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Two serving Major Generals face CBI probe for allegedly holding disproportionate assets

Jan 28, 2016

Two serving Major Generals face CBI probe for allegedly holding disproportionate assets

The defence minister ordered the CBI probe as the government has zero tolerance policy towards corruption, sources told CNN-IBN. #Defence #NewsTracker #Indian Army #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #CBI probe #Maj Gen Ashok Kumar #Maj Gen SS Lamba
Republic Day: Behind the grand spectacle lies a grueling nine-month preparation, meticulous detailing

Jan 25, 2016

Republic Day: Behind the grand spectacle lies a grueling nine-month preparation, meticulous detailing

With the help of radio mobile and Army communications set up by the signal core, a special team keeps an eye on each contingent’s actions. The marching of each contingent is synchronised with their respective band's beats. #HowThisWorks #Indian Army #Ministry of Defence #Republic Day #General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
India confirms order for IAF's Rafale Deal with France

Jan 05, 2016

India confirms order for IAF's Rafale Deal with France

The twin-engine Rafale combat jet is designed from the beginning as a multi-role fighter for air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks, is nuclear-capable and, thanks to its onboard Electronic Warfare (EW) systems, can also perform reconnaissance and radar jamming roles. #Defence #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Indian Army #Ministry of Defence #IAF #François Hollande #Dassault Aviation #Thales #MMRCA #Dassault #French air force #Kamov-31 helicopters #Safran
Modi sets off for Russia: New defence procurement policy for India appears imminent

Dec 23, 2015

Modi sets off for Russia: New defence procurement policy for India appears imminent

On his maiden state visit to Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to sign a $1-billion agreement to produce over 200 Kamov 226 helicopters in India after the outright sale of some of them. A formal pact will come in a year after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to support the ‘Make in India’ programme. #Narendra Modi #CriticalPoint #Ministry of Defence #Vladimir Putin #DRDO #defence procurement policy #Make In India
Britain deploys 'small number' of troops to Helmand to battle Taliban in Afghanistan

Dec 22, 2015

Britain deploys 'small number' of troops to Helmand to battle Taliban in Afghanistan

Britain's Ministry of Defense says British troops are being sent to south Afghanistan's Helmand province where Afghan forces are battling the Taliban for control of a strategic district. #Taliban #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Ministry of Defence #Britain #United Kingdom #UK #Helmand #Sangin
Understaffed and facing equipment shortage: Why PM Modi needs to rescue the Indian Navy

Dec 16, 2015

Understaffed and facing equipment shortage: Why PM Modi needs to rescue the Indian Navy

Amidst the publicity buzz that surrounds the achievements of the Indian Navy some unhappy developments are either brushed under the carpet or ignored. This is where the Modi government needs to get serious and address recurring concerns that plague the Service personnel and address serious deficiencies in the acquisition of equipment. #Defence #Narendra Modi #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #Indian Navy #Ministry of Defence #AK Anthony #CM Manohar Parrikar
Rafale combat aircraft deal in final stages, says Parrikar

Nov 17, 2015

Rafale combat aircraft deal in final stages, says Parrikar

The minister said that issues that came up in talks with the French on the Rafale fighter planes, like 50 percent offset clause, have "almost been sorted out". #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Rafale #defence procurement procedure
Glass ceiling broken: Govt unlocks cockpits of IAF fighter jets for women pilots

Oct 25, 2015

Glass ceiling broken: Govt unlocks cockpits of IAF fighter jets for women pilots

The first women fighter pilots would be selected from the batch which is presently undergoing training at the Air Force Academy, the defence ministry said in a statement. #Defence #IndianAirForce #NewsTracker #Indian Navy #Indian Army #Ministry of Defence #Manohar Parrikar #Fighter pilots
Pipavav Defence joins hands with Russia's JSC to refit submarines

Jul 21, 2015

Pipavav Defence joins hands with Russia's JSC to refit submarines

Refit and life extension will provide an additional 10-15 years of operational life bringing in great relief to the Navy, facing serious depletion in its underwater assets due to delays in new inductions. #Business #Defence #Anil Ambani #CompanyWatch #Indian Navy #Ministry of Defence #Pipavav Defence #Reliance Group #JSC Ship Repairing Centre #Zvyozdochka #EKM 877 submarines