Defence

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag visits China

November 22, 2016

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag has begun his 4-day China visit from November 21-24, 2016. He has been accompanied by a high-level military delegation. The delegation is scheduled to visit a number of important military installations and meet many high-ranking dignitaries of the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) and...

Indian Naval Ship (INS) ‘Chennai’ joins Indian Navy

November 21, 2016

Defence Minister has inducted Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer, INS Chennai into the Indian Navy. After completion of additional sea trials, the ship would be assigned to the Western Fleet and would be based in Mumbai. It is one among the largest destroyers indigenously constructed in India. The ship has a...

Four indigenous Naval Systems developed by DRDO inducted to the Indian Navy

November 19, 2016

Defence Minister has handed over the four indigenously built Naval systems to the Indian Navy. The four systems that were inducted were: ABHAY – Compact Hull Mounted SONAR for shallow water crafts, HUMSA UG – Upgrade for the HUMSA SONAR System, NACS – Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System, and AIDSS...

Govt doubles compensation for martyr’s families

November 19, 2016

Recognizing the bravery and valour of Indian soldiers, the government has more than doubled the ex-gratia lump-sum compensation for the widows and families of martyred soldiers. The move has come at a time when many soldiers have lost their lives in cross-border firings across the LoC following the surgical...

Assam Regiment celebrates Platinum Jubilee Ceremony

November 18, 2016

The Assam Regiment celebrated its 75th Raising Day (Platinum Jubilee). The regiment was raised on 15 June 1941 in Shillong by Lt.Col. Ross Howman. Key facts The Assam Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Indian Army. The regiment was raised to defend Eastern borders of India and counter...

DRDO carries out successful maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II)

November 17, 2016

The DRDO has successfully carried out the maiden flight of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV, TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM-II) from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga. TAPAS 201 is India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone. Key Facts Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) has designed and developed TAPAS 201 with HAL-BEL as...

Defence Procurement Policy

January 2, 2016

Defence Procurement Policy came into effect in 2002. Under DPP all capital acquisitions are categorized into: Buy(Indian), Buy & Make (Indian), Make, Buy & Make, Buy (Global). Buy (Indian) : minimum of 30% indigenous content. Buy & Make (Indian) : Initial quantities are purchased through the Indian company followed...

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