Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers from US

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers from US

The howitzers that can be heli-lifted were first proposed to be bought from BAE about 10 years back.

Algerian troops kill 14 Islamist militants

Algerian soldiers killed 14 armed Islamist militants in an ongoing operation south of the capital on today, the defence ministry said giving a new toll.

Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s choice of Avigdor Lieberman to head Defence Ministry has caused alarm among moderates in Israel.

Missiles, helicopters, submarines - Anil Ambani's ambitious defence plan

Missiles, helicopters, submarines - Anil Ambani's ambitious defence plan

Anil Ambani`s Reliance Group has never made a military helicopter, missile system or submarine in its history but that isn`t stopping the Indian tycoon from seeking to win contracts to manufacture all of that military hardware and more.

Target to raise India's defence exports to USD 2 billion: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said the government will take into account the concerns while forging strategic partnership in the critical sector and set a target to raise India's defence exports to USD 2 billion in the next two years from the current over USD 330 million.

VVIP chopper case: SC issues notice to Centre, CBI; seeks reply on lodging FIR against Congress leaders

VVIP chopper case: SC issues notice to Centre, CBI; seeks reply on lodging FIR against Congress leaders

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Centre seeking its response on a plea which called for registration of an FIR against those whose names have allegedly been referred to in an Italian court’s verdict in connection with AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

VVIP choppers case: ED writes to MoD, financial snoop agencies

The ED has sought property details on ten serving and retired officials of the Ministry of Defence and the Indian Air Force.

Manohar Parrikar contradicts BJP's tweet on Rafale purchase, says deal not finalised yet

Manohar Parrikar contradicts BJP's tweet on Rafale purchase, says deal not finalised yet

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that the deal to purchase 36 Rafale combat jets from France has not been fnalised as yet though it is in an “advanced stage” .

Spectacular! Watch Indian Army's Exercise Shatrujeet in pictures

Spectacular! Watch Indian Army's Exercise Shatrujeet in pictures

About 30,000 soldiers are participating in exercise Shatrujeet near Pokharan city.

India says talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

India says talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

Negotiations for India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets are nearing the finish line, the Indian defence ministry said, with sources saying the price will be set at around $9 billion.

Seoul says NKorea launch of a missile appears to have failed

A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed.

DefExpo 2016 commences today; to be the largest till date

DefExpo 2016 commences today; to be the largest till date

The ninth edition of DefExpo India, a biennial exhibition of Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems, will commence in Goa from Monday.

Fire breaks out in Delhi's South Block at gate number 8 near Foreign Ministry's office

Fire breaks out in Delhi's South Block at gate number 8 near Foreign Ministry's office

A major fire broke out on Sunday at Gate number 8 of Delhi's South Block. 12 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

Army, Defence Ministry defend move to construct bridges for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival

Army, Defence Ministry defend move to construct bridges for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Culture Festival

The ministry said the Army has been involved in building bridges on earlier occasions as well.

Manohar Parrikar wants 'smarter, leaner Army' to cut down 'inevitable' salary bills

Manohar Parrikar wants 'smarter, leaner Army' to cut down 'inevitable' salary bills

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that military has to cut down manpower to cut the salary bills and divert the funds for modernisation.    

Hinduja group formally acquires iconic London building

Hinduja group formally acquires iconic London building

The Hinduja Group has formally acquired the historic 1,100-room Old War Office building in central London, once occupied by Britain's war-time prime minister Winston Churchill, which will now be restored and re-developed into a 5-star hotel and residential apartments.

'Exam in underwear': Patna HC seeks reply from Defence Ministry

'Exam in underwear': Patna HC seeks reply from Defence Ministry

The Patna High Court on Tuesday sought the Defence Ministry`s reply on how hundreds of youth appearing for an army recruitment examination were forced to take off their clothes in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district, a lawyer said.

Defence budget hiked by nearly 10% to Rs 2.58 lakh crore

Defence budget hiked by nearly 10% to Rs 2.58 lakh crore

The defence budget was today increased by 9.76 percent to Rs 2.58 lakh crore for the next fiscal as compared to the revised estimates of Rs 2.33 lakh crore for 2015-16 even as military pension zoomed to Rs 82,000 crore mainly due to the One Rank One Pension scheme.

Not carrying out Syria air strikes to avoid mistakes: Russia

Not carrying out Syria air strikes to avoid mistakes: Russia

Russian war planes will not carry out any air strikes in Syria on Saturday in order to support a nascent cessation of hostilities and to avoid accidentally bombing the wrong targets, the Russian defence ministry said.

West Bengal: Six held for 'unauthorised' travel in car with defence sticker

Six persons were arrested at Jamalpur in Burdwan district on Monday for travelling in a SUV which had a Defence Ministry sticker pasted on its wind shields though the occupants could not produce any supporting documents.