd) Zamirul Hassan on Tuesday said the Ministry of Defence has no reservations about sharing details of the defence budget and spending with the Parliament, media reported.
Summary: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 09 (ANI): Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra reviewed the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, where he was briefed about the measures taken to foil any infiltration bid from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson outlined plans for "further efficiencies" under the Modernising Defence Programme.
The meeting came days after US Defence Secretary James Mattis in his maiden visit to Pakistan, renewed its call for intensification of Pakistani operation in fight against terrorist groups allegedly operating from the Pakistani soil.
On November 24, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had confirmed that US Defence Secretary James Mattis would conduct a one-day visit to the country.
This training mission aimed to help the Tunisian army to prevent the infiltration of members of Daech who are in Libya," said British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, cited by Reuters.
The Defence secretary Michael Fallon has offered to send 30 more troops to help train the Iraqi armed forces as it prepares for a new offensive against ISIL.
The terms of reference for the review were published by shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry, who said she aimed to produce an interim report by June for consideration by the party's national policy forum and conference.
Rustam Patnaik and Defence Advisor of Indian High commission accompanied the Indian Defence Secretary.

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