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Government forms draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020

2 days ago
The policy framework aims to position India among the leading countries of the world in defence and aerospace sectors.

Rafale in India: All Five Rafale Fighter Jets land at Ambala air base

Jul 29, 2020
Rafale in India: The pilots of the much-awaited first batch of Rafale aircraft from France were received by Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. 

Govt sanctions permission for grant of permanent commission to women officers in Indian Army

Jul 23, 2020
The decision of granting permanent commission to the women officers in the Indian Army is a step towards empowering them to carry larger roles in the army.

IAF to procure HAMMER missiles under emergency acquisition powers

Jul 23, 2020
The HAMMER standoff missiles have the capability to take out any types of targets at the range of around 60-70 km. 

Trials of India’s anti-tank guided missile ‘Dhruvastra’ conducted in Odisha

Jul 22, 2020
HELINA, which is now named Dhruvastra is a third-generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system that has been mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).

India-Russia likely to sign defence logistics sharing pact by the end of 2020

Jul 22, 2020
The defence logistics pact will enable both the countries to have seamless access to each other’s military bases and other support facilities.

Union Minister Shripad Naik inaugurates conference on Aerospace and Defence Manufacturing Technologies

Jul 16, 2020
The theme of the 5th edition of the conference was Empowering India with ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission’.

MHA directs paramilitary forces to ban Facebook

Jul 15, 2020
The Home Ministry has asked the paramilitary forces to ban Facebook not only for the personnel who are currently serving them but also for ex-servicemen.

Indian Army to acquire unmanned aerial vehicle Raven and Spike Firefly

Jul 14, 2020
The Indian Army will acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, that can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and can speed up to 95km per hour.

Indian Army plans to order second batch of 72,000 assault rifles from US

Jul 13, 2020
The Indian government has acquired the assault rifles under the fast-track procurement (FTP) programme.

Indian Navy completes ‘Operation Setu’ by bringing 3,992 Indians back

Jul 9, 2020
Operation Setu by the Indian Navy lasted over 55 days which involved traversing more than 23,000 kms.

Indian Army to give emergency orders for extreme cold weather tents for soldiers on LAC

Jul 6, 2020
The need for the tents is being felt as the deployment of soldiers on LAC is expected to be prolonged as the senior army officers expect that the standoff is likely to continue at least till September-October.

India approves purchase of fighter jets, missile systems worth Rs 38900 crore

Jul 3, 2020
Under the new defence approvals, 21 MiG-29 fighter jets will be procured from Russia, while 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft will be bought from State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).

India plans to acquire lethal version of Spice-2000 bombs

Jul 1, 2020
The Indian Air Force plans to acquire more lethal version of the bombs now as a part of the emergency financial powers granted by the centre amid the border tension with China.

Indian Armed forces contingent participates in Russian Victory Day parade

Jun 25, 2020
India had sent a tri-service contingent to participate in the parade, comprising 75 military personal of all ranks.    

Indian Army Chief awards commendation cards to soldiers who fought in Ladakh’s face-off

Jun 24, 2020
The Commendation cards are issued by all the three branches of the military. They are badges that are awarded for individual acts of gallantry performed in non-operational or operational areas. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh departs for 3-day visit to Russia

Jun 22, 2020
The Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu had invited the Indian Defence Minister to attend the Victory Parade.

ARPIT: IAF develops airborne rescue pod for evacuation of critical patients

Jun 9, 2020
As per the Defence Ministry, there was a need for an air evacuation system along with a facility to prevent the spread of infectious aerosol from COVID-19 patients during air travel.

India, Australia ink landmark Defence Pact after online summit

Jun 4, 2020
The Mutual Logistics Support Agreement (MLSA) signed by India and Australia, aims at allowing the militaries of the two countries to use each other bases for the replenishment of supplies and repair. 

Army Commanders Conference begins, operational defence issues to be discussed

May 27, 2020
The high- level army commanders’ conference will be held amid the ongoing stand-off with China in Ladakh where it has deployed more than 5000 troops all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) at multiple locations in Ladakh. 

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