Defence Ministry

Vice Admiral Atul Anand takes over additional secretary charge in DMA

Indian Navy officer Vice Admiral Atul Anand assumed charge as of the additional secretary in the department of military affairs, on Monday. Read More

India gifts indigenously built missile corvette INS Kirpan to Vietnam

India has gifted INS Kirpan, an indigenously built missile corvette, which was in service with the Indian Navy until now, to Vietnam. The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, announced this after his meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, Gen Phan Van Gang. Read More

BRO, Indian Army rescue 3,500 stranded tourists in Sikkim

The Indian Army’s Trishakti Corps and Border Roads Organization have rescued over 3,500 tourists who were stranded in North Sikkim after the road near Chungthang in the district got washed away due to flash floods and part of the road got blocked due to landslides, on June 16. Read More

Now, two- and three-star officers in military to have common rating norm

In one of the most conspicuous moves towards theaterization of the country’s armed forces, the government has given the go-ahead for implementing a common evaluation process for promotion and posting of senior officers in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force. Read More

DAC gives nod to procure Predator drones from US’s General Atomics

The defence ministry gave its green signal to the armed forces to purchase 31 MQ-9B SeaGuardian, also known as Predator B, drones from the US. The deal is estimated to be worth $3 billion. This comes a week ahead of PM Modi’s first state visit to the country. Read More

DRDO successfully test-fires new-generation Agni Prime missile

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested New Generation Ballistic Missile ‘Agni Prime’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on June 07. Read More

Big hint on next-gen Navy submarine deal after India-Germany talks

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, held a bilateral meeting with Germany’s defence minister, Boris Pistorius, in New Delhi. The two ministers reviewed the ongoing bilateral defence cooperation and explored ways to enhance the collaboration. Read More

GE may make fighter engines in India, deal likely during PM’s US trip

After the bilateral defence dialogue between India’s defence minister, Rajnath Singh, and the United States’ defence secretary Llyod Austin in New Delhi, it has emerged that the talks were dominated by a possible deal in which US’s General Electric will manufacture engines for fighter planes in India. Read More

Rajnath and his US counterpart Austin hold bilateral defence talks

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, and the United States secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin, held a bilateral meeting in New Delhi, on Monday. The meeting was aimed at to further enhance the ties between two countries. Read More

Rajnath to hold talks with German, US counterparts to up military ties

India will soon hold talks with the United States and Germany to enhance defence cooperation, especially for collaboration in building defence equipment in India with US and German technology. Read More


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