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.

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.

Punj Lloyd shortlisted for Zu 23 air defence gun upgrade

Infrastructure major Punj Lloyd has been shortlisted by the Defence Ministry for upgrading the Zu 23 air defence gun.

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.