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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.

Rafale deal — Behind CAG math, three costs: benchmark, aligned, final

CAG report on Rafale deal: There were three costs considered by the INT during its deliberations: a benchmark cost, an “aligned price, and the final offer.

Guided bombs, anti-tank missile successfully test fired in Rajasthan

It said the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) was successfully flight tested from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft at Chandan range, while the Helina was test fired at Pokhran.


Govt approves procurement of 6 patrol vessels for Navy

The defence ministry on Monday approved a long-pending proposal to procure six indigenously manufactured next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) for the Navy at a cost of Rs 4,941 crore, officials said.

Reliance says Rafale contract received from Dassault, not Defence Ministry

Reliance will be participating in the offset program through Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd (DRAL) in which Dassault holds a 49 per cent stake bringing in its 90 years of aerospace manufacturing experience, making it the "most qualified vendor".

Defence MSMEs claim armed forces cancelled orders

Vinod Jolly, the vice president of Federation of MSME Vendors and Defence and Aerospace, said the MSMEs provide vital supplies of parts to ordnance factories and every year before March orders are placed for the next financial year.

Army will not stop if provoked by Pakistan: Nirmala Sitharaman on ceasefire pact

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India had honoured its 2003 agreement with the neighbouring country, but the Army reserved the right to retaliate to an unprovoked attack.