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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
Secret pact with France: Why Centre says it cannot release details of Rafale deal

Secret pact with France: Why Centre says it cannot release details of Rafale deal

The government on Wednesday refused to reveal details of the Rafale deal, saying India and France inked a secrecy pact this year.

Mar 28, 2018, 19:52 PM IST
IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

IAF agrees to induct 324 indigenously developed light combat aircraft Tejas

The induction of 324 Tejas fighter jets will make up for the IAF's depleting number of squadron strength.

Mar 15, 2018, 07:39 AM IST
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

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