PM Modi to address top commanders of armed forces on Friday

The country's security situation against the backdrop of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border are expected to discussed at the Combined Conference of the armed forces to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Finmeccanica hopeful of reopening dialogue with Defence Ministry

With an Italian court acquitting its two former bosses of corruption charges, defence firm Finmeccanica on Friday said they can reopen dialogue with the Indian Defence Ministry, which had scrapped its Rs 3,600 crore contract for supplying 12 VVIP helicopters.

Defence Ministry to launch cleanliness drive in cantonments

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign, the Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it will launch its cleanliness drive on Thursday in all its cantonments.

India-US discuss joint military hardware production

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, a high-level Defence Ministry team is there to discuss the opportunities of jointly developing and manufacturing military hardware.

Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said on Friday.

China makes rare admission of naval near-miss

 China has honoured a submarine captain for averting an underwater "emergency" after his crew reportedly saved the vessel from sinking into waters thousands of metres deep, in a rare disclosure of a near-disaster.

South Korea, US to set up combined Army division

South Korea and the US have agreed to establish a combined Army division in 2015, Seoul`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Norms to blacklist weapon manufacturing firms eased partially

Norms related to blacklisting of weapon manufacturing firms facing corruption charges have been eased partially as these were affecting country's security preparedness, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

Tatra case: Court to consider CBI's closure report on October 7

A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed October 7 for considering the closure report filed by CBI in the case relating to alleged irregularities in supply of all-terrain Tatra vehicles to the Indian Army.

Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts
Chopper scam: India bans Finmeccannica from bidding future contracts

In the backdrop of alleged VVIP chopper deal scam, the Defence Ministry on Tuesday barred scam-tainted Italian defence firm Finmeccannica from participating in future tenders while deciding to carry out ongoing contracts with the group and its subsidiary AgustaWestland, more than a month after putting all deals on hold.

Defence Ministry may ease temporary ban on Finmeccannica

India`s recent decision to put on hold all deals with Italian defence firm Finmeccannica may be eased, with Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi advising against blanket blacklisting as it could have adverse impact on the country`s defence preparedness.

Govt relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen

In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply.

Major Varadarajan to be given Ashoka Chakra posthumously

India`s highest peacetime gallantry award Ashoka Chakra will be conferred on Major Mukund Varadarajan posthumously, the Defence Ministry said.

Jordan to activate Defence Ministry

Jordan`s King Abdullah II on Wednesday ordered the activation of a Defence Ministry to support the military, which is under increasing pressure from the wars in neighbouring Syria and Iraq as well as a massive influx of Syrian refugees.

US biggest arms supplier to India in last three years: Defence Ministry

In the last three years, the US has taken over Russia as the largest supplier of weapon systems to India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Spain evacuating missionary sick with Ebola

Madrid will send an air force plane to Liberia to bring an elderly Spanish missionary infected with Ebola back to Spain for treatment, the defence ministry said late Tuesday.

Defence Ministry asks IB to keep an eye on pvt defence firms

Defence Ministry has asked the Intelligence Bureau to keep an eye on the private sector defence companies to prevent leakage of classified information about Indian military projects to foreign nationals.

Facing CBI probe, Rolls-Royce seeks meetings with Defence Ministry

Facing a CBI probe for allegedly involving middlemen in its dealings with the state-owned HAL, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has sought meetings with the top brass of the Defence Ministry where it is expected to discuss
the corruption allegations against it.

Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000-cr

Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies.

CAG pulls up IAF for MiG-27 upgrade project

The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russian-origin MiG-27 fighter aircraft.