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India seeks Strategic Partners for 6 Make-In-India P 75(I) submarines for Rs 45,000 crore

Govt hopes that P 75(I) would provide "a major boost to the indigenous design and construction capability of submarines in India."

Jun 21, 2019, 12:11 PM IST

Amit Shah gets Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed the allocation of portfolios in his new government on Friday, the key appointments reflecting both the newly acquired bench strength of the ruling coalition and his confidence in the ability of the core members of his team to hit the ground running and measure up to the challenges ahead.

Jun 01, 2019, 10:08 AM IST

Indian Army uniforms may be changed to make soldiers adapt better to weather extremities

While India's varied weather conditions are well known, it has been learnt that a change in the uniform of the Indian Army is also necessitated due to the changing nature of contemporary warfare.

May 13, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Defence Ministry signs contract to build 16 anti-submarine shallow water crafts for Indian Navy

In a major boost for Indian Navy, Defence Ministry on Tuesday signed contract worth Rs 6,311 cr with public sector shipyard Cochin Shipyard Limited to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts (ASWSWCs).

Apr 30, 2019, 20:13 PM IST

Made clear demand to Finance Ministry that unutilised defence budget is not sent back: Nirmala Sitharaman

She was addressing a gathering after releasing reports on indigenous research and development and cyber security, prepared by think tank Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) here.

Apr 12, 2019, 23:14 PM IST

'Desi Bofors' Dhanush to be inducted into Indian Army on Monday

Nearly 81% of the components of Dhanush - which has a strike range of 38 kilometres -  are sourced indigenously.

Apr 07, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Army to soon get 10 lakh 'Made in India' hand grenades

The move is in line with giving impetus to developing and manufacturing weapons for the armed forces in the country itself. 

Mar 20, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

Breaking News: Reports of soldiers' abduction by militants in J&K's Budgam 'Incorrect'

The Defence Ministry said that reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam are incorrect, adding that the "individual is safe."

Mar 09, 2019, 09:34 AM IST

Women officers to get permanent commission in armed forces: Defence Ministry

Ministry of Defence on Tuesday said that it has taken steps to ensure implementation of the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2018 regarding grant of Permanent Commission to Women officers in the Armed Forces.

Mar 05, 2019, 23:28 PM IST

Indian Navy remains deployed as necessary to protect National Maritime Interests: Defence Ministry

The statement remarked Indian Navy does not take cognizance of such propaganda and the deployments of Indian Navy will remain undeterred.

Mar 05, 2019, 21:17 PM IST

OFB gets nod for bulk production of 'Dhanush': All you need to know about India's long-range artillery gun

Dhanush is the first-ever indigenous 155 mm x 45 calibre long-range artillery gun developed by India.

Feb 20, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

India signs contract for 72,400 Sig Sauer assault rifles for armed forces

The Sig Sauer assault rifles could be crucial in tactical operations of the Indian Army and may be given to troops stationed in areas on the border with China.

Feb 12, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejects allegations by Congress in Rafale Case

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected the report, which claimed that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) allegedly ran a parallel negotiation on the Rafale fighter jet deal with France alongside the Defence Ministry.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:50 PM IST

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejects report of PMO interference in Rafale deal, calls it 'motivated'

Speaking in Lok Sabha over the issue, Nirmala Sitharaman called the report motivated.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

Defence Ministry reacts on reports of Army's TA/DA being put on hold, says no shortage of funds

The Defence Ministry also said that the shortfalls, if any, are not permanent and additional money will be provided if need arises. 

Feb 06, 2019, 18:20 PM IST

Defence Ministry clears Rs 40,000 crore project to build six submarines, acquire 5,000 Milan 2T anti-tank guided missiles for Army

The decision to this effect was taken during the Defence Acquisition Council meeting. 

Jan 31, 2019, 19:54 PM IST

5 Defence Ministry officials sent on compulsory retirement over ‘poor performance’

According to the news agency ANI, the ministry has decided to send the officials on compulsory retirement due to poor performance in their jobs.

Jan 24, 2019, 15:25 PM IST

Defence Ministry approves induction of women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in Army

Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police, the official handle of the defence minister tweeted. 

Jan 18, 2019, 20:24 PM IST

DRDO develops special boots for Siachen Jawans under 'Make In India' initiative

India’s Defence Research and Development Organization, DRDO is coming up with a special kind of boots for the soldiers deployed at Siachen. The DRDO has made special snow boots for the jawans to enable them brave temperatures up to minus 40 degree Celsius. The boots are specially designed to boost the 'Make In India' initiative. The testing of the shoes was initiated by Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI). Watch this video for more information.

Jan 07, 2019, 21:30 PM IST

Yoga and meditation among steps taken to check on suicide in armed forces

The Defence Ministry says that efforts are being made constantly to ensure personnel in armed forces are given a healthy and appropriate environment.

Jan 07, 2019, 17:18 PM IST