Defence Ministry

‘INDUS-X’: India-US defence meeting ends with promise of deepening ties

The summit marked a significant step forward in the burgeoning defence cooperation between India and the United States, with a focus on fostering innovation and collaboration. Read More

DAC nod to proposals worth ₹84,560 crore for armed forces, Coast Guard

The defence ministry’s Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by the defence minister, Rajnath Singh, approved 24 capital acquisition proposals worth ₹84,560 crore, of which 98 per cent of the items will be sourced from domestic industries. Read More

Biden administration notifies US Congress of sale of Predator drones to India

United States President Joe Biden’s administration has formally notified the US Congress of its intention to sell 31 MQ-9B Predator long-endurance drones to India. This move comes after the megadeal was initially announced during the prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last year. Read More

Defence Budget 2024: Modest hike on paper, dip in real terms from 2023-24

The Union Budget 2024-25 has allocated a record ₹6.21 lakh crore (approximately $77.93 billion) for defence. This marks a 4.3 per cent increase from the previous year and signifies the largest financial commitment to national security in India’s history. Read More

Indian graziers confront Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, video shows

Indian graziers confronted Chinese troops in Skakjung (also called Kokzhung) in eastern Ladakh near the line of actual control (LAC) earlier this month, a social media video revealed. Read More

Beating Retreat ends Republic Day celebrations with mesmerizing music

The 75th Republic Day celebrations came to an end with the Beating Retreat ceremony concluding at sunset on Monday at the capital’s Vijay Chowk. Read More

Germany wants India to enter intergovernmental submarine deal

Germany has proposed a government-to-government agreement for the sale of six advanced conventional submarines to India for the Indian Navy’s Project-75(I) procurement programme, India Sentinels has learned. Read More

India celebrates Republic Day with grand military parade, cultural show

India celebrated its 75th Republic Day with a grand parade and tableaux show at the national capital’s Kartavya Path. The event was marked by a fusion of tradition, security vigilance, and cultural extravaganza. Read More

Gallantry awards announced, Capt Anshuman Singh gets Kirti Chakra (P)

On the eve of the 75th Republic Day, the president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Droupadi Murmu, approved gallantry awards to 80 service personnel, including 12 posthumously. Read More

Defence ministry says Republic Day 2024 parade will be women-centric

The government revealed its plans and arrangements for the main 75th Republic Day parade, which will be held at New Delhi’s Kartavya Path on January 26. This year, the parade promises to be different than its previous editions. Read More


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