India strengthens joint military command with new law

In a move seen as a step towards greater integration of its armed forces, the government has notified the Inter-Services Organizations (Command, Control & Discipline) Act. Read More

Hindutva groups get govt deals to run 62% of new Sainik Schools: Report

The Union government has awarded agreements to run 62% of the new Sainik Schools to organizations closely associated with Hindutva groups, a Reporters’ Collective report says. Read More

Govt open to change Agniveer scheme if needed, Rajnath says

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, said the government was open to changes in the Agniveer recruitment scheme, if deemed necessary. Read More

Chinese spy ships enter IOR amid speculation of India’s missile test

In a recent development, open-source maritime tracking data has revealed the presence of at least four Chinese research vessels in the Indian Ocean Region. This comes ahead of India’s expected ballistic-missile test followed by its recent Agni V test. Read More

‘Tiger Triumph’: India, US begin their joint military HADR exercise

India and the United States have begun a bilateral, multi-service exercise – “Tiger Triumph – 2024” – in the Bay of Bengal. This two-week exercise aims to enhance readiness and cooperation between the two militaries during HADR operations. Read More

MoD inks ₹8,073 crore Dhruv deals with HAL for Army, Coast Guard

The Ministry of Defence has signed contracts worth ₹8,073 crore with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the acquisition of 34 advanced light helicopters (ALH) Dhruv-MkIII. Read More

‘Bharat Shakti’: Services conduct live-fire drills with indigenous weapons

The Indian Army, Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force conducted “Bharat Shakti” – a joint live-fire and manoeuvre exercise with indigenously developed weapon systems and platforms at Rajasthan’s Pokhran Firing Range. Read More

‘Bharat Shakti’: India to showcase indigenous defence prowess

The Indian armed forces are set to demonstrate their indigenous defence-manufacturing capabilities through an integrated triservice firepower and manoeuvre exercise called “Exercise Bharat Shakti” on Tuesday. Read More

DefConnect – 2024: Rajnath launches ‘ADITI’ to boost defence innovation

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, launched the ADITI scheme, a new initiative to promote innovations in critical and strategic defence technologies, at DefConnect – 2024 in New Delhi. Read More

MoD inks major deals for capital acquisition worth over ₹39,125 crore

In a significant boost to India’s self-reliance efforts in the defence sector and mordernize the armed forces, the Ministry of Defence signed five major capital acquisition contracts worth ₹39,125.39 crore. Read More


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