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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.