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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.

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".

What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

14 Dec 2018

What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.

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.

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.

#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.

IAF: Government scraps single-engine fighter plan, here's why

23 Feb 2018

IAF: Government scraps single-engine fighter plan, here's why

PM Modi-led NDA government has decided to scrap its plan to produce 114 single-engine aircrafts under the "Make in India" framework, at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.15Lcr.

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: 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.

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).

RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied

16 Jul 2017

RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied

Another RTI request by Nutan Thakur seeking information on costs incurred in international trips by PM Modi and Manmohan Singh was denied.

Govt to buy 7.6 lakh medals for soldiers

05 Apr 2017

Govt to buy 7.6 lakh medals for soldiers

The government is scrambling to procure 7.6 lakh medals for soldiers after it came to light that they were forced to procure replicas to wear on their uniforms.

Reliance, US Navy sign warship repair contract

15 Feb 2017

Reliance, US Navy sign warship repair contract

Sources said Reliance Defence and Engineering Ltd signed an agreement with the US Navy for undertaking service, maintenance and repair of the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy at the Reliance Shipyard in Gujarat.

No bills for PM's flights on IAF planes

10 Jan 2017

No bills for PM's flights on IAF planes

An RTI query filed by Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra revealed that the IAF has raised no bills for the PM's travel aboard IAF aircraft.

CIC takes up RTI case on PM's air travels

04 Jan 2017

CIC takes up RTI case on PM's air travels

The Central Information Commission will be hearing a case pertaining to disclosure of expenses incurred on the Prime Minister's air travels over the last few years.

Reliance Defence gets clearance for projects

18 Sep 2016

Reliance Defence gets clearance for projects

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) has been cleared by the Defence Ministry for defence projects after it qualified a financial and technical assessment.

Scorpene data leak happened in France, not India

17 Sep 2016

Scorpene data leak happened in France, not India

Speaking at the launch of guided missile destroyer Mormugao on Saturday, Navy Chief Admiral Lanba said that preliminary investigations show the leak took place at DCNS office in France, not India.

India, Russia likely to sign another mega defence deal

08 Sep 2016

India, Russia likely to sign another mega defence deal

Bilateral talks between India and Russia gained momentum as another mega defence deal between them seems likely.

Paper asked to hand over all Scorpene data to DCNS

02 Sep 2016

Paper asked to hand over all Scorpene data to DCNS

An Australian court has ordered the newspaper The Australian to hand over all the leaked data and documentation on the Scorpene submarine to its manufacturer DCNS.

Temporary Injunction on further publication of Scorpene data

30 Aug 2016

Temporary Injunction on further publication of Scorpene data

On an application submitted by DCNS, the French defence firm, a temporary stay was granted by the Australian Court on further publication of the Scorpene submarine data.

Scorpene Whistleblower to surrender Data disk to Australian Government

27 Aug 2016

Scorpene Whistleblower to surrender Data disk to Australian Government

According to 'The Australian' newspaper, thousands of pages containing data regarding the Scorpene's stealth and warfare capabilities will reach the Australian Government by Monday.

More Scorpene details made Public

26 Aug 2016

More Scorpene details made Public

Nine more pages of technical data about the French Scorpene submarine designed by DCNS for India were made public by The Australian.

MoD plays down Scorpene leak

25 Aug 2016

MoD plays down Scorpene leak

The Defence ministry has ordered a probe into the leak of documents and data on India's Scorpene submarine systems from DCNS by an Australian media source.

India's Scorpene Submarines Compromised

24 Aug 2016

India's Scorpene Submarines Compromised

A massive leak of sensitive data on the capabilities of India's Scorpene class submarines gravely compromised the Indian Navy.