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  • Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore Jul 02, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Govt approves purchase of MiG-29 and Su-30 MKI fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore

    The decisions were taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar Jun 08, 2020 07:17 PM IST

    INS Shardul commences evacuation of Indians from Iran to Porbandar

    COVID-related social distancing norms have been catered on board INS Shardul and the ship has been especially provisioned for the evacuation operation, including embarkation of additional medical staff, rations, personal protective equipment, masks, lifesaving gear, the Navy said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17 May 16, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Ship from Maldives with 588 Indians to arrive in Kochi on May 17

    In its Phase 2 of Operation Samudra Setu, INS Jalashwa left Male for Kochi with 588 Indian citizens including 70 women, 21 children and 497 on board on Saturday morning, a Defence source said here.

  • Coronavirus crisis | India sends INS Kesari with essentials to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles May 10, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis | India sends INS Kesari with essentials to Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles

    INS Kesari will deliver consignments of coronavirus-related essential medicines to Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles and about 600 tonnes of food items to the Maldives.

  • Ship from Maldives with about 700 stranded Indians to arrive on May 10 May 09, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Ship from Maldives with about 700 stranded Indians to arrive on May 10

    INS Jalashwa, participating in Indian Navy's "Operation Samudra Setu" to bring home Indians stuck in foreign countries due to COVID-19 pandemic, has departed from Male port for Kochi with 698 Indian nationals on board on Friday night. It is expected to reach here on Sunday.

  • Repatriation flights to India | Evacuation plan begins to bring back Indians stranded abroad May 08, 2020 04:18 PM IST

    Repatriation flights to India | Evacuation plan begins to bring back Indians stranded abroad

    India’s mega repatriation plan to bring back stranded Indian citizens from abroad began from May 7. All incoming baggage were disinfected, before handing them over to the people. Passengers having any health issues will be moved to the hospitals for further treatment.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews overall preparedness of armed forces Apr 24, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews overall preparedness of armed forces

    Singh also directed the armed forces to ensure judicial utilisation of financial resources in view of adverse impact of the pandemic on the country's economy.

  • Rajnath Singh reviews implementation of reform measures in armed forces Apr 20, 2020 08:35 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh reviews implementation of reform measures in armed forces

    The review was carried out by Singh at a high-level meeting which was attended by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Chief of the Army Staff Gen M M Naravane.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 26 Navy personnel in Western Naval Command test positive for coronavirus Apr 18, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 26 Navy personnel in Western Naval Command test positive for coronavirus

    It is the first such case of a sizeable number of military personnel being treated for COVID-19. The Indian Army has reported eight cases of the deadly virus so far.

  • SC grants permanent commission to women in Navy, says level playing field needed Mar 17, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    SC grants permanent commission to women in Navy, says level playing field needed

    The battle for gender equality is about confronting the battles of the mind and history is replete with examples where women have been denied their just entitlements under law and the right to fair and equal treatment in the workplace, the top court said.

  • Indian Navy, Air Force & Army reported 95 suicide cases in 2019: Govt Mar 04, 2020 07:26 PM IST

    Indian Navy, Air Force & Army reported 95 suicide cases in 2019: Govt

    The Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), after conducting a number of studies since 2006, has listed domestic and personal problems, marital discord, stress and financial trouble as the major causes of suicides by armed forces personnel.

  • Indian Navy postpones 'Milan 2020' naval exercise in wake of coronavirus Mar 03, 2020 09:15 PM IST

    Indian Navy postpones 'Milan 2020' naval exercise in wake of coronavirus

    The exercise has been postponed taking into consideration the "safety of all participants and travel restrictions imposed due to the spread of COVID-19", officials said.

  • GRSE delivers 4th anti-submarine warfare corvette to Navy Feb 18, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    GRSE delivers 4th anti-submarine warfare corvette to Navy

    Project 28, approved in 2003, is a class of anti- submarine warship corvettes currently in service with the Indian Navy. The corvettes are named after islands in the Lakshadweep archipelago.

  • CDS Gen Rawat unveils big ticket military reform agenda Feb 17, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    CDS Gen Rawat unveils big ticket military reform agenda

    The chief of defence staff said the Western and the Eastern commands of the Indian Navy will be merged into the proposed Peninsular Command and it will take care of security challenges in the entire Indian Ocean region.

  • India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-off Feb 17, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    India deployed P-8I naval jets to keep eye on Chinese troops during Doklam face-off

    The face-off triggered fears of a war between the two neighbours. The standoff ended on August 28, 2017 after over 10 rounds of talks between diplomats of the two sides.

  • Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS Feb 04, 2020 08:05 PM IST

    Looking to create air defence, logistics and peninsula theatre commands: CDS

    The responsibility of the management of the airspace is that of the Air Force, therefore, the security and safety of the airspace must rest with that one service, Rawat explained.

  • IOC launches special NATO class diesel for Indian Navy Jan 13, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    IOC launches special NATO class diesel for Indian Navy

    The fuel possesses the best rheological and detergent characteristics validated against most stringent military specifications. It also has lesser environmental impact due to low Sulphur content and would result in the better performance of engines.

  • In The News | Ajit Pawar returns as Maha Dy CM; Indian Navy bans smartphones on ships; SBI revises home loans and more Dec 30, 2019 08:40 PM IST

    In The News | Ajit Pawar returns as Maha Dy CM; Indian Navy bans smartphones on ships; SBI revises home loans and more

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  • Navy Chief Admiral Singh flags concern over decline in funds allocation to Navy Dec 03, 2019 06:48 PM IST

    Navy Chief Admiral Singh flags concern over decline in funds allocation to Navy

    Touching upon the Navy's modernisation initiative, he said the force envisages induction of three aircraft carriers so that two carrier battle groups (CBGs) are available for deployment in the Indian Ocean Region at all times.

  • Navy's long-term plan is to have 3 aircraft carriers: Navy Chief Karambir Singh Dec 03, 2019 04:48 PM IST

    Navy's long-term plan is to have 3 aircraft carriers: Navy Chief Karambir Singh

    Admiral Singh, speaking at an annual press conference, also assured the nation that the Navy is fully prepared to deal with national security challenges.

  • Defence Ministry approves procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore Nov 28, 2019 07:09 PM IST

    Defence Ministry approves procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore

    It also approved acquisition of medium range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P 8I for the Indian Navy.

  • INS Khanderi: All you need to know about India's 2nd Scorpene-class submarine Sep 12, 2019 10:13 AM IST

    INS Khanderi: All you need to know about India's 2nd Scorpene-class submarine

    The stealth submarine was launched in January 2017 and was under sea trial since

  • India firms up $130 billion plan to enhance military capability Sep 10, 2019 06:20 PM IST

    India firms up $130 billion plan to enhance military capability

    Multiple military sources said the government's aim is to invest in capabilities so that the armed forces can effectively deal with any possible threat from either China or Pakistan.

  • India to spend $130 billion for military modernisation in next 5-7 years Sep 10, 2019 07:43 AM IST

    India to spend $130 billion for military modernisation in next 5-7 years

    Another key priority is to procure 110 multirole fighter aircraft for the IAF

  • Indian Navy prepared to thwart JeM's underwater plans: Admiral Singh Aug 27, 2019 07:48 AM IST

    Indian Navy prepared to thwart JeM's underwater plans: Admiral Singh

    Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh said all stakeholders in coastal security are ensuring that there is no intrusion from the sea

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