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Abdul Kalam was a visionary scientist, firm believer in God: Former ISRO scientist
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday was a staunch believer in God, according to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

Defence Ministry pulls up Navy for leaving HR spot open for 4 months
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Vice chief officiating as Chief Of Personnel since March

Demand for OROP: ‘Blade-runner’ D P Singh to continue his fight
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Singh, who lost his right leg while fighting the 1999 Kargil War, will spend the next two hours trying to put on his prosthetic limb.

Dornier’s black box sent to US to retrieve data
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The Dornier aircraft crashed off the coast of Tamil Nadu on June 8 killing three Coast Guard personnel onboard.

Foreign funds hit a low in defence sector
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Statistics reveal that despite having promoted defence as one of the prime sectors under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the sector has contributed zero per cent of the total FDI inflow in the country.

Drone maker says not sold to any government, it’s for events
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Hours after the Pakistani claim Wednesday, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force had denied that any of their drones had crashed or had been shot down.

DRDO reshuffles its HR bosses
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

The decision is in tune with the defence ministry’s intention to transform the HR department of DRDO.

One issue, two voices: UPA government opposed OROP four years ago
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The department of pensions pointed out that revised pay structures brought parity in pensions of jawans before and after 2006.

Parrikar’s statement reflects India’s strategy to support terrorism against neighbour: Pak armed forces magazine
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Inter Services Public Relations has in its in- house propaganda magazine stated that Parrikar’s comments add a “new dimension” to the existing “low intensity conflict threat” their country has been dealing with.

Behind One Rank One Pension scheme delay, worry about small hike for jawans
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

MoD sources said that the main reason behind the delay is the minuscule increase that jawans may get if OROP is implemented in its present form.

Naxal-hit states: Centre likely to increase number of NCC units
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

The idea is to bring youngsters into the mainstream,” said an official of the defence ministry.

OROP protests enter 2nd week
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

The protesters have already boycotted the public functions organised by the Central government, including World Yoga Day on Sunday

Jaguar Fighter Crash: Sixth case in four yrs, IAF fleet grounded
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

A Standing Committee of Parliament had, in April, raised concerns about the frequency of crashes of IAF’s fighter jets.

Week On, Just A Weak Signal
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Pranav Kulkarni describes where the hunt for the missing Dornier lies.

One Rank, One Pension: Military veterans slam Modi, bureaucrats
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The protesters said no representative from the government had visited the military veterans to deter them from protesting.

Myanmar strike: Seven dead bodies recovered, less than a dozen injured, say official sources
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Impact on insurgents less than earlier estimates; target was one camp in Onzia and two in Ponyo; NSCN (K) leader, 40 cadres fled camp before strike.

Myanmar cross-border strike: Army and Government don’t rule out more such operations
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

NSA Doval to visit Myanmar; UAV missions from Imphal identified camps; envoy meets officials in Nay Pyi Taw.

Precision that only ‘practice’ could ensure
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Army sources said the men involved in the operation were equipped with small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives “sufficient to carry on the operation”.

Cross-border strike: Army enters Myanmar to hit Naga Militants
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

In a press conference, Army officials said, "We today inflicted significant casualties on militants along Indo-Myanmar border who were involved in Manipur ambush recently."

One rank one pension: Ex-servicemen to go on hunger strike, hold rallies
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

The talks between ex-servicemen and Defence Minister over the OROP scheme failed and they decided to go ahead with their planned rally followed by a relay hunger strike to protest.

Manipur ambush: India to ask Myanmar for help to plug border
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

The border will be blocked in consultation with local Myanmar security agencies, the sources said, given that the militants are believed to have come from the neighbouring nation.

New spending system irks officers in Defence Ministry
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Bureaucrats, armed forces now have to get all expenditures approved first.

Army to probe irregularities in ex-servicemen’s resettlement
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

It has been alleged that over three years, between 2009-11, deposits worth Rs 2.56 crore have gone missing from the DGR accounts.

To level the playing field, govt withdraws sops for defence PSUs
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

While the decision is justified by the government as “level playing field” to private players, OFB and DPSUs have cited that the decision will shoot up the defence budget “significantly.”

Govt plans bigger role for DRDO
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the policy is likely to be rolled out soon.

Explained: New in new defence procurement procedure
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The draft has been circulated with the industry and Services, the Ministry has appointed a 10-member committee to examine the policy.

Profile: Men at the helm as DRDO takes restructure route
Sat, May 30, 2015

After remaining headless for over three months, DRDO finally has two new men at the helm of affairs.

War veterans intensify agitation for OROP, refuse to be felicitated by Defence Minister
Fri, May 29, 2015

Lot of progress has been made, it is now up to the government: Navy Chief.

Govt picks new DRDO chief, scientific advisor to defence minister
Sat, May 30, 2015

The appointments were spearheaded by a high-level committee appointed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

In defence plan, China eyes bigger role in open seas
Wed, May 27, 2015

Without referencing India, the white paper on defence, released in Beijing notes that “certain disputes over land territory are still smoldering”.

No full-time DRDO chief, 6 major decisions stay stuck
Tue, May 26, 2015

These decisions concern breakthrough in the ammunition issue, serviceability concerns/ upgradation of Arjun tanks, firing of Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System, testing of mountain Electronic Warfare systems, among others.

Manohar Parrikar Interview: ‘Antony’s notings paralysed work, stalled Rafale deal’
Tue, May 26, 2015

Defence Minister says blacklisting of firms by UPA govt was a ‘panic reaction’.

‘You have to neutralise terrorist through terrorist only,’ says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Fri, May 22, 2015

He said this government is different from the previous one because it has given the Army a free hand to tackle terrorists through intelligence.

Officers seek enhancement of retirement age via court, Navy puts onus on MoD
Thu, May 21, 2015

The existing policies in Navy and IAF allow captains who have attained the rank on a time-scale (TS) promotion to work for 54 years.

Will finish building China border infrastructure by 2018: Rao Inderjit
Mon, May 18, 2015

MoS Defence says days of UPA government’s policy paralysis towards the Northeast are over.

Kabul Attack: 4 Indians among 14 killed in attack on Kabul’s expat hub
Fri, May 15, 2015

Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the attack began at 8:30 pm local time Wednesday.