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    41 armed forces personnel died of Covid-19; 22,353 infected: Government in Rajya Sabha

    "The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases amongst serving armed forces personnel is 22,353," Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said, adding 41 personnel died of the infection till date.

    Indian Armed forces committed to hand-hold domestic defence industry: Gen Bipin Rawat

    "Nothing will give us greater satisfaction than fighting and coming out victorious in wars with indigenous technology and equipment," said the chief of defence staff, adding that the armed forces do not have any bias towards imported equipment.

    DRDO plans national programme on directed energy weapons for battles of future

    The national programme will have short, medium and long-term goals, with the eventual aim being to develop different DEW variants of up to 100 kilowatt power, in collaboration with the domestic industry, sources said. But they are nowhere near becoming operational.

    Modi and Abe hold summit dialogue over phone; Indo-Japan Navy pact announced

    Japanese envoy to India Satoshi Suzuki who signed the pact tweeted, "Great pleasure to sign the agreement concerning reciprocal provision of supplies and services between #JSDF and the #IndianArmedForces. Hope the agreement will further promote cooperation between them."

    China foreign ministry says no Indian troops died along the countries' shared border

    China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday no Indian troops had died along the countries' shared border, as fresh tensions flared up on the frontier.

    China using coercive tactics in pursuit of territorial, maritime claims: Pentagon

    China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Beijing has built up and militarised many of the islands and reefs it controls in the region. Both areas are stated to be rich in minerals, oil and other natural resources and are vital to global trade.

    Treat doctors losing lives in COVID fight at par with martyrs of armed forces: IMA to PM

    The IMA cited government data and said 87,000 healthcare workers had been infected and 573 of them had lost their lives due to COVID-19.

    New Delhi: Indian Armed Forces give musical band performance at Red Fort

    As part of the ongoing celebration of the 74th Independence Day, the Indian Armed Forces give a musical band performance at Red Fort in Delhi. (ANI)New Delhi: Indian Armed Forces give musical band performance at Red Fort

    India co-sponsors UN resolution tabled by Indonesia on women's role in peace keeping missions

    India co-sponsored a Security Council resolution tabled by its close SE Asian partner Indonesia in the United Nations seeking women's participation in peacekeeping missions on Friday, August 28.

    DRDO labs to be overhauled, expert committee set to review charter for futuristic battles

    To be led by Prof P Ramagopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, the select panel will delve deep into the nature of work being carried out by each lab under the organisation and will present a report to redefine the charter of work being carried out and minimize technology overlaps.

    Russia: Indian Armed Forces participate in the Victory Parade at Red Square in Moscow

    Russia: A Tri-Service contingent of Indian Armed Forces participates in the Victory Parade at Red Square in Moscow, which marks the 75th anniversary of Russia's victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. This is for the 1st time a joint services marching contingent has gone from India to Red Square. Earlier, Army marching units used to go: Maroof Raza, Consulting Editor, Times NowRussia: Indian Armed Forces participate in the Victory Parade at Red Square in Moscow

    21 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas: How the Indian Armed Forces fought and won back Indian territory

    July 26. It was on this day 19 years ago that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan's army. Since then, July 26 has been observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war. In the image: NCC cadets paying tributes to the martyrs of Kargil war on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas

    Confident of Navy's preparations for 'proactive response' to any challenge: Rajnath

    "I applaud the Indian Navy for their role in protecting the maritime interests of the nation. I have full confidence in the Navy's preparedness to meet any challenge through a proactive response in deploying its ships and aircraft," the defence minister tweeted.

    ‘Only India in the region does not accept the economic, military hegemony of China’

    India is the only country in the region that does not accept the political, economic and military hegemony of China. India directly threatens two Chinese vulnerabilities, Tibet and the strategic sea lanes of communications through the Indian Ocean.

    Navy Commanders to review India's maritime security at 3-day conclave from August 19

    A major focus of the conclave will be to review the Indian Navy's operational readiness as well as issues relating to India's security interests in the Indo-Pacific, a region where China has been rapidly expanding its military presence, they said.

    China says ready to properly address differences with India

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said this at a regular briefing when a Western media journalist sought China's reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that the Indian armed forces have given a befitting reply to those challenging the country's sovereignty.

    India must pay homage to Covid warriors on its 74th I-Day: Union Minister Muraleedharan

    The Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs was the chief guest at a 'Virtual Kavi Sammelan' organised by Jaipur Foot USA to celebrate India's Independence Day.

