Pradip R Sagar

Army-MoD tussle delays combat vehicle project

A tussle between the bureaucrats in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Indian Army has virtually brought back the Army’s proposal to equip its 50 Mechanised Infantry with the Future Infantry Combat

29 Oct 2017

Bio-toilet choked with complaints

Forget about missiles or battle tanks, the country’s premier defence research agency DRDO’s bio-toilets are getting blocked with major glitches.

29 Oct 2017

Navy ‘toothless’ as several warships lack critical offensive capability

THE Indian navy may be on a warship commissioning spree, but it’s actually ‘toothless’.

20 Oct 2017

After 36 jets, Rafale to push for Make In India

The French govt is now pushing for a project to manufacture warplanes here in Indian soil to give a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to encourage local manufacturing under ‘Make In India'.

17 Oct 2017

Hajin encounter: Elite IAF Garud commandoes suffered blow in their first operation

Death of two elite Garud Commando during an encounter in Kashmir on Wednesday has once against exposed special commandos’ vulnerability.

11 Oct 2017

‘Internal politics’ forces DRDO scientist to quit

The physiologist, who worked on a project to aid Indian Army personnel at high altitude locations, has written to the PM exposing corruption.

08 Oct 2017

Wives of ‘wronged’ Army officers move PMO, defence minister

One of the officers' wives wrote that in 2009, an ‘injustice’ was done to all service officers by defining their status as ‘non-combatants’, which is grossly ‘incorrect, unfair and inequitable’.

01 Oct 2017

No Indian troops in Afghanistan, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

India ruled out deploying its troops in Afghanistan but will expand its development activities to help stabilize the country.

26 Sep 2017

Defence Secretary James Mattis arrives India to boost relations

Defence ministry official claimed that thought the focus of the visit will be on deepening the defence tied under the framework of Major Defence Partner status.

25 Sep 2017

Maharashtra hero's widow Swati Mahadik joins Indian Army

Swati successfully completed her OTA training and on Saturday she took part in the passing-out parade to join the Indian Army.

10 Sep 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman sanctions 13 crore for ex-servicemen on day one of office

Nirmala Sitharaman started her day in the defence ministry by approving a grant of over Rs 13 crore for welfare of 8685 retired defence personnel.

08 Sep 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as country's first woman Defence Minister

Sitharaman became the first full-time woman defence minister and the second woman to take charge of the key portfolio.

07 Sep 2017

Defence ministry to reshape NCC, use its officers for combat duty

Earlier this week, the government has approved 65 recommendations of the Sheketkar panel for implementation.

03 Sep 2017

Adani group join hands with Swedish defence major SAAB to produce fighter jets

Swedish defence major SAAB on Friday announced a collaboration with India’s Adani Group to manufacture their Gripen fighter jets in India.

02 Sep 2017

Naari Shakti takes a backseat: Army sitting on woman captain’s complaint

A 27-year old Army Captain, who led the first-ever women’s marching contingent at the Republic Day parade s being harassed for raising her voice against sexual advances.

27 Aug 2017

High rises in Palam flag flight hazards

The Indira Gandhi International Airport is operating on “borrowed time”, both on safety and security parameters.

27 Aug 2017

China fails to accept offer for annual Independence Day Border Personnel Meeting

The Chinese military has not accepted India’s offer for Border Personnel Meeting which was scheduled for Tuesday on the occasion of Independence Day.

16 Aug 2017

Central government pulls the plug on military farms

After discontinuing free rations for army officers, the central government has now banned military farms, which were part and parcel of cantonment life for over a century.

06 Aug 2017

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