Category: Defence

IAF MIG-27 on routine sortie crashes near Jodhpur

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: An Indian Air Force MiG-27 aircraft got airborne from Air Force Station Uttarlai, Rajasthan at 1127 hrs today for a routine sortie. The aircraft crashed at 1145 hrs, approximately 120 km south of Jodhpur. The pilot ejected safely and has been recovered by Search and Rescue helicopter. The pilot is safe

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Wing Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman

Newsroom24x7 Network Attari-Wagah: Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the zero line and returned to India on Friday night. It is being asked by citizens across India, who had remained glued to their television sets the entire day to catch the first glimpse of Abhinandan: Why the Pak authorities had delayed

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Boeing-made AH-64E Apache for India

  Boeing India (@Boeing_In) Tweeted: India’s incoming AH-64E Apache shows off its attack moves on its first flight! #Boeing-made AH-64 Apache, world’s most advanced combat chopper, is on schedule for delivery to @IAF_MCC in 2019. Know More: https://t.co/t6hiABH3NK pic.twitter.com/ovZaWblyc9 — Boeing India (@Boeing_In) July 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Also… #Boeing’s iconic CH-47 Chinook heavy lift chopper

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Defence contracts worth Rs.1190 billion signed with Indian vendors in last 4 years

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Confronted with a raging controversy over the Rafale deal and more particularly questions raised by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in this regard as well as his latest jibe vis-a-vis Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd, the Key offset partner with Dessault Aviation for 36 Rafale Aircraft worth Rs. 30000 crore being acquired for the

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MADE IN INDIA – A true story 

Lt Gen SS Dahiya Since we are on the subject of how rotten our made in India OFB ammunition is, let me narrate a real incident that embarrassed us in an International Defence Exhibition. The year was 1999, we , India,  were participating in the “IDEX-99”, Defence Exhibition at Abu Dhabi.¹ I was then, the

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Landmark CIC order: Defence Secretary will re-examine issues relating to Liberalized Family Pension for the next of kin of deceased Defence Personnel

Newsroom24x7 Network It has been observed that there is a perceptible lack of clarity in the various circulars/orders issued by the Defence Ministry from time to time in respect of pensionery benefits on death/disability in aggravated cases and determining such entitlements in different categories. The amendments/modifications carried out by the Government from time to time have also led to the

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Defence Ministry blasts Opposition for hurling accusation against Rafale deal

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: After the Congress accusations that the Modi government had negotiated an overpriced deal to buy Rafale fighter jets has already been rebutted by the Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in the past, the Defence Ministry today issued a statement asserting that “unfounded allegations are

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India Singapore sign agreement for naval cooperation

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi:The 2nd Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Singapore concluded today with the signing up of an agreement for naval cooperation. Both countries had signed the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in 2015 to further strengthen the longstanding defence relationship between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Armed Forces. Of

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Nag missile successfully test fired in Rajasthan

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: India’s indigenously developed 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag has been successfully flight tested twice by DRDO on 8-9-2017 against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan. The ATGM Nag missile has successfully hit both the targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired

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Navika Sagar Parikrama – Women Naval officers to circumnavigate the globe on Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini 

Newsroom24x7 Staff Mumbai: Six women officers of the Indian Navy are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. They will begin their voyage later this month from Goa, and expect to return to Goa in March 2018, after completing

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Self-reliance in Defence Hardware Sector is India’s top priority

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Under the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), 2016 promulgated by the Government and brought into effect from 1 April, 2016, a new category of procurement ‘Buy Indian Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured’ has been accorded the top–most priority for procurement of Capital equipment. Under the new Defence Procurement Procedure reference has

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Steps for smooth entry of private players in Defence manufacturing 

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The NDA Government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken major policy initiatives to ease the entry of private sector in defence manufacturing. To allow smooth entry of private players in the defence manufacturing sector, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy in defence sector was reviewed in

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Act East Policy: Eastern Fleet Ships on deployment to Malaysia

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: As part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with EEZ Surveillance, Search and Rescue, and other capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities. Under Government of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian

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