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Ministry of Defence


MoD approves 3 private sector banks to provide financial services in overseas procurement

July 07, 2022 5:38 pm

Till now, only authorised public sector banks were utilised to provide services like issuance of letters of credit and direct bank transfers to the ministry for overseas procurement.

Explained: The Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers -- what is it, how will it work?

June 16, 2022 7:48 pm

Under the new Agnipath scheme, around 45,000 to 50,000 soldiers will be recruited annually, and most will leave the service in just four years. Of the total annual recruits, only 25 per cent will be allowed to continue for another 15 years under permanent commission.

Explained: Why veterans did not receive their pensions for April

May 05, 2022 3:09 pm

More than 58,000 veterans did not receive their pensions for April, prompting the Ministry of Defence Wednesday to intervene and ensure the money was disbursed immediately. Why did such a situation arise, and what is the remedy being sought for preventing a recurrence in future?

MoD steps in after veterans say not received April pension

May 04, 2022 10:31 pm

After several other officers and other ranks complained of having faced problems in dealing with Sparsh, the Ministry of Defence came clarified that pension would be released to the affected veterans by Wednesday evening.

Sainik school in Gujarat to be run by Bharat Sadhu Samaj chief

March 27, 2022 9:37 am

The trust founded by 63 year old Muktanandji Bapu in 1989 runs 22 different institutes associated with philanthropic activities in education, health, agriculture sectors, rural development and other social services across Junagadh, Kutch and Amreli districts.

Defence ministry approves 21 new Sainik schools; academic session to begin from May

March 28, 2022 9:33 am

In a first, 7 to be day school; to run in partnership with NGOs, private schools, state governments

UK military intelligence says Russia's invasion of Ukraine has largely stalled

March 17, 2022 3:27 pm

According to United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence the vast majority of Ukrainian territory, including all major cities, remains in Ukrainian hands.

Defence share in total govt spending lowest in 5 years

March 14, 2022 10:17 pm

Since 2017-18, when it was 17.73 per cent of CGE, the defence expenditure in the budget estimates for this financial year has fallen to 13.31 per cent of CGE. 

Pakistan seeks joint probe after India misfires missile

March 13, 2022 10:34 am

Terming it as a “profound level of incompetence”, it called upon New Delhi to explain “if the missile was indeed handled by its armed forces or some rogue elements.”

Over 200 defence cadets discharged in 10 years after being seriously injured, Govt tells LS

February 11, 2022 7:03 pm

Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt also informed the Lok Sabha that such cadets receive financial assistance from the government.