Defence Ministry

IAF, Army, Navy carry out helocasting exercise at high-altitude areas in Sikkim

The troops of Indian Air Force and Indian Army concluded their joint exercise that included helocasting training in remote high-altitude areas in Ladakh region. Read More

Rajnath Singh to visit Sri Lanka on September 2 to further defence ties

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a visit to Sri Lanka on September 02 & 03. Read More

China building villages near LAC even in sensitive areas with focus on NE

China is rapidly raising border settlements all along the line of actual control with India, India Sentinels has learned. According to some sources privy to this matter, China is building those settlements even in sensitive areas, some of which are a few metres across the undemarcated border. Read More

Jaswant Singh Rawat, the soldier who killed over 300 Chinese in 1962

During the last phase of 1962 India-China war, the Indian Army units were struggling with a shortage of manpower and ammunition in the eastern sector. Read More

Instead of naming, India may number its joint commands: Reports

The Indian armed forces are likely to break tradition of naming its integrated theatre commands (ITCs) based on their geographical area of operations, like several countries, and number them instead, media reports said on Tuesday. Read More

MoD gives nod to procure 26 Rafale (M) jets, 3 Scorpene subs for Navy

The defence ministry’s Defence Acquisition Council has granted the “acceptance of necessity” to the Indian Navy to purchase 26 or Rafale (M) fighter jets and three additional Scorpene-class submarines. Out of the 26 marine warplanes, four would be trainers. Read More

Reports say military may get its first integrated command in August

The Indian military is likely to get its first integrated theatre command in August, at least two media outlets reported on Wednesday. This is going to be the first major reorganization of the country’s armed forces since Independence. Read More

Modi’s France visit may see big-ticket defence deals for Navy

India may sign deals worth around ₹90,000 crore with France soon. The deals include 26 Rafale (Marine) or Rafale (M) warplanes and three additional Scorpene (Kalvari-class) submarines for the Indian Navy, sources in the defence establishment said. Read More

Agnipath scheme: Armed forces draw proposal to retain 50% of Agniveers

In what is seen as a major shift in policy, the armed forces are mulling to permanently retain 50% of the Agniveer soldiers recruited under the Agnipath scheme. Earlier, the scheme capped the absorption of the Agniveers to 25% after they completed their four-year initial contract. Read More

Indian contingent leaves for France to take part in Bastille Day parade

An Indian triservices contingent left for Paris to take part in the Bastille Day parade in the French capital. Along with the contingent that will take part in the military march, three IAF Rafales will also participate in the flypast over the Champs-Élysées. Read More


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