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Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

10 Feb 2020

Bipin Rawat wants to cut pension cost, increase retirement age

India's first Chief of Defense Staff, Bipin Rawat, wants to decrease the burden that the pension of retired army officers puts on the exchequer and has suggested increasing retirement age for the same.

India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 memorabilia

27 Apr 2018

India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 memorabilia

India has handed over a Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks to Bangladesh as part of 1971 Liberation War memorabilia.

#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.

Russia keen on jointly developing MiG-29K with Indian companies

18 Sep 2017

Russia keen on jointly developing MiG-29K with Indian companies

Russian defense major MiG said it's open to providing transfer of technology and joint development of its MiG-29K warplane to Indian companies for the Indian Navy (IN).

Come, 'Make in India': Arun Jaitley to Russian defence firms

22 Jun 2017

Come, 'Make in India': Arun Jaitley to Russian defence firms

Speaking at the Technoprom-2017 conference in Novosibirsk, Union defence minister Arun Jaitley invited Russian companies to collaborate with Indian companies to jointly produce weapon systems and military platforms under 'Make in India.'

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

28 Apr 2017

Growing Chinese influence in IOR: China builds second aircraft carrier

In a bid to compete with India for influence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), China launched added a second aircraft carrier, classified as Type001A to its fleet.

Indo-Israeli defence partnership: $2bn deals signed ahead of Modi visit

08 Apr 2017

Indo-Israeli defence partnership: $2bn deals signed ahead of Modi visit

India and Israel recently entered into major defence deals worth $2 billion for manufacture of Surface to Air Missiles (SAM). This is seen as a move to bolster bilateral ties ahead of PM Modi's visit to Tel Aviv in July.

INS Viraat, world's oldest aircraft carrier, all set to retire

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.

INS Viraat may be sold as scrap after retirement

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.

INS Viraat embarks on final voyage to Mumbai

25 Oct 2016

INS Viraat embarks on final voyage to Mumbai

The world's oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat was given a grand send-off from Kochi after its 56-year service to the Navy.