Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry is top buyer of MSME Goods in 2022

The Government e–Marketplace was launched in 2016. It is an online platform used for procuring goods and services online. The main aim of GeM is to increase transparency, promote Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, and support small and local sellers. Recently, the ..



Ordnance Factory Board dissolved

Defence Ministry has issued an order to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in effect from October 1, 2021. Highlights After October 1, its assets, employees and management will be transferred to seven newly constituted Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). ..


BDL to supply Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to Indian Army

The defence ministry has signed deal worth Rupees 1,188 crores with the state-run Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). Following the deal, the BDL will supply 4,960 Milan-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) for Indian Army. The defence ministry had signed the deal ..


New Production Plant inaugurated at HAL

The Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, has inaugurated a new plant for the production of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The plant was inaugurated at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru. This plant will double the production of India’s ..


Defence Ministry places 10 lakh hand grenades order with private sector for the first time

On October 1, 2020, the Defence Ministry placed orders with a private firm for the first time. The order has been placed for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. These grenades will replace the vintage design grenades that are ..


Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board

The government has recently decided to corporatize the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). It means converting a subordinate office of Ministry of Defence (MoD) into 100 per cent Government owned corporate entities. Highlights For this purpose, Government has created an Empowered ..