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India to start trials of Astra Mark 2 missile in 2021

Feb 15, 2021
The extended range Astra Mark 2 will give an edge to India over its adversaries and will also add more lethality to its fighter jets in aerial combat.

PM Narendra Modi to dedicate battle tank Arjun to the nation on February 14

Feb 13, 2021
The Arjun tank has been fully designed and developed by the DRDO in close coordination with the Indian Army.

Indian Navy’s largest exercise TROPEX-21 continues in Indian Ocean

Feb 11, 2021
TROPEX-21 aims at testing the combat readiness of the Indian Navy in a complex multi-dimensional scenario set in the context of the current geo-strategic environment.

CRPF inducts 34 Women Commandos into its Anti-Naxal CoBRA Unit

Feb 10, 2021
The CoBRA unit is skilled in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare and is deployed in Naxal-affected areas. It was raised in 2009. 

Defence Ministry, BEL sign contract worth Rs 1,000 crore to procure modern radio system

Feb 9, 2021
The modern radio system will bring strategic depth to the Armed Forces, said Defence Ministry in an official statement. 

Yudh Abhyas: Indo-US joint military exercise begins in Rajasthan

Feb 8, 2021
The joint military exercise near the India-Pakistan border aims at enhancing the interoperability and cooperation between the two armies. 

India approves export of 156 defence equipment, including Brahmos, Tejas, Astra missile

Feb 5, 2021
In total, 156 defence equipment have been approved for export by the government to boost its arms export to the friendly nations. 

Defence Ministry awards HAL contract to manufacture 83 Tejas fighter jets

Feb 3, 2021
The Indian Air Force had issued a tender for 83 LCAs about two years ago and the project was stuck over the pricing issue as the centre and Indian Air Force felt that the price offered by the HAL was slightly higher.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s second LCA production line

Feb 2, 2021
The new facility will help Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to produce 16 LCA’s annually and the orders will also help in generating 5,000 primary and secondary jobs across the country.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to US counterpart Lloyd Austin, commits to deepen defence ties

Jan 28, 2021
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while informing about the introductory phone call from US Defence Secretary, mentioned that the firm commitment to deepening the India-US Defence Cooperation was reiterated during the talks.

India, French Rafale fighters start Desert Knight wargames

Jan 21, 2021
The Exercise Desert Knight-21 is being held at Jodhpur Air Force Station from January 20 to 24,2021.

India-Singapore 5th Defence Ministers Dialogue held virtually

Jan 20, 2021
During the virtual interaction, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conveyed his compliments to his Singaporean counterpart on the effectiveness of the pandemic mitigation measures implemented in the nation and the contribution of the Singapore Armed Forces in restricting the spread of COVID-19.

Indian Army signs a contract with ideaForge worth $20 million to procure SWITCH UAV

Jan 15, 2021
SWITCH Unmanned Air Vehicles- UAV is an indigenous system that has been built to cater to the most demanding surveillance operations of the Indian Forces.

India’s first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol jointly developed by Indian Army, DRDO

Jan 15, 2021
The weapon has a huge potential in the Armed forces as it can be used as a personal weapon by commanders, tank and aircraft crews for various missions including close quarter battle, counter insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.

Cabinet Committee approves Rs 48,000 crore deal to buy 83 LCA Tejas fighters

Jan 14, 2021
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted to confirm the deal and said that the decision will considerably expand the current LCA ecosystem and help in creating new job opportunities.

Women to be appointed as pilots in Army Aviation Corps

Jan 14, 2021
Women will be inducted as pilots in the Army Aviation Corps from 2022. Till now, they have only been a part of ground duties in the Aviation Corps.

Government to buy 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for Rs. 45,696 crores

Jan 13, 2021
The latest deal by the government will considerably expand the current Light Combat Aircraft- LAC ecosystem.

Sea Vigil-21: Indian Navy kick starts second edition of coastal defence exercise

Jan 12, 2021
The exercise aims at assessing India’s preparedness in the domain of coastal defence and maritime security.

Indian Army appoints Major General to head its new Human Rights Cell

Jan 5, 2021
The office of the Human Rights Cell in the Indian Army will look at putting in place a more stringent mechanism to look into Human rights violations.

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