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Defence Acquisition Council clears procurement of small arms worth Rs 3,547 Cr

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The Defence Acquisition Council has cleared the procurement of 72,000 assault rifles and 93,895 carbines on a fast track basis to meet the immediate requirement of the troops deployed along the borders.

India, US to conduct joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’

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The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’ will be undertaken at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle, US in the third week of January. The exercise would see a 45-member Special Forces team from Indian Army’s Southern Command train alongside US soldiers.

Defence Ministry clears arms procurement contracts worth Rs 2,420 crore for Navy, Army

Jan 5, 2018
The Ministry of Defence has approved the procurement of P-8I Training Solution and Low-Intensity Conflict Electronic Warfare System (LICEWS), at a total cost of Rs 2419.32 crore. These contract proposals were approved by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

India successfully test-fires AAD Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Dec 29, 2017
This was the third supersonic interceptor test that took place in the year 2017. The earlier two tests were conducted on 11 February and 1 March as part of attempts to have a full-fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence system.

Indian Coast Guard Commissions Sixth 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Sujay’

Dec 23, 2017
The Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sujay’, the sixth in the series of six 105m Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was commissioned into service in Goa on 21 December 2017. The commissioning of the ship will enhance the Indian Coast Guard’s operational capability to discharge the diverse maritime tasks.

Indian Navy conducts Exercise Naseem-Al-Bahr with Oman Navy

Dec 21, 2017
The Indian Navy ships along with four Royal Navy of Oman ships Al Rasikh, Khassab, Al Mubashir and Al Bushra are currently sailing for the sea phase of the exercise. For the first time, an Indian Navy submarine along with versatile long range maritime aircraft P8I are participating in the exercise.

INS Kalvari, first Scorpene-class submarine commissioned into Indian Navy

Dec 14, 2017
INS Kalvari, the first of the Scorpene-class submarines, was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The war ship is the first of six such submarines that will be inducted into the Indian Navy. It represents a significant success for the Make in India initiative.

India, UK combined military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior-2017’ begins in Rajasthan

Dec 1, 2017
The 14-day long Combined Military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior- 2017’ between India and the United Kingdom began at the Mahajan Field Firing Range near Bikaner, Rajasthan. The participants include 20 Rajputana Rifles unit of the Indian Army and the first battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment of the UK Army.

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 260 naval communication sets

Nov 30, 2017
The Union Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of 260 Software Defined Radios (SDR) for the Indian Navy. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The DAC is defence ministry’s highest decision making body on procurement.

International Multilateral Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise 2017 begins in Bangladesh

Nov 27, 2017
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy, is attending the exercise, on an invitation from Bangladesh. The exercise will be held till 28 November 2017 under the aegis of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS).

Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands Exercise 2017 held

Nov 25, 2017
The exercise was crucial as at present, Indian Ocean Region (IOR) witnesses the increased Chinese footprint. China has been participating actively in anti-piracy operations in the region. It claims that the Indian Ocean is not India's Ocean.

Brahmos missile successfully flight-tested from Sukhoi fighter aircraft

Nov 22, 2017
After being dropped from the Sukhoi-30MKI, the missile’s engine fired up and propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal. Weighing 2.5 ton, Brahmos is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on Su-30 fighter aircraft modified to carry weapons.

Widows of gallantry award winners to get allowance even after remarriage

Nov 22, 2017
The Ministry of Defence announced on 21 November 2017 that widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance to winners of gallantry awards, the allowance is given to the recipient and on his death, to his widow.

India-Myanmar begin joint army exercise

Nov 21, 2017
The India-Myanmar Bilateral Army Exercise (IMBAX) began on 20 November 2017 at the Joint Warfare Centre at Umroi Cantonment, about 25 km from Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. The week-long army warfare exercise is the first-ever one to be held in India.

42nd International Congress of Military Medicine begins

Nov 21, 2017
The congress was organised by the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The International Committee of Military Medicine is an international inter-governmental organisation created in 1921 with its secretariat at Brussels in Belgium and currently has 112 nations as members.