    India cannot keep depending on imported defence supplies, says Rajnath Singh

    "Security is its first priority for the development of any nation. It is known to all of us that the nations, which are able to protect themselves, they have been able to build their strong image at the global level," Rajnath Singh said.

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Light Combat Helicopters deployed for operations at Leh

    The Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora took part in one such operation along with HAL test pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd), Subash P John recently by taking-off from high altitude location to a forward area for a simulated attack on a high altitude target, the Bengaluru- headquartered company said in a statement.

    Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping exercise of Indian Armed Forces in Leh’s Stakna

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived at Stakna monastery in Leh on July 17. They witnessed para dropping skills of the troops of Indian Armed Forces. Soldiers carried out para dropping and tank exercises at Stakna. Defence Minister will visit forward areas of LAC and LoC during his two-day visit to Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.Rajnath Singh witnesses para dropping exercise of Indian Armed Forces in Leh’s Stakna

    Govt to focus on reducing use of imported components in indigenously developed platforms

    Defence Minister on Sunday announced that India will stop import of 101 military systems and weapons like transport aircraft, light combat helicopters, conventional submarines and cruise missiles by 2024 to promote India's domestic defence industry. The negative list featured many products which have either been developed by India or are in the development stage.

    Armed forces push case for arming Israeli drone fleet with laser-guided bombs, missiles

    The proposal named Project Cheetah has been revived by the armed forces after being pending for a long time and is expected to cost over Rs 3,500 crores to the government. "Under this project, around 90 Heron drones of the three services would be upgraded to be armed with laser-guided bombs, air to ground and air-launched anti-tank guided missiles," government sources told ANI.

    Centre to encourage government-to-government deals to meet $5 billion military export target

    Spelling out its export promotion strategy, the defence ministry has marked out a target for Defence PSUs and the Ordnance Factory Board achieve 25% of their revenues from exports within the next five years in a draft policy.

    Tributes from sky to sea: Indian Armed Forces salute corona warriors

    Indian Air Force aircrafts fly over Rajpath to show solidarity with frontline warriors fighting against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi.

    Here is how Indian Armed forces will honour COVID-19 warriors today

    "During the current crisis, it is the doctors, nurses, policemen, media, sanitation workers, delivery personnel, bank employees, government employees and local store owners who have put their lives on the line to ensure that we as a nation are protected and cared for adequately," said Army PRO Colonel Aman Anand.

    Abide by army's mandate, delete your FB account, you can make new one later: High Court

    The high court said he has a choice to make and asked him to delete his FB account as the policy to ban the use of social networking platforms for army personnel was taken keeping in view the security of the nation.

    More than 60-70% of India armed forces equipped with Russian origin weapons: Indian envoy

    Datla Bala Venkatesh Varma, Indian Ambassador to Russia, in an interview to “Krasnaya Zvezda” newspaper spoke about the state and perspectives of the military and military-technical cooperation between the two countries.

    Forgotten tales of courage and valour: The Bucket Brigade

    India supported the UN Security Council Resolutions of June 25th and 27th, 1950, in naming North Korea as the aggressor. Mr Trygve Lie, the Secretary General of the United Nations—acting under provisions of the Security Council Resolution of July 7th, 1950 which requested UN Member States to furnish military assistance to repel the aggressor—asked India to send troops for peacekeeping operations.

    Truecaller says disappointed by Indian Army's ban on app for personnel

    In the recent development where the Indian Army has asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones including Facebook, TikTok, Tinder, PUBG, Instagram and Truecaller to plug leakage of information. Truecaller spokesperson said it is an app of Swedish origin that considers India it's home.

    To take on Chinese ‘wolf warriors’, India must fix military asymmetry

    Indian Army is more than capable of giving the Chinese a bloody nose. Yet, we must fix military asymmetry.

    View: Need for ‘national outlook for national security’ approach

    Dealing with aggressive China will require India to take strict measures such as media sensitisation, calculated choice of words and intelligent responses by the government and military leaders, inclusive closed-door discussions, debates and decisions.

    28 hospitals of Indian Armed Forces reserved for Covid patients

    The development was shared by Lieutenant General Anup Banerji, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS). The DGAFMS heads the Armed Forces Medical Services (of the army, air force and navy) and is responsible to the government for the overall medical policy relating to the forces.

