Category: Defence

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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General Bipin Rawat compliments all ranks for Indian Army’s strong image

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: General Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief today underscored the strong image of Indian Army and exhorted all ranks to further strengthen its professional reputation. The Army chief was delivering his opening address at the Biannual Army Commander’s Conference at Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantt. He said that all systems were working

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Explosions in Jabalpur Ordnance Factory

Newsroom24x7 Staff Jabalpur: Loud explosions rocked the Ordnance factory at Khagaria,  Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh this evening The epicentre of the blasts was the filling section. The magnitude of the continuous explosions was so huge that flames could be seen from several kilometers. Fire engines were immediately rushed and the District Administration was keeping full

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India successfully test fires Agni-V missile

Newsroom24x7 Staff “ Successful test firing of Agni V makes every Indian very proud. It will add tremendous strength to our strategic defence. The successful test firing of Agni V is the result of the hardwork of DRDO and its scientists. I congratulate them. – Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India NEW DELHI: India today tested

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Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will take over as IAF Chief on 31 December

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, will takeover as Chief of Air Staff on 31 December 2016, on retirement of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM AVSM VM ADC. Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will be the 25th Chief of the IAF since independence. The appointment was formally

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