237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in Delhi

Nov 20, 2017
The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in a solemn ceremony conducted at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. The day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of first Engineer Company in 1780.

INS Sarvekshak reaches Dar-Es-Salaam to conduct Joint Hydrographic Survey with Tanzanian Navy

Nov 17, 2017
INS Sarvekshak is a specialised survey ship of the Indian Navy presently based at Kochi and is fitted with up to date survey equipment like Deep Sea Multi beam echo sounder system, Side Scan Sonars and a fully automated digital surveying system.

Joint India-Bangladesh Exercise Sampriti 2017 Concludes

Nov 17, 2017
Joint Indo-Bangladesh Training Exercise SAMPRITI 2017, concluded on 16th November 2017 at Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte in Mizoram with a validation exercise. The exercise SAMPRITI 2017 was aimed to strengthen and widen the aspects of interoperability and cooperation between the Indian and Bangladesh Armies. It was the 7th such exercise in the SAMPRITI series.

Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces 2017 released

Nov 15, 2017
The aim of the Doctrine is to promote synergy and integration amongst the three Services- Army, Navy and Air force for enhanced efficiency and optimum utilisation of resources. It brings out the approach towards joint training at macro-level, fundamentals, objectives, joint structures, planning, organisation amongst other aspects presently in use in the Armed Forces.

DRDO conducts successful flight trial of 'NIRBHAY' Cruise Missile

Nov 8, 2017
The missile has the capability to linger and cruise at 0.7 Mach at altitudes as low as 100 m. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. This was the fifth experimental test of the missile system.

Indo-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-7 begins

Nov 7, 2017
A total of 14 officers from the Bangladesh Army and 20 Officers from the Indian Army will be taking part in this seventh edition of the Exercise SAMPRITI. The Field Training Exercise (FTX) will see participation of one Infantry company each from the Bangladesh Army and elite Red Horns Division of the Indian Army.

Indian Army launches Joint Training Node in Shillong

Nov 6, 2017
The Indian Army has launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shilllong, Meghalaya.

India successfully tests its first fully indigenous Glide bomb

Nov 4, 2017
Indigenously developed 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested by the Indian Air Force in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb is a lightweight, long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon, designed to destroy ground targets such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.

Indo-Kazakhstan bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK 2017 begins

Nov 3, 2017
The fourteen day PRABAL DOSTYK is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries for achieving interoperability between the two armies. It also aims to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations under UN mandate.

Indian Air Force to participate in air exercise ‘Blue Flag-17’ in Israel

Nov 1, 2017
The Indian Air Force (IAF) would be participating in a two-week-long multilateral air exercise- 'Blue Flag-17'- in Israel. It is a bi-annual exercise that aims to strengthen military cooperation amongst participating nations.

India’s first indigenously built offshore patrol vessel handed to Coast Guard

Oct 31, 2017
OPV Vikram, the first-ever defence vessel to be entirely built in a private shipyard, was handed over by Larsen and Toubro (L&T) to the Indian Coast Guard, ahead of the March 2018 delivery schedule.

India, Japan begin anti-submarine warfare exercise

Oct 30, 2017
The naval forces of India and Japan have initiated an intensive air anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Indian Ocean. The exercise would witness participation from a P-8 I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Indian Navy and two P-3 Orion Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

Indian Navy approves new deployment plan for warships in Indian Ocean

Oct 26, 2017
The Indian Navy has approved a new mission-based deployment plan that involves deploying mission-ready ships and aircraft along critical sea lanes of communications in the Indian Ocean region.

World’s oldest warship sailing again!

Oct 20, 2017
USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Indo-Russia Joint Exercise INDRA 2017 begins

Oct 20, 2017
Previously, Exercise INDRA has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, the exercise has been upgraded to involve all the three Services of the Armed Forces- Army, Navy & Air Force.

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