Category Archives: Defence

Ministry of Defence lists Guidelines for awarding Ashok Chakra

Ashok Chakra_indianbureaucracy

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that  Following guidelines are laid down for awarding Ashoka Chakra:

  • The Ashoka Chakra shall be awarded for most conspicuous bravery; or some act of daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.
  • The persons eligible for the Ashoka Chakra shall be:
  • Officers and men
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Ministry of Defence showcases Road Connectivity in Ladakh Region

Road Connectivity

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that The estimated cost is Rs. 2276.13 crores.  The work on this road commenced in 2002 and is likely to be completed by 2025. The project is funded by Ministry of Defence (Capital outlay on Defence Services).  The reasons for delay in completion are given below:

· Hard rock stretches.

  • Limited working season.
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MoD pushing for Culture of Innovation and IPR in Defence Sector

Funds for Defence Sector

In a major boost to Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Ministry of Science and Technology on 09 July 2019. The partnership between IPFC and NRDC… Read More

MoD | Airborne Tacticians for Navy & Coast Guard, 13 Observers graduate from INS Garuda, Kochi

Airborne Tacticians for Navy and Coast Guard

A batch of 13 officers from the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as “Observers”, at an impressive Passing Out Parade held on 10 Jul 19 at Naval Air Station, INS Garuda, Kochi. Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command reviewed the parade and awarded the coveted ‘golden wings’ to the… Read More

MoD | Curtain Raiser to 5th Army International Scout Masters Competition

5th Army International Scout Masters Competition

The fifth edition of International Army Scout Masters Competition is being held at Jaisalmer Military Station under the aegis of Southern Command of Indian Army.  The competition is a part of International Army Games and consists of five stages of competitions which will be conducted over a period of nine days from 06 August 2019 to 14 August 2019 at Jaisalmer,… Read More

MoD | Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20 at Rs 3.19 Lakh Cr excluding Defence Pension

Defence Budget Allocation for 2019-20

Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20, presented by the Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament today, envisaged a total outlay of Rs27,86,349 crore. Out of this Rs 3,18,931.22 crore has been earmarked for Defence (excluding Defence Pension). For Defence Pension, an amount of Rs 1,12,079.57 crore has been provided in Budget Estimate… Read More

MoD | Revision of OROP Scheme


Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that A Committee has been constituted on 14.06.2019 under the Chairmanship of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) to work out the modalities & methodology of implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP).  The composition of the Committee is as under:-

(i)  CGDA                            … Read More

MoD announces Defence Production Corridor in Bundelkhand

Defence Production Corridor in Bundelkhand

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik  has informed that Hon’ble Finance Minister in his budget speech (2018-19) had announced setting up of two Defence Industrial Corridors in the Country.  Subsequently, Hon’ble Prime Minister, during the inaugural address of Investors Summit 2018, had announced that one of these Defence Industrial Corridors will be… Read More

MoD | Visit of CAS to Russia

Air Chief Marshal Birender

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff is embarking on a bilateral goodwill visit to Russia from 09 to 12 July 2019. The CAS is scheduled to visit various operational and training units as well as fly a sortie in the Russian Trainer aircraft YAK-130. He will interact with senior … Read More

16,925 Cr BE for Dept of Atomic Energy in General Budget 2019-20

Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai

The Union Budget 2019-20 proposed customs duty reductions on certain raw materials and capital goods needed for nuclear power plants. While presenting the Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman said these measures will further promote domestic manufacturing.

The customs duty reduction will be applicable for the following… Read More

MoD outlines Scholarships to Children of Defence Personnel

Scholarships to Children of Defence Personnel

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik has informed that The total budgetary increase made in the current Academic Year (AY 2019-20) from the last Academic Year (AY 2018-19) under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) is Rs.4.125 crore for the children of Defence Personnel from the National Defence Fund on account of increase in the rate of scholarship… Read More