Defence Ministry

Rajnath Singh inaugurates 35 strategic infrastructure projects in border areas

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, inaugurated 35 infrastructure projects, including six roads and 29 bridges, worth ₹670 crore from Dhak bridge site in Uttarakhand. Read More

At NCC R-Day Camp, defence secy says cadets inspire India’s youth

The defence secretary, Giridhar Aramane, lauded the National Cadet Corps as a beacon for the country’s youth. He praised their role in fostering excellence and a spirit of national service. Read More

In London, Rajnath holds bilateral talks with his UK counterpart Shapps

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, held a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart, Grant Shapps, in London, on Tuesday. In a news release, India’s defence ministry said the meeting went well “with a fruitful exchange of ideas” on both sides. Read More

Rajnath Singh to leave for London on Monday for two-day UK visit

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, will leave on a two-day visit to the United Kingdom on Monday, the defence ministry said. This will be the first visit by an Indian defence minister to the UK in 22 years. Read More

NCC to enrol 40% girls by 2025, all-girl contingent to lead R-Day parade

Signifying a major push towards inclusivity and empowering young women, the National Cadet Corps has set an ambitious target of achieving 40 per cent enrolment of girl cadets by next year. Read More

First all-girl band from NE to take part in NCC Republic Day Camp 2024

For the first time ever, an all-girl band from the northeast will participate in the National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp, this year. The band will comprise 45 girls aged 13–15 belonging to various states across the northeast. Read More

Rajnath visits LoC in J&K, meets kin of civilians allegedly killed by Army

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, visited J&K to assess the security situation along the LoC. He was accompanied by the Army chief, General Manoj Pande. Singh also met the family members of three civilians allegedly killed by the Army. Read More

Navy facing acute manpower shortage, government figures show

The Indian Navy has been grappling with shortage of personnel for a while now. However, the true extent of the shortage came to light when the government gave out the figures in response to a query in Parliament. Read More

DAC nod to buy weapons worth ₹2.23 lakh crore for armed forces

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave the acceptance of necessity (AoN) for procurement of defence platforms, including LCA Tejas MK1A, light combat helicopters, towed guns among others, worth ₹2.23 lakh crore. Read More

MoD inks contract with BHEL for 16 SRGM for Indian Navy

The Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Haridwar on Wednesday for procurement of 16 upgraded super-rapid gun mounts (SRGM) along with associated equipment/accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian) category at a total cost of ₹2,956.89 crore. Read More


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