Defence Ministry

Republic Day flypast to see Navy’s Il-38 for first and perhaps last time

The 74th Republic Day parade will witness a massive flypast by 50 aircraft belonging to all the three services. This will also include the Indian Navy’s maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft Ilyushin Il-38 “Dolphin”, which will participate for the first time since its induction in the service some 42 years ago. Read More

74th Republic Day: Events differently planned than earlier editions

The government has planned this year’s main Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi differently than the previous editions. From the beginning to the end of the celebrations, things appear to have been significantly altered. Read More

Republic Day Parade 2023: CDS Gen Anil Chauhan visits NCC camp

The chief of defence staff, General Anil Chauhan, visited the National Cadet Corps Republic Day Camp 2023 at Delhi cantonment in New Delhi, on Tuesday. This was his first visit to the camp after becoming the CDS. Read More

Technologically advanced soldiers will play key role: PM

In his first virtual interaction with the Agniveers of the three services, who have commenced their basic training, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, on Monday, that the technologically advanced soldiers will play a key role in the armed forces as the nature of wars are changing. Read More

Rajnath exhorts military to keep in sync with changing security scenario

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, while lauding the armed forces for adapting to the constantly evolving times and dealing with the challenges with patience and bravery, exhorted them to further develop their capabilities and implement the lessons learned from the ever-evolving global security scenario. Read More

Prithvi II: India successfully test-fires short-range ballistic missile

India carried out a successful training launch of Prithvi II short-range ballistic missile, on Tuesday, the defence ministry said. The missile was fired from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the Odisha coast. Read More

Govt nod to ‘acceptance of necessity’ for 3 key proposals for Army, Navy

The government has approved the “acceptance of necessity” for three capital acquisition proposals – two for the Indian Army and one for the Indian Navy, on Tuesday, the defence ministry said. Read More

Aero India – 2023: Rajnath chairs foreign envoys’ meet

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, chaired a roundtable conference with foreign envoys for the forthcoming Aero India. Ambassadors, high commissioners, chargé d’affaires and defence attachés of over 80 countries attended. Read More

Rajnath Singh visits Indira Point during his Andamans visit

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, visited Indira Point – the country’s southernmost top, on Friday. This visit took place on the final day of his two-day visit to the strategically important Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Read More

BRO’s 103 infra projects worth ₹2,897 crore dedicated to nation in 2022

Defence minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the nation 28 infrastructure projects of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), worth Rs 724 crore, during an event organised at Siyom Bridge on Along-Yinkiong Road in Arunachal Pradesh on January 3. Read More


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