Tag: Defence Ministry

India, Singapore, Thailand Naval Forces Engaged In Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20
India, Singapore, Thailand Naval Forces Engaged In Trilateral Maritime Exercise SITMEX-20

New Delhi: Indian Navy along with Naval forces of Singapore, and Thailand is engaged in a trilateral maritime exercise ‘SITMEX-20’ in the Andaman Sea. With this exercise, India aims to strengthen mutual confidence and develop common understanding and procedures towards enhancing overall maritime security in the region. As part of the second edition of the […]

India-China Dialogue To Resolve Border Dispute To Continue: Defence Ministry

New Delhi: The military talks between India and China at Chushul in eastern Ladakh to resolve the border dispute ended in a stalemate but both countries have agreed to continue the dialogue to push for a peaceful settlement, the MoD said on Sunday. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that both countries […]

7th Pay Commission: Big Relief For Central Govt Employees As EOFP Norm Changed

7th Pay Commission: In a big relief, the Defence Ministry has recently scrapped the requirement of minimum 7-year continuous service for the grant of enhanced ordinary family pension (EOFP) to the next of kin of deceased defence personnel. An EOFP is 50 per cent of personnel’s last emoluments and is payable for 10 years from […]

Assault Rifles
Defence Ministry Approves Procurement Of 72,000 Assault Rifles

New Delhi: The Union Defence Ministry has approved a proposal to purchase 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US at a cost of around Rs 780 crore. The Defence Acquisition Council led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved proposals for capital acquisition of various equipment required by the Indian armed forces at […]

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Rajnath Singh Announces Progressive Restrictions On Import Of 101 Defence Items

New Delhi: In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced restrictions on import of 101 weapons and military platforms including artillery guns, assault rifles and transport aircraft. “The Ministry of Defence is now ready for a big push to #AtmanirbharBharat initiative,” Singh said on Twitter […]

Only 22 Of 56 R-Day Tableau Proposals Accepted: Govt

New Delhi: As West Bengal and Maharashtra cried foul over rejection of their Republic Day tableau proposals, the Defence Ministry said, here on Thursday, of the 56 proposals, comprising 32 from states and Union Territories and 24 from Ministries and Departments, only 22 were accepted. Of these 22 proposals, 16 were from states and UTs, […]

Army Chief Meets Finance Commission Members In Ladakh

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat met a team of Finance Commission members in Ladakh on Tuesday to apprise them about the financial outlay required for improving the operational capability of the forces. The team of the 15th Finance Commission led by its Chairman N.K. Singh is in Ladakh for a field visit to […]

Arms Factories Restructuring For Profits, Employment: Def Min

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to go ahead with corporatisation of ordnance factories in order to reduce the import dependency of defence equipment, enhance combat efficiency of the Armed Forces and increase the profitability of the entities for greater employment generation. The Defence Ministry on Wednesday said the decision to convert state-administered arms factories, […]

Ordnance Units On Strike, Govt Yet To Share Blueprint

New Delhi: Employees of 41 ordnance factories across the country began a 30-day strike on Tuesday against the Central government proposal to corporatize the entities by converting them into public sector units. The strike began after talks between various employees’ federations of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Ministry officials failed to arrive at […]

800 terrorists killed in J&K between 2014-18: Centre

New Delhi: The security forces have killed 800 terrorists since 2014, of which 249 were in 2018, the Centre told the Parliament on Wednesday. In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State in the Defence Ministry Shripad Naik said 104 terrorists were killed in 2014, 97 in 2015, 140 […]