Defence Ministry News

Defence Ministry employees to contribute one day salary to PM-Cares Fund

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday approved a proposal for the contribution of one day salary by the employees of Ministry of Defence to the PM-CARES Fund to fight Covid-19. Read More

Government issues instructions to identify beds in hospitals

The government on Friday issued instructions to 62 Cantonment Boards to identify beds in hospitals, health centres and guest houses for any eventuality in view of fast-spread of coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Rajnath hold review meeting with CDS, Services chiefs

Amid spurt in coronavirus cases in the country, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday held a review meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chiefs of three services and senior officials on the preparedness for tackling COVID-19 menace. Read More

OFB earmarks 285 beds for COVID-19 isolation wards 

Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on Wednesday said it has designated 285 beds for isolation wards in handling Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Read More

Rajnath unveils draft DPP 2020

The draft Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2020 aims at further increasing indigenous manufacturing and reducing timelines for procurement of defence equipment. Read More

Government signs Rs 880 Crore contract for LMGs with Israeli firm

In an effort to enhance the lethality and range of a soldier vis-a-vis the presently used weapon, the government on Thursday signed the capital acquisition contract with Israel Weapons Industries for procurement of 16,479 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) at a cost of Rs 880 crore. Read More

DAC approves procurement of 83 Tejas for IAF

In a major boost to the government’s ambitious initiative “Make in India”, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Wednesday paved way for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Read More

Rajnath releases coffee table book on Parrikar

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday released a coffee table book on former Defence Minister Late Manohar Parrikar here on the occasion of first death anniversary of former Union minister. Read More

Government’s priority is to enhance women role

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the women participation in the armed forces have increased over the years and further enhancing their role is the priority of the government. Read More

Aims to double Aeronautics industry by 2024

Calling for an increased participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing to realise the Government’s vision of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi government wants to double Aeronautics Industry to Rs 60,000 crore by 2024. Read More