At present, a disabled child or sibling of a deceased pensioner is eligible for family pension if his or her monthly income from sources other than family pension is not more than Rs 9,000 along with the dearness allowance component.
The defence ministry said the delegated financial powers of vice chiefs of the services have been increased by 10 percent subject to an overall ceiling of Rs 500 crore.
India has for the first time formed a policy to compile, archive, declassify, and publish military operations and war histories.
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said that the step is a big boost to startups in defence. He stated that the approval will give a big boost to become self reliant in the defence manufacturing sector.
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Friday cleared the issuing of a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the Indian Navy's mega deal to procure six submarines under Project-75I through a strategic partnership route worth over Rs 45,000 crore.
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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday said it had a registered a case against arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and unknown officials of the Indian Air Force and the Defence Ministry in 2009 trainer aircraft deal case. A senior CBI official told IANS: “A case was registered against Bhandari and Bimal Darren, both directors of Offset […]
New Delhi: India on Monday successfully test fired an Akash-MK-1S missile from the integrated test range at Chandipur in Odisha, the defence ministry said Monday. The surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile with a strike range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of 60 kg was test fired on May 25 and May 27, they said. […]
Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for the fourth consecutive day on Monday. Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said that at about 2.45 p.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked mortar shelling and firing with small arms in the Krishna […]
Jammu: Heavy firing exchanges took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday, a defence official said. “At 11 a.m., the Pakistani troops resorted to shelling and firing of small arms in the Krishna Ghati and Kirni sectors. Our troops retaliated effectively,” Defence Ministry […]
Ankara: Turkey has killed 28 Kurdish militants in retaliation to an attack which left three Turkish soldiers dead, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. On Saturday, three Turkish soldiers were killed and one was injured in a mortar attack by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey southeastern Hakkari province, Xinhua news agency reported. The […]
Jammu: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, Defence Ministry said. “At about 9.30 a.m. Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Shahpur and Kirni sectors on the LoC in Poonch. They started firing with small arms followed by shelling with mortars,” Lieutenant […]
New Delhi: Vice Admiral Karambir Singh has been appointed as the next Navy Chief, a defence ministry official said Saturday. Singh will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires on May 31. “The government of India appoints Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) as the next Chief of […]
New Delhi: India did not lose any Su-30 fighter jet during a dogfight with Pakistani jets on February 27, the government said here on Tuesday and added Pakistan was making “false claims” to hide the loss of a F-16 aircraft. “All the Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat with Pakistani fighter jets landed back safely. Pakistan […]
Bengaluru: The IAF inducted Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal from the 112th helicopter unit at the Yelahanka air base in the city’s northern suburb as its first woman flight engineer, said the Defence Ministry on Friday. “Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman flight engineer after completing the course at […]
Washington: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis met with Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman here at Pentagon on Monday, highlighting security cooperation between Washington and New Delhi. The US and India have made meaningful progress advancing bilateral defence cooperation over the past year, Mattis said in a statement issued by Pentagon, reports Xinhua news […]