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Delay in decision-making adversely affects country's combat readiness, says Rajnath Singh
India

Delay in decision-making adversely affects country's combat readiness, says Rajnath Singh

Addressing a Conference organised by Defence Accounts Department (DAD) in New Delhi, Singh said stressed on the "rational usage" of resources

War in Ukraine: From invasion to Russian retreat from Kherson
World

War in Ukraine: From invasion to Russian retreat from Kherson

After months of conflict in the Kherson region, Moscow ordered troops to withdraw from the west bank of the Dnieper River. Here's a look at the battle for the strategic Black Sea port, which was the first major urban centre to fall to Russian forces in the early days of the invasion

Atmanirbhar Bharat: India increased defence exports 8 times since 2014, says PM Modi
India

Atmanirbhar Bharat: India increased defence exports 8 times since 2014, says PM Modi

The Defence Expo 2022, which aims to provide an impetus to the Indian defence sector is being touted as India's "biggest ever" defence exhibition. Organised on the theme 'Path to Pride', this is the 12th edition of the Defence Expo

Atmanirbhar Bharat 101: PM Modi unveils list of 'Make in India' defence hardware
India

Atmanirbhar Bharat 101: PM Modi unveils list of 'Make in India' defence hardware

These items, which are part of the fourth Positive Indigenisation List, will be procured from indigenous sources as per the provisions of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020

India successfully test fires ballistic missile from nuclear submarine INS Arihant
India

India successfully test fires ballistic missile from nuclear submarine INS Arihant

The Defence Ministry said that the ballistic missile was tested to a predetermined range and it impacted the target area in the Bay of Bengal with high accuracy, validating all operational and technological parameters

India, Japan to hold inaugural
World

India, Japan to hold inaugural "fighter exercise" between Air Forces of both countries

According to an official statement issued by the Defence Ministry, both countries acknowledged the importance of the India-Japan defence partnership and the critical role, it will play in ensuring a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific region

Defence ministry has allotted 14 additional slots to Pune airport, says Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
India

Defence ministry has allotted 14 additional slots to Pune airport, says Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Scindia added that his ministry had received several requests to improve connectivity from the Pune airport, which is based at the Lohegaon Indian Air Force station

Defence Ministry approves proposals worth Rs 28,732 crore to procure arms including swarm drones
India

Defence Ministry approves proposals worth Rs 28,732 crore to procure arms including swarm drones

'This is set to provide a major impetus to the small arms manufacturing industry in India and enhance Atmanirbharta (self-reliance) in small arms,' the ministry said

Coming soon, ‘BRO Cafes’ at 75 border locations: How these rest houses will make travel easier
India

Coming soon, ‘BRO Cafes’ at 75 border locations: How these rest houses will make travel easier

The defence ministry has given the go-ahead for 75 'BRO Cafes', which will provide for food plazas and toilets, at far-flung destinations in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Kashmir and more to improve tourism in the areas

Training of first batch of Agniveers will begin in December, active service will start in mid-2023: Army Chief
India

Training of first batch of Agniveers will begin in December, active service will start in mid-2023: Army Chief

Army chief General Manoj Pande said that within the next two days, a notification will be issued on the official website after which recruitment organisations will declare a detailed schedule of registration and rally

Govt's decision of increasing age for Agnipath scheme will provide opportunity to energetic, patriotic youth: Army Chief
India

Govt's decision of increasing age for Agnipath scheme will provide opportunity to energetic, patriotic youth: Army Chief

Army Chief General Manoj Pande said that the schedule of recruitment process will be announced shortly. He also called upon youth to avail the opportunity for joining the Indian Army as Agniveers

Explained: What's the role of Chief of Defence staff and what do new changes in government rules mean?
India

Explained: What's the role of Chief of Defence staff and what do new changes in government rules mean?

The amended rules of the armed forces will now make all serving and recently retired three-star officers under the age of 62 eligible for the post of Chief of Defence Staff

WATCH: Indian Navy conducts maiden test-firing of indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile off Odisha coast
India

WATCH: Indian Navy conducts maiden test-firing of indigenously developed naval anti-ship missile off Odisha coast

A senior Navy official said, 'The firing is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in niche missile technology and reaffirms the Indian Navy's commitment to indigenisation'

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces

The defence ministry said the implementation of scales of accommodation – 2022 would facilitate improvement in facilities and infrastructure for the stay of the armed forces personnel

Sri Lanka's economic crisis: Defence Ministry seeks assistance from citizens; cancels leaves of security personnel
World

Sri Lanka's economic crisis: Defence Ministry seeks assistance from citizens; cancels leaves of security personnel

In a special Cabinet meeting on 6 May, Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa declared a second state of emergency with effect from Friday midnight

India successfully test-fires Pinaka missile systems at Pokhran
Sports

India successfully test-fires Pinaka missile systems at Pokhran

The defence ministry said the rocket system has been upgraded with advanced technologies enhancing the range to meet the emerging requirements

Defence Ministry earmarks 25% of domestic capital procurement budget for private industry to promote start-ups
India

Defence Ministry earmarks 25% of domestic capital procurement budget for private industry to promote start-ups

A Defence Ministry release said that it has also been decided that an amount of Rs 1,500 crore will be earmarked for procurement from start-ups from within the allocations for domestic capital procurement

India imposes import ban on 107 equipment in push for self reliance in defence
India

India imposes import ban on 107 equipment in push for self reliance in defence

The list released by the Defence Ministry comprised 22 items that will be taken up for indigenisation by the state-run aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) while Bharat Electronics Ltd will indigenise 21 sub-systems

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow says has again fired Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine
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Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow says has again fired Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine

The Russian defence ministry also said it killed more than 100 members of Ukrainian special forces and "foreign mercenaries" when it targeted a training centre in the town of Ovruch in northern Ukraine with sea-based missiles

South Korea's president-elect to relocate office from 'imperial' Blue House to defence ministry compound
World

South Korea's president-elect to relocate office from 'imperial' Blue House to defence ministry compound

The former prosecutor has accused the hilltop headquarters of fostering an 'imperial' presidency and undermining communication with the public