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Army, Navy Begin Recruitment Under Agnipath Scheme

Army, Navy Begin Recruitment Under Agnipath Scheme

Under the Agnipath scheme, youths from 17-and-a-half years to 21 years will be inducted into the armed forces for a four-year tenure, while 25 per cent of them will be subsequently inducted for regular service.

01 July 2022
Rajnath Set To Visit UK In July

Rajnath Set To Visit UK In July

During the visit, Singh is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with his British counterpart Ben Wallace on ways to boost overall defence and strategic ties...

22 June 2022

IAF Lays Down Criteria For Inducting Agniveers Amid Nationwide Agnipath Protests

The Indian Air Force released a brief laying down the various aspects of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, selection process and benefits. 

Agnipath Is A Hurried Decision, Say Northeast Defence Veterans

Agnipath Is A Hurried Decision, Say Northeast Defence Veterans

Ranjit Borthakur, a retired Brigadier from Assam and former chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission, said that the scheme that seeks to induct 46,000...

18 June 2022

‘Agnipath’ Scheme Reduces Operational Effectiveness Of Armed Forces: Rahul Gandhi

Under ‘Agnipath’ scheme, around 46,000 soldiers will be recruited this year between the ages of 17 and a half years and 21 years into the three services,...

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09 June 2022
Rajnath Hands Over 12 High-Speed Guard Boats To Vietnam

Rajnath Hands Over 12 High-Speed Guard Boats To Vietnam

The defence ministry said India and Vietnam continue to have the "most trustworthy relations in contemporary times with broader convergence of interests and...


27 May 2022
Rajnath Speaks To Crew Of INS Gharial

Rajnath Speaks To Crew Of INS Gharial

In his call, Singh appreciated the efforts of the Indian Navy in line with India's 'neighbourhood first' policy, Navy officials said. They said the defence...


27 May 2022
Defence Minister Hails PM Modi For Leadership, Arrives In Karnataka To Meet Navy Officials

Defence Minister Hails PM Modi For Leadership, Arrives In Karnataka To Meet Navy Officials

"Our defence personnel serve the nation diligently and keep our country safe and secure. Their family members also serve the country by giving them support and...


16 May 2022
Defence Minister Appreciates The Bravehearts Of TMR Serving Indian Army’s Heroes

Defence Minister Appreciates The Bravehearts Of TMR Serving Indian Army’s Heroes

TMR, according to the Defence Minister, is a source of strength for soldiers deployed in challenging terrain and exposed to various risks. TMR's effort,...


12 May 2022
Rajnath Approves Revised 'Scales Of Accommodation' For Armed Forces Personnel

Rajnath Approves Revised 'Scales Of Accommodation' For Armed Forces Personnel

The Defence Ministry said the implementation of scales of accommodation -- 2022 would facilitate improvement in facilities and infrastructure for the stay of...


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10 May 2022
Sri Lanka: Defence Ministry Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order  Amid Escalating Crisis

Sri Lanka: Defence Ministry Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order Amid Escalating Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne on Tuesday urged protestors to exercise calm and not resort to violence. He warned if looting...


29 April 2022
Lt Gen BS Raju To Be New Vice Chief of Army

Lt Gen BS Raju To Be New Vice Chief of Army

Lt Gen Raju will succeed incumbent Lt Gen Manoj Pande who will take the reins of the 1.3 million-strong army after Army Chief Gen MM Naravane completes his...


30 March 2022
PM Modi's Cabinet Committee Approves Procurement Of 15 Light Combat Helicopters

PM Modi's Cabinet Committee Approves Procurement Of 15 Light Combat Helicopters

Light Combat Helicopter Limited Series Production (LSP) is an indigenously developed combat helicopter containing around 45 per cent indigenous content by...


17 March 2022
Rajnath Singh Inaugurates 7-Storey R&D Facility Built By DRDO In Record 45 Days

Rajnath Singh Inaugurates 7-Storey R&D Facility Built By DRDO In Record 45 Days

The seven-storey building, with a plinth area of 1.3 lakh square feet, will house research and development facilities for the development of a fifth-generation...


13 March 2022
PM Modi Reviews India’s Security Preparedness Along With Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval

PM Modi Reviews India’s Security Preparedness Along With Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the country’s security preparedness amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.


12 March 2022
Pakistan Says Not Satisfied With India’s Explanation On ‘Accidental Firing’ Of Missile, Demands Joint Probe

Pakistan Says Not Satisfied With India’s Explanation On ‘Accidental Firing’ Of Missile, Demands Joint Probe

Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson said: ‘Indian decision to hold an internal court of inquiry is not sufficient since the missile ended up in...


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11 March 2022
Indian Missile Mistakenly Fired Into Pakistan, High-Level Inquiry Ordered: Defence Ministry

Indian Missile Mistakenly Fired Into Pakistan, High-Level Inquiry Ordered: Defence Ministry

An Indian missile was fired into Pakistan on Wednesday (9 March) due to a technical malfunction during a routine maintenance, said India's Ministry of Defence...


10 February 2022
School Bands To Perform At National War Memorial

School Bands To Perform At National War Memorial

The Defence ministry on Thursday said school bands will be allowed to perform at the National War Memorial on a regular basis to inculcate in them the values...


08 February 2022
China-Pak Friendship Goes Back To Nehru Era, Grew During Congress Regimes: Rajnath   

China-Pak Friendship Goes Back To Nehru Era, Grew During Congress Regimes: Rajnath   

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday countered Rahul Gandhi's allegation over the China and Pakistan friendship, saying the bond between the two countries...


01 February 2022
Union Budget 2022-23: Defence Gets Rs.5.25 Lakh Crore

Union Budget 2022-23: Defence Gets Rs.5.25 Lakh Crore

The defence budget excluding the pension component stands at Rs 4,05,470 crore.


29 December 2021
Defence Ministry Prohibits The Import Of 351 Items Under Staggered Timeline

Defence Ministry Prohibits The Import Of 351 Items Under Staggered Timeline

The ministry said "351 imported items" will be "indigenized" in the next three years.


29 December 2021
Defence Ministry puts restrictions on import of 351 items under staggered timeline

Defence Ministry puts restrictions on import of 351 items under staggered timeline

In August last year, the ministry announced that India will stop the import of 101 weapons and military platforms like transport aircraft, light combat...


26 December 2021
Indigenous BrahMos Manufacture Will Be Deterrent For Countries To ‘Cast Evil Eye’ On India: Rajnath Singh

Indigenous BrahMos Manufacture Will Be Deterrent For Countries To ‘Cast Evil Eye’ On India: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said ‘We want to manufacture BrahMos on Indian soil so that no country has the audacity to cast an evil eye on India’.


26 November 2021
Madras High Court: Don't lease out defence properties, use them for own use

Madras High Court: Don't lease out defence properties, use them for own use

After considering the facts and circumstances, the judge found that the Defence department was finding it difficult to maintain its properties, which all are...


20 November 2021
Rajnath Singh: India Will Manufacture 90 Percent Of Defence Products It Needs By 2024-2025

Rajnath Singh: India Will Manufacture 90 Percent Of Defence Products It Needs By 2024-2025

"By 2024-2025, we will be achieving the target of exporting defence products worth USD 5 billion as fixed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I can assure him...


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