Ministry of Defence: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Defence Minister launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)

The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenization Organization (NIIO) through an online webinar in order to inculcate the virtues of research and development in defence manufacturing in the Indian Navy. What is NIIO? It is a three-tiered organization and the Naval Technology Acceleration Council (N-TAC) will bring together the twin ..

Defence Ministry signs MoU with IIT Kanpur and DARPG for analysis of public grievances

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Ministry of Defence and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India, has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct and develop the explanatory analysis of the grievances received in the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS). Details of the Project The project ..

Second draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 placed in public domain for suggestions

The second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), titled as ‘Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020’ has been uploaded by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, for inviting suggestions and comments from the various stakeholders and general public. Background The first draft of the DPP was published in April 2020 and then the deadline for ..

Invalid Pension to Armed Forces Personnel even with Service of Less than 10 years Approved by Govt.

The government has taken the decision that invalid pension for the armed forces will now be extended to the army personnel with less than 10 years of service also. Earlier, any army personnel would be eligible for this only after completing 10 years of service. This will be applicable to all the eligible people who ..

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 ..