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NSA will chair panel set up for new security roadmap; Foreign, Defence Secys its members

The committee, which will be a permanent body, will prepare a draft national security strategy besides undertaking a strategic defence review and formulating an international defence engagement strategy.

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Government reverses decision, will now fully fund education of children of Armymen disabled, killed in action

The scheme to bear the cost of education of children of our Armed Forces martyrs was announced in the Lok Sabha on December 18, 1971 and introduced in the 1972 Parliament session.

Defence Ministry fast-tracks purchase of Light Machine Guns and sniper rifles for soldiers

The Defence Acquisition Council cleared a proposal to procure 7.4 lakh assault rifles for the three services. It also approved procurement of 5,719 Sniper Rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an estimated cost of Rs 982 crore

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Defence Ministry: ‘Rafale deal matter of national security, can’t disclose details’

The MoD in a statement said that “the deal secured by the (present) Government is better in terms of capability, price, equipment, delivery, maintenance, training, etc.” than the one negotiated by the UPA government for 126 Rafale fighter aircraft.

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Defence Ministry allows private sector to manufacture eight selected ammunition for Indian Army

The move comes around six months after the government unveiled the ambitious strategic partnership model under which Indian private sector companies will be allowed to form joint ventures with foreign defence majors to build fighter aircraft, helicopters, submarines and main battle tanks in India.

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Govt removes norm restricting allowance to widow of gallantry Awardee

“It has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance,” the ministry said in a statement.

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65% funds spent, defence ministry seeks Rs 22,000 cr more for modernisation

Sources in the ministry told The Indian Express that by mid-October, the Indian Air Force had already spent 82 per cent of its capital budget, the navy 57 per cent and the army 55 per cent.

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Tribunal quashes Army’s order demoting Major General to Brigadier’s rank

The AFT bench has also laid down certain guidelines regarding medical fitness of officers of high ranks such as Major Generals

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‘Sabka Nirmal Anand’: Amul pays tribute to defence ‘ministree’ Nirmala Sitharaman

Acknowledging the appointment of Nirmala Sitharaman as the first full-time woman defence minister, Amul came up with a quirky cartoon; adding an interesting twist with the phrases ‘Defence Ministree’ and ‘Sabka Nirmal Anand’ — which translate to ‘everyone’s moment of bliss’.

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Army floats RFI for procuring elbow and knee pads for infantry soldiers

F-INSAS envisages multi-calibre and multi-mode equipment for the infantry soldiers

Apache attack helicopters: Everything you need to know

Apache attack choppers: The self-sealing fuel system in the chopper protects it against the loss of fuel, making it handy in case of a war. According to its maker Boeing, the AH 64 is capable of classifying and prioritizing of up to 128 targets in less than 60 seconds. 

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Expert panel for restructuring acquisition wing of defence ministry

Earlier this year, defence minister Manohar Parrikar had said that India will finalise orders for defence procurement of Rs 2.8 trillion by 2016.

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MOD panel frowns on increase in awarding maintenance allowance to wives in military

The panel, in its report, has criticised the defence services for passing such orders in, essentially, what are private matrimonial disputes.

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46 countries to participate in 9th Defence Expo in Goa

According to the Ministry, till date 977 companies and 46 countries have registered for participating in the Expo.

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Centre set to announce new defence supplier blacklisting policy on Feb 22

15 defence suppliers, including six foreign firms, are currently blacklisted by the defence ministry while 23 other firm are under scrutiny.