Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry approves induction of women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in Army

Defence Ministry approves induction of women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in Army

Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police, the official handle of the defence minister tweeted. 

Jan 18, 2019, 20:24 PM IST
DRDO special boots for Siachen Soldiers

DRDO develops special boots for Siachen Jawans under 'Make In India' initiative

India’s Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO is coming up with a special kind of boots for the soldiers deployed at Siachen. The DRDO has made special snow boots for the jawans to enable them brave temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius. The boots are specially designed to boost the 'Make In India' initiative. The testing of the shoes was initiated by Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI). Watch this video for more information.

Jan 07, 2019, 21:30 PM IST
Yoga and meditation among steps taken to check on suicide in armed forces

Yoga and meditation among steps taken to check on suicide in armed forces

The Defence Ministry says that efforts are being made constantly to ensure personnel in armed forces are given a healthy and appropriate environment.

Jan 07, 2019, 17:18 PM IST
Pakistan-based terror groups may target India through sea: Home Ministry

Pakistan-based terror groups may target India through sea: Home Ministry

Terror-groups based in Pakistan may be devising a strategy to enter India using the sea route. This is what the Home Ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, citing inputs from Indian intelligence agencies.

Jan 02, 2019, 14:16 PM IST
Defence Ministry cleared 111 military projects worth Rs 1.78 lakh crore under Make in India

Defence Ministry cleared 111 military projects worth Rs 1.78 lakh crore under Make in India

10 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas planes have been delivered to the Air Force till now.

Jan 01, 2019, 08:08 AM IST
Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva takes over as DCIDS-Operations

Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva takes over as DCIDS-Operations

Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva has taken over as the Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations), the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Dec 26, 2018, 23:00 PM IST
Defence Ministry sends spokesperson on leave after tweet criticising military officials

Defence Ministry sends spokesperson on leave after tweet criticising military officials

Swarnashree Rao Rajshekhar was proceeded on leave after she “inadvertently” posted a tweet criticising misuse of privileges by military officials.

Oct 26, 2018, 20:27 PM IST
Governments had no say in Rafale offset decision: Defence Ministry

Governments had no say in Rafale offset decision: Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence spokesperson, however, reiterated that neither India nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision.

Sep 21, 2018, 19:47 PM IST
Modi cutting Army jobs, but not extravagance on self promotion: Congress

Modi cutting Army jobs, but not extravagance on self promotion: Congress

Amid reports that the Army may cut 1.5 lakh jobs, the Congress on Wednesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extravagance on self promotion but keeping the Army cash starved.

Sep 12, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
Defence Ministry begins process to acquire 6.5 lakh assault rifles under 'Make in India'

Defence Ministry begins process to acquire 6.5 lakh assault rifles under 'Make in India'

The new assault rifles will be manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board under the govt's 'Make In India' initiative.

Sep 01, 2018, 08:39 AM IST
Do you own a startup? Innovate for India's defence and win up to Rs 1.5 crore

Do you own a startup? Innovate for India's defence and win up to Rs 1.5 crore

The challenge is part of the Defence Ministry's aim to create an ecosystem which fosters innovation and encourages technology development in Defence. 

Aug 29, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
Karnataka: Day after row over Nirmala Sitharaman's itinerary for flood-hit Kodagu visit, Defence Ministry gives detailed account

Karnataka: Day after row over Nirmala Sitharaman's itinerary for flood-hit Kodagu visit, Defence Ministry gives detailed account

In the statement, the Ministry said the tour program of the Sitharaman was finalised by the district administration of Kodagu in consultation with the public representatives and on the request of the district administration, an interaction with the veterans was added to the schedule.

Aug 25, 2018, 19:03 PM IST
Defence Ministry approves procurement of 111 helicopters for Indian Navy at cost of Rs 21,000 crore

Defence Ministry approves procurement of 111 helicopters for Indian Navy at cost of Rs 21,000 crore

The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement.

Aug 25, 2018, 16:25 PM IST
When we can organise Kumbh mela, holding Aero India show no big deal: UP Aviation minister

When we can organise Kumbh mela, holding Aero India show no big deal: UP Aviation minister

There have been reports that the event which is considered to be the largest aerospace exhibition in Asia, may be organised at the Bakshi Ka Talab air force base in Lucknow in October.

Aug 14, 2018, 16:34 PM IST
Indian military eyes Artificial Intelligence as next game changer for national security

Indian military eyes Artificial Intelligence as next game changer for national security

A task force was constituted to prepare a roadmap for the use of Artificial Intelligence for national security purposes.

Aug 01, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
Defence Ministry clears implementation of 'Make in India' policy for weapons

Defence Ministry clears implementation of 'Make in India' policy for weapons

 The first project to kick off the long-delayed Strategic Partnership policy will be 111 utility twin-engine helicopters worth an estimated Rs 21,000 crore for the Indian Navy.

Jul 30, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'

India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'

Indian officials are set to meet Russian counterparts to discuss a deal.

Apr 20, 2018, 19:16 PM IST
Was Defence Ministry website hacked? Government can't decide, says both yes and no

Was Defence Ministry website hacked? Government can't decide, says both yes and no

All three possible explanations for the websites' downtime have been given official status.

Apr 06, 2018, 19:59 PM IST
Home Ministry takes down website as precaution after Defence Ministry site hack; Law Ministry site also down

Home Ministry takes down website as precaution after Defence Ministry site hack; Law Ministry site also down

The move is a precautionary step, officials have said.

Apr 06, 2018, 18:40 PM IST
Ministry of Defence website hacked, Chinese characters spark cyberattack speculation

Ministry of Defence website hacked, Chinese characters spark cyberattack speculation

However, the hit didn't come with the usual owning of responsibility by a group of hackers.

Apr 06, 2018, 17:08 PM IST