Defence Ministry

CCS approves proposal for establishment of ASCON at Rs 7796.39 crore

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Thursday approved the proposal for establishment of Army Static Switched Communication Network (ASCON) Phase IV Network at an estimated cost of Rs 7796.39 crore in an effort to meet the long pending demand of the Indian Army. Read More

Rajnath lays foundation stone for construction of underpasses to join IMA in Dehradun

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has laid the foundation stone for the construction of underpasses at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun of Uttarakhand via video conferencing. Read More

No offsets applicable in IGA, G2G, single vendor

Offsets will not be applicable in three categories, including Inter-Government Agreement (IGA), Government--to--Government (G2G) deal and single-vendor, a senior official in the defense ministry said on Monday. Read More

Rajnath Singh unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure

Aiming to make India as a global manufacturing destination of military platforms, reduce timelines for acquisition of defence equipment and allow purchase of essential items by the three services, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled a new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP). Read More

DAC approves defence proposals worth ₹2,290 crore

The Defence Acquisition Council approved proposals for capital acquisitions of various equipment required by the Indian armed forces at an approximate cost of ₹2,290 crore. Read More

DAC approves for another 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from US

The Defence Acquisition Council approved the purchase of another 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles for the Indian Army from the United States. The deal is worth ₹780 crore. Read More

Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passes away in Delhi

Former Union cabinet minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He had cardiac arrest this morning. Read More

Inauguration of 43 bridges postponed

The government on Thursday postponed the inauguration of 43 bridges made by the Border Road Organisations across 7 states and Union Territories In the wake of state mourning due to demise of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi. Read More

Rajnath to inaugurate 43 bridges; lay foundation stone for Nechiphu tunnel

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate 43 bridges built by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven states and Union Territories on Thursday. Read More

Parliament: No change in patrolling pattern along LAC with China, says Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reiterated that there would be no change in patrolling pattern of Indian armed forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China where several friction points come up since April as and when the China’s PLA started amassing equipment and troops. Read More


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