The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, 2020, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 of the aircrafts.
The procurement proposals were cleared at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
The reservation is along with the reservation of 13% to the wards of defence category and 38% to the general category.
Defence Ministry tells parliamentary panel it won't be advisable to visit Leh in current scenario: Sources
The sources said the Defence Ministry has informed the PAC that it may not be advisable to visit Ladakh now as the Army is engaged in the situation on the border.
Oli’s move to relieve Pokharel from the defence ministry and retain the portfolio with himself has sparked speculation in the Nepalese political spectrum and the media.
The federations of the OFB had given the call for the indefinite strike against the defence ministry's move to corporatise the 200-year-old organisation that supplies ammunition to the defence forces.
'These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army,' it said.
ICGS Kanaklata Barua is one of the five FPVs built by GRSE, the Defence Public Sector Undertaking, for the Indian Coast Guard and it was delivered on June 9
Apart from Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat also participated in the event, being held via video conferencing.
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Rajya Sabha that no decision has been taken in this regard.
As per the current FDI policy, 100 per cent overseas investments are permitted in the defence industry -- 49 per cent under the automatic route, while beyond that government approval was required.
Defence Ministry on Monday clarified that PLA troops on September 7 tried to close in to an Indian position and when dissuaded by Indian Army troops they fired few rounds in air.
The Pinaka regiments will be deployed along India's border with China and Pakistan to further enhance operational preparedness of the armed forces.
The government will be standing side by side with the domestic industry through its defence attaches, embassies and diplomatic channels to promote exports.
NCC is world’s biggest uniformed youth organistation with strength of nearly 14 lakh cadets at present which helps developing a sense of patriotism and leadership among the youth.