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Pakistani fake social media handles using Kaun Banega Crorepati to trap people: Defence Ministry

Security agencies have discovered that Pakistan-based operatives are attempting to use the popularity of the Amitabh Bachchan-anchored show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) to trap individuals and propagate misinformation through fake social media handles.

Sep 22, 2019, 19:03 PM IST

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria to be the next Indian Air Force chief

Bhadauria will take over as the Chief of Air Staff after the present chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa retires on September 30.

Sep 19, 2019, 17:46 PM IST

Indian Air Force lost 26 fighter jets due to accidents in last five years: Government

If depleting numbers in the fighter fleet of Indian Air Force (IAF) are a cause of concern, lack of procurement and delay in indigenous production are not the only reasons. India regularly loses aircraft in accidents and over the past five years, nearly one squadron has been lost to crashes.

Aug 25, 2019, 10:22 AM IST

No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

The government on Saturday denied reports about the privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20.

Aug 17, 2019, 20:58 PM IST

Rajnath Singh clears panel to review defence procurement in big push to 'Make in India' initiative

The committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring a seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support, a Defence Ministry release said.

Aug 17, 2019, 16:25 PM IST

Govt to extend benefits of Child Care Leave to single male service personnel

The relaxations have been given in line with a recent order of the Department of Personnel and Training.

Aug 10, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh clears acquisition of two BrahMos supersonic cruise missile coastal batteries for Navy

In a major boost for the naval forces, the Defence Ministry on Thursday cleared the acquisition of two BrahMos supersonic cruise missile coastal batteries for the Indian Navy. The Defence Minister also cleared the acquisition of 'Made in India' software-defined radios for the armed forces.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:59 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti urges J&K parties to unite against additional troops' deployment

Bitter rivals for years and years, Mehbooba Mufti said she has asked Farooq Abdullah of NC to convene an all-party meeting against 'recent developments that have caused a sense of panic amongst people.'

Jul 29, 2019, 15:55 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embarks on three-day visit to Mozambique

Rajnath Singh is scheduled to hold talks with Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi and Minister of National Defence Atanasio Ntumuke, Foreign Minister and Interior Minister during the visit.

Jul 28, 2019, 07:36 AM IST

Pulwama attack shows India still a target for Pakistan: Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry said in its annual report on Thursday that terrorist groups continuously encouraged by Pakistan military are still infiltrating into India under cover of massive cross border firing in Jammu and Kashmir and Indian armed forces are giving befitting responses to check infiltration.

Jul 18, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 187 more attacks in 2018 than 2017

India witnessed a total of 318 terrorist attacks in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, 187 more than the total number of attacks in 2017, which stood at 131.

Jul 15, 2019, 21:02 PM IST

Defence Ministry issues Rs 2000 crore tender for heavyweight submarine torpedoes

The French-origin Scorpene submarines are being built in India at the Mazagon Dockyards Limited (MDL) and have now been named the Kalvari class.

Jul 15, 2019, 18:41 PM IST

Defence Ministry approves Army Headquarters restructuring plans: Gen Bipin Rawat

The recommendations for restructuring were made by the army for turning itself into an agile, lethal and capability-based force to tackle the challenges of future warfare.

Jul 05, 2019, 22:37 PM IST

IAF lost 27 aircraft, including 15 fighter jets and choppers, in crashes since 2016: Govt

In a written reply to a question, Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the Russian-make AN-32 aircraft is the "workhorse" of the IAF transport fleet and "there is no plan to phase it out" as they have "useful residual life". 

Jun 27, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

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