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‘Motivation for soldiers’: CDS Bipin Rawat as Rajnath Singh launches DISC-4
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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Centre to ban imported goods at Army canteens; liquor likely to be includedIn a bid to promote local goods, the Defence Ministry is working towards banning the sale of imported items from countries including China at its Canteen Stores Department.
Defence Minister releases New Defence Acquisition Procedure, okays acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crDefence Ministry approved the procurement of arms and military equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore including around 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the United States.
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Inauguration of 43 BRO bridges by Rajnath Singh postponed in view of MoS Suresh Angadi's demiseDefence Minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to inaugurate the 43 BRO bridges across seven states and Union Territories on Thursday, but the Defence Ministry postponed the event in view of the death of..
Due to Covid-19, Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains were carried in van instead of gun carriageIn view of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, the mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee arrived at the crematorium in a hearse van instead of the gun carriage. "Due to the..
Govt to embargo import of 101 items to boost indigenisation of defence production: Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh on Sunday announced that the Defence Ministry has planned to introduce import embargo on 101 weapon systems beyond given timeline against them.
Defence Ministry signs Rs 557 crore contract with BEML for procurement of 1512 mine ploughs for T-90 tanksThe induction of these mine ploughs will be complete by 2027.
Defence Ministry approves procurement of military hardware worth Rs 5,100 croreThe defence ministry on Tuesday approved procurement of military equipment worth over Rs 5,100 crore from indigenous sources and gave a go ahead to construct six conventional submarines for the Navy in..
Navy, Ministry of Defence in a tussle over biggest submarine projectAt the centre of the controversy is the Rs 45,000-cr submarine contest for the Navy—referred to as P 75I—that will see the winning Indian entity producing six submarines domestically with a foreign..
Lucknow to host Defence Expo 2020, inauguration by PM Modi on Feb 5The announcement was made at a press conference following a meeting by Yogi and Rajnath with top Defence Ministry and state officials in Lucknow.
West Bengal govt's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade rejectedThe Defence Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories out of which 22 have been accepted.
Admission of girls in Sainik Schools to begin from 2021-22 academic session, Rajnath Singh approves proposalThe decision was taken following the success of the pilot project which was started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girls in Sainik School, Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.
Rajnath Singh approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021The decision was taken following the success of the pilot project which was started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girls in Sainik School, Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.
Russia to expand its Hmeimim air base in Syria: reportsRussia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria and rebuilding a second landing strip to allow the facility to serve more aircraft, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed Defence Ministry official as..
ISRO, DRDO sign MoUs for Gaganyaan missionISRO on Tuesday inked MoUs with DRDO for development of human centric systems for the Gaganyaan project, the Defence Ministry said. Some of the critical technologies to be provided by the DRDO to ISRO..
Army to send over 200 officers from headquarters to field as part of restructuring processEarlier in July, the Defence Ministry had approved the proposal to restructure the Army Headquarters under which the force would be revamped to face the challenges of modern warfare.
Pricing issue of 83 LCA finalised: Defence MinistryThe issue of pricing of 83 Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) to be manufactured by state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been finalised and the contract is likely to be signed..
Indian Air Force plans to buy 30 new fighter aircraftA proposal in this regard by the IAF is likely to be taken up before a high-level meeting of the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks, government sources said.
Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile testRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told the Defence Ministry and other government agencies to analyze the threat posed by a new U.S. missile test and to prepare a reciprocal response.
Rajnath Singh clears panel to review defence buysThe committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring a seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support, a Defence Ministry release said.
No proposal to privatise Ordnance Factory Board, clarifies Defence MinistryIt said that the government is considering plans to turn the OFBs into public sector units fully owned by the Defence Ministry
Russian nuclear-capable bombers leave airfield opposite Alaska: IfaxRussia's Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base, Interfax news agency..
Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria: ministryTurkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
Defence ministry to decide on buying two BrahMos missile coastal batteries to tackle enemy warshipsIn his first Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, defence minister Rajnath Singh will decide on acquisition of weapon systems worth around Rs 12,000 crore including the procurement of two Brahmos..
Turkey says it agreed to form joint operation centre with U.S. for Syria safe zoneTurkey's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it agreed with the United States to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northern Syria.
Srinagar mosques now under Home Ministry scannerDefence Ministry sources says the move is aimed at further strengthening the ongoing counter-terror operations in the Valley
Israel says Arrow-3 anti-missile system passed live test in U.S.Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 air defense system, billed as a bullwark against the ballistic missiles fielded by Iran and Syria, has passed a live interception test in Alaska, the Israeli Defence..
Next edition of DefExpo to be held in Lucknow: Defence MinistryIt will be for the first time Lucknow will host the exhibition in which delegates of a number of leading countries will participate.
Defence Ministry issues Rs 2000 cr tender for heavyweight submarine torpedoesThe DRDO is also looking forward to using heavyweight torpedo as the next version of its light torpedoes for submarines and surface ships
After Taiwan buys arms, China holds military drills on southeast coastChina's military recently carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday, following the latest arms sales from the United States to self-ruled Taiwan,..
Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in KabulTaliban Islamist fighters killed six people and wounded 105 others by blowing up a truck bomb at morning rush hour near an Afghan Defence Ministry compound in Kabul on Monday.
Navy issues EOI for shortlisting Strategic Partners for building six submarines worth Rs 45,000 croreThe Indian Navy has issued an Expression of Interest for shortlisting potential strategic partners for the construction of six P-75 (I) submarines, a major initiative under the 'Make In India' costing..
Turkey says Syrian government forces attacked its observation pointSyrian government forces have attacked a Turkish observation point in Syria's Idlib province, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, in what it assessed to be a deliberate attack involving 35..
Death toll in Sudan violence rises to 60, doctors' group saysThe number of people killed since security forces stormed a protest camp outside Sudan's Defence Ministry in central Khartoum two days ago has risen significantly to 60, a doctors group linked to the..
Sudan opposition rejects military's call for snap elections after 35 civilian protesters killed by armySudan's opposition coalition has rejected a plan by the country’s military to hold elections within nine months, a day after security forces killed at least 35 protesters in the capital Khartoum...
Sudanese forces try to disperse Khartoum protest campSudanese security forces entered the site of a sit-in in central Khartoum early on Monday amid gunfire, witnesses and Arab television stations said, in what activists called an attempt to disperse the..
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Security forces try to disperse Sudanese sit-in protesters: live TVSudanese security forces entered the site of a sit-in in central Khartoum early on Monday amid gunfire, witnesses and Arab television stations reported, in what activists said was an attempt to..