Category Archives: Defence

UK ministers push for Eurofighter on first India visit after NDA win

Two of Britain’s most senior government ministers begin a two-day visit to India on Monday hoping to open up opportunities in the defence and infrastructure sectors, the first such trip since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s May election win.

The arrival of George Osborne, Britain’s finance minister, and Foreign Secretary William Hague, is the latest… Read More

Rafale deal is on ,just a little delayed

India’s most awaited defence deal for 126 combat planes, expected to be worth nearly `1 lakh crore, may take longer than expected to materialize.

Just over a month after the Modi government got into the saddle, it has now emerged that the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender for which India selected the French Rafale aircraft from the Dassault … Read More

Radars & Sensors to check China intrusion

The Centre has initiated a major move to give security infrastructure along the strategically critical India-China border a significant boost. As part of the plan, the government has agreed in principle to put in place state-of-the-art powerful radars and high intensity thermal sensors to check Chinese intrusion both by air and land routes.

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Arun Jaitley says armed forces’ demands for more funds to be accepted in Union Budget

Ministry of Defence

The “slow pace” of acquisition of weapon systems is a matter of concern and the new government will work towards “expediting” the procurement process to meet the requirements of the armed forces, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said here today.
After attending the Naval Commanders’ Conference, he hinted that demand of the armed forces for more funds… Read More

MOD raises concerns over the cost escalation in jet deal

As the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius met Indian political leadership, including prime minister Narendra Modi, pressing for sealing the multi-billion Rafale combat aircraft deal, New Delhi has raised serious concerns over the cost escalation of the fighter jet deal. Struggling to pay the heavy cost of the deal, the ministry of defence (MoD) is considering… Read More

Shortage of Officers in the Services

Currently, the Indian Army is facing a shortage of 11,238 officers, a huge 24.1 percent of its authorization of 46,615 officers. The other two services face similar problems. The situation seems to be worsening as is evident from the fact that only 172 of the available 300 seats have been taken up for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) recently.

The… Read More

Gen KG Krishna as DG- Military Intelligence

Veteran infantry officer Lt Gen KG Krishna on Monday took over as the new Director General of Military Intelligence succeeding Lt Gen RN Singh, who retired from service.

A Grenadiers Regiment officer, Lt Gen Krishna was serving as Additional Director General Military Intelligence in the Army Headquarters prior to his new appointment.… Read More

CII welcomes notification on list of defence items requiring industrial licenses

CII welcomed the much awaited joint initiative of Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Commerce and Industry to streamline procedures pertaining to Industrial Licenses.

Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a notification on List of Defence Items Requiring Industrial License. “We are happy to see that Ministry of Defence has taken cognizance… Read More

Police arrest four militants, huge arms haul in Assam

Police in Assam have arrested four militants and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from the Kalakhal area of the state’s Cachar District.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Cachar, Rajveer Singh, informed about the arms recovered in the search operation conducted by Assam Police and Assam Rifles.

“On receiving specific input about… Read More