    Russia: Rajnath Singh attends 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square on June 24. The Tri-Service contingent of Indian Armed Forces also participated in the parade. President Vladimir Putin along with other higher authorities has attended the parade. It marked the 75th Diamond Jubilee of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. The parade also remembers both the capitulation of Nazi Germany in the 2nd World War in 1945 and historic Moscow Victory Parade of 1945.Russia: Rajnath Singh attends 75th Victory Day Parade in Moscow’s Red Square

    Indian armed forces are at cusp of transformation: General Rawat

    Asked about his controversial comments that India has de-radicalisation camps, he said what he meant was classification of people based on their views and the impact of relentless efforts to de-radicalise young people. "When I said camps -- I meant groups of people," he said.

    India's dissent over China's BRI poses no threat to SCO: Secretary-General Norov

    Beijing-headquartered Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is an eight-member economic and security bloc. India and Pakistan were admitted into the grouping in 2017. Its founding members include China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

    PMO clarifying Modi's comments a 'lame attempt to obfuscate truth': Congress

    He said the PMO and the government need to clearly state their position, after the PMO called as "mischievous interpretation" the criticism of the prime minister's remarks at the all-party meeting that no one has entered Indian territory or captured any military post while referring to the Galwan Valley clash in eastern Ladakh.

    PMO issues clarification over Modi's comments that no one entered Indian territory

    The clarification states that the Prime Minister was clear that no transgression at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) would be allowed and it would be firmly dealt with.

    All party meeting discusses border tension with China

    The virtual meeting began with participants paying tributes to the 20 Indian soldiers killed in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in East Ladakh earlier this week.

    HAL offers new multirole chopper to Indian armed forces

    "We have apprised Defence Minister Rajnath Singh of the progress made on the design and development of the multirole helicopter for induction in the IAF, Navy and Army," HAL Chairman R. Madhavan said. "We hope to develop the new helicopter in the next 8-10 years when the present fleet of medium lift copters are scheduled to be phased out," he said.

    Watch: Collaborations planned by South Korean Hanwha Defense for Indian armed forces

    South Korean Hanwha Defence in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro has already won the contract for ‘Vajra’, a 155 mm howitzer ordered by the Indian Army in 2017. It has some big plans for the coming year as well. Hanwha's India general manager Anuj Sharma shares details of future road map and 'Make in India' projects with ET Online. Watch!Watch: Collaborations planned by South Korean Hanwha Defense for Indian armed forces

    Navy to honour coronvirus warriors for relentless fight

    The Southern Naval Command (SNC) in Kochi, in keeping with the directive of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), would represent the Indian Armed Forces to express gratitude and appreciation to the entire nation for the perseverance and committed efforts of the virus warriors. A number of activities has been planned by SNC to express solidarity and gratitude to the coronavirus warriors.

    Coronavirus crisis 'biggest invisible war'; Armed forces and military assets adequately protected: Rajnath Singh

    "The fight against COVID-19 is possibly the biggest invisible war in our lifetime. A war against humanity and having various impact on health and economic security of the nation. The armed forces are assisting the nation in its fight against coronavirus," Singh said.

    How the Ministry of Defence is fighting Covid-19

    Various wings of defence ministry are contributing in their best possible ways to tackle Covid-19 better.

    Armed forces have 4 quarantine facilities on standby: Nodal officer for Covid-19 cases

    Currently, there are 58 people at the Indian Air Force's Hindon facility, 44 at the Indian Navy's facility, 484 people at the Army's Jaisalmer facility and 82 people at its Manesar facility, who are in quarantine. "The Jaisalmer facility is on standby to accommodate 100 more people," Brigadier Sharma said.

    Defence Ministry signs contract for 16,479 Light Machine Guns for frontline troops with Israel Weapons Industries

    The ministry on Thursday said that it has signed a Rs 880 crore contract for the light machine guns with Israel Weapons Industries. “The Indian Armed Forces' long-standing requirement of a modern state-of-the-art Light Machine Gun (LMG) has finally fructified.

