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India successfully test fires short-range Prahaar missile

12 hrs ago
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.

Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘HELINA’ successfully test fired at Pokhran range

Aug 20, 2018
Apart from conducting the flight test of HELINA Missile, the DRDO, along with Indian Air Force (IAF) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), conducted the flight test of indigenously designed and developed guided bombs ‘Smart Anti Airfield Weapon’ (SAAW).

Advanced Air Defence Interceptor Missile successfully test fired from Abdul Kalam Island

Aug 2, 2018
The interceptor is a 7.5-metre-long single-stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator.

DAC approves Implementation Guidelines to ensure timely delivery of equipment to Armed Forces

Jul 31, 2018
The guidelines lay emphasis on incentivisation of transfer of technology and Global Majors, who in collaboration with Indian Partners are ready to make India a regional and global manufacturing hub.

Indian Air Force participates in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black Exercise’ for first time

Jul 25, 2018
The Exercise Pitch Black is a multinational exercise hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Exercise Pitch Black began in 1981 and has expanded gradually to become the hemisphere’s largest air force training exercise.

India, Japan hold 4th round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue

Jul 20, 2018
India and Japan held the fourth round of Maritime Affairs Dialogue in New Delhi on July 19. During the dialogue, key issues related to the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security were discussed. The meet was followed by the seventh round of the India-Japan Bilateral Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control.

India, Bangladesh Navies agree to institute Coordinated Patrol

Jun 25, 2018
Four frigates, two from the Bangladesh Navy, namely, BNS Abu Bakar and BNS Dhaleswari; and two from the Indian navy, namely, INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt, will join the CORPAT.

Indian Army observes 2018 as ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’

Jun 19, 2018
The Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’ to honour soldiers who have been disabled in the line of duty while serving the nation and to celebrate the undying spirit of ‘Soldiering’.

Candidate with varicose veins unfit to join Army: Delhi HC

Jun 10, 2018
The Delhi High Court stated that a candidate who had developed varicose veins and was operated upon later is unfit to join the armed forces, as it requires working in extreme conditions and involves more physical activity.

Union Government to constitute two border battalions

Jun 9, 2018
The Government would constitute nine new battalions, among which two would be for the border areas. Five bulletproof ambulances will also be provided to border areas to carry the injured to hospital during cross-border firing.

Coast Guard interceptor ship commissioned

Jun 7, 2018
The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned an interceptor boat- ICGS C-439 at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The vessel is 27.4 m long with a displacement of 136 tonnes and can achieve a maximum speed of 45 knots.

Indian Navy commissions fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

May 26, 2018
The ship is commanded by Lieutenant Commander Munish Sethi and has a complement of 05 officers, 41 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

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