12 Feb 2021
Not conceded any territory in the agreement with China: Government
India, on Friday, said it has not conceded any territory as a result of the agreement with China for disengagement of troops in the Pangong lake area.
08 Feb 2021
Forty-six security-personnel killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020
Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, referring to Pakistani hostilities along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.
13 Dec 2020
Can INS Viraat be rescued before its end?
After completing the last leg of its journey in September this year, Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat awaits being stripped apart for scrap.
02 Nov 2020
After Army chief's Nepal visit, foreign secretary-level talks could resume
Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane is set to meet Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Thursday.
19 Oct 2020
Amid India-China border row, Australia to join Malabar naval exercise
The Defence Ministry on Monday announced that Australia will be joining the upcoming Malabar naval exercise, completing the Quad or quadrilateral coalition along with the United States and Japan.
30 Sep 2020
BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound
India on Wednesday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur.
03 Sep 2020
Pune institute develops 'immunity-boosting' room freshener to limit coronavirus spread
A Pune institute has developed a herbal-based room freshener to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Union Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.
09 Aug 2020
Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Ministry announces ban on 101 import items
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced an import embargo on 101 items in a bid to boost the indigenization of defense production.
29 Jul 2020
5 Rafale jets reach India; land at Ambala airbase
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets have entered the Indian airspace, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after, the jets were confirmed to have landed at the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Ambala airbase.
21 Apr 2020
Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal
Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.
17 Feb 2020
SC clears permanent commission, command roles for women Army officers
In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to all women officers in the Army.
03 Jan 2020
What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?
On Monday, General Bipin Rawat stepped into the role of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
29 Nov 2019
Pragya Thakur apologizes for Godse remark; says statement was 'distorted'
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has tendered an apology for praising Mahatma Gandhi's assassin in the Parliament.
21 Nov 2019
Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel
In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.
24 Sep 2018
#RafaleDeal: French official criticizes Hollande, but doesn't deny his claims
Just days after former French President Francois Hollande's comments about the controversial Rafale deal triggered a political slugfest in India, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, has said that Hollande's comments "render no service to France."
19 Oct 2017
Afghanistan: 43 soldiers killed in week's third attack on personnel
At least 43 soldiered were killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today.
01 Sep 2017
VVIP chopper scam: CBI files chargesheet against ex-IAF chief Tyagi
The CBI has filed a charge sheet against former IAF chief SP Tyagi in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.
23 Jun 2017
Weren't treated like farmers, but terrorists, say Maharashtra protesters
After police used pellet guns on protesters in Maharashtra's Thane, agitators alleged they were treated "not as farmers, but terrorists".
22 Jun 2017
Maharashtra: Police use pellet guns after farmers' protest turns violent
An agitation by farmers in Maharashtra's Thane turned violent when protesters clashed with security personnel, pelted stones, and police used pellet guns on them. Several were injured.
22 Jun 2017
Secretary-level reshuffles: Rajiv Gauba named Home Secretary
16 secretaries were designated to various departments under centre's latest bureaucratic re-shuffle.
12 Jun 2017
Strategic Partnership Model: India to kick-start Rs. 60,000 crore submarine-project
India is set to commence an ambitious Rs. 60,000 crore submarine project, termed Project 75 (I), the first of its kind under the Strategic Partnership model launched last month.
31 May 2017
AgustaWestland scam: Delhi HC stops SP Tyagi traveling abroad
Shashindra Pal Tyagi, former Indian Air Force Chief and co-accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam, was stopped by the Delhi HC from travelling to Indonesia, revoking a trial court order that had earlier given him permission.
24 Apr 2017
New doctrine would facilitate Army, Navy, IAF co-ordination: Defence Ministry
The Union Defence Ministry is set to formally release India's Joint Defence Doctrine this week.
07 Apr 2017
Kamov helicopter deal: Putin gives green signal for manufacturing
Ending a long wait, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave approval to begin manufacture of 200 Kamov 226 light utility helicopters worth $1 billion under the 'Make in India' initiative.
05 Apr 2017
Govt to buy 7.6 lakh medals for soldiers
The government is scrambling to procure 7.6 lakh medals for soldiers after it came to light that they were forced to procure replicas to wear on their uniforms.
25 Mar 2017
Leh & Ladakh: Tunnels to improve connectivity to Chinese frontiers
Even as the strategic Rohtang tunnel is running two years behind schedule, the Defence Ministry decided to construct four more tunnels to improve all-weather connectivity to treacherous roads connecting Chinese frontiers and Leh and Ladakh.
16 Mar 2017
Cabinet reshuffle likely after April 12
Sources have stated that the Prime Minister may be considering a Cabinet reshuffle after April 12.
15 Mar 2017
Can Jaitley fill the void left by Parrikar?
Manohar Parrikar took oath as Chief Minister of Goa, leading a coalition spearheaded by the BJP.
10 Mar 2017
LG rejects AAP's compensation plan to OROP suicide victim's family
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the decision of the AAP government to provide Rs. 1cr compensation to the family of ex-serviceman Ram Kishen Grewal who committed suicide over the OROP issue last year.
07 Mar 2017
Another BSF jawan alleges harassment in the forces
In another setback for the BSF, Jawan Sindhav Jogidas has released a video alleging harassment. When he extended his leave by two days, he was allegedly fined and asked to become a Sahayak, which he refused.
06 Mar 2017
Higher calibre imported weapons to replace 2,00,000 INSAS rifles
Higher caliber imported assault rifles (7.62x51), to be indigenously manufactured later, will replace nearly 2,00,000 INSAS rifles after 20 years of service.
06 Mar 2017
INS Viraat, world's oldest aircraft carrier, all set to retire
A ceremony will be held in Mumbai on March 6 for decommission of INS Viraat, the world's oldest aircraft carrier in service, after 30 years with the Indian Navy.
05 Mar 2017
Family alleges Sahayak had injury marks
A fresh post-mortem was conducted on Lance Naik Roy Mathews after his family alleged that his body bore injury marks. The post-mortem was conducted at the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
04 Mar 2017
Army says media "sting operation" spurred Kerala jawan's suicide
An Indian Army spokesperson said "the guilt" from revelations made in a media "sting operation" might have spurred jawan Roy Mathew to commit suicide near his Nashik camp.
03 Mar 2017
Army jawan criticized 'Sahayak' system; found dead
In January 2017, Roy Mathew, an army jawan, had conducted a sting operation against army's 'sahayak' (buddy) system which showed army officers exploiting jawans.
21 Feb 2017
INS Viraat may be sold as scrap after retirement
Indian Navy's INS Viraat, set to retire on March 6, could be sold as scrap, as a proposal to convert it into a museum remains in limbo.
15 Feb 2017
Reliance, US Navy sign warship repair contract
Sources said Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd signed an agreement with the US Navy for undertaking service, maintenance and repair of the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy at the Reliance Shipyard in Gujarat.
07 Feb 2017
Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements
The Israeli parliament has passed a law that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, further diminishing chances of achieving longstanding peace.
26 Jan 2017
Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes
In the second such announcement since Trump assumed office, Israel's Defence Ministry stated that it will build 2500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
23 Jan 2017
Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington
US President Donald Trump has extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington in February.