Category Archives: Defence

GSL delivers 2nd AOPV to Sri Lankan Navy Ahead of Schedule

Continuing with its unparalleled track record of delivering ships ahead of contractual schedule in last 4 years, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has once again delivered second Sri Lanka Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (SL AOPV) of Sri Lankan Navy ceremoniously at Vaddem, Vasco da Gama yesterday, 25 days ahead of schedule.

The vessel will be the largest and most… Read More

Supersonic Cruise Missile, BrahMos successfully flight tested

Brahmos

Formidable Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos was successfully flight tested at 8:42 AM this morning from Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The precision strike weapon with Indian-made seeker flew in its designated trajectory and hit the target with pin-point accuracy.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sithraman congratulated the Armed Forces, Defence Research… Read More

DEFEXPO 2018 Chennai gets huge response

Defence Expo 2018

DefExpo India has become one of the largest events of its kind in the world for the last 10 years. For the first time DefExpo is being held in Chennai from 11 to 14 April 2018 and there is tremendous response to the event. The location of the event is Tiruvidanthal, Kancheepuramdistrict on the East Coast Road near Chennai. Shortly, after announcement of the dates… Read More

Andaman & Nicobar Command to Host Milan 2018

Milan 2018

The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018. MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. Besides fostering co-operation through naval exercises and professional… Read More

DRDO flies UAV Rustom-2 at Aeronautical Test Range in Karnataka

DRDO flies UAV Rustom-2

Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO on Sunday successfully flew its Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle Rustom 2 at its Aeronautical Test Range at Chalakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The flight assumes significance as this is the first flight in user configuration with higher power engine.

All parameters were normal. Secretary,… Read More

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.

Defence Research and Development… Read More

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