Category: Defence

Terrorist ambush in Manipur: 18 armymen killed

Newsroom24x7 Desk Manipur: Terrorists ambushed an army convoy and killed 20 armymen and injured at least a dozen others from 6 Dogra Regiment in Manipur’s Chandel district on Thursday morning. A number of terrorists were also killed in retaliatory fire. The terrorists attacked the army convoy near Moltuk on the Indo-Myanmar border. They used heavy

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New era of Private Participation in Defence Manufacturing

Newsroom24x7 Desk Government of India has withdrawn excise and customs duty exemptions available till now to goods manufactured and supplied to Ministry of Defence by Ordinance Factory Board and Defence PSUs to provide a level playing field to Domestic Private Players bidding for Government contracts. Till now the strategic advantage was with PSUs as they

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India places order for 36 French Rafale fighter jets

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris: France gets the order for 36 RAFALE – multi role combat aircraft ready to fly –  as the first part of the mega contract for the Indian Air Force….as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced during the joint press conference with the French President François Hollande today. The decision on Rafale jets was sealed after a

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Terror Boat: Government sticks to its version, puts Coast Guard DIG in dock

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The reported statement by a Coast Guard Deputy Inspector General that he had ordered a suspected terror boat to be blown up, which contradicts the Indian Government’s claim that the boat had blown itself up, has raised a huge controversy directly linked to national security. The Coast Guard officer in question DIG

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Air Marshal S Neelakantan takes Over as HR Head of IAF

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Feb. 3: Air Marshal S Neelakantan YSM, VM, has taken over as Air Officer in charge Personnel (AOP) at Air Headquarter (Vayu Bhawan). He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in December 1977. He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy and Defence Services Staff College,

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President, PM Congratulate DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of Agni-V

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 31:President of India Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the third developmental trial of Agni-V surface-to-surface missile. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also saluted the scientists on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile. The successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile

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Air marshal Anil Khosla takes over as Director General Air Operations

Newsroom24x7 Desk New delhi, Jan. 15: Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Director General Air Operations at Air Headquarters Tuesday this week. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in December 1979. He has over 4000 hours of flying experience having flown

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“Make in India” and the ground reality

Lalit Shastri The apex auditing agency –the Comptroller and Auditor General of India–has put a question mark on the ability of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to absorb technology and this has been underlined in the latest Annual report (2013-14) of the Ministry of Defence. HAL is an organisation that claims to pursue the vision of becoming a

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“There exists asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology”

Newsroom24x7 Reporter Bangalore, Jan. 10: Commodore A Paulraj (Retd), VSM, Padma Bhusan, presently an Emeritus Professor at Stanford University, USA today underlined the existing asymmetry in the rate of advance of military versus civil technology and emphasised how the military needed to keep pace with the rapidly accelerating technology in the areas of biology, robotics,

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Defence Ministry sets up anti-sexual harassment panel

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi, Jan. 10: Ministry of Defence has set up a new Committee headed by Lakshmi Sowbhagya Akundi, joint secretary department of ESW, for redressal of Complaints relating to sexual harassment of women at workplace in the Ministry of Defence. The other members of the committee are Shanti Priya Sarela, Director Defence (Finance),

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India the biggest arms purchaser

Lalit Shastri The projection two-years ago by a Swedish Research Group that India had replaced China as the biggest arms purchaser in the World had not come as any surprise as the Ministry of Defence was continuously going around scouting for arms all over the world to fill the huge gap in defence preparedness. It was

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