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Modi Govt cleared purchase of 24 American helicopters for Navy

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Ahead of US President Donald Trump''s visit to India, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the purchase of 24 American helicopters for the Indian Navy. The deal to...

With bigger role for women officers, Army set for new chapter

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After the Supreme Court ordered the Indian Army to grant permanent commission to women officers within three months, a new chapter in the Indian Army will start with the women officers looking for a...

India will have two to five theatre commands by 2022: CDS Rawat

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India will have two to five theatre commands by 2022, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.He pointed that in the southern part of the country, India will have a Peninsula...

CDS will boost synergy between three services: Army Chief

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday expressed confidence that with the creation of Department of Military Affairs, which is headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), the synergy between three services will get...

Indian armed forces are at cusp of transformation: Gen Rawat

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) India''s armed forces are at the cusp of transformation, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday, noting that proxy war and cross border terrorism remained the key security challenges facing India.Gen...

DRDO’s AIP systems to help Scorpene submarines stay hidden for longer periods

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI) In a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India programme, the Indian Navy would fit their Kalvari-class submarines with DRDO-built Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems, which would allow the underwater warships...

Rafale half-a-generation ahead of Chinese, Pakistani machines: Dhanoa

Ahmedabad, Feb 10 (ANI): Former IAF Chief BS Dhanoa on Sunday said the Rafale fighter jet that India is buying from France is half-a-generation ahead of aircraft in the inventories of two of India's adversaries, China and Pakistan.India is...

3P strategy to make India defence manufacturing hub: Rajnath

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Emphasising India will a defence manufacturing powerhouse in the coming years, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the government has adopted a new strategy known as 3P strategy which stands for Policy, Production and Partnership."We...

HAL signs MoU with Israeli firm to make, sell drones

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) To manufacture and sell drones, Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bengaluru based Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL) and Israel Aerospace Industries Limited (IAI)...

India aims at Rs 35,000 cr military exports in next 5 yrs: PM

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) With an aim strengthen India''s position in the world, especially in the defence manufacturing sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the government expects to do arms and ammunition export business of Rs...

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates 6 bridges built by BRO in Jammu sector

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated six new bridges built by the Border...

Eng v WI 1st Test: Burns, Denly hold fort as cricket gets off to rainy restart

Southampton (IANS) England ended Day 1 of their first Test against West Indies on 35/1 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as the return...

Veteran Bollywood Actor Jagdeep Passes Away At 81

Veteran Actor-comedian Jagdeep, best known for his role as Soorma Bhopali in "Sholay", died on Wednesday at his residence. He was 81.The actor, real...

Chinese, Indian troops taken ‘effective measures’ to disengage: China

Beijing, July 9 (PTI) China on Thursday said Chinese and Indian troops have taken "effective measures" to disengage at the Galwan Valley and other...

India seeing green shoots of economic recovery: PM

New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Indian economy has started seeing "green shoots" of recovery and that the...