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Rafale Aircraft Inducted In IAF

The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

11 September 2020

5 Rafales Come Home Today: A Look At Ambala Air Base’s Historic, Military Significance

According to IAF officials, Ambala was chosen for housing Rafales in the western sector due to several factors such as depth from the border, base infrastructure and other technical facilities.


Amid Tensions With China, Govt Approves Purchase Of Fighter Jets, Weapons Worth Rs 38,900 Crore

The procurement of 21 MiG-29 and upgrading of the existing fleet of MiG-29 are estimated to cost the government Rs 7,418 crore.


'Can't Be Aatmanirbhar By Being Hostage To Import Procurements': Lt Gen Subrata Saha On Ban On 101 Defence Items

Former Deputy Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Subrata Saha (Retd) tells Outlook that the Defence Ministry's decision to ban the import of 101 items will give a boost to the private sector.

09 August 2020

Govt Issues Order For Permanent Commission Of Women Officers In Army

An Army Spokesperson said the government order paved the way for empowering of women officers to shoulder larger roles in the Indian Army.


India Likely To Get First Batch Of 6 Rafale Jets Next Month Amid China Standoff

Besides the missile systems, the Rafale jets will come with various India-specific modifications, including Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low-band jammers, 10-hour flight data recording, infra-red...

29 June 2020

Rafale Acquisition Gives Much-needed Boost To India's Defence-Industrial Agenda

Since 2014, the country also started a massive programme to build domestic defence-industrial capabilities which have yielded slow but steady results.

07 August 2020

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With Rajnath Singh In Moscow, India Pushes Russia To Speed Up Defence Contracts

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar met with Russia Deputy Defence Minister Col General A V Fomin in Moscow to work on the modalities of speed up various defense contracts.

23 June 2020

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22 May 2020
China Hikes Defence Budget To $179 Billion, Nearly Three Times That Of India

China Hikes Defence Budget To $179 Billion, Nearly Three Times That Of India

India's budget for 2020 amounted to $66.9 billion (Rs 4,71,378 crore) according to a write-up in Indian Institute for Defence and Analysis (IDSA).


16 May 2020
Govt Hikes FDI In Defence Production; Places Ban On Import of Certain Weapons

Govt Hikes FDI In Defence Production; Places Ban On Import of Certain Weapons

Items banned for imports can only be purchased from within the country, Finance Minister said presenting the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package.


07 May 2020
Defence Ministry Abolishes 9,304 Military Engineering Services Posts

Defence Ministry Abolishes 9,304 Military Engineering Services Posts

Military Engineer Services is the premier construction agency and one of the pillars of Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army which provides rear line...


01 May 2020
Armed Forces To Conduct Fly-pasts, Shower Flowers On Hospitals To Thank Corona Warriors

Armed Forces To Conduct Fly-pasts, Shower Flowers On Hospitals To Thank Corona Warriors

General Bipin Rawat said the Indian Air Force will conduct flypasts from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram, from Dibrugarh to Kutch as thanksgiving to the...


31 December 2019
All You Need To Know About India's First Chief Of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat

All You Need To Know About India's First Chief Of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat

The recommendation for the Chief of Defence Staff had first been made after the Kargil War. It was argued that this post will create better coordination...


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24 December 2019
Cabinet Committee On Security Approves Creation Of Chief Of Defence Staff

Cabinet Committee On Security Approves Creation Of Chief Of Defence Staff

The CCS also approved the report of a high-level committee, headed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, which finalised responsibilities and the enabling...


21 November 2019
Detained Under PSA, Farooq Abdullah's Name On Rajnath Singh-Led Defence Panel

Detained Under PSA, Farooq Abdullah's Name On Rajnath Singh-Led Defence Panel

The name of the 81-year-old National Conference leader, in detention at his Srinagar home for over 100 days, tops the list of members of the panel headed by...


21 November 2019
Malegaon Blast Accused Pragya Thakur Nominated To Parliamentary Panel On Defence

Malegaon Blast Accused Pragya Thakur Nominated To Parliamentary Panel On Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh heads the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee.


30 October 2019
Beijing Continues To Bully Others In South China Sea: US

Beijing Continues To Bully Others In South China Sea: US

Admiral John Aquilino said China's military buildup in the disputed waters of the SCS threatens several countries.


09 October 2019
'Make Sure Indian Tax System Is Not Terrorising Us': Rafale Engine Maker Tells Rajnath

'Make Sure Indian Tax System Is Not Terrorising Us': Rafale Engine Maker Tells Rajnath

The Rafale Engine Manufacturing company is seeking Indian government's support to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in India


08 October 2019
Pak's Army Chief Talk Kashmir With Chinese Military Leadership In Beijing

Pak's Army Chief Talk Kashmir With Chinese Military Leadership In Beijing

Chief of Army Staff Bajwa and Pak PM Imran Khan will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang later in the day.


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25 September 2019
Police Say Pakistan Drones Drop Ak-47 Rifles, Grenades In Punjab; CM Seeks MHA Intervention

Police Say Pakistan Drones Drop Ak-47 Rifles, Grenades In Punjab; CM Seeks MHA Intervention

Investigation revealed that weapons were smuggled to the terrorist module in Punjab from Pakistan using drones.


30 July 2019
Soldier Killed As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC In J&K's Rajouri

Soldier Killed As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC In J&K's Rajouri

Defence sources said the Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian positions in the Tangdhar sector of the Kupwara district.


27 July 2019
IAF Gets First Batch Of 4 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

IAF Gets First Batch Of 4 Apache Attack Helicopters From US

The AH-64E Apache is one of the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopters and is flown by the US Army.


22 July 2019
JK: Soldier Killed As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC

JK: Soldier Killed As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Along LoC

A soldier, manning a forward post, was critically injured in the Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector and was immediately rushed to the military hospital...


16 July 2019
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CBR Prasad, a former Airman in Indian Air Force, donated Rs 1.08 crore to the Defence Ministry on Monday. He handed over a cheque to Defence Minister Rajnath...


15 July 2019
No Money Was Given To Any Bhai: Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Deal

No Money Was Given To Any Bhai: Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Deal

'You all know about the discussion on Rafale. No money was given to any 'bhai',' Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.


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