Category Archives: Defence

25th Prime Minister Trophy for Excellence 2019 goes to Tata Steel

Steel Minister presents 25th Prime Minister Trophy for excellence to Tata Steel

The 25th Prime Minister’s Trophy and Steel Minister’s trophy along with other awards for the best performing integrated steel plants for the year 2016-17 were presented in New Delhi. These awards recognize the excellence in performance by Integrated Steel Plants in India, and the awards were given out by the Union Minister of Steel, Shri Chaudhary … Read More

PM dedicates Indo-Russian Rifle Pvt Ltd

The Prime Minister today dedicated the Indo-Russian Rifle Pvt. Ltd to the nation at a function held in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.  This is a joint venture formed between the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the Indian side and Rosoboronexport and Concern Kalashnikov of Russia on the other. Concern Kalashnikov is the manufacturer of the famous AK-47… Read More

MoD | Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue – 2019 starts tomorrow

In continuation of the process of engaging the global strategic community in an annual review of India’s opportunities and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, the second edition of Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) – 2019 will be held on 05 and 06 March 2019 at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi. This dialogue will build upon the foundation laid… Read More

Air Marshal R Nambiar takes charge as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command

Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar

Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, PVSM AVSM VM & Bar took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command, Indian Air Force on 01 March 2019. All the Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) of the Western Air Command along with spouses were present on the occasion. The Air Marshal is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla. He was commissioned… Read More

Air Marshal C Hari Kumar Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, WAC IAF Retires

Air Marshal Chandrashekharan Hari Kumar PVSM AVSM VM VSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command Indian Air Force retired on 28 February 2019 after an illustrious career spanning over 39 yrs.

The Air Marshal was commissioned in Flying Branch of Indian Air Force in the year 1979. He was a Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader… Read More

India-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise Sampriti – 2019 | Curtain Raiser

India-Bangladesh Joint Military Exercise Sampriti - 2019

As part of the ongoing India Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military exercise Sampriti-2019 will be conducted at Tangail, Bangladesh from 02 March to 15 March 2019.  Exercise Sampriti-2019 is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavor between India and Bangladesh and this will be the eighth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately… Read More

DAC approval for Acquisition of Defence Equipment worth 2700 Cr

Nirmala Sitharaman

Indian Bureaucracy Update | The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman met here and accorded approval for acquisition of defence equipment in the tune of about Rs 2700 Crores.  The approval was granted for procurement of three Cadet Training ships for the Indian Navy, which would be utilised to provide basic sea … Read More

India set to acquire U.S. ISTAR Jet, 4 More With Indian Sensors


Defence News | After India’s quest to acquire two Raytheon ISTAR advanced airborne battlefield and ground surveillance aircraft collapsed in 2017 over a preposterous — but not uncommon —  turf war between the Indian Air Force and DRDO over testing and evaluation of the platform, things appear to be finally on track. Livefist has learnt that the ISTAR program… Read More

Aero India 2019 draws to a close | MoD

Aero India 2019

Curtains came down on the Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru today. Having evolved over the years, the 12th edition of the event drew large crowd that bear testimony to the premier Air Show of Asia having come of age.

The highlights of this year’s show have been:

  • More than 600 Indian Companies and 200 Foreign Companies participated and
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Flying of LCA Tejas by COAS & Principal Scientific Adviser to GOI

Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat was flown in trainer version of DRDO’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas today to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the aircraft during Aero India 2019 at Bengaluru. Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, Head of National Flight Test Centre (NFTC) at Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Bengaluru piloted this … Read More

BEL MoU with JSR Dynamics | Manufacture & Sale of Glide Weapons and Light Weight Cruise Missiles


Summary: AeroIndia 2019 | Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on February 20 signed an MoU with JSR Dynamics Pvt Ltd (JSR), a Nagpur-based start-up company at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru. 

The MoU aims at leveraging the individual design and manufacturing capabilities of BEL and JSR to develop weapons and light weight cruise missiles, which… Read More