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Massive fire in MP ordinance factory, no casualty

A massive fire broke out in an ordinance factory here on Saturday evening after a series of explosions of bombs made there, an official said. No casualties have been reported in the incident.

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul, US pledges more support

Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul`s Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said.

North Korea engine test may be prelude to partial ICBM flight

North Korea has likely mastered the technology to power the different stages of an intercontinental ballistic missile and may show it off soon, analysts say, but is likely still a long way from being able to hit the mainland United States.

Opposition accuses government of reducing allocation for defence ministry

The opposition today accused the government of reducing the allocation for the defence ministry to the lowest level since the 1962 war with China and claimed that the 'achhe din' (good days) have not come for soldiers.

Russia sends 150 demining experts to Syria's Palmyra: Report

Russia sends 150 demining experts to Syria's Palmyra: Report

More than 150 Russian demining experts have arrived in Syria to help demine the ancient city of Palmyra, Russian news agencies quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley given additional charge of Defence Ministry

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley given additional charge of Defence Ministry

Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of Defence Ministry on Monday.

Ceasefire announced in Syria's eastern Ghouta: Russia

Ceasefire announced in Syria's eastern Ghouta: Russia

A ceasefire has been declared in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, a rebel bastion near Damascus, to run from midnight on Sunday to March 20, Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday.

Defence Ministry seeks CBI probe in Army exam paper leak

The Defence Ministry has sought a CBI inquiry in the leak of an Army recruitment exam paper, sources said here on Thursday.

This is why Indian Air Force is secretive about 36 Rafale fighter jet deal

This is why Indian Air Force is secretive about 36 Rafale fighter jet deal

Details of the agreement signed between Indian and French authorities regarding supply of 36 Rafale aircraft cannot be disclosed as they are confidential in nature, the Air Force has said.

OFB Recruitment 2017: Here's how you can apply online for 7048 Trade Apprentice posts at Ordnance Factory Board, Defence Ministry

OFB Recruitment 2017: Here's how you can apply online for 7048 Trade Apprentice posts at Ordnance Factory Board, Defence Ministry

Here's how you can apply online for 7048 Trade Apprentic posts at Ordnance Factory Board, Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry eyeing enhanced allocation in budget: Subhash R​ Bhamre

The Defence Ministry has pushed for enhanced allocation in the upcoming budget, Minister of State for Defence, Subhash R Bhamre indicated on Thursday.

Govt defends Lt Gen Rawat's appointment as army chief, cites his 'outstanding' track record

Govt defends Lt Gen Rawat's appointment as army chief, cites his 'outstanding' track record

The government cited Rawat's "outstanding" track record and familiarity with the functioning of the Army Headquarters and MoD as the reasons for his selection.

 

Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat is new Army Chief, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa to head IAF

Lt. Gen Bipin Rawat is new Army Chief, Air Marshal BS Dhanoa to head IAF

Superseding two seniormost Lieutenant Generals, the Narendra Modi-led central government on Saturday announced Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Army Chief and Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as the new chief of Indian Air Force. 

Afghan Security Forces kills 29 militants in military operations

Afghan Security Forces kills 29 militants in military operations

Many of the killed were members of Taliban outfit and among the dead were eight fighters of the Islamic State terrorist group.

Pak Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif pays farewell visits before retirement

Pak Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif pays farewell visits before retirement

Gen Shariff addressed a huge gathering at the garisson city of Lahore. He was also expected to visit several other places, the Dawn quoted Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying. 

MoD clears blacklisting policy, says no blanket ban on armament firms suspected of graft

MoD clears blacklisting policy, says no blanket ban on armament firms suspected of graft

"The DAC considered and approved guidelines for suspension or banning of entities or blacklisting," sources said.

'Ram Kishan Grewal's pension delayed due to wrong calculation at bank'

Former soldier Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide on Tuesday was entitled to OROP but his pension was delayed due to some problem in calculation by his bank, defence ministry sources said on Wednesday.

OROP suicide row: 'I'm near India Gate... have consumed poison' - Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal’s last words to his family

OROP suicide row: 'I'm near India Gate... have consumed poison' - Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal’s last words to his family

Army veteran Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, who allegedly killed himself on Tuesday evening in frustration over central government's delay in implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, had called up his family members minutes before taking the extreme step.

Defence Ministry on foreign shopping spree; eyes assault rifles, body armour, helmets for soldiers: Report

Defence Ministry on foreign shopping spree; eyes assault rifles, body armour, helmets for soldiers: Report

Bloomberg reported that the ministry may be purchasing 185,000 modern assault rifles from global markets.

No change in rank structure, status of armed forces personnel: Defence Ministry

No change in rank structure, status of armed forces personnel: Defence Ministry

The Defence Ministry on Thursday said there has been no down-gradation or any change in the existing equivalence of the Service ranks vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts.