Defence Ministry News
The 9.02 km long, strategically significant, Atal Tunnel, that runs under the `Rohtang Pass` was constructed on the Manali - Leh Highway under the challenging conditions of freezing temperatures in extremely difficult terrain. Atal Tunnel was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3, 2020.
The ministry announced that the highest pay in the government has been revised to Rs 2.5 lakh per month. The ministry also pointed out that the order has been implemented retrospectively with effect from January 1, 2016. The parents should have worked under the purview of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).
Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space of Spain to procure 56 C-295 medium transport aircraft Under the deal, 16 aircraft will be delivered in a flyaway condition within 48 months The remaining 40 planes will be manufactured in India. This is the first project of its kind in which a military aircraft will be manufactured in India by a private company.