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  • COVID-19: Rajnath Singh asks DPSUs, DRDO and OFB to provide oxygen, beds to state govts Apr 20, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    COVID-19: Rajnath Singh asks DPSUs, DRDO and OFB to provide oxygen, beds to state govts

    At a virtual meeting with the top defence brass, Singh also granted emergency financial powers to three forces and other defence agencies for procurement of medical equipment and for creation of additional capacities in view of the pandemic, officials said.

  • India facing renewed challenges along its borders: Army Chief MM Naravane Apr 06, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    India facing renewed challenges along its borders: Army Chief MM Naravane

    MM Naravane was delivering a lecture on 'Developments along the Western and Northern Borders and their Impact on the Future Road Map of the Indian Army' at Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington, Tamil Nadu.

  • Russia, India discuss Russian military manufacturing in India Apr 06, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Russia, India discuss Russian military manufacturing in India

    In 2018, India agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems despite warnings of sanctions from the United States.

  • Defence ties, China and COVID-19 vaccine strengthens India-Philippines relations Mar 22, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Defence ties, China and COVID-19 vaccine strengthens India-Philippines relations

    In March 2021, India signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of "defence material and equipment", including BrahMos cruise missiles.

  • India 2nd largest arms importer in 2016-20, imports down by 33%: SIPRI Mar 19, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    India 2nd largest arms importer in 2016-20, imports down by 33%: SIPRI

    Combat aircraft and associated missiles accounted for more than half of India’s arms imports in 2016–20.

  • Britain to expand nuclear warhead stockpile by over 40% as global threats rise Mar 17, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Britain to expand nuclear warhead stockpile by over 40% as global threats rise

    Britain said it planned to replace its current nuclear warhead with a new one which would be able to operate throughout the lifespan of four new submarines being built and due to enter service in the early 2030s.

  • South Korea agrees to 13.9% increase in its share of cost for US troops Mar 10, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    South Korea agrees to 13.9% increase in its share of cost for US troops

    The increase will take South Korea's contribution this year to 1.18 trillion won ($1.03 billion).

  • 'LAC activities opened India's eyes to what cooperative effort might mean for own defensive needs' Mar 10, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    'LAC activities opened India's eyes to what cooperative effort might mean for own defensive needs'

    Responding to questions, Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander of US Indo-Pacific Command, said that China has a vast disinformation machine.

  • Indian Navy commissions third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj Mar 10, 2021 09:21 AM IST

    Indian Navy commissions third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj

    INS Karanj can guard strategic sea points, gather intelligence, lay mines and engage in anti-sub warfare.

  • China hikes defence budget by 6.8% to $209 billion Mar 05, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    China hikes defence budget by 6.8% to $209 billion

    China's annual defence budget maintains a single-digit growth for a sixth consecutive year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force Mar 02, 2021 07:09 AM IST

    China said to speed up move to more survivable nuclear force

    The Pentagon asserts that China is modernising its nuclear forces as part of a wider effort to build a military by mid-century that is equal to, and in some respects superior to, the US military.

  • UK MPs call on government to stamp out China, Russia from defence industry Feb 14, 2021 11:05 AM IST

    UK MPs call on government to stamp out China, Russia from defence industry

    Investment in the defence supply chain from all countries that fall outside of an approved list, including Russia and China, must be barred, chair of the House of Commons defence subcommittee Richard Drax has said.

  • India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh

    In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale Jet aircrafts at a cost Rs 59,000 crore.

  • Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    "The first five Rafale aircraft of IAF were formally inducted into IAF on September 10. The arrangements for this event were made mostly through local resources of IAF. The total expenditure on the event was Rs 41.32 lakh including Rs 9.18 lakh of GST," Rajnath Singh said.

  • India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh Feb 04, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

    Delivering his keynote address at the IOR Defence Ministers' Conclave, he said organising a conclave of countries in the IOR on the margins of the international event "Aero India-2021" shows the importance India attaches to the vision of common growth and stability, and constructive engagements with them.

  • India to spend $130 billion on military modernisation, prepared to defeat misadventures at border: Rajnath Singh Feb 03, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    India to spend $130 billion on military modernisation, prepared to defeat misadventures at border: Rajnath Singh

    Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped out on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, since late last year, braving the winter chill to show opposition to three new laws the government says will make the sector more efficient.

  • Can't remain dependent on other countries for India's defence: Rajnath Singh Feb 02, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Can't remain dependent on other countries for India's defence: Rajnath Singh

    Mr Rajnath Singh said Tejas is not only indigenous, but is also better than its foreign equivalents on several parameters and also comparatively cheaper.

  • Budget 2021: These sectors get some of the highest budgetary allocations Feb 02, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Budget 2021: These sectors get some of the highest budgetary allocations

    Defence, consumer affairs, home affairs and rural development were among the top sectors that received the highest budgetary allocations for FY 2021-22.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate HAL's second LCA production line on Tuesday Feb 01, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate HAL's second LCA production line on Tuesday

    The event comes a day before the opening of the Aero India 2021, the country's premier aerospace and Defence exhibition, commencing at Air Force Station Yelahanka on Wednesday.

  • Renewed push for defence indigenisation to boost company order books Jan 25, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Renewed push for defence indigenisation to boost company order books

    Allocations for defence may rise in 2021 Union Budget and the government has set specific targets for import substitution and domestic procurement

  • Infrastructure and Defence: Expectations from Budget 2021 Jan 19, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Infrastructure and Defence: Expectations from Budget 2021

    Under the National Infrastructure Pipeline, the government is aiming at a share of 21 percent from the private sector and another 40 percent from the states

  • Bharat Dynamics: Better execution and revenue visibility to support stock Jan 15, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Bharat Dynamics: Better execution and revenue visibility to support stock

    Strong order pipeline and improving execution make Bharat Dynamics a compelling story

  • Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat visits forward areas in Arunachal Pradesh Jan 02, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat visits forward areas in Arunachal Pradesh

    Official sources said Gen Bipin Rawat interacted with Army, ITBP and soldiers of the Special Frontier Force (SFF) deployed in the bases including in Dibang Valley and Lohit sector of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Three options that will boost India’s defence prospects in 2021 Dec 11, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Three options that will boost India’s defence prospects in 2021

    India needs to maximise its military’s operational capacity and increase the possibility of indigenisation without confusing the two and ending up nowhere

  • Defence in 2020 | It’s been a low key, but profoundly interesting year Dec 08, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Defence in 2020 | It’s been a low key, but profoundly interesting year

    The defence sector has seen considerable movement, from Boeing Australia’s ‘loyal wingman’ to Turkey’s order for its second batch of Russian S-400s, and from the Armenia-Azerbaijan war to Japan’s aircraft carrier

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