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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.

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Govt nominates OFB to develop combat vehicle

The Indian Express spoke to three firms bidding for the FICV project, who said that by executing the project under DPP-2008, the indigenous content will only be 30 per cent

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Pathankot attack: Govt orders probe as questions surface

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has appointed a three-member committee to investigate how six Jaish terrorists succeeded in penetrating the facility in spite of intelligence warnings that an attack was imminent.

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Defence Ministry to buy bulletproof jackets from two companies

The decision to choose Indian contenders to manufacture these jackets is being seen as a great push to the government’s Make In India initiative.

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Committee on Ministry of Defence reforms calls Army restrictions on social media “intrusive”

The Committee has stressed upon issuing advisories in the form of ‘Do’s and Dont’s and capsule courses in military academies to sensitise about responsible usage of social media.

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Proposed criteria to shut out most Indian pvt defence manufacturers

By entering into a strategic partnership with chosen Indian private firms, the government will give them a firm commitment and do away with the system of awarding contracts to lowest bidder for these military platforms.

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Services get back old financial powers; MoD says new rules were creating problems in daily functioning

The MoD has acknowledged that restoration of the inherent financial powers to the DFP 2006 rules has come following pressure from the three forces.

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Defence Ministry told to pay $3mn to Czech firm for terminating contract

Arbitration Tribunal finds Ministry at fault for rejecting company’s anti-mine boots

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Why Committee of Parliament is upset with the state of Defence

The Standing Committee on Defence highlighted several shortcomings that need immediate attention.

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Govt rapped over shortage of basic items for soldiers

The Standing Committee on Defence pulled up the Defence Ministry over the lack of basic items for soldiers guarding Indian frontiers.

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Defence Ministry pulls up Navy for leaving HR spot open for 4 months

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Defence Ministry sets up committee to suggest measures to reduce litigations of personnel

The five member committee would include Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer Maj Navdeep Singh and Maj DP Singh, a disabled veteran who lost a limb in the Kargil conflict in 1999.

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For better upkeep of Army choppers, MoD okays two heli-hubs

The proposal to establish two such heli-hubs, one each in the Northern Command and the Eastern Command, has been approved by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.