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Ministry of Defence


60,000 NCC cadets supply necessary items, make masks & perform other tasks

May 05, 2020 10:30 pm

Under an initiative named Exercise NCC Yogdan, a set of guidelines has been issued for temporary deployment of NCC cadets to augment relief efforts and functioning of various agencies involved in the fight against the pandemic.

Explained: US to sell $1 billion worth defence equipment to India; what does this mean?

November 24, 2019 10:23 am

The Indian government had requested the US to buy up to 13 MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and 3,500 D349 Projectile 5 inch/54 caliber (MOD 1) ammunition.

MoD eyes to give push to HAL's proposed chopper project in Goa

August 16, 2019 2:13 pm

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru and French company, Safran Helicopter Engines, had entered into a joint venture - Helicopter Engine MRO Private Limited - to set up this helicopter maintenance plant in Goa.

Chandigarh: Three mortar shells found abandoned at Ramdarbar

April 14, 2019 5:31 am

The shells, each having a length of 6 inch to 7 inch, were spotted by a garbage collector, Pawan Kumar, around 6.30 am. A senior officer said, “Two of the shells appeared to be live and one was dead. But we are considering all three as live shells.”

Country's second defence innovation hub to come up in Maharashtra

January 18, 2019 4:35 pm

He said the defence innovation hub at Nashik will help local industries and entrepreneurs and further the Centre's Make in India push in the country's defence sector.

Ministry of Defence sits on Armed Forces Tribunal orders, bench says officer to continue in service after retirement

November 21, 2018 3:07 am

In its earlier orders in October in the same case, the bench had come down harshly on the Army’s new promotion policy for Generals finding portions of it to be “not only arbitrary and discriminatory but also violative of the principles of natural justice”

MoD tweet slams Army officers, spokesperson goes on leave

October 27, 2018 6:57 am

While the tweet by the spokesperson, Swarnashree Rao Rajshekhar, from the official handle, @SpokespersonMoD, was later deleted, and she apologised for it, many military veterans expressed their outrage on Twitter.

MoD data on pending litigation raises doubts on correct numbers

June 28, 2018 8:08 pm

The data also reveals that as on July 2015, the number of contempt and execution applications in the Chandigarh Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal alone were 4,390.

Govt to acquire 110 fighter jets worth $15 billion, seeks 85% production under 'Make in India'

April 07, 2018 12:54 pm

The aircraft must be built largely in India as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's drive to build a domestic industrial base. The air force said in a notice that "85 percent will have to be made in India by a Strategic Partner/Indian Production Agency".

Ministry of Defence websites goes down, officials cite glitch

April 07, 2018 2:11 am

According to the NIC official, the websites’ servers were unable to establish contact with the back-end storage, which “went into their default framework”