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Indian government ministry responsible for military and national defence matters

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Ministry of Defence (India): Indian government ministry responsible for military and national defence matters
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces. The President of India is the ceremonial commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the country. The Ministry of Defence provides policy framework and resources to the armed forces to discharge their responsibility in the context of the defence of the country. The Indian Armed Forces and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of India.

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Watch: India test fires anti-radiation missile Rudram-1 l All you need to know [Video]

Watch: India test fires anti-radiation missile Rudram-1 l All you need to know

India successfully test fired a new generation anti-radiation missile Rudram-1. The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM. The missile is likely to..

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‘Motivation for soldiers’: CDS Bipin Rawat as Rajnath Singh launches DISC-4 [Video]

‘Motivation for soldiers’: CDS Bipin Rawat as Rajnath Singh launches DISC-4

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday released the Project Management Approach (PMA) guidelines for iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) during the launch function of Defence India Startup..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:11Published
Court extends freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma's custody in Official Secret Act [Video]

Court extends freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma's custody in Official Secret Act

Delhi court sent freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma to seven-day police custody in Official Secret Act. Sharma was arrested for allegedly passing sensitive information to Chinese intelligence."If they..

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Rajnath Singh launches Aero Show 2021 website: All you need to know [Video]

Rajnath Singh launches Aero Show 2021 website: All you need to know

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday launched the website of Aero India 2021, which will be held between February 3-7, 2021. "Raksha Mantri Shri @rajnathsingh launched the website of @AeroIndiashow..

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Rajnath Singh launches 'Aero India 2021' website in Delhi [Video]

Rajnath Singh launches 'Aero India 2021' website in Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched website of 'Aero India 2021' which is scheduled for 3-7 February 2021. The event took place in Delhi on September 11. Several officials of the Defence..

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In 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.
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Defence Minister releases New Defence Acquisition Procedure, okays acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 cr

Defence 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 demise

Defence 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..
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Due to Covid-19, Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains were carried in van instead of gun carriage

In 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..
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Govt to embargo import of 101 items to boost indigenisation of defence production: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced that the Defence Ministry has planned to introduce import embargo on 101 weapon systems beyond given timeline against them.
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Defence Ministry signs Rs 557 crore contract with BEML for procurement of 1512 mine ploughs for T-90 tanks

The induction of these mine ploughs will be complete by 2027.
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Defence Ministry approves procurement of military hardware worth Rs 5,100 crore

The 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..
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Navy, Ministry of Defence in a tussle over biggest submarine project

At 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..
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Lucknow to host Defence Expo 2020, inauguration by PM Modi on Feb 5

The announcement was made at a press conference following a meeting by Yogi and Rajnath with top Defence Ministry and state officials in Lucknow.
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West Bengal govt's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade rejected

The Defence Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories out of which 22 have been accepted.
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Admission of girls in Sainik Schools to begin from 2021-22 academic session, Rajnath Singh approves proposal

The 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.
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Rajnath Singh approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021

The 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.
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Russia to expand its Hmeimim air base in Syria: reports

Russia 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..
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ISRO, DRDO sign MoUs for Gaganyaan mission

ISRO 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..
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Army to send over 200 officers from headquarters to field as part of restructuring process

Earlier 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.
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Pricing issue of 83 LCA finalised: Defence Ministry

The 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..
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Indian Air Force plans to buy 30 new fighter aircraft

A 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.
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Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Russian 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.
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Rajnath Singh clears panel to review defence buys

The 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.
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No proposal to privatise Ordnance Factory Board, clarifies Defence Ministry

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Russian nuclear-capable bombers leave airfield opposite Alaska: Ifax

Russia'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..
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Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria: ministry

Turkish 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.
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Defence ministry to decide on buying two BrahMos missile coastal batteries to tackle enemy warships

In 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..
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Turkey says it agreed to form joint operation centre with U.S. for Syria safe zone

Turkey'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.
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Srinagar mosques now under Home Ministry scanner

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Israel says Arrow-3 anti-missile system passed live test in U.S.

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Next edition of DefExpo to be held in Lucknow: Defence Ministry

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Defence Ministry issues Rs 2000 cr tender for heavyweight submarine torpedoes

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After Taiwan buys arms, China holds military drills on southeast coast

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Six killed, 105 wounded in Taliban attack in Kabul

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Navy issues EOI for shortlisting Strategic Partners for building six submarines worth Rs 45,000 crore

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Turkey says Syrian government forces attacked its observation point

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