Category Archives: Defence

Chief of the Naval Staff Inaugurates the Medium Voltage Lab at INS Valsura

Admiral Sunil Lanba

Admiral Sunil Lanba, AVSM, VSM, ADC, the Chief of the Naval Staff inaugurated the Medium Voltage (MV) Lab at INS Valsura on 24 January 2018. The event was witnessed by dignitaries from the Navy and Industry, in particular, VAdm AR Karve, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding in chief, Southern Naval Command and Mr Bhaskar Mandal, Executive VP, M/s Siemens. The project… Read More

Military equipment on display at an exhibition in Odisha

Military equipment

A day-long exhibition of military equipment in the Silk City of Odisha gave visitors a rare opportunity to know about the way the Indian Army functions at the border.The event ‘Know Your Army’, organised by the Army Air Defence College,Gopalpur, yesterday at the Khallikote College stadium here, drew school and college students in large numbers.… Read More

Defence Industry Development Meet

Nirmala Sitharaman

The two day ‘Defence Industry Development Meet’ organised by Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence (MoD) was inaugurated by RakshaMantri Smt NirmalaSitharaman in the august presence of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri Edappadi K. Palaniswami at KalaivanarArangam in Chennai today.

The objective of the Meet is to forge new partnerships… Read More

Tamil Nadu to host Defence Expo 2018 from 11-14 April

Defence Expo 2018

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tamil Nadu will host its first-ever bi-annual defence exhibition in April.The exhibition will take place from April 11 to 14 and nearly 80 countries are expected to take part in it.”There have been queries regarding the expo… As to why it got delayed.. I must say that there was no delay.. After the cabinet… Read More

Swaranashree Rao Rajashekar IDAS appointed Official Spokesperson | Ministry of Defence

Swaranashree Rao Rajashekar IDAS

Ms Swaranashree Rao Rajashekar of Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) (1997)  has been appointed  as Official Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence. wishes Ms Swaranashree Rao Rajashekar the very best.

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Major Steps Towards Make in India in Defence Production

Department of Defence

As a major boost to ‘Make in India’ in Defence, the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, in its meeting on 16 January 2018, has cleared a simplified ‘Make-II’ procedure which will enable greater participation of industry in acquisition of defence equipment. This process will greatly help import substitution… Read More

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flies in Sukhoi-30 MKI

Defence Minister

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a sortie in IAF s frontline combat jet Sukhoi-30 MKI in the western sector of Rajasthan.The country’s first woman Defence Minister described the 30-minute sortie as “wonderful”.

Wearing the pilot s G-suit, the 58-year old Sitharaman sat in the rear seat behind the pilot in the cockpit of … Read More

INS Nirbhik and Nirghat decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai

INS Nirbhik

Indian Naval Ships Nirbhik and Nirghat were decommissioned at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on 11 January 2018 after a glorious 30 and 28 years respectively in service of the nation. The solemn ceremony involved traditional lowering of the ensign and commissioning pendants with playing of ‘Last Post’. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Rear Admiral R B Pandit,… Read More

ISRO successfully launches PSLV-C40 carrying Cartosat-2

Cartosat-2 series satellite

India successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from here.The successful orbiting of the satellites by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV C-40 comes four months after the Indian space Research Organisation s mission to launch backup navigation spacecraft IRNSS-1H… Read More

Countdown begins for the launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite

Cartosat-2 series

The countdown for the launch of the country’s Cartosat-2 series satellite onboard PSLV C40 rocket began at 5:29 this morning at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the earth observation satellite along with 30 other smaller co-passenger satellites at 9:28 AM tomorrow.

The 28 small satellites are… Read More

Dr Sivan K appointed Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman ISRO

Dr Sivan K

Dr. Sivan K presently Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC ) has been appointed  as Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman Space Commission-ISRO vice Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar, with a tenure of three years, from the date of assumption of charge of the post.

Dr. K. Sivan graduated from Madras Institute of Technology in Aeronautical engineering in … Read More