Defence Ministry

Indian Army to get Arjun Mark 1A tank worth Rs 6,000 crore soon as Defence Ministry clears induction

The DRDO has been developing the Arjun Mark 1A for quite some time now and the project was hastened by both Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and DRDO chief Dr G Satheesh Reddy to increase the level of indigenous weapon systems in the armed forces.

Feb 23, 2021, 13:58 PM IST

Aero India 2021 kicks off in Bengaluru; Rajnath Singh says it will spark a renewed sense of pride in defence sector

The Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, on Tuesday (February 2) revealed that the Aero India will give a boost to the Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme as over 200 agreements are expected to be signed on the last day of the show on February 5.

Feb 03, 2021, 12:08 PM IST

India's first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol co-developed by DRDO, Army: Defence Ministry

India's first indigenous 9 mm machine pistol has been jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Jan 15, 2021, 08:42 AM IST

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the procurement of military weapons and equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore.

Dec 18, 2020, 12:53 PM IST

Indian Army launches secure messaging app ‘SAI’ for its soldiers

The Indian Army has launched a new messaging application called SAI that will provide secure voice, text and video calling services to its soldiers.

Oct 30, 2020, 13:04 PM IST

Defence Ministry signs contract for supply of multi-mode hand grenades to Indian Army

The contract was signed by the Acquisition Wing of Defence Ministry. 

Oct 01, 2020, 21:47 PM IST

Centre okays arms acquisition of arms worth Rs 2,290 cr, including 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from US

The procurement proposals were approved at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the defence ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement.

Sep 28, 2020, 19:29 PM IST

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat appears before parliamentary panel on defence

Amid a prolonged standoff between India and China along the LAC in Ladakh, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Friday appeared before a parliamentary panel on defence.

Sep 11, 2020, 16:21 PM IST

European defence manufacturer MBDA congratulates India over induction of Rafale jets into IAF

European defence manufacturer MBDA on Thursday congratulated India over the induction of Rafale fighter jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Sep 10, 2020, 13:55 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed over LAC situation; CDS, tri-service chiefs to attend high-level meet shortly

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Tuesday (September 8, 2020) briefed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over the prevailing situation at the Line of Actual Control shortly after China accused the Indian side of provocations and threatening its troops at the Indo-China border.

Sep 08, 2020, 11:37 AM IST

Defence Ministry to host Aero-India exhibition in Bengaluru from February 3-5

The Defence Ministry has taken an in-principle decision to host the next edition of Aero India -- considered Asia's largest aerospace exhibition -- in its traditional venue of Bengaluru from February 3-5 next year notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic, official sources said on Friday.

Aug 28, 2020, 18:43 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches mobile App for NCC training

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Directorate General National Cadet Corps (DGNCC) Mobile Training App here on Thursday (August 26, 2020). The App will assist in conducting countrywide online training of NCC cadets. 

Aug 27, 2020, 13:22 PM IST

DRDO identifies 108 systems, subsystems to be designed, developed by Indian industry only

The initiative will pave the way for Indian Defence industry to develop many technologies towards building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat.

Aug 24, 2020, 19:06 PM IST

Navy moves proposal to urgently acquire 10 ship-borne drones for surveillance of enemy warships in Indian Ocean

Aiming to boost surveillance capabilities against enemy warships operating in the Indian Ocean region, the Indian Navy has moved a proposal to urgently acquire 10 shipborne drones which can keep a close eye on activities of the adversaries.

Aug 14, 2020, 19:52 PM IST

Indian Navy sets up new innovation and indigenisation unit NIIO to boost self-reliance in defence manufacturing sector

To boost self-reliance in the defence manufacturing sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) on Thursday.

Aug 13, 2020, 20:51 PM IST

Indian Army gets clearance for purchase of arms and ammunition under Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan

Watch this video to know about updates of the Indian Army deal under 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan'.

Aug 12, 2020, 18:26 PM IST

The enemy's artillery will be destroyed in 120 seconds, 'Swati' radar weapon going to do that

According to defense sources, there may be discussion about 6 'Swati' weapons today in meeting

Aug 11, 2020, 12:08 PM IST

Defence Ministry asks CBFC to advise production houses to seek NOC on Indian Army theme content

The Defence Ministry has written to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), urging that production houses may be advised to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the ministry before telecasting any film, documentary or web series on an Army theme.

Jul 31, 2020, 23:46 PM IST

Women officers to get Permanent Commission in 10 streams of Indian Army as Centre issues order

In a major development, the Ministry of Defence on Thursday (July 23, 2020) issued A formal sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in the Indian Army.

Jul 23, 2020, 17:23 PM IST

Indian Army gets right to purchase arms up to 300 crores

Indian Army gets the right to purchase essential arms up to 300 crores. Watch this video to know more.

Jul 15, 2020, 19:34 PM IST