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Tag: Defence

PM announces Chief of Defence Staff post, fulfils defence's long-pending proposal

New Delhi: In a major move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the creation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, that has been a long-pending recommendation of various defence panels. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, Modi said: “I want to […]

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos test fired from Chandipur test range in Odisha

Balasore: The anti-ship version of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. It was launched from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO) sources said. Described as the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile with high rate of precision and […]

Jaitley questions Rahul's silence on chopper scam

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” on the Enforcement Directorate chargesheet in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, which mentioned that kickbacks were paid to “important political persons” of the then ruling party and others. “Rahul Gandhi talks on several subjects, even on those […]

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Himachal avalanche: Body of fourth trooper recovered

Shimla: After 17 days of search, rescuers on Saturday recovered the body of fourth trooper, rifleman Nitin Rana, officials said. He hailed from Himachal Pradesh, a defence spokesperson told IANS. Two of the troopers, struck by an avalanche, are still missing. Six troopers of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles were buried under an avalanche that […]

Boeing appoints India head Pratyush Kumar to lead F-15 programme in US

Bengaluru: The Boeing Company on Monday appointed the head of its India operations, Pratyush Kumar, to lead the defence major’s F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the United States. “Kumar has been selected to lead our F-15 fighter aircraft programme and further its business in the US and globally,” said Boeing in a statement here. Kumar […]

Successful night trial of Prithvi-II missile

Balasore: India’s Strategic Forces Command Saturday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said.The surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was launched from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 […]

India-Russia trade to cross $30 bn by 2025: Putin

New Delhi: As Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday expressed hope that the mutual trade turnover between India and Russia would grow to $30 billion by 2025, Prime Minister Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, India-Russia meet, Prime Minister, defence, India-Russia trade, Narendra Modi invited Russia to set up a dedicated defence industrial […]

India, Kazakhstan agree to boost trade, defence cooperation

Astana: India and Kazakhstan agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of trade and defence and security following delegation-level talks headed by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov here on Friday. “We covered the full range of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest,” Sushma Swaraj said while […]

INS Kalvari commissioned to boost security

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here commissioned the country’s first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy terming it a significant new era “to boost India’s defence and security”. Modi formally unveiled the commissioning plaque of the INS Kalvari atop the submarine and congratulated and shook hands with the various naval […]

Indian Navy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft crashes

Kochi:  A Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy crashed during take-off just outside the Naval base in Kochi on Tuesday, a Defence spokesman said. No casualties were reported. The incident occurred this morning when the Israeli-made pilotless aircraft took off from the Naval airport here for a routine sortie, he said. The crash […]

DRDO test-fires Anti-Tank Guided Missile in Rajasthan

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) twice successfully flight tested Indias indigenously developed third generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘Nag’ in Rajasthan on Friday. The missile hit both the targets under different ranges and conditions with very high accuracy as desired by the armed forces, an official statement said. “With these […]

Strategic partnership model in defence sector finalised

New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Saturday finalised the broad contours of a long-term strategic partnership with the Indian private sector in defence manufacturing, official sources said. The policy will be implemented in a few select segments to begin with — fighter aircraft, submarines, armoured vehicles and helicopters. Additional segments may be added in […]

Defence Procurement Manual
Revised Defence Procurement Manual expected shortly

Kolkata: The revised Defence Procurement Manual, which is expected shortly, will likely incorporate “long term support agreement” in the indigenisation project, an army official said here on Tuesday. “The Defence Procurement Manual is under revision and the revised manual is expected to be released shortly. This will have many provisions which have been amended to […]

Su-34 jets
Russia to have 16 new Su-34 fighter-bombers this year

Moscow: The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces will receive 16 new Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bombers in 2017, Russian Deputy Defence Minister Yuriy Borisov said on Friday. “The Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association (NAPA) has a long-term contract with the Russian Defence Ministry for the production of 92 Su-34 strike fighters. We are expecting to receive 16 Su-34fighter-bombers this […]

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Armed forces short of more than 9,000 officers

New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told the Lok Sabha on Friday that the three Services are short of over 9,000 officers and 45,000 personnel in other ranks. According to the data tabled in the lower house, the Indian Army — the largest of the three Services — has vacancies for 8,370 […]

Defence, energy, trade to top agenda of Obama's India visit

US President Barack Obama arrives in India Sunday on a three-day state visit, which besides the symbolism of his being the first American president to be chief guest at the Republic Day parade is also likely to see "substantive outcomes" from talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several issues, including defence, energy and trade