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Indian government ministry responsible for military and national defence matters

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Ministry of Defence (India): Indian government ministry responsible for military and national defence matters
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces. The President of India is the ceremonial commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the country. The Ministry of Defence provides policy framework and resources to the armed forces to discharge their responsibility in the context of the defence of the country. The Indian Armed Forces and Indian Coast Guard under the Ministry of Defence are primarily responsible for ensuring the territorial integrity of India.

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DRDO conducts demonstration of an Aerial Delivery system of 500 kg capacity, Watch |Oneindia News [Video]

DRDO conducts demonstration of an Aerial Delivery system of 500 kg capacity, Watch |Oneindia News

The DRDO on Saturday conducted a demonstration of a Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity according to the Defense Ministry. The exercise was done to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:01Published

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