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BrahMos missile successfully test-fired at nearly 3X speed of sound

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.

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

07 Sep 2020

Proud achievement: India becomes fourth country to test hypersonic vehicle

In what marks a huge achievement for India, the country on Monday successfully tested the indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off the coast in Odisha.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

06 Sep 2020

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

24 Aug 2020

PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI questions actor's friend Siddharth Pithani, cook

23 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: CBI questions actor's friend Siddharth Pithani, cook

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials today recorded the statements of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's friend and flatmate, Siddharth Pithani, and a staff member, reportedly his cook Neeraj Singh, as part of its investigations in Mumbai.

Sushant Rajput case: CBI team at actor's home for investigation

22 Aug 2020

Sushant Rajput case: CBI team at actor's home for investigation

A special team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today arrived at his Mumbai house, where late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died in June.

COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

01 Aug 2020

COVID-19 detection in 30 seconds? Delhi tests four Israeli technologies

With the economy struggling to get back on its feet after being ambushed by coronavirus pandemic, the only way to return to normalcy is testing, isolating, and treating the patients.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

05 Jul 2020

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

16 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Thousands of Chinese PPE kits fail India's safety tests

Facing a dearth of personal protective equipment (PPE), India ordered thousands from China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but a large chunk of these items didn't pass safety tests, a report in ET said on Thursday.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

26 Jan 2020

All that was new at this year's Republic Day parade

Earlier on Sunday, India's rising military was on full display as the celebrations for the 71st Republic Day went off at Rajpath in New Delhi.

What are the responsibilities of India's Chief of Defence Staff?

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).

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

07 Aug 2019

Biomedical engineering paper to be introduced in GATE next year

A new paper on biomedical engineering (BME) will be introduced in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from next year.

Boost for armed forces: Defense ministry approves Rs.3,000cr for BrahMos

01 Dec 2018

Boost for armed forces: Defense ministry approves Rs.3,000cr for BrahMos

On Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved the procurement of military equipment worth Rs. 3,000cr, reported news agency PTI.

Indore: Doomsday drug, capable of killing 5 million people, seized

30 Sep 2018

Indore: Doomsday drug, capable of killing 5 million people, seized

In a major operation, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence along with a team from the Defence Research and Development Establishment busted an illegal laboratory at Indore.

BrahMos, world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight tested

22 Mar 2018

BrahMos, world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, successfully flight tested

India's BrahMoS, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range today.

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

16 Mar 2018

4 reasons why India's military preparedness is suffering

Recently, Indian Army told a Parliamentary panel that even as China and Pakistan are modernizing their military, a financial crunch is deterring India from improving its combat capabilities.

India will begin talks to acquire Israeli anti-tank missiles

05 Feb 2018

India will begin talks to acquire Israeli anti-tank missiles

Weeks after India cancelled the $500bn deal to buy anti-tank guided missile Spike from Israel, the deal is back on track.

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

18 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

Following the successful test-fire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, India has started working on integrating BrahMos on 40 Sukhois.

#DefenseDiaries: How the indigenous Netra AEW&CS watches over Indian skies

30 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: How the indigenous Netra AEW&CS watches over Indian skies

Earlier today, the Indian Air Forces (IAF) first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS), christened 'Netra', successfully completed its first air-to-air refueling.

Meet #GES2017 Speaker Tessy Thomas, the Missile Woman of India!

29 Nov 2017

Meet #GES2017 Speaker Tessy Thomas, the Missile Woman of India!

Dr. Tessy Thomas, the "Missile Woman of India", is going to address Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad.

#DefenseDiaries: Prithvi is India's first 'Made-in-India' and 'Made-by-India' ballistic missile

27 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Prithvi is India's first 'Made-in-India' and 'Made-by-India' ballistic missile

The debate continues to rage on the need for greater indigenization of India's military arsenal.

India successfully tests BrahMos missile from IAF Sukhoi-30MKI jet

22 Nov 2017

India successfully tests BrahMos missile from IAF Sukhoi-30MKI jet

India has created history by successfully test-firing the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet.

Defense Ministry scraps $500mn deal for Israeli anti-tank missiles

20 Nov 2017

Defense Ministry scraps $500mn deal for Israeli anti-tank missiles

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has decided to cancel the $500 million deal Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) for the Indian Army.

#DefenseDiaries: Why is Indian Army unhappy with the Arjun tank?

13 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Why is Indian Army unhappy with the Arjun tank?

Last week, the Indian Army issued a preliminary tender to global arms manufacturers for 1,770 future ready combat vehicles (FRCVs) or futuristic tanks.

Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

29 Oct 2017

Indian Army's mega Rs. 40,000cr modern weapon procurement plan finalized

Indian Army has finalized a Rs. 40,000cr infantry modernization plan to procure new weapons to replace its aging, obsolete ones.

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

08 Oct 2017

Facing criticism for pellet guns, CRPF looks at safer alternatives

After pellets usage in Kashmir faced heavy criticism for causing grievous injuries, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed for counter-insurgency and law and order operations in J&K has sent 21,000 rounds of less lethal, newly developed plastic bullets.

Armed forces raise pay disparity issue within MoD with Sitharaman

12 Sep 2017

Armed forces raise pay disparity issue within MoD with Sitharaman

Newly appointed Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is faced with a pay disparity tussle between the military and civilians working under the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

India successfully tests 'fire and forget' missile Prospina

11 Sep 2017

India successfully tests 'fire and forget' missile Prospina

India tested its indigenously-built third generation 'fire and forget' anti-tank missile, Prospina in Rajasthan.

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

18 Aug 2017

Amid Doklam standoff, India's BrahMos supply to Vietnam irks China

India and China are locked in a tense border standoff in Doklam since mid-June; experts say they are "dangerously close" to their worst military conflict.

Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise

13 Aug 2017

Russia: T-90 tanks fail, India crashes out of military exercise

The Indian Army was disqualified from a military competition after its Russian-origin T-90 Main Battle tank failed.

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

12 Aug 2017

Robots to fight terrorists in Kashmir?

As violence is continuing to boil over in the Kashmir valley, the Army has now proposed to deploy a team of indigenously-built robots which would help fight terrorists.

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile

02 Jun 2017

India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II nuclear-capable missile

On June 2, India successfully test-fired its indigenous nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile.

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

05 May 2017

BrahMos Missile: Army successfully test fires Block-III version

The Indian Army carried out a second successful test of the BrahMos Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile (LACM) in two days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

02 Mar 2017

CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.

India tests homegrown supersonic interceptor missile

01 Mar 2017

India tests homegrown supersonic interceptor missile

India successfully conducted the second test of the supersonic missile that is a part of India's Advance Air Defence system. It was used to intercept a Prithvi missile.

India successfully test fires interceptor missile

12 Feb 2017

India successfully test fires interceptor missile

India test-fired its interceptor missile successfully off the Odisha coast.

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

08 Jan 2017

CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.