Category Archives: Defence

Private Sector in Defence Manufacturing

defence Manufacturing

Minister of State for Defence has informed that Some of the policy initiatives taken by the Government to ease the entry of private sector in defence manufacturing are as follows:

• The parts / components, casting and forgings of defence equipments have been excluded from the purview of industrial licensing under Industries (Development & Regulation)… Read More

First 2 NOPV Shachi & Shruti launched by RDEL | Pipavav

Shachi & Shruti launched by RDEL

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat on 25 July 2017. The ships are part of a five ship project being constructed for the Indian Navy. The two NOPVs, Shachi and Shruti were launched by Smt. Preeti Luthra, wife of Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, PVSM, AVSM,… Read More

Arun Jaitley inaugurates Sainik Rest House in New Delhi

Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley inaugurated the Sainik Rest House . It is the 315th Rest House of the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), which is built at a cost of around ₹ 8 crore. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jaitley expressed hope that this is the beginning of an initiative and the KSB will be able to expand on these in the years to come so that such facilities … Read More

Booklet highlighting efforts by Department of Defence Production released

Defence Minister

Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley released a booklet here highlighting efforts made by Department of Defence Production in the last three years in pursuance of self-reliance in defence sector. It is a compilation of the achievements of the Department of Defence Production in the field of indigenous production of weapon systems/platforms and policy initiatives… Read More

Rajiv Mehrishi flags-in ITBP Mount Dhaulagiri-1 Expedition

Rajiv Mehrishi, during Flag-In ceremony of Mt. Dhaulagiri-1 Mountaineering -indianbureaucracy

Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Mehrishi and Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Shri Krishna Chaudhary flagged-in the first Mount Dhaulagiri-1 (8167 Mtr) International Mountaineering Expedition-2017 of ITBP at the Force HQ here today. Appreciating the contribution and achievements of ITBP in mountaineering, Shri Mehrishi conveyed… Read More

17th Meeting of India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission

17th Meeting of India-Russia

The 17th Meeting of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation concluded in Moscow today under the Co-Chairmanship of the Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and the Defence Minister of Russia Mr. Sergei Shoigu.

The discussions were productive and held in an atmosphere of warmth and friendship. India’s military… Read More

Defence Minister to visit Russia

Arun Jaitley

The Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley is embarking on three-day visit from today to Russia with a high level Indian delegation, to co-chair two meetings with the Government of the Russian Federation.

On June 21, Shri Jaitley will co-chair the first meeting of the India-Russia High Level Committee on Science & Technology… Read More

Indian Air Force gears up 3rd International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day

For commemorating the 3rd International Yoga Day, Indian Air Force has issued directions to all its Air Force Bases for befitting celebration on 21 Jun 17 for promoting ‘Knowledge and Practice’ of Yoga. During ‘Man Ki Baat’ on 28 May 17, Hon’ble Prime Minister had desired that efforts should be made to encourage participation… Read More

Western Army Commander inaugurates website of PRC Mohali

The Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre

Western Command GOC-in-C Lt. Gen.Surinder Singh inaugurated the website of an institute dedicated to paraplegic war veterans here to bring it on the world map for its medical care and rehabilitation of disabled soldiers by providing vocational training facilities.

The Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) is a unique institution that caters to 100 per… Read More

Defence Ministry website becomes more user friendly

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence website ( has migrated to the new Content Management Framework (CMF) as per the Guidelines for India Government Websites (GIGW). The new website will be dynamic in nature

The new website would not only be user but also gadget friendly, catering to diverse needs of different sections of people, including the differently… Read More

China successfully tests solid-fuel variable ramjet engine

China successfully

China has successfully tested a solid-fuel variable flow ramjet engine which could enhance the real combat ability of the country’s stealth aircraft and boost firing range of missiles, official media reported today.A team from No. 4 research institute affiliated with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) disclosed on May… Read More

HAL Key-partner in GSLV Mk III historic Launch


All the structural assemblies and propellant tankages of GSLV Mk III – India’s heaviest rocket launched yesterday – were produced here at HAL’s Aerospace Division. HAL produced the tallest ever Pay Load Fairing which protected all the sensitive crucial equipment during the launch phase.

Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL said HAL’s Aerospace… Read More

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