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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Defence Minister launches Defence India Startup Challenge

With a vision to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in defence sector and make India self reliant for meeting defence requirements, Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman launched defence India start up challenge in Bengaluru. The highlight of the event was launch of 11 challenges by MoD now thrown open ... Read More »

Defence Minister hands over multi-fuel war tank engines to Army

The engines were developed at the Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai, a unit of Ordnance Factory Board under the Department of Defence Production. The engines have been fully indigenised for the first time under the Make-in-India Programme. Speaking on the occasion, the Defence Minister said that the country aims to produce ... Read More »

EAM Sushma Swaraj, Mauritius Defence Minister Discuss Maritime Cooperation

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is on a five-day visit to South Africa, on Friday met Minister Mentor of Mauritius Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who is also the Defence Minister of Mauritius.  The two leaders shared views on strengthening maritime cooperation between two countries. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted”During her ... Read More »

Defence Minister: Terror and talks cannot go hand in hand

India has once again made it clear that the pause in operations in Jammu and Kashmir does not bind the security forces to retaliate if challenged. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has also reiterated that any misadventure from across the border will not go unanswered and forces have been given room ... Read More »

Russia 2018: Germany prepares for World Cup defence

Currently, Germany is ranked number one in the FIFA World football rankings. Coach Joachim Low has been associated with the German national team since 2006 and has been the longest serving national team coach in Europe. Germany have set their sights firmly on a title defence with Low saying they ... Read More »

All-woman vessel INS Tarini to be flagged-in by defence minister

India’s first ever all-women global circumnavigation expedition, sailing the global waters for past nine months, re-entered the Indian waters earlier this week, after completing the ambitious mission. The team of six Indian women naval officers was recently shot at sea near India’s southern Kerala’s Kochi region. In a few days, ... Read More »

India aiming at equipping defence forces with Artificial Intelligence

Speaking to the news agency ANI, Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary (Production), Ministry of Defence said that a task force has been set up under the chairmanship of Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran to finalise the specifics and framework of the project. “Artificial Intelligence is going to influence everything in the ... Read More »

Indian Army inks MoU with Axis Bank for defence salary package

New Delhi: The Indian Army on Friday signed a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) with Axis Bank on the Defence Salary Package. The current MoU is tailor-made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families. Under the current MoU, apart from benefits, the Army personnel will get free personal ... Read More »