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1.86 lakh Bulletproof Jackets To Be Procured By April Next Year: Govt

The shortage of bullet-proof jackets for armed forces is being met through procurement of 1.86 lakh such jackets by April 2020 for nearly Rs 639 crore, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. Replying to supplementaries, the minister said there was no embargo

IAF Pushes Rs1.5 lakh cr ‘Make In India’ Deals For 170 Aircraft

With the budget done and dusted, the IAF is now finalising two long-pending mega ‘Make in India’ projects worth about Rs 1.5 lakh crore ($22 billion). But while the project for 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium is set to take off this

(Apply Now) Indian Navy Recruitment For Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) & Artificer Apprentice (AA))

Hello Defence Lovers, Online applications are invited from unmarried male candidates (who fulfill eligibility conditions as laid down by the Government of India) for enrolment as sailors for AA and SSR for 500 & 2200 vacancies (Approximately) respectively in the Feb 2020 batch. Important Dates:

INS Viraat Will Be Sold As Scrap

The government has decided to scrap Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat, following the trajectory of the country’s first carrier INS Vikrant. Docked at the Mumbai naval yard since being decommissioned in 2017, INS Viraat has been expensive to maintain, according to Shripad Naik, Minister

There’s No Room For Cowards In The Army : Supreme Court to Jawan

“There is no room for cowards in the Army,” said the Supreme Court while approving the dismissal of a jawan who abandoned his post and failed to fire at militants during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir way in 2006. Dalbir Singh, posted with Rashtriya

India To Test Advanced British Missile After Reality Check of 27 Feb Dogfight With Pakistan

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to test-fire the British Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) from the Russian Su-30 MKI and the Anglo-French Jaguar aircraft by the end of this year, ThePrint has learnt. The planned test comes as India tries to bridge

IAF To Change Missile-Firing Procedure To Ensure Video Feed In Balakot-Like Operations

The Indian Air Force is likely to change firing procedures for missile and bombs in the wake of the Balakot air strike, during which the pilots could not launch Israeli air-to-surface missiles called the Crystal Maze due to laid down protocols. If the Crystal Maze missiles had

Work Begins on India’s Next Gen Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Work has started on the Rs 1 lakh crore project to produce next generation nuclear-powered submarines for the Indian Navy, with a defence public sector unit working on a special alloy for the hull. A scale model is likely to be tested soon as part of

1 Dead In INS Visakhapatnam Fire; Inquiry On

At least one person died after a Level 3 fire broke out on the second and the third deck of warship Visakhapatnam which is currently under construction in South Mumbai, Maharashtra. The deceased has been identified as a contract worker who succumbed possibly due to

‘Operation Bandar’ Was IAF’s Code Name For Balakot Airstrike

When the Air Force sent its package of 12 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft to attack the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot on February 26, it code-named it ‘Operation Bandar (Monkey)’, to maintain secrecy. “In order to maintain secrecy and ensure that the plans don’t leak out, the Balakot operations were

Why ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission to Moon is Full of Challenges: A Detailed Look

As the launch date for India’s second Moon mission nears, the journey of Chandrayaan 2 has already started as its journey from ISRO’s satellite centre in Bengaluru and will be moving towards India’s rocket port situated at Sriharikota. The lift-off is slated for 2:51 AM

Indian Navy Executes ‘Operation Sankalp’ For Gulf Region Amid Rising US, Iran Tension

Indian Navy on Thursday launched Operation Sankalp in the Gulf of Oman to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region. Indian Navy spokesperson posted a tweet saying that INS Chennai &

India Has Finalised The Mega Plan To Acquire 30 Weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) Drones

India has finalised the plan to acquire 30 weaponised Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) drones in yet another proposed mega defence deal with the US, even as New Delhi remains steadfast about going ahead with its deal inked for the Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems despite

India, US Work Towards Signing 2 More Defence Pacts

INDIA AND the US are working towards signing two more defence pacts, the Industrial Security Annexure (ISA) and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-spatial Cooperation (BECA) to further institutionalise defence cooperation between the two countries. Pentagon had already submitted a draft ISA to the

10 Things You Should Know About Chandrayaan-2

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second moon-mission, will be launched on 14th Jully 2019. It is expected to land on the Moon on September 6. The total mass of the mission is 3.8 tonnes and has cost Rs 978 crore. Here are 10 most important facts on

