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All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

26 Feb 2019

All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

Avenging the dastardly Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force attacked terror camps flourishing in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Government rejects MSP demand for 1 lakh personnel; Army upset

04 Dec 2018

Government rejects MSP demand for 1 lakh personnel; Army upset

The Central government has rejected a long-standing demand of the armed forces for higher Military Service Pay (MSP) for around one lakh personnel including Junior Commissioned Officers, said military sources today.

China's defense expenditure 3 times more than India last year

25 Jul 2018

China's defense expenditure 3 times more than India last year

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.

#DefenseDiaries: India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-V missile for 6th time

03 Jun 2018

#DefenseDiaries: India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-V missile for 6th time

Days after the 20th anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear tests, India test-fired the nuclear-capable Agni-V missile from the Abdul Kalam island off the Odisha coast.

Major reform: India sets-up new body for improved defense planning

19 Apr 2018

Major reform: India sets-up new body for improved defense planning

In a major reform in Indian defense, the government has constituted the high-powered Defence Planning Committee (DPC) under National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

Rajasthan: IAF's drill to check forces' real time operational preparedness

12 Apr 2018

Rajasthan: IAF's drill to check forces' real time operational preparedness

Rajasthan-based Air Force stations, which are close to Indo-Pak borders are participating in the ongoing Indian Air Force's combat exercises, defense officials said.

Avani Chaturvedi becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter-aircraft solo

22 Feb 2018

Avani Chaturvedi becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter-aircraft solo

Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi has made history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo.

Defense Ministry to acquire new advanced weapons worth Rs. 16,000cr

14 Feb 2018

Defense Ministry to acquire new advanced weapons worth Rs. 16,000cr

The Defense Ministry has approved mega weapons acquisition proposals worth Rs. 15,935cr.

#DefenseDiaries: India successfully test-fires indigenous nuclear-capable missile Agni-I

06 Feb 2018

#DefenseDiaries: India successfully test-fires indigenous nuclear-capable missile Agni-I

India test-fired the indigenous nuclear-capable Agni-I missile today from the test range at Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast.

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Army short of 68,000 anti-tank missiles, 850 launchers

29 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Army short of 68,000 anti-tank missiles, 850 launchers

Indian Army is reportedly facing "critical operational deficiency"; it is short of 68,000 anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and 850 launchers of different varieties.

Meet 47-year-old Dara Singh, who's marched at Rajpath 18 times

26 Jan 2018

Meet 47-year-old Dara Singh, who's marched at Rajpath 18 times

Marching in the Rajpath R-Day parade for a record 18th time might be the biggest achievement for some, but for 47-year-old BSF jawan Dara Singh, it's a 'small' tribute to his namesake iconic wrestler.

#DefenseDiaries: India partners with Japan for introducing AI in defense

22 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: India partners with Japan for introducing AI in defense

Artificial Intelligence is growing at a rapid pace; it's being applied in every major field, and Japan is undoubtedly among the countries leading this "AI revolution".

Indian Army lost one soldier every three days since 2005

16 Jan 2018

Indian Army lost one soldier every three days since 2005

Data from the Indian Army has revealed disturbing facts. For one, the 1.1mn-strong force has been losing a soldier every third day for the last 13 years.

#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

08 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: Government scraps Rs. 32,000 crore minesweeper project

The government of India has cancelled a Rs. 32,000crore project to build 12 minesweepers, in collaboration with South Korea, at the Goa Shipyard.

#DefenseDiaries: India cancels $500 million deal for Israel's anti-tank missiles

04 Jan 2018

#DefenseDiaries: India cancels $500 million deal for Israel's anti-tank missiles

India has cancelled the $500mn deal to buy 1600 Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel's state-owned defense contractor, Rafael Advanced Defence Systems.

Nirmala Sitharaman clears procurement of weapons for IAF, Navy

03 Jan 2018

Nirmala Sitharaman clears procurement of weapons for IAF, Navy

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is standing true on her promise of modernization and improving military preparedness. To aid the IAF and Navy, Sitharaman has cleared proposals worth Rs. 1,700cr.

#DefenseDiaries: Shivalik-class frigates are India's ultimate power-projection tools

30 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Shivalik-class frigates are India's ultimate power-projection tools

The Indian Navy's (IN) three Shivalik-class frigates are the first multirole stealth warships ever to be developed and constructed indigenously by India.

