According to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) named ‘INS Vikrant’ (meaning courageous) will be commissioned in 2022. Key Points Defence Minister described this achievement as India’s pride and a shining example of Atmanirbhar Bharat. Commissioning ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
On June 25, 2020, the Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated a two-day Defence Conclave 2020 in Gujarat. Highlights The minister addressed the conference virtually. The conclave was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Society of Indian ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2020
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled an updated manual DPP-2020 (Defence Procurement Procedure-2020). For the last 18 years, this DPP is the procurement manual that has been used for governing the purchase of weapons and equipment from the defence capital budget. ..
As per the recent information from the Union Defence Ministry, the share of Indian companies in contracts awarded by the Union Defence Ministry for procurement of defence equipments is 75.03 per cent in 2019-20. The share has increased from 39.06 ..
Bengaluru-based Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) recently offered an indigenous multirole chopper to the Indian armed forces. This new chopper is to replace its medium lift choppers such as MI-17s, Kamovs and Seakings. The company also announced ..
Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a defence PSU based at Kolkata has recently delivered an anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette named ‘INS Kavaratti’ to the Indian Navy. This is the fourth and the last of the ASWC series built ..