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Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

18 Jun 2020

Chinese hackers are planning attacks on Indian telecom, pharma companies

Amid heightened border tensions between India and China, hackers associated with the latter are gearing up to target critical Indian establishments.

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

25 Feb 2020

After grand welcome, Trump to get on with business today

A grand welcome to India later, US President Donald Trump will hold important talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Soldiers in Siachen and Ladakh lack proper gear, ration: CAG

04 Feb 2020

Soldiers in Siachen and Ladakh lack proper gear, ration: CAG

Soldiers deployed in brutish locations like Siachen and Ladakh lack adequate gear and ration, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in a report filed before the Parliament on Monday.

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

20 Jan 2020

Republic Day parade 2020: All you need to know

Every year, India celebrates Republic Day on January 26 to honor the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.

R-Day tableaux rejected; Kerala, Maharashtra take up arms against Centre

03 Jan 2020

R-Day tableaux rejected; Kerala, Maharashtra take up arms against Centre

Not that there ever was any dearth of controversies in India's politics that now Republic Day has found itself at the center of a row.

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

02 Jan 2020

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

In what could ignite fresh tensions between Centre, ruled by BJP, and the Trinamool government in West Bengal, the Ministry of Defense rejected the state's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade.

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

15 Aug 2019

#IndependenceDay: India to get Chief of Defense Staff, announces Modi

India will soon get a Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), who will head all three forces- Navy, Army, and Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC

27 Apr 2019

Battling dowry, this woman from Gujarat cracked UPSC

36-year-old Komal Ganatra cleared the Civil Services Examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, in 2012.

Delhi: In a first, mother, daughter receive PhD degrees together

18 Mar 2019

Delhi: In a first, mother, daughter receive PhD degrees together

Getting a PhD is a huge achievement and a memorable experience. However, for 56-year-old Mala Dutta, whose dream of receiving a PhD came true 34 years after college, it was even more memorable.

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

09 Mar 2019

Now, Attorney General says Rafale documents weren't "stolen" but "copied"

Two days after he told the Supreme Court that classified documents related to Rafale Deal were "stolen" from Ministry of Defense, Attorney General KK Venugopal on Friday clarified that the papers were in fact "photocopied".

Reports of jawan's abduction from home are untrue: Defense Ministry

09 Mar 2019

Reports of jawan's abduction from home are untrue: Defense Ministry

The Defense Ministry, in a tweet, clarified the army jawan, who was reported to have been kidnapped by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, is safe.

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

07 Mar 2019

Government making things disappear: RaGa speaks on "stolen" Rafale documents

Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the job of current government was to "make things disappear".

Women officers soon eligible for permanent careers in #IndianArmy branches

05 Mar 2019

Women officers soon eligible for permanent careers in #IndianArmy branches

The Defense Ministry has announced that women inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers will soon be eligible for permanent careers in all the 10 branches of the Indian Army.

Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

02 Mar 2019

Taliban attack joint US-Afghan base, kill 23 Afghan security forces

At least 23 Afghan security forces were killed in a Taliban attack on a joint US-Afghan base in southwestern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as fighting continued during a pause in peace talks between the insurgents and American negotiators.

Pakistan SC directs Army, ISI to stay away from politics

06 Feb 2019

Pakistan SC directs Army, ISI to stay away from politics

Pakistan's Supreme Court today prohibited members of the armed forces from engaging in political-activities and directed state agencies like the ISI to operate within the law as it ordered the government to act against those propagating "hatred, extremism and terrorism".

MoD: Jets manufactured by HAL cost more than foreign ones

19 Oct 2018

MoD: Jets manufactured by HAL cost more than foreign ones

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).

UPSC is hiring for various ministries: Apply before November 1

16 Oct 2018

UPSC is hiring for various ministries: Apply before November 1

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently released a notification with respect to recruitment for various posts in a number of ministries- Ministry of Defense, Health and Family Welfare, and Ministry of Labor.

Russia's Putin and China's Jinping flip pancakes during economic forum

12 Sep 2018

Russia's Putin and China's Jinping flip pancakes during economic forum

On the sidelines of an economic forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin flipped pancakes with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, on Tuesday.

#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

09 Jul 2018

#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

The indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet, first approved way back in 1983, has missed yet another deadline for becoming fully combat-ready.

India to host Sri Lankan military-personnel to strengthen military ties

23 Jun 2018

India to host Sri Lankan military-personnel to strengthen military ties

In a step to strengthen military ties, India will host Sri Lankan military personnel and their families next week.

Army-man jailed for 27 years; SC acknowledges wife's justice plea

01 Apr 2018

Army-man jailed for 27 years; SC acknowledges wife's justice plea

The Supreme Court has taken note of a woman's plea that her husband, an Army man, has been languishing in jail for 27 years without a final decision on the death penalty awarded by a Court Martial for killing two of his colleagues.

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

21 Mar 2018

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

To provide soldiers better security during commute to operation sites and camps, the Indian government is purchasing 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the central paramilitary forces.

Mandatory military service for new government employees?

15 Mar 2018

Mandatory military service for new government employees?

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.

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

24 Dec 2017

Mamata angry after WB's Republic Day tableau is rejected

WB CM Mamata Banerjee has been consistent in her annoyance with the BJP-led NDA government.

#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: Sukhoi-30MKI armed with BrahMos missile is India's deadliest weapon

22 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Sukhoi-30MKI armed with BrahMos missile is India's deadliest weapon

India has successfully test-fired the BrahMos-A supersonic Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) 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: India tests Nirbhay cruise missile, here's why it matters

07 Nov 2017

#DefenseDiaries: India tests Nirbhay cruise missile, here's why it matters

After two back-to-back failures, India successfully conducted a flight test of the indigenous 1,000-km ranged subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile.

Indian military to soon get special-forces, cyber and space divisions

18 Oct 2017

Indian military to soon get special-forces, cyber and space divisions

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to announce the raising of three new tri-service agencies for cyber warfare, space and special operations.

Every three days, one military jawan commits suicide

10 Oct 2017

Every three days, one military jawan commits suicide

R. Narendra, a young Indian Army soldier committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle while on duty in South Kashmir's Anantnag on October 8.

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).

Indian Navy sailor Shabi facing termination for undergoing sex change

31 Aug 2017

Indian Navy sailor Shabi facing termination for undergoing sex change

Indian Navy officer Shabi, formerly a man, is on the verge of termination for having undergone sex reassignment surgery.

Former Israeli President dies at 93

28 Sep 2016

Former Israeli President dies at 93

One of Israel's most influential leaders, Shimon Peres, died on 28th September 2016 at the age of 93.