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.

West Bengal: Car with Ministry of Defence plate seized in Burdwan, six arrested

Six suspects were arrested on Monday in the Jamalpur area of West Bengal's Burdwan District and a car with a Ministry of Defence ( MoD) license plate in which they were travelling was impounded.

Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry

Siachen avalanche: Chances of finding 10 missing soldiers very remote, says Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry said on Thursday that the chances of finding any survivors who went missing after an avalanche hit their post in Siachen were very remote.

Defence Ministry asks for CBI probe against two 'corrupt' major generals

Defence Ministry asks for CBI probe against two 'corrupt' major generals

 Both the officer, of Major General rank, are accused of having assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Defence Ministry asks CBI to probe complaints against two major generals

Defence Ministry asks CBI to probe complaints against two major generals

The Ministry had in September red-flagged the promotion of certain officers following allegations of impropriety. The CBI will now look into the complaints and report back to the Ministry.

Manohar Parrikar allays fears of firms on strategic partnership move

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought to ally fears expressed by domestic and foreign defence firms that only big companies might get benefit from the proposed strategic parnership move of the government in critical segments like submarines, aircraft and missiles.

'Rafale negotiations in final stage, but India will not hurry'

The negotiations on the Rafale jet fighter deal are in final stage, but India will not hurry to conclude the deal before the visit of French President Francois Hollande.

CAG raps Defence Ministry over ageing assets in Army aviation corps

The national auditor on Friday rapped the Defence Ministry over ageing assets, some over 40 years old, in the Army Aviation Corps and for failing to provide combat free-fall parachutes to the special forces for over a decade, among other things.

Defence ministry moves to put an end to buffalo slaughtering ritual in Army

Defence ministry moves to put an end to buffalo slaughtering ritual in Army

Defence Ministry instructs army to ensure that none of its units indulge in the ritual of slaughtering buffalos.

Flight operations at Jammu airport resume

Flight operations to Jammu airport resumed on Saturday after the Indian Air Force (IAF) withdrew its notice to airmen (NOTAM).

Defence ministry red-flags Maj Gen's promotion over impropriety

 The Defence Ministry has red flagged the proposed promotion of a Major General following allegations of impropriety.

Russia announces naval drills in `east Mediterranean` in Sep-Oct

Russia`s defence ministry on Thursday said it will hold naval drills in the "east Mediterranean" in September and October, as the West frets over a military buildup by Moscow in Syria.

How India plans to change its defence acquisition process

In a move that will change India's defence acquisition process, government plans to enter into "strategic partnership" with domestic private firms in six critical areas, replacing the system of awarding contracts to lowest bidder.

Tata Motors to deliver 1st lot of heavy mobility vehicles to Army by Dec

The company has won Rs 900 crore worth of orders for over 1,200 all-terrain 6x6 heavy mobility vehicles from the Defence Ministry to be delivered over next two years.

Tata to deliver 1st lot of all terrain defence vehicles by December

The company has won Rs 900 crore order for over 1,200 all terrain '6 by 6' heavy mobility vehicles from the Defence Ministry to be delivered over next two years.

OROP issue: Veterans' umbrella group breaks, one faction dissociates

OROP issue: Veterans' umbrella group breaks, one faction dissociates

The umbrella organisation leading the agitation for 'One-Rank, One-Pension' (OROP) split on Wednesday, just three days ahead of a planned rally, with a key faction dissociating itself from the grouping, citing "lack of cohesiveness" and suggesting politicisation of the movement.

Cannot consider one-year pension revision under OROP: Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said the demand of armed forces veterans for annual revision of pension under "One Rank One Pension" (OROP) scheme could not be considered as definition of OROP does not specify any timeframe for upgradation of pension.

DNA: Meet the deadly Indian Dynamites 'Garud Commandos'

The Defence ministry has decided to beef up IAF’s capabilities to perform possible covert operations in the near future, and has, thereby, approved the acquisition of 65 micro UAV’s/spy drones for the elite commando force of the IAF.

Putin orders snap military exercise in central Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered snap checks on troop combat readiness in Russia`s central military district, the defence ministry said.

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.