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  • Defence Ministry approves procurement of military hardware worth Rs 13,165 crore Sep 29, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    Defence Ministry approves procurement of military hardware worth Rs 13,165 crore

    The procurement proposals were approved at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) that was chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • Explained | The dissolution and corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board Sep 29, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Explained | The dissolution and corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board

    The OFB, from October 1, will be split into seven new defence PSUs, namely Munition India Limited, Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited, Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited, Troop Comforts Limited, Yantra India Limited, India Optel Limited, and Gliders India Limited.

  • Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff, announces Defence Ministry Sep 21, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff, announces Defence Ministry

    Air Marshal Chaudhari would assume the charge of Air Force chief following the retirement of his predecessor, Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, on September 30.

  • Notification allowing women in NDA to be released by May, Defence Ministry tells SC Sep 21, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    Notification allowing women in NDA to be released by May, Defence Ministry tells SC

    Keeping the timeline in mind, deliberate planning and meticulous preparation is needed to ensure smooth induction and seamless training of such women candidates, the ministry said.

  • Defence Ministry issues SOP for faster verification of bank guarantees during acquisition process Sep 16, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Defence Ministry issues SOP for faster verification of bank guarantees during acquisition process

    The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 provides right to the buyer to seek confirmation of the foreign bank's BG from an Indian bank, where required, at the bidder's cost.

  • PM Modi opens a pair of defence office complexes in New Delhi Sep 16, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    PM Modi opens a pair of defence office complexes in New Delhi

    The office buildings on Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Africa Avenue, constructed at a cost of Rs 775 crore, use resource-efficient green technology and adhere to environment-friendly practices.

  • 27 offices of defence ministry to move to new buildings Sep 14, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    27 offices of defence ministry to move to new buildings

    The two new multi-storey buildings, one at the Kasturba Gandhi Marg area and another at Africa Avenue, have been constructed at a cost of Rs 775 crore by the defence ministry, the officials said.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves increase in financial powers of armed forces for revenue procurement Sep 07, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves increase in financial powers of armed forces for revenue procurement

    The defence ministry said the delegated financial powers of vice chiefs of the services have been increased by 10 percent subject to an overall ceiling of Rs 500 crore.

  • Genomics can help in a big way in healthcare, fight against COVID: Rajnath Singh Aug 26, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    Genomics can help in a big way in healthcare, fight against COVID: Rajnath Singh

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that through COVID genome sequencing, the part of the genome which is not changing frequently can be identified and it will help in vaccine development.

  • Indian Army grants time scale colonel rank to five women officers Aug 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Indian Army grants time scale colonel rank to five women officers

    The five women officers who have been selected for the colonel time scale rank are Lieutenant Colonel Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME, and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.

  • Pegasus Row | 'No transaction' with Israel's NSO Group, Defence Ministry tells Parliament Aug 09, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Pegasus Row | 'No transaction' with Israel's NSO Group, Defence Ministry tells Parliament

    CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP V Sivadasan had asked the Defence Ministry to reveal whether it has carried out any business dealings with NSO Group Technologies and "if yes, the details thereof?"

  • 41 domestic defence vendor proposals worth Rs 86,623 crore approved since May 2020: Govt Jul 28, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    41 domestic defence vendor proposals worth Rs 86,623 crore approved since May 2020: Govt

    Bhatt was responding to a question on the procurement started in the defence sector under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme of the Centre.

  • Defence Ministry issues formal tender for mega submarine programme Jul 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    Defence Ministry issues formal tender for mega submarine programme

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) last month approved the issuance of the request for proposal (RFP) for the acquisition programme named Project-75(I).

  • India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown May 09, 2021 07:35 PM IST

    India turns to ex-army medics as COVID surge sparks calls for lockdown

    COVID-19 cases and deaths have been hitting records every two or three days. Deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday.

  • COVID-19: Rajnath Singh grants emergency financial powers to armed forces Apr 30, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    COVID-19: Rajnath Singh grants emergency financial powers to armed forces

    Singh's office said he invoked special provisions and granted emergency financial powers to the armed forces to empower them to speed up efforts in the nationwide fight against COVID-19.

  • Defence ministry decides to airlift 23 oxygen generation plants from Germany Apr 23, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Defence ministry decides to airlift 23 oxygen generation plants from Germany

    Officials said each plant will have a capacity to produce 40 litres of oxygen per minute and 2,400 litres every hour.

  • Bharat Electronics pays Rs 174 crore interim dividend for FY 2020-21 to defence ministry Mar 08, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Bharat Electronics pays Rs 174 crore interim dividend for FY 2020-21 to defence ministry

    BEL has declared 140 percent as interim dividend (Rs 1.40 per share) to its shareholders for the financial year, the ministry said in its statement.

  • DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore Feb 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore

    The DAC also approved that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than D&D cases shall be concluded in two years.

  • IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues Feb 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues

    The conclave will happen on Thursday and Friday, concurrently with the country's premier aerospace and defence exhibition Aero India 2021 that will start on Wednesday and end on Friday.

  • China, India in talks to hold 9th round of Commander-level meet on Ladakh standoff: Defence Ministry Dec 31, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    China, India in talks to hold 9th round of Commander-level meet on Ladakh standoff: Defence Ministry

    India and China have held several rounds of talks at the diplomatic and military-level to resolve the standoff that erupted in early May.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forces Dec 18, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forces

    This missile is the first indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) missile that can be launched from Sukhoi-30 and other fighter aircraft.

  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore Dec 17, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore

    Officials said a total of seven acquisition proposals were approved by the DAC, the defence ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement.

  • Govt scraps requirement of minimum 7 year continuous service for enhanced family pension Oct 05, 2020 09:42 PM IST

    Govt scraps requirement of minimum 7 year continuous service for enhanced family pension

    Further, the family of armed forces personnel who died within 10 years before October 1, 2019, without completing continuous service of seven years, would be getting the EOFP, it noted.

  • Offsets for govt-to-govt defence deals done away with under new defence acquisition procedure Sep 28, 2020 11:01 PM IST

    Offsets for govt-to-govt defence deals done away with under new defence acquisition procedure

    Another official said removing offset obligations for contracts under the three categories is likely to result in a reduction of cost of acquisitions as the defence firms used to factor in funds required to fulfil offset conditions.

  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore Sep 28, 2020 07:14 PM IST

    Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore

    "The DAC headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for various arms and equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore," the defence ministry said.

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