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Indian Navy inducts second ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

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The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

Union Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation

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The Union Ministry of Defence intends to bring transformational changes in the BRO in order to improve the pace of execution of works and to achieve the desired outcomes according to the requirement of the Armed Forces.

Defence Ministry clears proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army

Aug 18, 2017
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6 Apache attack helicopters will be purchased at an expense of around 4168 crore rupees.

Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya commissioned in Goa

Aug 14, 2017
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ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

Iran responds to US sanctions by voting to boost military defence

Aug 14, 2017
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Iran's parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500 million, in response latest US sanctions.

India’s first private missile production facility unveiled in Hyderabad

Aug 6, 2017
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India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad. It has been established in line with centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Indian Army develops app, Humraaz, for soldiers to track promotions, postings

Aug 3, 2017
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To be launched in the second week of August 2017, the mobile app Humraaz will enable prompt communication of information to junior commissioner officers and other personnel.

India’s first unmanned tank Muntra launched

Jul 31, 2017
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Muntra was developed and tested for the Indian Army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi.

RDEL launches two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti at Pipavav

Jul 26, 2017
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The NOPVs would help in enhancing the ocean surveillance and patrolling capabilities of the Indian Navy.

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated across India to honour Kargil Martyrs

Jul 26, 2017
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The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.

US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System

Jul 19, 2017
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The United States Navy has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which is now deployed and ready for attack.

Don't discriminate between soldiers injured in pre & post-independence wars: Armed Forces Tribunal

Jul 19, 2017
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The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that troopers injured in pre-Independence wars be given 'war injury pension' like those wounded after it, in a relief to a 94-year-old war veteran.

Government empowers Army to procure weapons systems, military platforms for short intense wars

Jul 13, 2017
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The decision will allow the Army to procure critical ammunition and spares without a nod from the Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley or the Cabinet Committee on Security.

India, US, Japan begin Malabar Exercise 2017

Jul 10, 2017
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The joint naval exercise is taking place at such a crucial time when there are reports of the presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.

India successfully test-fires short range surface-to-air missile

Jul 3, 2017
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It was developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and other establishments.

Indian Army gets first batch of modern bullet-proof helmets

Jun 28, 2017
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Indian Army has ordered the bolted version of bolt-free ballistic helmets. Bolt-free is a higher and expensive version of bullet-proof helmets, which gives all-round protection from head injuries.

Chinese Navy launches biggest new generation destroyer

Jun 28, 2017
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China has launched its biggest new generation destroyer that weighs around 10,000 tonnes. The launch is a part of the country’s massive expansion effort to become a global naval power.

DRDO successfully test-fires anti-tank Nag missile

Jun 15, 2017
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The Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile.

Indian warships arrive in Australia for bilateral maritime exercise AUSINDEX-17

Jun 14, 2017
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Indian Naval Ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta are on a port visit to Freemantle, Australia from 13 June to 17 June 2017.

North Korea launches multiple ground-to-ship missiles, despite UN sanctions

Jun 8, 2017
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North Korea has fired multiple cruise missiles into the waters between Korea and Japan. The missile flew for about 200 km.

US gives Philippines hundreds of anti-terror weapons

Jun 6, 2017
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The United States has handed over hundreds of anti-terror weapons including machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to the Philippines.

India successfully test-fired 1st all weather tracked-chassis QR-SAM

Jun 5, 2017
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India successfully test-fired its first all-weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.

Second Scorpene Class Submarine Ready for Sea Trials

Jun 3, 2017
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India’s second Scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi, which was launched earlier this year, has been made ready for surface sea trails.

Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired

Jun 2, 2017
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The naval operational variant of Prithvi-II class missiles are known as Dhanush. It has already been inducted into Indian navy.

Pentagon successfully tests intercontinental ballistic missile defence system

May 31, 2017
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Amid tensions with North Korea, the United States successfully tested its intercontinental ballistic missile defence system for the first time ever.

India and Fiji Sign MoU on Defence Cooperation

May 30, 2017
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India and Island nation Fiji have signed an agreement that is aimed at boosting cooperation between the two nations in areas such as defence, military training, humanitarian assistance and disaster management. 

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurates Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga

May 29, 2017
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ATR will help in creating conditions for research which will in turn develop efficient human resource in the country in the field of aeronautical testing.

Two Indian peacekeepers honoured posthumously with UN medal

May 25, 2017
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Two Indian peacekeepers have been awarded the esteemed Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courageous service in the UN’s peacekeeping operations.

UN releases the First draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 23, 2017
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The United Nations has released the first draft of its nuclear ban treaty amidst opposition from all the known nuclear-armed states including the United States and India.

Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar

May 19, 2017
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Two first-hand accounts of actual Tsunami relief operations of 2004 were presented by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Colonel Vikram Sharma.

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