#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

28 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaires: India successfully tests AAD supersonic ballistic missile interceptor

India's homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) supersonic interceptor missile conducted a successful test by intercepting an incoming simulated hostile ballistic missile at a low altitude over the Bay of Bengal.

#ThatWas2017: Should India be worried about its defense inadequacies?

28 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: Should India be worried about its defense inadequacies?

When it comes to India's defense and national security, among the most significant incident in 2017 was the Doklam standoff.

#DefenseDiaries: Navy's razor sharp Talwar-class frigates cut through the seas

24 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Navy's razor sharp Talwar-class frigates cut through the seas

Two out of the Indian Navy's six Talwar-class guided missile frigates, INS Teg and INS Trikand, will be making a friendly port call at the UAE.

#DefenseDiaries: IAF issues proposal for 83 advanced Tejas Mk-1A warplanes

22 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: IAF issues proposal for 83 advanced Tejas Mk-1A warplanes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 upgraded Tejas Mk-1A light combat aircraft (LCA) worth nearly Rs. 60,000 crore.

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

21 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: The men who keep PM Modi safe

Whenever PM Narendra Modi speaks publicly, all our eyes and ears are firmly towards him.

#DefenseDiaries: On this day, India won its greatest military victory

16 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: On this day, India won its greatest military victory

Every year, India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate nation's greatest military victory.

#DefenseDiaries: What makes the Navy's submarine INS Kalvari deadly

14 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: What makes the Navy's submarine INS Kalvari deadly

Earlier today, PM Narendra Modi commissioned INS Kalvari, the first of the six French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarines, into the Indian Navy (IN)

Modi commissions submarine INS Kalvari, dedicates it to the nation

14 Dec 2017

Modi commissions submarine INS Kalvari, dedicates it to the nation

PM Narendra Modi has commissioned INS Kalvari, the first of six French-designed Scorpene-class diesel-electric attack submarines, into the Indian Navy in Mumbai.

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

14 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: All you need to know about IAF's C-17 airlifter

With India's growing status as a global power, comes the need for its military to demonstrate its presence far and wide.

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's sea hawk P-8I Poseidon protects the nation

12 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's sea hawk P-8I Poseidon protects the nation

In recent months, there's been an increase in the Chinese navy's forays into the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrates golden jubilee

10 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrates golden jubilee

On December 8, 2017, the Indian Navy's submarine arm celebrated its golden jubilee.

#DefenseDiaries: Heron drone crashes in China, should India worry?

09 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Heron drone crashes in China, should India worry?

An Israeli-made IAI Heron drone operated by the Indian Army recently crashed into Chinese territory in the Sikkim sector due to a "technical problem."

#DefenseDiairies: The lifeline of Siachen troops, Cheetah helicopter

07 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiairies: The lifeline of Siachen troops, Cheetah helicopter

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) Cheetah is a light single-engine helicopter serving the Indian armed forces for over four decades.

#DefenseDiaries: Kolkata-class destroyers allows India to project power

06 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Kolkata-class destroyers allows India to project power

The three Kolkata-class destroyers are among the five most powerful weapons of the Indian Navy (IN).

#DefenseDiaires: 5 of the Indian Navy's most powerful weapons

04 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaires: 5 of the Indian Navy's most powerful weapons

The Indian Navy Day is celebrated every year on December 4 to honor the nation's brave seafarers who secure the nation's vast maritime frontiers.

If not wars, then what's killing Indian soldiers?

04 Dec 2017

If not wars, then what's killing Indian soldiers?

India hasn't fought any major wars since the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan.

#DefenseDiaires: Why December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day?

04 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaires: Why December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day?

Since India's independence, the Indian Navy has toiled tirelessly to secure the nation's vast maritime frontiers.

India begins building six nuclear-powered attack submarines

02 Dec 2017

India begins building six nuclear-powered attack submarines

#DefenseDiaries: Jawans do their bit, now it's time to reciprocate

01 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Jawans do their bit, now it's time to reciprocate

On December 7 every year, India pays homage to its valiant soldiers and martyrs by celebrating Armed Forces Flag Day.

#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.

India to provide naval facilities to Singapore

29 Nov 2017

India to provide naval facilities to Singapore

India will be providing naval practice and logistics facilities to Singapore, which among other things will allow the country to hold live-firing drills in the Andamans.

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.