The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM, officials said.
Rahul Gandhi bats for jawans, says ‘ranks can be a determining factor for fixing pay, but not for nutritional value.’
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.
Since 2014, the country also started a massive programme to build domestic defence-industrial capabilities which have yielded slow but steady results.
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.
An Army Spokesperson said the government order paved the way for empowering of women officers to shoulder larger roles in the Indian Army.
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.
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 search and tracking systems among others.
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.
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).
Items banned for imports can only be purchased from within the country, Finance Minister said presenting the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package.
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 engineering support to the Armed Forces.
General Bipin Rawat said the Indian Air Force will conduct flypasts from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram, from Dibrugarh to Kutch as thanksgiving to the coronavirus warriors.
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 between the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
The CCS also approved the report of a high-level committee, headed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, which finalised responsibilities and the enabling framework for the CDS, they said.
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 Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh heads the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee.
Admiral John Aquilino said China's military buildup in the disputed waters of the SCS threatens several countries.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur addresses during the presentation of the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2019-20, in New Delhi.PIB/PTI Photo
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his visit to observe the Centralised Bio-Decomposer System at Najafgarh in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Commuters stand near the caved-in portion of a road after heavy rainfall, in Shimla.PTI Photo
People carry a man who was injured in police lathi-charge during an agitation against an eviction drive, in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.PTI Photo
President Ram Nath Kovind during the virtual presentation ceremony of National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2019-20, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
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