Category Archives: Defence

MoD | Raksha Rajya Mantri visits NCC Republic Day Camp 2020

Raksha Rajya Mantri visits NCC Republic Day Camp 2020

PIB News Update: Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2020 at the Cariappa Parade Ground here . Upon his arrival, Raksha Rajya Mantri inspected the Guard of Honour presented by a contingent of the three wings of NCC – the Army, Navy and Air Force. It was followed by a band display by the NCC cadets.… Read More

MoD | Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade at Garud Regimental Training Centre Air Force Station, Chandinagar

Ministry of Defence

PIB News Update: A Maroon Beret Ceremonial Parade to mark the successful completion of training of 131 Air Force Special Forces (Garud) was held today at Garud Regimental Training Centre, Air Force Station Chandinagar. Air Vice Marshal T Singh VM, Assistant Chief of Air Staff Operations (Offensive) reviewed the parade.

The Air Vice Marshal congratulated… Read More

MoD | India & Finland MoU to enhance bilateral defence cooperation

India and Finland ink MoU to enhance bilateral defence cooperation

PIB News Update: Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence of Finland Mr Jukka Juusti signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further defence cooperation between India and Finland, here today. The MoU on co-operation in the field of Production, Procurement, Research and Development of Defence related Equipment… Read More

MoD | Maiden landing of DRDO-developed LCA Navy onboard INS Vikramaditya

Maiden landing of DRDO-developed LCA Navy onboard INS Vikramaditya

PIB News Update: After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) did a successful arrested landing onboard INS Vikramaditya at 1002 hrs today. Commodore Jaideep Maolankar conducted the maiden landing. Captain Dahiya was the Landing Safety Officer (LSO) and Cdr Vivek Pandey Test Director… Read More

Raksha Mantri flags off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System Complex

Raksha Mantri flags off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T Armoured System Complex

PIB News Update: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Gujarat today. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, Raksha Mantri called for active participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing, reaffirming the Government’s commitment to make … Read More

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria visits NCC RD Camp

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria visits NCC Republic Day Camp

PIB News Update: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria visited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) Republic Day Camp 2020 at Delhi Cantt today. The Chief of Air Staff inspected the Guard of Honour presented by the NCC cadets from the Army, Navy and Air Force. This was followed by a Band Display by the cadets.

The Chief of the Air Staff also inspected the… Read More

MoD | Indian Navy’s tableau for Republic Day Parade 2020 unveiled

Indian Navy’s tableau for Republic Day Parade 2020 unveiled

PIB News Update: The tableau of the Indian Navy, to be showcased at the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2020 at Rajpath, was unveiled .The tableau is in pursuance of the Navy Week theme ‘Indian Navy – Silent, Strong, and Swift’.

The forward part of the tableau showcases the might and fire power of Navy in all three dimensions viz surface, sub-surface … Read More

MoD | Press Briefing on Operation Sankalp

Operation Sankalp

PIB News Update: In the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation in the Gulf region, post attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Oman in Jun 19, Indian Navy had commenced Maritime Security Operations, code named Op SANKALP, in the Gulf Region on 19 Jun 19 to ensure safe passage of Indian Flag Vessels transiting through the Strait of Hormuz.

Indian Navy… Read More

MoD | Chief of Defence Staff holds 1st meeting with Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff branch heads

Army chief General Bipin Rawat

PIB News Update: Soon after assuming charge as Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Bipin Rawat held a meeting with important functionaries of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (Hq IDS) on January 1, 2020.Wishing them all a Happy New Year, General Rawat directed various branch heads to come up with recommendations for inter-service synergy and… Read More

MoD | INS Sumedha provides assistance to stranded vessel near Somali Coast

INS Sumedha

PIB News Update:INS Sumedha, presently on Anti Piracy Patrol in Gulf of Aden, came to the rescue of the crew of the dhow Al-Hamid on 06 Jan 20. A traditional wooden vessel known as “Dhow”, Al-Hamid was detected by an IN Helicopter launched from the deck of INS Sumedha, which confirmed that the vessel was in distress and drifting near the coast of Somalia.… Read More

MoD | 4th Armed Forces Veterans Day

Fourth Armed Forces Veterans Day

PIB News Update: Since 2017, Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14th January as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Filed Marshal KM Cariappa OBE – the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces who retired on 14 Jan 53. Commemoration of Armed Forces Veterans Day acknowledges and honours the selfless… Read More