Ministry of Defense
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.