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National war memorial: Defence ministry to honour kin of those killed in battle

The National War Memorial was dedicated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February this year to honour army personnel who were killed in various conflicts, CI/ CT operations, UN Peacekeeping operations and Humanitarian operations.

Former IAF airman donates Rs 1.08 crore to Defence Ministry

The 74-year-old, who started a poultry farm for his livelihood post-retirement said, " after fulfilling my family responsibilities, I thought I should give back to the defence whatever I got from there. I decided to give Rs 1.08 crore to the defence forces."


Congress questions govt on why 'obsolete' AN-32 fleet of IAF was not replaced

Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the defence minister must answer why measures were not taken after the Indian Air Force (IAF) lost an AN-32 aircraft en route to the Andaman and Nicobar islands, which was not tracked.

Rajnath Singh's first call: Choice for top civil, defence posts

The top-most bureaucrat in the ministry, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, is on an extension of three months till August. Whoever Rajnath chooses next would have a fixed tenure of two years.

Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra gets three-month extension

Sanjay Mitra was earlier secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and had also been chief secretary of West Bengal.

Modi 2.024, Ministry of Defence: New equipment, bigger budget key

The Army has started procurement of modern rifles, and some of its arms, artillery, and air defence in particular, just cannot operate in today’s environment with its current state of vintage platforms.


Defence Ministry rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's plea challenging appointment of Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh was named as the next chief of the naval staff succeeding Admiral Sunil Lamba who retires on May 31.

Navy to get advanced submarines to tackle growing Chinese presence in Indian Ocean

The submarines, to be fitted with anti-ship cruise missiles and other lethal weapons, will be constructed in India jointly by an Indian defence major and a foreign submarine manufacturer under the P-75 (I) programme.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman invites investors in aero space and other sectors

Nirmala Sitharaman made a strong pitch for 'Make in India" and referred to a slew of initiatives taken by the government, including permitting 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Defence manufacturing.

OFB gets clearance for producing 114 long-range artillery gun 'Dhanush'

'Dhanush' is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India and it is a major success story of the 'Make in India' initiative, the defence ministry said in a statement.