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Defence Ministry opens doors to pvt indian firms

Ministry of Defence

In what could be termed as a path-breaking move, the Ministry of Defence has finalised a new policy that will allow the government to select an Indian private company to collaborate with a foreign partner and produce military equipment in India.Termed as “strategic partnership”, the policy would appear as a chapter in the existing defence procurement… Read More

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on a Visit to the State of Israel

Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha is on a four day goodwill visit to the State of Israel. The visit is aimed at consolidating the existing robust bilateral military to military cooperation between India and Israel.

During his visit to Israel, the Air Chief is scheduled to call on the Israeli Defence… Read More

Thales’s Watchkeeper achieves another first in aviation history

Thales announced that for the first time, Watchkeeper Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was successfully flown alongside manned aircraft in controlled civil airspace. Watchkeeper, the only certified platform of its class able to undertake such a flight, was central to the success of the trial.

The flight took place on Wednesday 30 September and saw Watchkeeper… Read More

Revision of Piracy High Risk Area Limits

European Union Chair of the Contact Group of Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), announced the revision of the limits of the piracy High Risk Area (HRA) with effect from 01 December 15. The unanimous agreement by the shipping industry ‘round-table’ to now redraw the eastern limit of the HRA is a welcome move which is likely to address some of India’s… Read More

Navy’s MiG-29K fighter performs Short Take Off

In a bid to test the features of MiG-29K fighter jet, a Short Take Off and Arrestor Recovery operation was conducted at the Naval Air Station INS Hansa in Goa. This was demonstrated to the Consultative Committee of Ministry of Defence (MoD). Members of the Consultative Committee of MoD were shown the latest facilities and infrastructure made for MiG-29K. … Read More

New Policy Guidelines for Working of Cantonment Boards : Parrikar

Ministry of Defence

In a major Defence Sector news, MoD has started working on new policy guidelines relating to working of Cantonment Boards, the Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar said today.  Addressing the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry in Goa, he said, the government is committed to resolving the problems faced in Cantonment areas, keeping in view… Read More

Israeli Navy Chief Calls on Indian Chief of the Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander-In-Chief of Israeli Navy is on an official visit to India from 24 to 27 Aug 15. The Admiral paid homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti earlier in the day and was thereafter received by Admiral RK Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff at South Block lawns, New Delhi and accorded a Guard of Honour.

During the day, Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg had discussions… Read More

Need for a dedicated Air Wing of NDRF

In order to meet the growing need for providing specialized training to NDRF personnel in a dedicated manner and to ensure the synergy of providing training to Fire Service, Civil Defence and NDRF personnel, the Government has decided to create an integrated National Disaster Response Force Academy at Nagpur by merging National Fire Service College and National… Read More

J Rama Krishna Rao promoted as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence

Shri Rama Krishna Rao IAS (BH;1985) is promoted as Additional Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence in place of Shri Anup Chandra Pandey, IAS, (UP;1984). Prior to this promotion he was the Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production.

Mr. Rao is B. Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and PG Diploma in … Read More

India close to finalizing Chinook and Apache chopper deals

India is now close to inking major deals worth over $2.5 billion for two iconic American helicopters, the Apache attack and Chinook heavy-lift choppers, which thrashed their Russian rivals both technically and commercially earlier.

Defence ministry sources on Monday said the around $1.4 billion deal for 22 AH-64D Apache Longbow gunships, armed with deadly… Read More

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