Defence Ministry

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

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


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