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Union Budget 2019-20 allocates Rs 3.19 lakh crore for defence, excluding pension

Total Defence Allocation (Rs 4,31,010.79 crore), including Defence Pension, accounts for 15.47 per cent of the total Central Government expenditure for the Financial Year 2019-20.

Jul 05, 2019, 19:32 PM IST

Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra gets 3-month extension

Mitra was appointed as the Union Defence Secretary in May 2017.

May 31, 2019, 21:11 PM IST

Indian Navy to get 8 anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts for Rs 6,300 crore

The MoD has awarded the contract to Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited.

Apr 29, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

No political interference in settling tax dispute involving Anil Ambani's firm: France

Embassy of |France rejected Le Monde report of favourable tax concessions to Anil Ambani's firm.

Apr 13, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

No link between reported tax waiver to Anil Ambani's firm and Rafale deal: MoD

The MoD has denied any link between reported tax waiver to Anil Ambani's firm and Rafale deal.

Apr 13, 2019, 18:31 PM IST

Indian Army shares video of Combat Firing training session of commandos - Watch

The video was shared by the Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADG-PI), HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army), on its Twitter handle.

Feb 14, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

Sneak peak into Indian Army's gruelling commando training programme - Watch

The video of commando training was shared by the ADG-PI on its Twitter handle.

Feb 14, 2019, 09:25 AM IST

Defence Ministry clears procurement of 73,000 assault rifles from US for Indian Army

India will buy around 73,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from US which will be used by troops deployed along the nearly 3,600-km border with China.

Feb 02, 2019, 23:04 PM IST

Delhi High Court agrees to hear MoD case against AgustaWestland

MoD had alleged before the Delhi HC that there are several criminal proceedings going on against AgustaWestland due to which arbitration proceedings cannot be allowed to go on.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:34 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

Navy commissions its tenth Naval hospital, INHS Sandhani, at Karanja Naval station near Mumbai

The Indian Navy on Monday commissioned a hospital ship INHS Sandhani at Naval Station Karanja in Uran in Maharashtra's Raigad district. INHS Sandhani is the tenth Naval Hospital of the Navy. 

Dec 24, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2018 result declared, check upsc.gov.in

The lists are based in order of merit of 100 (60 + 33 + 07 ). There are some common candidates in the three lists for various courses.

Nov 09, 2018, 16:03 PM IST

Army Commanders brainstorm on making force leaner and meaner, combat ready for the future

The Indian Army has been working on several reforms keeping in view the rapid technological advances in the field of combat.

Oct 09, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

IAF successfully test fires ASTRA air-to-air missile, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lauds efforts

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday successfully test-fired ASTRA, the indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM). 

Sep 26, 2018, 19:22 PM IST

Aero India 2019 to be held in Bengaluru from February 20

The government has decided to retain Bengaluru as the host city despite earlier reports that Lucknow could be preferred for the next edition of Aero India event.

Sep 08, 2018, 11:33 AM IST

Blast at Russian explosives plant kills three, more missing

An investigation to establish the cause of the blast was underway at the plant, which belongs to state-run manufacturer Sverdlov.

Aug 31, 2018, 23:00 PM IST

DRDO going for indigenous production of PINAKA Mk-II rocket, ammunition for Arjun tank

As Indian armed forces look for state-of-art arsenal to keep up with the rapid developments in defence technology, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is also moving ahead with indigenisation of several weapon platforms. In the last three years, the DRDO has gone for indigenous production of various arms and ammunition.

Aug 07, 2018, 11:20 AM IST

India eyes AK-103 assault rifles, looks for deal to 'Make in India'

Indian officials are set to meet Russian counterparts to discuss a deal.

Apr 20, 2018, 19:16 PM IST

Indian soldiers to don world class bullet proof jackets under ‘Make In India’ initiative

The new jacket will provide 360-degree protection to the soldier in combat, including from latest hard steel core bullets

Apr 10, 2018, 07:59 AM IST

Ministry of Defence website hacked, Chinese characters spark cyberattack speculation

However, the hit didn't come with the usual owning of responsibility by a group of hackers.

Apr 06, 2018, 17:08 PM IST