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Rajnath Singh says Pakistan and China creating border disputes 'as if part of a mission'
India

Rajnath Singh says Pakistan and China creating border disputes 'as if part of a mission'

Singh added that despite the border tensions, the country was not only resolutely facing them but also bringing about "historical changes in all sectors of development"

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed anti-radiation missile
India

DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed anti-radiation missile

The missile, Rudram-1, is capable of bringing down a wide-range of enemy radar systems, communication networks, and air defence systems within a range of up to 250 kms

Centre approves setting up secure communication network for Army in forward locations at cost of Rs 7,796 crore
India

Centre approves setting up secure communication network for Army in forward locations at cost of Rs 7,796 crore

Officials said the project aiming to enhance network coverage along the LOC and LAC will be rolled out by State-owned company, ITI, within three years

Centre does away with offset requirements for govt-to-govt defence deals under new acquisition procedure
India

Centre does away with offset requirements for govt-to-govt defence deals under new acquisition procedure

'Offsets will not be applicable in single vendor, government-to-government and IGA (inter-government agreement) deals as per DAP 2020,' an official said

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embargoes import of 101 defence items in big push for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embargoes import of 101 defence items in big push for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'

Artillery guns, assault rifles, sonar systems, transport aircraft are among the high technology weapon systems on the list

Army begins process to grant Permanent Commission to women; candidates to submit applications by 31 Aug
India

Army begins process to grant Permanent Commission to women; candidates to submit applications by 31 Aug

Officials said ten streams where Permanent Commission is being made available include army air defence, signals, engineers, army aviation, etc.

Defence ministry approves procurement of frontline fighter jets, missile systems at cost of Rs 39,900 cr amid tensions along LAC
India

Defence ministry approves procurement of frontline fighter jets, missile systems at cost of Rs 39,900 cr amid tensions along LAC

The defence ministry has also approved procurement of 248 ASTRA beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile systems.

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19, under home quarantine in stable condition: Sources
India

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19, under home quarantine in stable condition: Sources

Ajay Kumar's condition is stable and he is currently under home quarantine, sources said.

Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Services; decision in line with recommendation of 11-member panel
India

Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Services; decision in line with recommendation of 11-member panel

The Military Engineering Services, which is a part of the Indian Army, provides rear line engineering support to the Armed Forces.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre relaxes procurement rules for armed forces, allows purchase of supplies from outside govt e-marketplace
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre relaxes procurement rules for armed forces, allows purchase of supplies from outside govt e-marketplace

The Ministry of Defence has invoked emergency powers in the wake of the coronavirus outreak to expedite procurement of supplies required to establish and run quarantine and isolation facilities for the Indian Armed Forces and civil administrations across India

Defence Acquisition Council gives nod for acquisition of 83 Tejas fighter air crafts for IAF
India

Defence Acquisition Council gives nod for acquisition of 83 Tejas fighter air crafts for IAF

In a major boost to the 'Make in India' initiative,the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has paved way for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Defence industry received $8.82 million FDI during April 2000-December 2019 period: Piyush Goyal
Business

Defence industry received $8.82 million FDI during April 2000-December 2019 period: Piyush Goyal

In 2018-19, FDI in the defence sector was aggregated at $2.18 million, according to the data provided by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Budget 2020: Govt departments to create over 2.6 lakh jobs by 2021 amid criticism from Opposition on unemployment
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Budget 2020: Govt departments to create over 2.6 lakh jobs by 2021 amid criticism from Opposition on unemployment

The Budget documents give a break-up of the jobs likely to created in central government departments between 2019 and March 2021.

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports
India

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports

The Defence Ministry has dropped the traditional Christian hymn Abide With Me from the list of tunes to be played during the Beating Retreat ceremony

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success
India

General MM Naravane says creation of CDS a 'very big step' towards integration of forces, claims Indian Army will ensure its success

Army Chief General MM Naravane on Saturday termed the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff a 'very big step' towards the integration of the three forces and said the Army will ensure its success

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge
India

On Day 1 as CDS, Gen Bipin Rawat moves towards setting up of joint Air Defence Command, but integration of forces a key challenge

After handing over the reins of Chief of Army Staff to General Manoj Mukund Naravane after completing three years of the post, General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on 1 January 2020

Rafale case: SC to pronounce verdict on review petitions today; pleas challenge 2018 order that gave clean chit to Narendra Modi govt
India

Rafale case: SC to pronounce verdict on review petitions today; pleas challenge 2018 order that gave clean chit to Narendra Modi govt

The Supreme Court today will pronounce its judgment on a batch of petitions seeking review of its 2018 order which gave clean chit to Narendra Modi-led government on a plea seeking investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal

Eight Apache AH-64E attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at Pathankot today to enhance combat capabilities
India

Eight Apache AH-64E attack helicopters to be inducted into IAF at Pathankot today to enhance combat capabilities

In a major boost to the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities, eight US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters are set to be inducted into the IAF on 3 September

'No first use' of nuclear arms policy gives India many advantages; govt must clarify doctrine after Rajnath Singh's tweet
India

'No first use' of nuclear arms policy gives India many advantages; govt must clarify doctrine after Rajnath Singh's tweet

India's nuclear threat environment consists of two countries with vastly different nuclear postures. China espouses a doctrine similar to India's, that of 'assured retaliation', with a small number of nuclear weapons and an arsenal designed to survive a nuclear first strike.

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh
India

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh

Asserting that dialogue with Pakistan is not possible till it stops aiding and abetting terrorism, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that if talks are held with Pakistan they will be regarding Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Addressing a public rally ahead of flagging off the BJP's Jan Ashirwad rally for the assembly polls in Haryana's Kalka, Singh said, 'If talks take place (with Pakistan), it will be on PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and not on any other issue.'