Category Archives: Defence

MoD working to improve the capability & production of Ordnance Factories

Review of Ordnance Factories indian bureaucracy

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Government has taken the following steps to improve the capability and production of Ordnance Factories:

  • Delegation of Financial power to Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has been enhanced since September, 2016.
  • Total investment approvals on Capital up-gradation/Modernization with estimated cost
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MoD | Public Private Partnership in Defence Manufacturing approved by DAC

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that The policy and procedure for the selection of private Indian entities as Strategic Partners (SP) was approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on 20.05.2017 and promulgated as Chapter VII of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)- 2016 on 31.05.2017 after placing the same before the Cabinet… Read More

MoD outlines strategy for Promotion of Defence Production

Defence Production

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Government has taken several initiatives to promote new and innovative defence production projects under ‘Make in India’ in recent times such as introduction of Buy (Indian-IDDM) category of capital acquisition, promulgation of separate ‘Make-II’ procedure, launch of iDEX (Innovations in Defence… Read More

MoD to set up Aerospace University

Aerospace University

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  has informed that The Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, the then Member, Planning Commission constituted by the Government for restructuring and strengthening of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) had recommended setting up of a Aerospace University.  The recommendation has been accepted… Read More

MoD | Defence Ministry clarifies on Compensation to war veterans , widows of soldiers

Compensation to war veterans

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  has informed that The details of Army Fatal Casualties sustained during terrorist attacks/tactical action in the State of J&K and Army/Assam Rifles (AR) during Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism operation in North East since last three years are as under, After the Eligibility Certificates are issued, the… Read More

Ministry of Defence attracting Youth to the Army

Indian Army

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Recruitment in the Army is done regularly through Army Recruiting Offices (AROs) spread across the country including the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Recruitment from each district of the country is done at least once in the Recruiting Year (April to March).

To attract youth to join Army, Government… Read More

MoD | Attrition Rate in Armed Forces between 2016 to 2019

Armed Forces -indian Bureaucracy

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Recruitment in the Armed Forces is a continuous process. The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages. These include sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking… Read More

MoD | Current Vacancies in Armed Forces

Central Armed Police Forces

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that Vacancies in the Armed Forces are a result of retirements, pre-mature retirements, attrition due to casualties and injuries.  Recruitment in the Armed Forces is a continuous process.  The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages.  These include sustained image projection,… Read More

K Natarajan takes over as DG- Indian Coast Guard

Krishnaswamy Natarajan

 Shri Krishnaswamy Natarajan took over as 23rd chief of Indian Coast Guard. A 5th Batch Officer of the Indian Coast Guard, he joined service in January 1984. During the initial years, he specialised in select core competencies viz. Search and Rescue as well as Maritime Safety and Port Operations, at the US Coast Guard Reserve Training Centre, Yorktown, Virginia.… Read More

MoD | Defence Corridor Land Acquisition

land for Defence Industrial Corridors.

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has informed that The Central Government does not have any proposal to acquire land for Defence Industrial Corridors. However, Government of Uttar Pradesh has informed that they have procured 678 hectares of land in Jhansi for the purpose of Defence Industrial Corridor.  They propose to acquire a total of 862 hectares of land… Read More

MoD | Software Defined Radios for Indian Navy

BEL software defined radios

A major milestone in the indigenous series production of advanced technology Software Defined Radios (SDRs) has been achieved by signing the Contract with M/s BEL for induction of Software Defined Radios for Indian Navy at the cost of Rs 488 crore on June 18, 2019 by Ministry of Defence.

The SDRs have been designed and developed by Defence Research and Development… Read More