Nigeria to step up local arms manufacture in Boko Haram fight

Nigeria said on Friday it would step up domestic arms manufacture for the military to cut its reliance on foreign weaponry in its fight with Boko Haram Islamists.

At least 39 accidents of defence aircraft in 3 years: Parrikar

As many as 39 defence aircraft, including 14 helicopters, of the defence forces have crashed since 2012 in which 36 personnel have lost their lives.

Myanmar Army chief meets IAF chief Arup Raha

Visiting Myanmar Army Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday held talks with the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.

APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram on July 30
APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram on July 30

The mortal remains of late president APJ Abdul Kalam will be flown to his native town Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday where last rites will take place on July 30.

Goa MP Shantaram Naik accuses Defence Ministry of land grab

Goa`s lone Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik on Saturday accused the defence ministry of trying to "grab" six lakh sq metres of land in a village for setting up a permanent venue for Defence Expo and Aero India shows.

Land law amendments have ended confusion, MoD tells Parl panel

The Defence Ministry on Wednesday came out in support of the amendments to the land acquisition Act brought by the government saying it ended "confusion" created by the 2013 law while acquiring lands for defence purpose.

NHRC notice to Defence Ministry, Assam Police on rape of three

The National Human Rights Commission said on Friday it has issued notices to Defence Ministry and Assam Police over alleged sexual assault on three women, including a teenager, by Army personnel in the state.

Navy aiming at 200-ship fleet by 2027: Report

The Indian Navy is aiming to have a 200-ship fleet by 2027 as per a maritime capability perspective plan in order to guard interests and assets of the nation in waters around them, a top Naval officer said today.

Indian Navy to invite tenders for six conventional submarines soon

The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders for building six conventional submarines after a high-level committee of the Defence Ministry submitted its report identifying shipyards capable of executing the about Rs 60,000 crore project.

Desi Bofors go for confirmatory trials

 Dhanush artillery guns -indigenous Bofors guns--have gone for confirmatory trials that will last till early next year, as the army looks for new howitzers.

Proposal for annual police check for PIB renewal scrapped

 The government has scrapped a proposal under which journalists accredited to Press Information Bureau (PIB) would have to undergo police verification every year for renewal.

Military hotline between India, China to be set up soon

A military hotline between the armed forces headquarters of India and China is expected to become operational soon, according to defence ministry officials here.

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

Armed men attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast on Sunday, defence ministry spokesman Colonel Diaran Kone told Reuters.

Manohar Parrikar blames UPA for delayed defence infra projects

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said several key Defence Ministry projects linked to infrastructure creation like building family housing for soldiers away on posting and constructing border roads were delayed by the erstwhile UPA regime for years.

China military says two more top officers probed for graft

 China`s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that two more former senior officers were being investigated for corruption, as part of a sweeping campaign against graft which has already felled dozens of senior people.

China military to probe building projects in graft crackdown

China`s military has begun a six-month probe into buildings erected without permission, that exceed specifications or are illegally rented out, as part of a broader campaign against corruption, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Four injured in Hyderabad defence lab blast

Four people were injured in an explosion in Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a defence laboratory, here on Saturday, BDL said.

Centre denies issuing pics of soldiers involved in Army's Myanmar operation

The Centre on Thursday denied issuing pictures of soldiers involved in Army's operation against Northeast militants "along the India-Myanmar border".

Apache-Chinook deal likely to be signed soon

Government is likely to soon clear a contract worth over USD 2.5 billion for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with US aviation giant Boeing.

11 lakh NCC cadets to perform yoga protocol

 Close to 11 lakh NCC cadets are expected to perform common yoga protocol across the country on 'International Yoga Day' on June 21 while 5,000 members of the armed police forces will participate at the mega event being organised at Rajpath.