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OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry

Feb 04, 2016

OROP to cost exchequer Rs 7,500 cr per year, says defence ministry

The annual expenditure on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme has been estimated at around Rs.7,500 crore, the defence ministry said in a statement. #NewsTracker #Defence minister #Ex-servicemen #Armed forces #One Rank One Pension #OROP
Union cabinet approves post to promote IAF officer with retrospective effect

Feb 03, 2016

Union cabinet approves post to promote IAF officer with retrospective effect

The Bench had last year directed the defence ministry and the Air Force to reconsider the petitioner's case for promotion after deleting the review carried out by the Senior Reviewing Officer. #NewsTracker #IAF #defence ministry #Armed Forces Tribunal #Air Vice Marshal Sanjay Sharma
Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee attend Beating Retreat ceremony in Delhi

Jan 29, 2016

Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee attend Beating Retreat ceremony in Delhi

A view during the National Anthem at the Beating Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. The Beating Retreat Ceremony was held on Friday. #Pranab Mukherjee #Narendra Modi #Delhi #ImagesOfTheDay #Republic Day #Beating Retreat #Armed forces
PM Modi's visit has shored up Moscow's insecurities, but a transformation in India-Russia relations awaits

Dec 25, 2015

PM Modi's visit has shored up Moscow's insecurities, but a transformation in India-Russia relations awaits

On the surface of it, India-Russia relations appear to be cooling: The United States and Israel have dramatically increased weapons sales to India, Delhi has been keen on joint military exercises with Washington, Canberra, and Tokyo of late, and France is emerging as an important partner in defence, energy, and industry #Narendra Modi #BRICs #CriticalPoint #Vladimir Putin #UN Security Council #Bilateral trade #India–Russia relations #air defence systems #Arms Trade
Despite a heart-breaking year, here's a different take on Christmas carols to put it all into perspective

Dec 24, 2015

Despite a heart-breaking year, here's a different take on Christmas carols to put it all into perspective

Introspect. Be good. Be better. And now, take one minute and 45 seconds out of your day to watch this moving video by Tata Sky that celebrates communities and a seamless exchange of good values — religion no bar. #ConnectTheDots #Pork #beef #Hungary #Serbia #Dadri #Humanity #Shareworthy #Refugee crisis #Compassion #Europe refugee crisis #Syria armed conflict
India seeks armed drones from US to ward off border incursions by China

Dec 22, 2015

India seeks armed drones from US to ward off border incursions by China

India has sought the latest versions of unmanned aerial vehicles, both the armed and surveillance ones from US. #United States #World #India #China #US #Defence #NewsTracker #Asia #Chinese troops #unmanned aerial vehicles #armed drones #border incursions
China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms sales: foreign ministry

Dec 17, 2015

China summons US envoy over Taiwan arms sales: foreign ministry

China said on Thursday it had summoned a senior US envoy in protest at Washington's announcement that it would sell two warships to Taiwan as part of a $1.8 billion arms deal. #China #NewsTracker #Washington #Taiwan #US envoy #Warships #arms deal #$1.8 billion
Defence reforms a priority, need for unification at the top, says Manohar Parrikar

Dec 16, 2015

Defence reforms a priority, need for unification at the top, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday indicated that the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) could be a reality soon, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked defence reforms as a priority and stressed that "jointness at the top" was a need long overdue. #NewsTracker #Combined Commanders Conference #Armed forces #7th Pay Commission #chief of defence staff