Meet The Rocket Women Who Will Again Take India to The Moon

Breaking gender stereotypes, women in the last decade have taken up leadership roles in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Rocket science, for one, has traditionally been a male stronghold. Women, who contributed to the space progamme of India, were hardly seen or

US Expected to Fast Track Indian Requests for Predator UAV Drones for Indian Army and Navy

A Letter of Agreement (LoA) from the Trump administration is expected soon for the Indian government’s requests for ten each `Predator MQ9’ UAVs for both the Indian Army and Navy. The drones will come through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and a contract will be

85 Nations on Radar to Push Sale of Made-In-India Military Goods

With its ambitious target to achieve Rs 35,000 crore worth of military exports by 2025, the government has drawn up a list of 85 countries that it wants to promote its defence industry in and has empowered its defence attaches across the world to showcase

Mi-17 crash: IAF Probe In Final Stage, 2 Officers Likely to Face Court-Martial

The Indian Air Force (IAF) investigation into the crash of its Mi-17V5 chopper near Srinagar on February 27 is in the final stage and two officers are likely to face court-martial proceedings for the lapse. In the morning of February 27, when Pakistan counter-attacked in

After Serving Navy And AirForce, Man Joins IMA, Commissioned Into Army After Passing Out Parade

The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday witnessed the passing out parade of 459 Gentlemen Cadets. Among the young officers who were newly commissioned into the Army, includes Lt Narendra Singh From Jodhpur. While Singh joined the Army today, he has previously worked

In First Address, Navy Chief Launches All-Out Attack On VIP Culture

In his first set of instructions after taking over, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh has sought a cutting down on wasteful expenditure with the pruning of ceremonial practices and ensuring that same standards are met for both officers and men during events. Admiral Singh has asked

Walk To Battle Sites, Flame to Mark 20 Years of Kargil Victory

The government will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Kargil War against Pakistan this year in Dras, Leh and Delhi with events such as expeditions to the battle sites, ‘victory flame’ and an outreach programme to highlight the conflict being planned. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated

Indian Armed Forces May Soon Get 450 kms Supersonic Cruise Missile ‘BrahMos’

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO) sources said. Described as

Army Officials Reach Out To Veteran Who Was Declared Foreigner By Tribunal

A day after the author of an inquiry report which labelled an ex-Indian Army subedar a ‘foreigner’ told a local channel in the northeast that it was a case of mistaken identity, Indian Army officials reached out to the detained man, Mohammed Sanaullah’s family, offering

Army Bulletproof Jackets Imported From China Due to Price Advantage; No Quality Concern

Indian companies producing bulletproof jackets for the Army are importing Chinese raw material due to price advantage but there are no concerns yet about the quality of these body armours, a Niti Aayog member has said. Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat, who is a former

Fighters for IAF, Carbines for Army, Submarines for Navy & Budget For All-Rajnath Singh’s Plate is Full

Newly appointed Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be given a list of requirements of the Defence Ministry when he gets down to business in South Block. According to reports, the Defence Ministry has prepared a detailed presentation for Singh in which the three services are

Will Israeli missiles give more firepower to Su-30MKI to outgun Pakistani F-16s?

The historic dogfight against an intruding Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jet formation over Jammu and Kashmir seems to have convinced the Indian Air Force (IAF) bosses about the need to upgrade the weaponry on Indian fighter jets. The Pakistani intrusion came after Indian fighter

Now Military Officers Cannot Buy Discounted Cars From Canteens Worth Over Rs 12 Lakh

Military officers will not be able to zoom around in discounted high-end SUVs any longer. In what is being widely seen as yet another “perk” being withdrawn from the armed forces, orders have been issued to enforce a price cap on four-wheelers being bought from

PM’s Radar Logic Justified, Cloud Cover Can Weaken Signal, Say Defence & Space Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement, during a TV interview amid the heat of Lok Sabha poll campaign, that “clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars” in reference to the IAF air strike in Pakistan had sparked a nationwide debate recently on the functioning

Post Balakot, Indian Air Force Zeroes in On Key Vulnerability

Drawing lessons from the Balakot air strike, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified a shortage of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft to provide round-the-clock surveillance as a major deficiency, IAF officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The air strike and the


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