Defence offsets worth $5.67 billion signed in 3 years: Minister
The Minister of State for Defence, Shripad Naik informed through his reply that since the opening of private sector in defence production in 2001, 452 industrial licenses have been issued till October 2019 for manufacturing of a wide range of defence items. Out of these, a total of 109 licenses have been issued in the last three financial years.
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Siachen avalanche: Army Chief apprises Defence Minister about ground situation
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed anguish over the death of the Army personnel and civilians who were struck by the avalanche at an altitude of 19,000 ft at around 3 pm on Monday. Rescue teams from nearby posts were rushed to the location after the incident.Only two Army personnel survived the avalanche, an official said.
View: India must tap private sector for closing tech gap with global military powers
Defence production and R&D will not make the desired leap unless MoD proactively supports the private sector in manufacturing and R&D, and revamps the DRDO. It is time the MoD tapped the entrepreneurial energies of the private sector to bridge the technological gap between India and the advanced military powers.
21 defence offset contracts worth USD 5.67 billion sealed in last 3 years: Govt
In May 2001, India opened up the defence sector to 100 per cent Indian private sector participation while putting the cap on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at 26 per cent subject to licensing. Years later, the government expanded the FDI limit under automatic route to 49 per cent and above 49 per cent through government route.
Now, IIT & IISc will help forces to get futuristic defence technologies
DRDO has already identified over 60 specific projects, many of which will give armed forces a lethal edge.
Will revive BSNL and make it profitable: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Last month, the government approved a Rs 69,000 crore revival package for BSNL and MTNL that included merging the two loss-making firms, monetising their assets and giving VRS to employees. The package includes infusion of Rs 20,140 crore for purchase of 4G spectrum and Rs 3,674 crore for GST to be paid on spectrum allocation.
Pakistan's nefarious activities won't go on for long: Rajnath Singh
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Cabinet approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
The move comes after the government's various efforts to boost the domestic availability failed to cool down the retail prices significantly. Retail prices of onions are continuing to rule above Rs 60/kg in Delhi. Onion prices have come under pressure due to 26 per cent fall in the production to 52.06 lakh tonnes during the kharif output late-kharif seasons of 2019-20.
SOPs issued to defence forces, security agencies to deal with rogue drones
Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said the Civil Aviation Ministry on August 27, 2018, issued the civil aviation requirement regarding 'Requirements for Operation of Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAs/Drones)' in order to regulate and monitor the operation of the devices.
Working towards achieving US $26 billion Defence Industry by 2025: Rajnath Singh
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that government of India is committed to work towards achieving a US$ 26 billion Defence Industry ...
BSNL-MTNL merger may be completed in 24 months: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
The government has earlier said that till the completion of the merger, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) will operate as a subsidiary of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Both the debt-ridden companies have rolled out voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), which is open for employees till December 3.
No proposal at present to waive penalty, interest on telco's licence fee dues: Telecom minister Prasad
"No such proposal is under consideration of the government as on date," Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. He was responding to specific questions on whether the government proposes to provide a waiver for penalties and interest on the non-payment of license fee on AGRs by telecom operators.
India all set to have first CDS by January; NSA-led committee completes ground work
Official sources said the Army, the Navy and the Indian Air Force have already recommended to the defence ministry names of their senior-most commanders for the top position which is being created to enhance synergy among the three services in dealing with security challenges facing India.
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