Defence Ministry

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

Maternity, child care leaves also for women soldiers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for extension of the rules for Maternity, Child Care and Child Adoption Leaves for women soldiers, sailors and air warriors in the Armed Forces at par with their officer counterparts. Read More

NIMANS team successfully completes ‘Har Shikhar Tiranga’ mission

In a remarkable feat and first-of-its-kind expedition, the Dirang-based National Institute of Mountaineering and Adventure Sports (NIMAS) team have successfully reached the highest peaks of each and every states across the country and hoisted the national flag under “Har Shikhar Tiranga – Ek Muhim Matrabhumi Ke Lie” mission. Read More

Rajnath Singh to visit Italy and France

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Italy and France from October 09 to 12 in an effort to further deepening bilateral defence ties with both countries. Read More

Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan is new DG BRO

Lt Gen Raghu Srinivasan took over as the 28th Director General Border Roads (DGBR) on September 30. He assumed the charge following the superannuation of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry. Read More

DAC approves proposals worth Rs 45,000 crore; know details

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh-headed Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given preliminary nod for nine capital acquisition proposals of around Rs 45,000 crore, including 12 more Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft. Read More

Rajnath Singh defers his Sri Lanka visit due to unavoidable reasons: MoD

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who was scheduled to leave for Sri Lanka on Saturday, had to defer his visit to later date. Read More


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