Defence Ministry

Defence ministry clears capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 1,850 crore

Defence ministry clears capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 1,850 crore

The defence ministry on Tuesday approved capital acquisition proposals worth over Rs 1,850 crore.

Feb 20, 2018, 20:49 PM IST

Defence Ministry allows purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles for Armed forces

The Defence Ministry has cleared the proposal to buy 7.40 lakh assault rifles for the three services and will also procure light machine guns worth Rs 1,819 crore. The Narendra Modi government has also cleared the proposal for the purchase of 5,719 sniper rifles for the Army at the cost of Rs 982 crore.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:51 PM IST
Defence Ministry allows purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles for Armed forces, 5,719 sniper rifles for Army

Defence Ministry allows purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles for Armed forces, 5,719 sniper rifles for Army

The Indian Army has been pressing for fast-tracking of procurement of weapons considering the threats from bordering Pakistan and China.

Feb 13, 2018, 18:07 PM IST
Arunachal village Bomja among Asia’s richest, thanks to land acquisition payment by Modi government

Arunachal village Bomja among Asia’s richest, thanks to land acquisition payment by Modi government

A village in Arunachal Pradesh has now become one of the richest villages in Asia, thanks to payments released towards land acquisition in the area by the Union Ministry of Defence. The ministry has reportedly released payment worth Rs 40,80,38,400.

Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
Modi govt responds sharply to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal: Top 10 points

Modi govt responds sharply to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal: Top 10 points

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had earlier in the day accused the Modi govt of protecting individuals allegedly involved in graft in the deal for the French fighter jets.

Feb 07, 2018, 21:16 PM IST
China says carries out another anti-missile test

China says carries out another anti-missile test

China has successfully carried out another test of an anti-missile intercept system, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country.

Feb 06, 2018, 09:29 AM IST
J&K: Murder case registered against Army personnel on civilian deaths in Shopian firing

J&K: Murder case registered against Army personnel on civilian deaths in Shopian firing

An FIR against Army personnel belonging to the 10 Garhwal unit of the Army was registered in connection with the death of civilians in Shopian firing.

Jan 28, 2018, 20:46 PM IST
Navy chief writes to govt urging removal of cap on reimbursement of education of children of Armed forces personnel

Navy chief writes to govt urging removal of cap on reimbursement of education of children of Armed forces personnel

After the Navy chief took up the issue with the government, the Defence Ministry is likely to review its decision.

Dec 06, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Widows of gallantry award winners to receive allowance even after remarriage

Widows of gallantry award winners to receive allowance even after remarriage

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday announced that the widows of gallantry award winners would continue to receive their allowance even after remarriage.

Nov 22, 2017, 00:06 AM IST
Zero tolerance for terrorism: Defence ministry's stern message to militants in Kashmir valley

Zero tolerance for terrorism: Defence ministry's stern message to militants in Kashmir valley

Two days after the Bandipora encounter that killed top Pakistani terrorists, the defence ministry on Monday said there's zero tolerance for terrorism.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
IAF fighter jets to land on Agra expressway on October 24. Here is why

IAF fighter jets to land on Agra expressway on October 24. Here is why

According to the Defence Ministry officials, the drill will be carried out on October 24.

Oct 19, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

Watch: James Mattis, Nirmala Sitharaman speak at India-US joint press briefing

U.S. and India's defence ministers James Mattis and Nirmala Sitharaman respectively address the media jointly. Watch to know more.

Sep 26, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
'Discrimination’ in Indian Army? Over 100 officers move SC

'Discrimination’ in Indian Army? Over 100 officers move SC

Within days of Nirmala Sitharaman taking over as the country's new Defence Minister, over 100 Army officers have moved the Supreme Court over alleged “discrimination'' in promotion of officers of the services corps.

Sep 11, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge of Defence Ministry

Nirmala Sitharaman has taken charge of the Defence Ministry of India. She has replaced Arun Jaitley. Watch what Nirmala Sitharaman says after being appointed as the Defence Minister.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
South Korea sees more possible North Korea ballistic missile tests: Defence ministry

South Korea sees more possible North Korea ballistic missile tests: Defence ministry

South Korea's defence ministry said in a parliament hearing on Monday it was still seeing signs that North Korea planned to stage more ballistic missile launches, possibly including an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Sep 04, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Defence Ministry delegates administrative powers to BRO

 The Defence Ministry on Sunday announced it has delegated administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation.

Aug 20, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Army to get cutting edge attack copters, six Apache AH-64E to join the force

Army to get cutting edge attack copters, six Apache AH-64E to join the force

Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American four-blade attack chopper.

Aug 17, 2017, 18:20 PM IST
Gadkari to kick off Rs 260-crore project to decongest Delhi

Gadkari to kick off Rs 260-crore project to decongest Delhi

The project has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 260 crore. For undertaking this project, Ministry of Defence has agreed to transfer 13 acres to National Highways Authority (NHAI). The time period for completion of the work is 18 months, it said.

Aug 12, 2017, 20:16 PM IST

PAC asks Defence Ministry to share all missing Bofors files

The Public Accounts Committee has asked the Defence Ministry to trace and share with it all missing files related to the Bofors scandal.

Jul 30, 2017, 13:22 PM IST