February 06, 2020 8:47 am
The budget allocation has grown 10½ times in 10½ years, exceeding the Defence Ministry’s total capital expenditure. A look at why the pension bill keeps rising, and the challenges this poses.
February 04, 2020 7:28 am
Senior military officials say modernisation of the forces has taken a backseat because of shortage of funds. This issue has been repeatedly highlighted by the parliamentary standing committee on defence in its reports but an economic slowdown has meant that enough funds are not available for existing contracts
January 11, 2020 7:17 am
The instructions to the DMA, which is headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, were passed on by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during sectoral briefings by selected secretaries earlier this week.
January 03, 2020 2:05 pm
The list comes a day after the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Shiv Sena, NCP and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Thursday hit out at the government after the tableau proposals of West Bengal, Maharashtra and Bihar were rejected.
July 23, 2019 10:36 pm
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.
July 16, 2019 1:43 pm
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."
June 05, 2019 7:37 pm
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.
June 02, 2019 10:52 am
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.
May 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Sanjay Mitra was earlier secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and had also been chief secretary of West Bengal.
May 31, 2019 2:20 pm
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.