Category Archives: Defence

India successfully test-fires Dhanush ballistic missile

Dhanush ballistic missile

India successfully test-fired the nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast at around 1052 hrs. This naval variant of the indigenously-developed Prithvi-II missile was test-fired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal.

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Vice Admiral RB pandit takes charge Commandant- Indian Naval Academy

Vice Admiral RB Pandit

Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, AVSM, YSM, NM handed over his responsibilities as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA) to Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM after a successful tenure of over 15 months, 19 February 2018.

Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, AVSM, YSM, NM took over as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy on 20th of October, 2016. During his tenure, the Academy… Read More

DAC clears proposal worth 15,935 Cr to purchase weapons for armed forces

Nirmala Sitharaman

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, met and accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services valued at approximately Rs 15,935 crore.

These included procurement of essential quantity of Light Machine Guns for the three Services through the Fast Track Procedure at an estimated cost … Read More

Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion inducted in South Sudan

Seven Garhwal Rifles

To support the United Nations efforts in bringing peace and normalcy in a war torn country of South Sudan, Indian Army is contributing approx 2300 personnel. Seven Garhwal Rifles Infantry battalion group of the Indian Army is currently being inducted to South Sudan from IGI Airport, New Delhi. It is a matter of great pride for the unit and the Garhwal Rifles Regiment,… Read More

Security along LoC being further strengthened | Defence Minister

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamana

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that Pakistan is resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to media persons, she said, central government is undertaking measures to procure modern electronic surveillance systems to stop infiltration from across the borders.

The Defence Minister was in Jammu… Read More

RAdm D S Gujral taken charge as ACNS-Communications Space and Net- Centric Operations

Rear Admiral DS Gujral NM

Rear Admiral DS Gujral, NM has taken over as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Communications Space and Net-centric Operations) at Integrated Headquarters of MoD(Navy). The Flag officer, an alumnus of 69th Course National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla was commissioned into the Executive Branch of Indian Navy on 01 Jan 87.  Communication & Electronics… Read More

Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana appointed Assistant Chief of Naval Staff -Air

Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana

Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana, NM has been appointed as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) at New Delhi. He was commissioned in 1986 in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. A graduate of the Naval Academy, he attended the 141 Pilots Course and was awarded wings in Jun 1988, at the Air Force Academy. An experienced pilot, he has flown four types of aircraft … Read More

Rear Admiral S C Verma takes charge as Assistant Chief of Naval Staff- Special Submarine Projects

RAdm Shishir C Verma

RAdm Shishir C Verma, VSM has taken over as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Special Submarine Projects) at Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy) at New Delhi.  He is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Pune, India (1986), Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India (2002) and Naval War College, Mumbai, India (2009).

 He was… Read More

13 Member Advisory Committee for Armed Forces modernisation

Nirmala Sitharaman

In an Indian defence news update , Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has constituted a 13-member advisory committee to monitor and expedite capital acquisition projects for the modernisation of the armed forces. In a statement, the Ministry said, the committee will undertake an independent review and check the status of ongoing critical projects worth… Read More

Rear Admiral Rajaram Swaminathan takes charge as Assistant chief of Materiel- Mordernisation

RAdm R Swaminathan

RAdm R Swaminathan, NM has taken over duties of Assistant Chief of Materiel (Mordernisation). Commissioned in 1987, the Admiral is a post graduate from IIT Kharagpur. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has worked on board the Aircraft Carrier, INS Viraat, for more than 9 years in various capacities. He was also involved in the acquisition of Aircraft… Read More

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-1


India  successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range off the Odisha coast, Defence sources said.The indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile was launched as a part of a periodic training activity by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Army to consolidate… Read More

Achievements in Defence Sector

Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre has informed that Details of New Achievements / Initiatives of the Government during the last three years in the Defence Sector are as below:-

  • Reform Measures:  Based on the recommendations of the Shekatkar Committee, the Government has decided to restructure posts of different corps of Army. This will free up approximately
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