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Defence ministry approves purchase of 33 fighter aircraft for IAF, 248 indigenous missiles

The defence ministry cleared the purchase of platforms and equipment to the tune of Rs 38,900 crore for the armed forces.
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Pakistani operatives create fake Arogya Setu app to ‘steal info’ from Indian defence forces

Indian security officials say Pakistan-based operatives may have developed a “malicious” application on a similar name, which was sent to Indian defence personnel from the UK.
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Armed forces, defence ministry employees to donate one day’s salary to PM’s covid-19 fund

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also announced that he will donate one month's salary, totalling around Rs 500 crore to the relief fund.
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Defence Ministry proposes leasing of military equipment and specialised trial wing

Draft Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020 also proposes increasing the Indigenous Content stipulated in various categories of procurement, to support the ‘Make in India’ initiative.
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HAL cuts its profit on Tejas Mark 1A deal by 50%, fighter jets to take to sky by 2022

Defence Ministry Wednesday gave green signal to the purchase of 83 Light Combat Aircraft Mark 1A Tejas from the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited at a cost of Rs 37,000 cr.
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Govt keeps mum after UK judge talks of ‘capture’ of Dubai princess by Indian commandos

Indian officials say London court ruling came in a 'family dispute' that does not involve international governments, defence ministry has 'no information'.
From left to right: Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, Army chief Manoj Mukund Naravane, Navy chief Karambir Singh and Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CDS & military integration not a silver bullet for institutional issues in national security

If anything, India's political leaders will now be more susceptible to military advice without any corresponding increase in their ability to interrogate them.
Defence Minister Rajnath singh lays foundation stone of new Army headquarter in Delhi

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of new Army headquarter building

The new building will be spread over 39 acres in Delhi Cantonment area. Presently, the Indian Army headquarters are located in South Block at Raisina Hill.
The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

CDS wants appointment of military officers as joint secretary in defence ministry

The DMA is a new department in addition to the four existing verticals in the ministry — the departments of defence, defence research, defence production and development and ex-service welfare.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the Rafale fighter jet (representational image) | Photo: Twitter

15th Finance Commission to set up expert panel to look at roll-on fund, cess for defence

Defence ministry has demanded a fund for purchases that would roll on to the next fiscal if not utilised. But finance ministry has been against it.

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

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Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.