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India bans import of 101 defence items to boost indigenisation

New Delhi (IANS) To make the Indian defence industry self-reliant and boost indigenisation, the Ministry of Defence banned the import of 101 items on Sunday.The MoD has also bifurcated the capital procurement budget for 2020-21 between domestic and foreign...

Negative list of weapons to boost domestic defence sector

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) To expand the domestic defence manufacturing ecosystem, a negative list of weapons and platforms would be notified with year-wise timelines for placing an embargo on import of such items from those dates.As per the...

Draft defence policy aims to achieve Rs 1.75 lakh cr turnover by 2025

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore ($25 billion) including export of Rs 35,000 Crore ($ 5 billion) in aerospace and defence goods and services by 2025.This...

Birds have entered Indian airspace, Rajnath Singh welcomes Rafales

New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The five Rafale fighter jets have entered the Indian airspace, informed the Office of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday."The Birds have entered the Indian airspace..Happy Landing in Ambala!" tweeted the Defence Minister's Office."The...

Five IAF Rafales take off, will reach Ambala base, India on July 29

Paris, July 27 (ANI): In a long-awaited development, five Rafale fighter aircraft today took off for India from an airbase in France to join the Indian Air Force fleet in Ambala on Wednesday.The fighter aircraft were flagged off by...

Permanent commission to women officers in Indian Army sanctioned

New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): The Central government has issued the formal sanction letter for grant of permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army, paving the way for empowering them to shoulder larger roles in the organisation,...

Rapid deployment of IAF sent strong message to adversaries: Defence Minister

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Indian Air Force (IAF) sent a strong message to the adversaries through rapid deployment of its assets at forward locations in response to the situation in eastern Ladakh and earlier the manner in...

Naval MiG-29K fighter aircraft to be deployed in Northern sector

By Ajit K Dubey, July 21 (ANI): At a time when Indian Navy's P-8I surveillance planes are carrying out frequent sweeps over the Eastern Ladakh sector, the Navy's maritime fighter jets MiG-29K will be deployed in the Northern sector...

Indian Army to order another 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles

New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Amid the ongoing dispute with China over boundary issue, the Indian Army is going to place another order of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from the United States.The order for the second batch of...

IAF received last 5 of 22 Apache attack helicopters in June

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters from Boeing last month. The force was expecting delivery in March however due to Covid pandemic the delivery got...

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IPL 13: BCCI team to arrive in UAE later this month for recce of facilities

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Galaxy Note20 pre-registration hits 5 lakh in India: Samsung

New Delhi (IANS) Samsung on Tuesday said that the pre-registration for its 'Make in India Galaxy Note20 smartphone crossed more than 5 Lakh this...