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Defence Ministry News
Defence ministry proposal to monetise military farms to boost revenues
Tue, Sep 03, 2019
The Defence Ministry is working on a proposal to monetise land belonging to its military farms in order to boost revenues, officials said on Tuesday.
Pension for soldiers: Centre makes this critical decision concerning families of armed forces personnel
Fri, Jul 05, 2019
Defence Ministry has decided to give special family pension to the families of armed forces pensioners who get re-employed after retiring from military service and receive military pension till death.
Rajnath Singh To Visit Siachen Tomorrow, His First Visit As Defence Minister
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
As Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh's first visit outside the national capital would be to the Siachen Glacier -- the world's highest battlefield - to review the security situation along the borders with Pakistan. During the visit, the Defence Minister would be accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officials from the Defence Ministry.
Amit Shah gets Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh Defence
Sat, Jun 01, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed the allocation of portfolios in his new government on Friday, the key appointments reflecting both the newly acquired bench strength of the ruling coalition and his confidence in the ability of the core members of his team to hit the ground running and measure up to the challenges ahead.
Defence Ministry kickstarts process to construct 6 advanced submarines for Indian Navy
Thu, Apr 04, 2019
In a major move, the Defence Ministry has started the process to acquire six advanced submarines under the ambitious 'strategic partnership' (SP) model at a cost of around Rs 45,000 crore.
Govt tells Supreme Court: Rafale documents stolen from defence ministry
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
he government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale aircraft deal have been stolen from the Defence ministry. Watch full video to know more.
HAL's SPORT to be positioned at Aero India 2019
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
HAL is keen to launch the indigenous development of SPORT (Aircraft) with 4++ generation or equivalent capabilities to bridge the gap in pilot training to command front line fighters, HAL CMD R Madhavan said.
Defence Ministry launches mobile app for Republic Day parade
Mon, Jan 28, 2019
People can watch the highlights of this year's Republic Day parade at the Rajpath on a mobile application which has been launched by the Defence Ministry. The 'RDP INDIA 2019' app was launched on Saturday on the occasion of the 70th Republic day.
Defence contracts: Of the 188 signed in last 3 yrs, 121 given to defence PSUs, ordnance board, says Govt
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
Currently, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has orders to manufacture Sukhoi aircraft, light combat aircraft, Dornier aircraft, advance light helicopter, Chetak and Cheetal helicopter, which are likely to be executed in the next 3-4 years, Minister of State Subhash Bhamre said in a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
Defence Ministry approves military procurement worth Rs 3000 crore
Sat, Dec 01, 2018
The Defence Ministry Saturday approved military procurement worth Rs 3,000 crore, including Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles for Navy's two stealth frigates and armoured recovery vehicles for the Army's Arjun main battle tanks, a senior official said.
Modi govt approves Rs 21,0000 crore plan to buy 111 utility helicopters for Indian Navy; details here
Sat, Aug 25, 2018
In a major decision, the Defence Ministry today approved procurement of 111 utility helicopters for the Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crore.
'Defence PSUs may get to tie up with foreign firms'
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
There are certain issues with the Strategic Partnership model introduced by the government to push domestic defence manufacturing, a Defence Ministry official said, adding that defence PSUs may as well tie up with foreign firms.
Govt releases defence production draft policy, eyes Rs 1,70,000 cr turnover
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
At present, India is one of the world's largest importer of military platforms and weapons. The government identified 12 military platforms and weapons systems for production in India to achieve the aim of "self-reliance".
Govt gives green signal to Rs 20,000 crore worth mega naval project
Mon, May 22, 2017
Three private sector companies -- Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL), Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and ABG Shipyard -- were in race initially for the mega project but ABG was disqualified on account of poor financial health.
India announces policy for strategic partnerships in defence; to allow local private cos to work with foreign players
Sun, May 21, 2017
The Indian government's Defence Ministry on Saturday said that the policy will initially allow the entry of private companies into the manufacture of submarines, fighter aircrafts and armoured vehicles through foreign partnerships.
Jaitley gets charge of Defence Ministry after Parrikar resigns
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
"Further, as advised by the Prime Minister, the President has directed that Arun Jaitely, Cabinet Minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios," the communique said.