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MoD signs 880 crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries

The Defence Ministry has recently signed an 880-crore contract with Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) for procurement of 16,479 light machine guns (LMGs). According to the contract which was signed with the Israel-based arms industry company, it would provide Negev 7.62 x 51 mm light machine guns to the Indian armed forces. This type of LMG ..

Defence Minister unveils updated manual DPP-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. The 2020 draft version aims to promote more indigenous content in defence equipment which are ..

Share of Indian Companies in defence contracts increases to 75.03%

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 per cent in 2015-16 to 75.03 per cent in 2019-20 as the Ministry tries to ..

ICGS Varad commissioned into Indian Coast Guard

Larsen & Toubro ship building company recently handed over the offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Varad to the country. The ship has been commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard at L&T Kattupalli shipyard, near Chennai. This is the fifth in the series of the seven patrol vessels built by L&T, contracted by the Defence Ministry.  ICGS ..

Third Defence Attaches conference held in New Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the third Defence Attaches conference at New Delhi. He also announced that India is set to have 10 more Defence Attaches in 10 different countries. This creation of additional 10 defence wings will strengthen the defence diplomacy of the country and help in increasing exports in defence sector. Under ..

Government Sets up Department of Military Affairs

The Prime Minister of India chaired Union Cabinet on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, gave its approval to the post of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The Union Cabinet also gave its approval for establishing a separate Departement under the Ministry of Defence, name- Department of Military Affairs. The CDS will be the head of ..

Fifth Edition of ‘ARTECH’ on 23rd December

Through optimum use of new technologies, the Indian Army in its quest for modernization will be organising the fifth edition of the Army Technology Seminar ‘ARTECH’ on Tuesday, 23rd December 2019 at the Manekshaw Centre, in Delhi Cantonment. As a part of the vision of ‘Make in India’ of our Prime Minister, the ARTECH seminar ..

Ministry of Defence launches Campaign against Single-Use Plastic

The Ministry of Defence will be organising plogging programme to raise awareness amongst the citizens of the country to collect plastic waste and make the surrounding clean, at more than 400 different locations throughout the country on Saturday, 7th December 2019. All three forces of Defence, Military, Naval and Air force along with Indian Coast ..