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India Test-Fires Its First Anti-Radiation Missile 'Rudram-1'

Oct 09, 2020 PTI

The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM, officials said.

Ranks Can't Determine Nutritional Value, Why Jawans Get Different Meals Than Officers, Asks Rahul Gandhi

Sep 12, 2020 PTI

Rahul Gandhi bats for jawans, says ‘ranks can be a determining factor for fixing pay, but not for nutritional value.’


'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.

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

Aug 07, 2020 Sameer Patil

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


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.

23 July, 2020

Govt Issues Order For Permanent Commission Of Women Officers In Army

PTI

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


02 July, 2020

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

PTI

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.


29 June, 2020

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

PTI

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.


23 June, 2020

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

IANS

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.


22 May, 2020

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

PTI

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

PTI

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

IANS

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.


01 May, 2020

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


31 December, 2019

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


24 December, 2019

Cabinet Committee On Security Approves Creation Of Chief Of Defence Staff

PTI

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.


21 November, 2019

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

PTI

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.


21 November, 2019

Malegaon Blast Accused Pragya Thakur Nominated To Parliamentary Panel On Defence

Outlook Web Bureau

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


30 October, 2019

Beijing Continues To Bully Others In South China Sea: US

PTI

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


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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.

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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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