    Credible deterrence comes from will of military leadership, intent of political leadership: Gen Bipin Rawat

    Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat attended an event at Centre for Air Power Studies in Delhi on February 28, where he said that the credible deterrence comes from the will of the military leadership and intent of political leadership to take the right decision at the right time. General Rawat said, “If we have to be prepared for the tasks assigned to us then it's important we maintain credible deterrence at land, air and sea at all times. Deterrence comes from keeping every personnel trained and motivated. The credible deterrence comes from the will of the military leadership and intent of political leadership to take the right decision at the right time. This was amply shown post Kargil, post Uri attacks and subsequently post Pulwama attack. The message (of Balakot) was very clear that the kind of proxy war perpetrated on our people will not be tolerated.” Credible deterrence comes from will of military leadership, intent of political leadership: Gen Bipin Rawat

    Once coursemates at NDA, now they’ll be service chiefs of Indian armed forces

    The three will certainly share rare camaraderie as the chiefs, which is important to promote “jointness” in the three Services that often pull in different directions. Real synergy among the Army, Navy and IAF is critical as India moves to appoint its first-ever tri-Service chief or chief of defence staff (CDS).

    L&T-MBDA missile systems JV units to start deliveries from 2020

    The unit includes assembly, inert integration (without explosives) and testing facility for missile sub-systems and missile weapon launch systems spread across an area of 16,000 square meter in a Special Economic Zone at Coimbatore. It is a part of the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor. The joint venture was formed in 2017 and it has already received a few export orders.

    L&T MBDA Missile Systems sets up missile integration facility in Tamil Nadu

    "LTMMSL has set up the assembly, 'inert' integration (without explosives) and testing facility for missile sub-systems and missile weapon launch systems spread across an area of 16,000 sq meter in a special economic zone at Coimbatore," Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing.

    Offensive strike in neighbourhood showed reach, lethality of Indian armed forces: Rajnath

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised Indian Armed forces in a veiled reference to Pakistan.

    Jindal Defence signs JV pact with Brazil's Taurus Armas for manufacturing small arms

    The agreement for a 51:49 JV between the two companies was signed on Tuesday at the 1st Brazil–India Defence Industry Dialogue of the India-Brazil Business Forum (IBBF), organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in association with CII, Assocham, and Ficci.

    Army plans special pensions for 1965, 1971 war veterans: Indian Army chief General Naravane

    "Some proposals have been sent to the Defence Ministry by Army Headquarters after due consideration which includes that the emergency Commissioned and Short Service Commission officers who took part in 1965 and 1971 war, should be given pension-like 'Swatantra SenSamman Pension Scheme'," Army chief said.

    View: Made In Indian armed forces

    Hiring, integrating and engaging veterans in the workforce can add substantial value to an organization.

    Appointment of CDS momentous, historic for India: Shah

    "A momentous and historic day for India as PM @narendramodi ji fulfils yet another long-pending demand and India gets its First Chief of Defence Staff. I am confident that this decision will further strengthen India's resolve to be among the best defence forces in the world," Shah said. The home minister also congratulated General Bipin Rawat, on taking charge as India's first CDS.

    India-China military ties 'improving', thanks to Modi, Xi efforts: PLA

    Providing an upbeat picture of the relations between the two militaries, which shared arduous and at times testing ties guarding the 3,488-km long LAC, Defence spokesman Col Wu Qian said the just concluded joint counter terrorism drills in India "showed the determination" of the two sides to protect the regional stability besides fighting terrorism.

    Pakistan has got its act together in narrative warfare with its DGISPR: Indian Cybersecurity Chief

    National Cyber Security Coordinator Lieutenant General Rajesh Pant (retd) said the three wings of the armed forces have their own public relations officers and "they are going in different ways". "When are we going to have our own equivalent of the DGISPR because the (Indian armed forces) services have their own PRs and they are going in different ways," he said.

    Congress seeks Pentagon briefing on India US cooperation in Western Indian Ocean

    The conference report on National Defense Authorisation Act or NDAA 2020 identified five topics to be covered in the briefing, including a description of military activities of the United States and India, separately, in the Western Indian Ocean, and a description of military cooperation activities between the two countries in the Western Indian Ocean.

    Arms sales of top Indian defence firms drop by 6.9 per cent: SIPRI report

    The combined arms sales of the three Indian arms companies listed in the top 100 were USD 5.9 billion in 2018— a decrease of 6.9 per cent on 2017. The three Indian companies on SIPRI's list of top 100 global arms firms are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ranked 38, the Indian Ordnance Factories ranked 56 and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) ranked 62.

