Defence Ministry

Three more Rafale jets leave for India from France

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.

published on : 27th January 2021

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore

The procurement proposals were cleared at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

published on : 17th December 2020

Sainik Schools to get OBC reservation from 2021: Defence Secretary

The reservation is along with the reservation of 13% to the wards of defence category and 38% to the general category.

published on : 30th October 2020

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.

published on : 30th October 2020

Nepal PM Oli sparks speculation by keeping defence ministry with himself in Cabinet reshuffle

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.

published on : 15th October 2020

Employees' unions of Ordnance Factory Board call off strike following talks: Defence Ministry

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.

published on : 10th October 2020

Defence ministry seals Rs 409-crore contract to procure hand grenades for Army

'These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army,' it said.

published on : 2nd October 2020

Indian Coast Guard ship Kanaklata Barua commissioned in Kolkata

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

published on : 30th September 2020

Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge-4, releases PMA guidelines for iDEX

Apart from Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat also participated in the event, being held via video conferencing.

published on : 29th September 2020

No decision on selling only 'Made in India' products in military canteens: Centre

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in Rajya Sabha that no decision has been taken in this regard.

published on : 19th September 2020

Government permits up to 74 per cent FDI under automatic route in defence sector

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.

published on : 18th September 2020

Army didn't transgress across LAC, it was PLA which fired bullets: India on latest standoff

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.

published on : 8th September 2020

Defence Ministry inks Rs 2,580-crore deal to procure Pinaka rocket launchers

The Pinaka regiments will be deployed along India's border with China and Pakistan to further enhance operational preparedness of the armed forces.

published on : 31st August 2020

India preparing country-wise profiles of defence products for exports

The government will be standing side by side with the domestic industry through its defence attaches, embassies and diplomatic channels to promote exports.

published on : 17th August 2020

Defence Ministry approves major expansion of NCC to cover 173 border and coastal districts

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.

published on : 17th August 2020
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