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IAF, US air force conduct joint exercise 'Ex Cope India 2018'

Dec 3, 2018
The fourth edition of the series of bilateral joint exercise, Ex Cope India-18, has begun between the air forces of the United States and India in West Bengal, India. The exercise focuses on enhancing mutual cooperation between the US and India and building on the existing capabilities, aircrew tactics and force employment.

Defence Minister launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

Nov 27, 2018
The Union Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’ in New Delhi. The mission aims to provide a boost to the Intellectual Property Right culture in the indigenous defence industry.

India, Russia conduct joint military exercise ‘INDRA 2018’

Nov 14, 2018
The joint military exercise between India and Russia, ‘INDRA 2018’ on combating insurgency under the aegis of United Nations began on November 18 in India. The training exercise spanning across eleven days will see participation from company-sized contingents of the 5th Army of the Russian Federation and a Mechanised Infantry Battalion of India.

Indian Navy - Indonesian Navy bilateral exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ begins

Nov 13, 2018
The exercise began with a Harbour Phase scheduled from November 12 to 15 encompassing planning and briefing on various activities, professional interactions, cross deck visits, sports fixtures and social interactions.

India, Singapore bilateral naval exercise ' SIMBEX 2018' begins

Nov 10, 2018
The 25th edition of SIMBEX, an acronym for Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise is scheduled to be held from November 10- 21, 2018 in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The 2018 edition will be the largest edition since 1994 in terms of scale and complexity.

India’s nuclear submarine INS Arihant completes first ‘deterrence patrol’

Nov 6, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has successfully completed its “first deterrence patrol". The development signifies that the underwater warship has completed its maiden long-range mission with live nuclear-tipped missiles.

Indian Navy inducts first deep submergence rescue vessel to rescue distressed submarines

Oct 14, 2018
The Indian Navy has inducted its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV) at its base in Mumbai, enhancing its operational capabilities. The second DSRV would be added to its base in Vishakapatnam by 2019.

India-Japan bilateral maritime exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ begins at Visakhapatnam

Oct 8, 2018
The conduct of JIMEX-18 after five long years is indicative of resurgence of the Indo-Japanese defence relations and the continued efforts of both Governments to work closely to enhance safety and security in keeping with ‘rule based order’.

Rafale Combat Aircraft: Everything you need to know!

Oct 5, 2018
In January 2012, IAF announced the Rafale as the preferred bidder and contract negotiations had begun with its manufacturer, Dassault Aviation. However, the deal stalled due to a lack of agreement on various terms.

Second Anniversary of Surgical Strike: PM Modi inaugurates Parakram Parv in Jodhpur

Sep 28, 2018
The Surgical Strike was conducted to prevent terrorists who were prepping to infiltrate and attack the Kashmir region and metros. As per reports, first-of-its-kind strike across the Pakistani border was based on specific intelligence reports.

India conducts successful test of Prithvi Defence Vehicle

Sep 24, 2018
India has conducted a successful test of its indigenously designed ballistic missile defense system off the coast of Odisha. With the test, India achieved a major milestone in developing a two-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

Sep 21, 2018
India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile 'Prahaar' from the Odisha coast. The test launch was successful, as the missile travelled a range of 200 km before zeroing in on the target, achieving all mission objectives.

India’s first ‘smart fence’ pilot project inaugurated

Sep 17, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the country's first ‘smart fence’ pilot project along the India-Pakistan International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. The smart fence pilot project is expected to be a massive boon for monitoring security situations in border areas.

DRDO conducts first successful test of man portable-anti-tank guided missile

Sep 17, 2018
India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation has conducted the first successful flight test of its new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MP-ATGM) at Ahmednagar test range in Maharashtra.

Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas 2018’ begins in Uttarakhand

Sep 17, 2018
This is the 14th edition of the joint military exercise hosted alternately by both countries. The two-week exercise will witness participation of about 350 personnel of the US Army and similar strength of Garud Division of the Indian Army.

India, Sri Lanka conduct joint naval exercise 'SLINEX 2018'

Sep 12, 2018
The sixth edition of SLINEX 2018, a joint naval exercise between the naval forces of India and Sri Lanka is currently underway in Trincomalee, a major port city of Sri Lanka. Three Navy ships from each side along with around 1,000 naval personnel from both countries are participating in the joint drill.

BARC’s Apsara Reactor recommissioned after 9 years

Sep 12, 2018
Apsara, the first research reactor of Asia, became operational in Trombay campus of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in August 1956. Apsara is a light water swimming pool-type reactor with a maximum power output of one megawatt thermal (MWt).

Indian Army plans to reduce force strength, decides to cut 1.5 lakh jobs

Sep 11, 2018
Apart from reducing the force strength, the Army is also considering to do away with the rank of Brigadier and brigade headquarters as part of the officer cadre review. This move is expected to free up significant number of officers who will be available for field duties.

India’s combat aircraft Tejas successfully completes first-ever mid-air refuelling trial

Sep 11, 2018
In a first, Tejas, the advanced version of India’s indigenously produced Light Combat Aircraft was successfully refuelled mid-air by a Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tanker. The mid-air refuelling was a part of a wet contact trial for LCA Tejas MK-1.

Exercise Pitch Black 2018 concludes in Australia

Aug 20, 2018
This was the first time that an Indian Air Force contingent participated in this multinational air exercise in Australia. Indian Air Force had earlier participated in the exercise as observer and this was for the first time that Indian Air Force participated with air assets.

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