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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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Agnipath row: Centre announces 10% quota for Agniveers in Defence Ministry jobsHome Ministry has also announced a 10 per cent reservation for Agniveers in the recruitment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles.
'Government has shown sensitivity': HM Amit Shah on Centre's decision to increase upper age limit for Agnipath schemeMinistry of Defence, in its statement on Tuesday, said that the Agnipath scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces.
Women fighter pilots to be inducted in Indian Air Force on permanent basisThe Defence Ministry had approved allowing women to join the Indian Air Force as fighter pilots in 2015 but induction in Fighter Stream began in 2016.
Tri services inquiry into CDS chopper crash expected to be completed within next two weeks: Govt sourcesThe tri-services inquiry set up by the Defence Ministry to probe the reasons behind the chopper crash wherein Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and 13 others were killed is expected to..
Prince Charles's visit to aircraft carrier cancelled after stealth jet crashPrince Charles' visit to HMS Queen Elizabeth was cancelled at the last minute by the Ministry of Defence - scuppering what was meant to be a highlight of the final day of the royals' Middle East tour.
PM Modi inaugurates new office complexes of Defence Ministry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and CDS Bipin Rawat attendPM Modi has inaugurated the new office complex of the Defence Ministry, which will help the armed forces to work in better conditions.
Defence Ministry orders joint secretary-level probe into alleged forgery in top level Coast Guard promotion
Over 8,000 Myanmar nationals crossed into India since coup: Defence MinistryMore than 8,000 Myanmar nationals crossed into India since the country saw a coup on February 1, the Defence Ministry said informed the Parliament on Monday. Of these, over 5,500 have been "pushed..
DRDO successfully flight tests New Generation Agni P Ballistic MissileAgni-Prime is a canisterised missile with a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 km, a statement from the Ministry of Defence read.
Rajnath asks military officials to monitor progress of initiatives taken to help fight pandemicDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked top military and Defence Ministry officials to closely monitor the progress of various initiatives they have embarked upon to support the civilian..
India-China hold 11th round of military talks, agree to avoid 'new incidents' at LAC in Eastern LadakhThe Ministry of Defence said in an official statement that 11th round of India-China Corps Commander Level Meeting was held at Chushul-Moldo border.
Completion of disengagement to pave way for de-escalation of forces: Defence Ministry on India-China talksIndia and China have been discussing the disengagement of troops from the friction areas including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and the Depsang Plains.
China used ''unorthodox weapons'' to escalate situation at LAC, says Defence Ministry reportIndia also made it clear that "while the Indian Army is prepared for any eventuality, talks are also progressing to resolve the issue" amicably.
Defence minister hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forcesSingh handed over the Indian maritime situational awareness system (IMSAS) to Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at an event here, the Defence Ministry's statement said. The IMSAS is a software system..
Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 croreThe defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of weapons and military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore for the three services, officials said. Officials said almost all the weapons and military..
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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Centre to ban imported goods at Army canteens; liquor likely to be includedIn a bid to promote local goods, the Defence Ministry is working towards banning the sale of imported items from countries including China at its Canteen Stores Department.
Inauguration of 43 BRO bridges by Rajnath Singh postponed in view of MoS Suresh Angadi's demiseDefence Minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to inaugurate the 43 BRO bridges across seven states and Union Territories on Thursday, but the Defence Ministry postponed the event in view of the death of..
Due to Covid-19, Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains were carried in van instead of gun carriageIn view of the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, the mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee arrived at the crematorium in a hearse van instead of the gun carriage. "Due to the..
Govt to embargo import of 101 items to boost indigenisation of defence production: Rajnath SinghRajnath Singh on Sunday announced that the Defence Ministry has planned to introduce import embargo on 101 weapon systems beyond given timeline against them.
Defence Ministry signs Rs 557 crore contract with BEML for procurement of 1512 mine ploughs for T-90 tanksThe induction of these mine ploughs will be complete by 2027.
Navy, Ministry of Defence in a tussle over biggest submarine projectAt the centre of the controversy is the Rs 45,000-cr submarine contest for the Navy—referred to as P 75I—that will see the winning Indian entity producing six submarines domestically with a foreign..
Lucknow to host Defence Expo 2020, inauguration by PM Modi on Feb 5The announcement was made at a press conference following a meeting by Yogi and Rajnath with top Defence Ministry and state officials in Lucknow.
West Bengal govt's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade rejectedThe Defence Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories out of which 22 have been accepted.
Admission of girls in Sainik Schools to begin from 2021-22 academic session, Rajnath Singh approves proposalThe decision was taken following the success of the pilot project which was started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girls in Sainik School, Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.
Rajnath Singh approves admission of girls in Sainik Schools from 2021The decision was taken following the success of the pilot project which was started by the Ministry of Defence for admission of girls in Sainik School, Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.
Russia to expand its Hmeimim air base in Syria: reportsRussia is expanding its Hmeimim air base in Syria and rebuilding a second landing strip to allow the facility to serve more aircraft, Russian news agencies cited an unnamed Defence Ministry official as..
ISRO, DRDO sign MoUs for Gaganyaan missionISRO on Tuesday inked MoUs with DRDO for development of human centric systems for the Gaganyaan project, the Defence Ministry said. Some of the critical technologies to be provided by the DRDO to ISRO..
Army to send over 200 officers from headquarters to field as part of restructuring processEarlier in July, the Defence Ministry had approved the proposal to restructure the Army Headquarters under which the force would be revamped to face the challenges of modern warfare.
Pricing issue of 83 LCA finalised: Defence MinistryThe issue of pricing of 83 Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) to be manufactured by state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been finalised and the contract is likely to be signed..
Indian Air Force plans to buy 30 new fighter aircraftA proposal in this regard by the IAF is likely to be taken up before a high-level meeting of the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks, government sources said.
Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile testRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday told the Defence Ministry and other government agencies to analyze the threat posed by a new U.S. missile test and to prepare a reciprocal response.
Rajnath Singh clears panel to review defence buysThe committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring a seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support, a Defence Ministry release said.
No proposal to privatise Ordnance Factory Board, clarifies Defence MinistryIt said that the government is considering plans to turn the OFBs into public sector units fully owned by the Defence Ministry
Russian nuclear-capable bombers leave airfield opposite Alaska: IfaxRussia's Defence Ministry said on Friday that two of its nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers had left an airfield opposite Alaska after training exercises and returned to their base, Interfax news agency..
Turkish drones start operating in northern Syria: ministryTurkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
Defence ministry to decide on buying two BrahMos missile coastal batteries to tackle enemy warshipsIn his first Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, defence minister Rajnath Singh will decide on acquisition of weapon systems worth around Rs 12,000 crore including the procurement of two Brahmos..
Turkey says it agreed to form joint operation centre with U.S. for Syria safe zoneTurkey's Defence Ministry said on Wednesday it agreed with the United States to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northern Syria.