Category Archives: Defence

Joint Operations Battalion Level Airborne Assault | Exercise Gaganshakti 2018

Exercise Gaganshakti 2018

As part of the ongoing IAF exercise ‘Gaganshakti-2018’, in a joint operation, the IAF and Indian Army Parachute Brigade undertook a Battalion level airborne assault on the evening and night of 14 Apr 18, in the desert sector. This assault included paradrop of 560 paratroopers, combat vehicles and GPS guided cargo platforms. The landing force was dropped behind… Read More

ISRO successfully carries out its 4th orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I satellite

satellite IRNSS-1I

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully carried out its fourth and final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I navigation satellite at around 21:05hrs tonight.The targeted perigee height is 35,381 km and apogee height is 35,793 km. The third orbit raising operation of the satellite was successfully carried out last night.

Indian Regional Navigation… Read More

Biannual Army Commanders Conference to commence in New Delhi

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat,

The biannual Army Commanders’ Conference will commence in New Delhi . The opening address will be given by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre. Chaired by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, the senior commanders will deliberate on specific issues to Army formations and Army as a whole at the conference. Important issues that are likely to be discussed… Read More

Indian Army and Axis Bank sign MoU

Indian Army and Axis Banksign MoU

A Memorandum of Undersanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package on 13 Apr 2018. The first MoU between Axis Bank and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was renewed on 24 Mar 2015. The current MoU is tailor-made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families.

The signing-in ceremony was … Read More

BEML & OFB launches Force Multiplier 155mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system | DefExpo 2018


Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) have unveiled its latest product viz 155mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system at a function held at the ongoing DefExpo 2018 in Chennai. It was launched jointly by CMD, BEML Shri Deepak Kumar Hota and DGOF & Chairman OFB Shri S K Chourasia.

The uniqueness of this project is that it has been completely and… Read More

BEML unveils medium bullet proof vehicle at DefExpo 2018


BEML LIMITED, a Public Sector Company under the Ministry of Defence, has launched Medium Bullet Proof 4×4 Vehicle (MBPV 4×4) at DEFEXPO 2018 Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition.The highly advanced MBPV was launched by Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML, at the on-going DEFEXPO 2018 at … Read More

GSL and Rolls-Royce agree to manufacture MTU engines in India | DefExpo 2018

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier defence shipbuilding yard in India under the Ministry of Defence, have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed today at India’s leading defense trade show Defexpo, the companies will assemble… Read More

PM to inaugurate 10th Defence Expo in Chennai

PM to inaugurate 10th Defence Expo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 10th edition of the Defence Expo in Chennai this morning.The Defence expo will showcase India’s capability in export of defence systems and components.

More than 670 exhibitors including over 150 international exhibitors will take part in the event, an official statement said. Indian participation include… Read More

Indian Naval Ships open to visitors on 13-15 April | DefExpo 2018


Indian Naval ships will be open to visitors for two days on 13 and 15 April 2018 from 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs at the Chennai Port Trust during the DefExpo India – 2018.

Public interested to visit the Indian Naval ships are to assemble at the Island Exhibition Ground from where shuttle bus services will be run by the Indian Navy to take the visitors to the ship inside Chennai… Read More

Communication satellite GSAT 11 reaches Kouru for launch in May

Communication satellite

Indian multi beam high throughput communication satellite GSAT 11 has reached the European spaceport of Kouru in French Guiana for a scheduled launch during the second half of May on-board Ariane 5 dual payload launcher during flight VA243.
The 5.87 tonne GSAT 11 might be perhaps the last Indian communication satellite through an acquired foreign launcher… Read More

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

GSL delivers

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