Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicDefence Ministry

Topic: Defence Ministry

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

India’s defence offset contracts are in shambles, need a revamp

A number of the 57 offset contracts signed so far have resulted in penalties with the number expected to rise.

Defence ministry’s 3rd indigenisation list is a step forward. Now integrate private sector

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As Russia-Ukraine war lingers, India goes for indigenisation of imported defence spares

The new import restriction list released Thursday mentioned 107 subsystems or strategically-important line-replacement units that will be phased out from December 2022 to the end of 2028.

‘Learn Russian words’: Defence ministry issues survival guidelines for Indians stuck in Ukraine

Dos & don’ts list is the first of its kind in a decade, advises to 'walk close to buildings, keep white flag ready, conserve phone battery, be ready for long trek’.

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Defence ministry’s ‘mammoth’ digital survey of 17.78 lakh acres of land — how, why & what next

The largest landowner in the country, Defence Ministry used drones, satellites, 3D modelling for faster, efficient survey in 4,900 pockets, remote terrain to check encroachment

Defence ministry puts curbs on import of 351 items that will be ‘indigenised’ in next 3 yrs

It is the third list by the ministry in 16 months as it aims to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing. The import restrictions on 172 items will be in place by December 2022.

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to Rajnath Singh, recalls meeting with Gen Rawat

During the call, Austin expressed his condolences on the demise of CDS General Bipin Rawat and reaffirmed the US commitment to strengthening bilateral defence ties with India.

Tourist video shows CDS Rawat’s chopper was flying at low altitude, disappeared into thick fog

Defence minister Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha that the chopper lost contact with ATC at Sulur Air Base seven minutes before it was expected to land.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.