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Govt takes many important decisions on Defence in last six years

Ending a four decade long wait of veterans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government announced the ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme for ex-servicemen. Government’s guideline that women should be considered for command roles and that all women officers are entitled to permanent commission is a major boost to empower women. …

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Raksha Mantri launches ‘Atmanirbharta Saptah’ (7 to 14 August)

The event comes shortly after the Defence Ministry introduced an import embargo on 101 items, in order to boost indigenisation of defence production. The Defence Minister said, “The Government has made serval timely and thoughtful interventions during Covid-19 times like issuing negative list for import, increase in FDI limits and …

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MoD’s big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Nation on May 12, 2020 had given a clarion call for a self-reliant India based on the five pillars, i.e., Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography & Demand and announced a special economic package for Self-Reliant India named ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Taking cue from that evocation, …

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Aatmanirbhar Bharat: RM announces import embargo on 101 defence items

Prime Minister Modi in his address to the Nation on May 12, 2020 had given a clarion call for a self-reliant India based on the five pillars, i.e., Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography & Demand and announced a special economic package for Self-Reliant India named ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Taking cue from that evocation, the …

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Government formulates draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020

The DPEPP-2020 is envisaged as overarching guiding document of Defence Ministry to provide a focused, structured and significant thrust to defence production capabilities of the country for self-reliance and exports.  Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 has marked out clear goals and objectives to be undertaken by the Defence Ministry. First and foremost amongst all …

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MoD releases draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020

In order to provide impetus to self-reliance in defence manufacturing, multiple announcements were made under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Package’. In implementing such framework and to position India amongst the leading countries of the world in defence and aerospace sectors, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has formulated a draft Defence Production and Export …

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Defence Ministry formulates draft Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy 2020

The policy aims to provide impetus to self-reliance in defence manufacturing under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Scheme.  The DPEPP-2020 is envisaged as overarching guiding document of Defence Ministry to provide a focused, structured and significant thrust to defence production capabilities of the country for self-reliance and exports.  Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy 2020 has marked out clear goals and …

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Rafale deal: Defence Minister rebuts Congress charges

Dismissing Congress’ charges on the offset contract, she said that the NDA govt only followed the UPA govt’s Offset Policy. She also said that top leadership of countries doesn’t discuss minute details of deals and in this case too the Prime Minister of India and the French President showed interest in entering a deal …

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US Secretary of State, US Secretary of Defence meet PM Modi

They conveyed greetings of President Trump to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister fondly recalled his interactions with President Trump and requested Secretaries to convey his greetings to him. The Secretaries briefed the Prime Minister on the fruitful and productive 2+2 dialogue held earlier on Thursday. Prime Minister congratulated both …

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India-US 2-plus-2 Dialogue: Defence cooperation in top focus

US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James N Mattis will be in India to hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday. Both sides will mention the burgeoning defence cooperation, and the US’s recent STA-1 classification which eases defence …

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India-US 2-plus-2 Dialogue tomorrow; defence cooperation in top focus

Both sides will mention the burgeoning defence cooperation, and the US’s recent STA-1 classification which eases defence and high technology trade between the two countries.  As the leaders will discuss bilateral issues counter-terrorism, immigration issues and defence cooperation is expected to be high on agenda. Sushma Swaraj will have a …

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Sri Lankan PM inaugurates 8th Colombo Defence Seminar

The two day seminar will deliberate on the theme ‘Security in an era of Global disruptions’. In his keynote address, Wickremsinghe said there are multi-dimensional global disruptive forces which can weaken state and called upon the need to identify gaps to meet such challenges. He asserted that conflicts in modern …

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India, Vietnam to boost trade, maritime, defence cooperation

Sushma Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia the key countries in the ASEAN region. “Deepening our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Binh Minh led delegation level …

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Defence Minister assesses flood situation in Kodagu

Speaking to the press, Defence Minister said that the torrential rains that lashed the district last week has left a huge trail of destruction. More than 5,000 people have been rendered homeless. Restoration of some of the roads, houses, buildings, water & electricity connections in Kodagu is being done by …

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