    31 Army personnel killed in terrorist attacks along LoC from 2016 to 2018: Govt

    In written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said that in 2016, six Army personnel died in terrorist attacks, followed by 13 in 2017 and 12 in 2018.

    Fund crunch tying hands of defence forces, stalling upgrades

    The armed forces are either slowing down modernisation projects or slashing operational requirements due to severe fund crunch. The grim situation can also be gauged from the fact that arms acquisition cases are piling up in the Cabinet committee on security without being cleared due to the lack of funds.

    Confident of doubling range of the Astra, will be the most lethal air to air missile: DRDO Chief

    India is one of the few countries which has its own active and successful BMD programme. All essential technologies required for BMD, like propulsion system, sensors, precision control systems and terminal intercept technology with kill vehicle development have matured and have been proven through various tests, pointed out DRDO Chief G Sateesh Reddy.

    Rajnath Singh heads to Russia, to discuss defence logistics pact

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will discuss the Agreement on Reciprocal Logistics Support (ARLS) with his Russian counterpart General Sergei Shoigu during the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation on November 6, officials said. Singh will be on a visit to Russia from November 5 to 7.

    Modi-Xi informal summit to focus on expanding overall ties

    Though there is no official announcement either from Indian or Chinese side about Xi's visit, it is learnt that the Chinese president will arrive in Chennai on Friday afternoon and will leave the next day.

    Indefinite protest by workers will affect the armed forces: HAL

    The HAL management and the workers are at loggerheads as the workers are not satisfied with the hike offered by the company.

    India opposes Pak propaganda at Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference

    According to an official statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Pakistani Parliamentary Delegation raised the issue of Kashmir saying that "Indian military forces had seized Kashmir".

    President awards President's Colours to Corps of Army Air Defence

    The President's Colours were received by the Army Air Defence Centre on the behalf of the Corps of Army Air Defence at Gopalpur Military Station here.

    Indo-US military drill: Tiger Triumph off Andhra Coast in November

    Navy Spokesperson Commander Vivek Madhwal said: "India-US tri-services 'Exercise Tiger Triumph' is being organised under the aegis of the headquarters of the Integrated Defence Staff."

    Imran hints N-war as a ‘consequence’ of Pakistan losing conventional war

    Raking up the Kashmir issue, Khan said: “Eight million Muslims in Kashmir are under siege for almost now six weeks. He made these comments in an interview to Al Jazeera .

    Russia to push for final orders in $1-billion Kamov light copters at Modi-Putin talks next month

    Russia will press India for early placement of final orders for 200 Kamov KA-226 light utility helicopters under a $1 billion joint manufacturing deal.

    India may go for only naval UAVs from US

    The Indian Navy has an interest in acquiring US-made surveillance drones as it needs more assets for maritime domain awareness in the region, said the people.

    If China crossed into grey zone 100 times, we did the double: Eastern Army commander

    Naravane, currently the General Officer Commanding- in-Chief, Eastern Command, said China must realise that the Indian Army is not what it was at the time of the Sino-Indian war in 1962.

    44-year-old MiG-21s older than cars: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

    Praises HAL’s obsolescence management; Rajnath: Reduce dependence on foreigner manufacturers

    View: US needs an explicit India strategy

    The ‘India Fatigue’ lens essentially looks at the trajectory of the US-India ties from the conception (or rather misconception) of strategic synergy as described by US and therefore a false sense of the outcomes.

    New York's India Day Parade to honour valour, sacrifice of Armed Forces

    With the central theme of 'Support Our Troops, Salute Our Troops', the Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut will organise the 39th India Day Parade on August 18.

    View: Don’t rob the states to fund defence, the Centre should modernise the armed forces and defence production instead

    India needs to spend more on its armed forces, especially for modernising its strike capability. This calls for more money. But to say that that money should be found at the expense of the states is wrong.

    Dead ex-servicemen’s kin can sport medals

    It has been decided that family medals may be worn on the right chest, says an Army official.

    Navy to buy Rs 1,589 crore satellite from ISRO

    The Rs 1,589 crore order for a new military satellite—named GSAT 7R—will include launch cost and procurement of necessary infrastructure on ground.

    US Defence secretary nominee wants to solidify strategic partnership with India

    Esper said the Trump administration would continue to bolster the overall defence relationship through senior-level engagement such as the 2+2 ministerial dialogue.

