27 Oct 2018
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena today issued two extraordinary gazette notices making controversial strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa the new Prime Minister and formally recognizing Ranil Wickremesinghe's dramatic dismissal, leading to a constitutional crisis.
19 Oct 2018
A recent review of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has revealed that jets manufactured by the state-run defense company cost more than the same jets produced abroad by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
30 Sep 2018
The Indian Navy currently has only two minesweeper ships at its disposal to safeguard sea lanes and ports spread across thousands of kilometers of coastlines in the eastern and western seaboards, a top Navy officer has said.
26 Sep 2018
An Indian national who was aware of an alleged plot to assassinate the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has been arrested.
24 Sep 2018
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."
18 Sep 2018
The Supreme Court adjourned hearing on a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.
18 Sep 2018
Russia's Defense Ministry said one of its reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people on board has been brought down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile over the Mediterranean Sea.
14 Sep 2018
Secretary in Department of Defense Production (DP) Ajay Kumar today said India has overtaken China as the world's largest arms importer and should shed the tag.
11 Sep 2018
The official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) was hacked late on Monday, meaning it has joined the long list of government-run websites to have met the fate.
08 Sep 2018
Putting a stop to all speculations and suspense, the Union Government announced today that Aero India, Asia's largest military aviation exhibition, will be held in Bengaluru this time as well.
06 Sep 2018
India buying a missile defense system from Russia and oil from Iran would be part of the 2+2 dialogue, but not the talks' primary focus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.
03 Sep 2018
At least 12 people were killed, including two Ukrainians, when a helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan and foreign officials said.
25 Aug 2018
In a major decision, the Defense Ministry today gave its nod to the acquisition of 111 Utility Helicopters for the Navy at a cost of over Rs. 21,000cr besides approving separate procurement proposals worth nearly Rs. 25,000cr, according to officials.
16 Aug 2018
Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.
10 Aug 2018
Taliban fighters tried to overrun the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni early today, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces.
30 Jul 2018
CBI director Alok Kumar Verma, on Monday, was summoned by the Supreme Court to give an explanation for the agency's slow pace of investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur by Indian security forces.
28 Jul 2018
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today, at a function, formally handed over two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines to the to Vice Chief of Army Staff Devaraj Anbu.
25 Jul 2018
Security forces have killed 581 terrorists since 2015 while 69 personnel died in ceasefire violations, Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha today.
25 Jul 2018
China's expenditure on the military was three times more than India's last year, but the share of its defense spending in GDP was less than India's, Union Minister Subhash Bhamre said today.
22 Jul 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today alleged the controversial Rafale jet deal "smells like a scam" and accused Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of doing a "flip-flop" on the secrecy clause.
09 Jul 2018
The indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet, first approved way back in 1983, has missed yet another deadline for becoming fully combat-ready.
18 Jun 2018
South Korea will begin two days of war games today to practice defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast, against an unlikely attack by Japan.
13 Jun 2018
The Trump administration has approved a deal to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $930 million, the Pentagon said, underlining that this will strengthen India's ability to deter regional threats.
05 Jun 2018
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today, addressing a press conference said that there was absolutely "no scandal" in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France and allegations of the wrongdoings relating to it were politically motivated.
04 Jun 2018
Budgetary constraints have forced the Indian Army to order 250,000 modern assault rifles, as against 800,000 rifles, its original requirement worth $2.5 billion, wrote Bloomberg.
13 May 2018
After years of deliberations, the Army has finalized a mega Rs. 15,000cr project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile.
10 May 2018
Latest defense ministry report has ridiculed the Indian weapons-buying system for being inflicted with "multiple decision-heads, duplication of processes.....delayed execution, no real-time monitoring, no project-based approach and a tendency to fault-find rather than to facilitate."
27 Apr 2018
A Pune-based couple, in their 60s, has sold most of their ornaments to install an oxygen plant at the Indian Army's main base camp in Siachen, which will be a huge help to almost 9,000 soldiers posted there.
28 Apr 2018
On Friday, the Defense Ministry announced the procurement of military equipment worth Rs. 3,687cr.
27 Apr 2018
India has handed over a Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks to Bangladesh as part of 1971 Liberation War memorabilia.
19 Apr 2018
Minutes after the SC refused to order an independent probe in Special CBI Judge BH Loya's death, its website reportedly came under attack from hackers.
19 Apr 2018
In a major reform in Indian defense, the government has constituted the high-powered Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
11 Apr 2018
India's mega defense exhibition, Defense Expo-2018, began today with the participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country's military modernization program.
06 Apr 2018
The website of India's Defense Ministry was hacked today, with users being shown a message about an "unexpected error" and some Chinese characters on top of the screen.
29 Mar 2018
The government of India has rejected a proposal from Google to introduce its Street View service in the country, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed the Lok Sabha.
28 Mar 2018
Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State in the Defense Ministry, today informed Lok Sabha that there is a shortage of 274 pilots in the Army and the Navy.
24 Mar 2018
Indian infantry guarding borders with Pakistan and China are finally set to receive a small number of assault rifles, close-quarter combat (CQB) carbines, and light machine guns under the fast-track procedure (FTP) after over a decade of delay.
15 Mar 2018
Indians wishing to get into government service, take note. Irrespective of your job profile, you might have to serve in the armed forces for the first five years.
14 Feb 2018
The Defense Ministry has approved mega weapons acquisition proposals worth Rs. 15,935cr.