Category: Defence

Suicide by Army veteran on OROP issue: Rahul, Kajriwal attend funeral

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhiwani (Haryana): Congress vice Prsident Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were prominent among others who attended the funeral of Ex-Armyman Ram Kishan Grewal, who committed suicide by consuming poison on Tuesday night in New Delhi protesting against the poor implementation of the One-rank-one-Pension scheme bythe Union Government. The Delhi Chief

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Army veteran commits suicide over OROP: Rahul Gandhi slams Modi Government

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi earlier today was detained by police and not allowed to meet the family members of the Army veteran who allegedly committed suicide by taking poison at Jantar Mantar in the capital last night as he had failed to receive pension according to the one-rank-one pension (OROP) scheme

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Double standards cannot be used while fighting terrorism: Russian Defence Minister

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation and General of the Army Sergei Shoigu today said that double or triple standards cannot be used while fighting terrorism. The Russian Defence Minister, jointly with Defence Minister of India Manohar Parrikar, was attending the 16th session of the Russian-Indian Inter-governmental Commission for Military and Technical Cooperation in New Delhi today.

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CBI registers case in US $ 210 Million Embraer deal

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against some unidentified officials of Ministry of Defence and Research and Development Organisation (DRDO); a Brazilian aerospace company and its officials; a Singapore based firm and some individuals yet to be identified on charges of corruption linked with the procurement of three modified Embraer

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INS Tihayu Joins the Indian Navy

Newsroom24x7 Staff Visakhapatnam: The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command today 19 October 16. The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral HCS Bisht AVSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Naval Command at a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard

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“We never open fire first, but if attacked, we never count the bullets after pulling the trigger”

Newsroom24x7 Staff Barmer (Rajasthan): India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday the second day of his visit to the India-Pakistan Border (IPB) in Rajasthan, said we never open fire first, but if attacked, in retaliation we never count the bullets after pulling the trigger. The Home Minister was addressing the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel

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India goes for surgical strike to neutralize terrorists at launch pads along the LoC

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at launch pads along the Line of Control where some terrorist teams had positioned themselves to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various metros in India. The operations were basically focused to ensure that these terrorists do

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India, France sign deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: India and France today signed the much awaited Euro 7.87-billion (Rs 590,000 million) deal for the Multirole Rafale fighter jets that would be equipped with latest missiles and weapon system besides special configuration to give the Indian Air Force greater striking capacity against Pakistan. The Inter-Governmental Agreement was signed by Defence Minister

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India-Russia counter-terrorist exercise is on in Primorye territory

Newsroom24x7 Staff Vladivostok (Russia): The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ began on September 22  in the Sergeyevsky range in Russia’s Far Eastern Primorye territory or the maritime province (Primorsky Krai). The administrative center of this area is the city of Vladivostok. The main focus of current edition of the joint exercise is

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Uri attack: India reserves the right to respond to any act of the adversary at a time and place of own choosing

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: After the Army operations were called off on conducting a detailed search of the area in and around the military complex at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, which was the target of a terrorist attack on Sunday morning, the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh has stated that

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7th Pay Commission and Armed forces: Defence Minister gives assurance to resolve anomalies

Newsroom24x7 Impact New Delhi: India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today held a detailed discussion on the 7th Pay Commission anomalies in respect of the Armed Forces with the Service Chiefs and the members of the Armed Forces Pay Commission Cell. Following the high level discussions, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee

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7th Pay Commission: “Put your act together Parrikar and stand by your forces”

Newsrokm24x7 Staff This letter to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar  as stated by Capt Amarinder Singh MP ( who defeated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Amritsar in the last election) , has gone viral on facebook. The letter that’s gone viral: “Mr Parrikar, once again you have shown your inability to understand the Services. You can

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21st Century challenges demand capable and responsive armed forces: Pranab Mukherjee

Newsroom24x7 Staff Indian Army is the finest Army in the world commanding the finest soldiers that walk this Earth. – Pranab Mukherjee, President of India Chennai: President of India Pranab Mukherjee today said that the 21st Century is witnessing chaos and strife of a very virulent nature encompassing asymmetric warfare involving both state and non-state actors.

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Defence projects and acquisition of technology: Modi Government gives a boost to domestic private sector

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Narendra Modi led Indian Government has taken major policy initiatives to assist the domestic private sector in acquiring indigenous technology or technology from other countries for various Defence related projects. In the financial year 2015-16, the Government has accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for proposals worth Rs.45900 Crore approximately, in

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