    India likely to continue supporting Afghanistan despite US drawdown: Pentagon

    With USD 3 billion in aid since 2001, India remains the largest regional donor to Afghanistan, the report said.

    Will increase 'interoperability, information-sharing' with Indian military: Top US General

    General Mark A Milley, who has been nominated as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in response to written questions for his confirmation hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    41 AN-32 aircraft require upgrade, process under way: Defence Ministry

    There are 53 upgraded AN-32 aircraft in the fleet and aircraft distribution and deployment is as per existing operational requirements across the country.

    Maldives seeks India’s support in improving civil-military ties

    Maldives defence chief Abdullah Shamaal discussed the topic with Indian officials during a visit to Delhi last week, people with knowledge of the talks said.

    Data analytics showed disability pension benefits misused: CBDT Chairman

    Taking to PTI, CBDT Chief PC Mody said the circular issued on June 24 was not a new directive but only in clarification to the stated policy.

    View: Surprise, strategy and ‘Vijay’: 20 years of Kargil and beyond

    It was clear that Pakistan’s motive was to internationalise the issue and garner Western power’s support.

    Government needs to hike defence spending: Manish Tewari

    "China is spending more on defence. Their defence spending has grown over the years," Tewari said in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour.

    After surgical strike 2.0, Indian armed forces on high alert as Pakistan talks retaliation

    The Pakistani military’s statements indicate that it’s under heavy pressure to act, with a spokesperson saying that India must “wait for our response”.

    HAL places order with Thales for 2.75-inch rocket launchers to equip Indian armed forces

    The Indian armed forces are involved in a wide range of deployments in remote theatres, conducting operations beyond the scope of traditional homeland defence.

    SC refuses PIL seeking court-monitored probe into aircraft crashes of Indian armed forces

    A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said there cannot be a judicial inquiry into such mishappenings.

    PM to visit Maldives, Sri Lanka from Saturday

    Modi will first travel to Maldives, in his first bilateral visit after retaining power in the Lok Sabha polls.

    Modi Cabinet 2.0: Is Rajnath Singh-led MoD set for big reforms?

    Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh, 67, brings in the experience of handling sticky security issues and a track record of delivery in meeting the requirements of paramilitary personnel, both of which will come in handy in his new role as India’s defence minister. Manu Pubby explains how this Cabinet heavyweight will enable focus on key lingering issues such as a paucity of funds for modernisation, charting the course of mega reforms and implementing humanitarian measures for soldiers and veterans. WatchModi Cabinet 2.0: Is Rajnath Singh-led MoD set for big reforms?

    China-India border tensions persist but they prevent escalation: Pentagon

    The Pentagon said that as part of its "active defence" strategy, China's leaders use tactics short of armed conflict to pursue China's strategic objectives.

    Forces prepare to deal with cyber attacks on key infrastructure

    The Indian armed forces will conduct a major cyber exercise this week which will include scenarios connected to cyber attacks on critical Indian infrastructure like strategic networks and power grids.

    Post Pulwama, government grants more financial powers to the 3 services for weapons

    The government also relaxed certain rules to cut delays in military purchase like allowing the three services to procure required weapons and equipment from a single vendor.

    India-US ties promoted in sustained manner by Trump: Report

    Asserting that the Trump administration has maintained the success story of US-India relations initiated by George W Bush, the Council on Foreign Relations in its report gives Donald Trump a high B+ grade when it comes to America's ties with India.

    View: Defence industrial base and corporate professional responsibility

    For India, which is emerging as a major producer of defence technologies and equipment there is a dire need for a major drive for capacity building through a consortium approach.

    IAF reiterates 'irrefutable proof' of shooting down Pakistan's F-16

    "We have more credible evidence that is clearly indicative of fact that Pakistan has lost one F-16."

    Indian armed forces building partnerships in Indo-Pacific: Modi

    The prime minister noted that India was an active member in the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia.

    EC gets report on Adityanath's 'Modiji ki sena' comment; examining it

    The district magistrate of Ghaziabad has furnished a report in this regard. "It is under examination," official sources said.

    Swedish Awacs in focus again after PAF used it against India

    Sources said that India had registered a diplomatic protest with Sweden after the Pakistan revealed that it had ordered three new Saab 2000 early warning aircraft in 2017.

    UAE played important role in reducing Indo-Pak tensions: Gulf nation envoy

    UAE's envoy also referred to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan's telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan on February 28.

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