Category Archives: Defence

MiG-29 | Ilya Tarasenko eyes deal for military jets to Indian Navy


Eyeing a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets with Indian companies.

MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko said his company would submit a detailed proposal to the Indian government shortly, detailing… Read More

Nirmala Sitharaman felicitates cantonment boards on ODF Certification under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

ODF Certification

Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman felicitated 10 Cantonment Boards of Central Command on their achievement of acquiring ‘Open Defecation Free (ODF)’ status, in a function organized at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (UP). Presidents, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and elected members of the Cantonment Boards were awarded the certificate… Read More

Home Minister visits BSF camps along LoC

Home Minister

Union Minister Rajnath Singh said the latest equipment was being inducted into the BSF for better and more effective domination of the border areas along the LoC and to help reduce the work load of personnel.Singh, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, today met the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the Line of Control (LoC) campus here in Rajouri… Read More

Eastern Fleet Ships on overseas Deployment to East and South-East Asia

Eastern Fleet Ships

In pursuant of the India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam today to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia. The two ships will be deployed… Read More

Defence Minister to flag off women circumnavigation expedition

Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will flag off the Indian Navy women crew’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe here .An all-women crew will be managing the whole operation on a sailing vessel in the first-ever global journey, said a release issued by the Press Information Bureau.

“The flagging off of ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’… Read More

Lt General Paramjit Singh takes over as Commandant | MCEME

Lt General Paramjit Singh

Lieutenant General Paramjit Singh on took over the Command of Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) as Commandant in Secunderabad.

The General Officer took over the reins of MCEME from Lieutenant General K.K.Aggarwal, who has proceeded to Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), New Delhi as Director General… Read More

Satish Singh appointed Director | Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

Shri Satish Singh IRSME (1996) has been selected for appointed as Director in the Ministry of Defence under the Central Staffing  Scheme for a period of five years. wishes Shri Satish Singh the very best.… Read More

Defence Ministry clears proposal to procure 6 Apache helicopters

6 Apache attack helicopters

Defence Ministry has cleared a proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army. Sources in the Ministry said, the decision was taken in Defence Acquisition Council meeting chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi .

The acquisition of the helicopters, equipment and training will cost around four thousand 168 crore rupees. The Council… Read More

Assault Rifles by Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory

Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has conveyed that the Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) successfully developed Rifle 5.56 x 45mm Excalibur in association with Army. The Gun has been tried by the Indian Army and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). RFI has already supplied around 20000 Nos. Excalibur Rifles to various Police Forces. The design of 5.56… Read More

Armed forces get financial powers to boost Security

Armed forces

In a major move, the government has delegated “substantial” financial powers to the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force to strengthen perimeter security at sensitive military installations across the country, the defence ministry said.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has fixed strict timelines to ensure that the works are undertaken on … Read More

Agreement with Russian Federation for Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft

Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft

Minister of state for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre has informed that An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) has been signed in October 2007 between the Governments of India and the Russian Federation for Joint Development and production of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA).

The project is planned to be executed in two phases (i) Preliminary Design … Read More

Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Women Personnel

Minister of state for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre  has conveyed that presently, women are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis along with men candidates.  Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch including… Read More

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