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Nation's defence priority, 'aatmaribharta' is what we are riding on: IAF

He further said that, as an Indian Air Force, we are engaged with the DRDO, private industry, communications, command and control, and we already have a very robust Air Defence network

Nation's defence priority, 'aatmaribharta' is what we are riding on: IAF
Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 7:44 PM IST

Important to draw right lessons from Kargil war, not repeat mistakes: CDS

CDS Gen Anil Chauhan on Thursday hailed the heroics of Indian bravehearts in the Kargil conflict and said besides recalling memories of a war, it is also important to look at its aftermath and draw the "right lessons" for the future. Speaking at an event held here to mark the 25th anniversary of the Kargil war, he also said "We must not repeat the same mistakes". War and warfare are evolving at a very, very rapid pace. Their character and nature are changing rapidly because of transformation in technology and ongoing geopolitical flux, he said. "The memories of sacrifices made by our soldiers must become a part of our national folklore, as indeed it has become with the Kargil war," Gen Chauhan said. Saga, bravery and fortitude must continue to inspire future generations of the youth as well as soldiers who join the Indian armed forces, the CDS said. Besides recalling memories of war, it is also important to look at its aftermath and draw useful lessons for the future, he said.

Important to draw right lessons from Kargil war, not repeat mistakes: CDS
Updated On : 18 Jul 2024 | 7:44 PM IST

India gets one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs, 2x lethal than TNT

Named SEBEX 2, this explosive has been evaluated, tested, and certified by the Navy under its Defence Export Promotion Scheme

India gets one of the most powerful non-nuclear bombs, 2x lethal than TNT
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 10:33 AM IST

What is the Tibet-China Dispute Act passed by US Congress last week?

China claims that Tibet has been under central Chinese rule for over 700 years

What is the Tibet-China Dispute Act passed by US Congress last week?
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 7:12 PM IST

Will Modi 3.0 spur rally in PSU stocks again? Selectively, say analysts

PSU stocks to buy: Analysts caution that premium valuation of PSU stocks may lead to limited upside from here

Will Modi 3.0 spur rally in PSU stocks again? Selectively, say analysts
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 9:54 PM IST

Pakistan govt announces nearly 15% hike in defence Budget for 2024-25

Pakistan on Wednesday announced a nearly 15 per cent hike in its defence spending and allocated Rs 2,122 billion in the 2024-25 budget, marking a significant increase from last year amidst strenuous efforts to secure a fresh loan from the IMF to meet the cash-strapped nation's external liabilities. Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb presented the budget in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, the first budget of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) coalition government which came to power after the February 8 general elections. Last year, the government allocated Rs 1,804 billion for defence, which was higher than the Rs 1,523 billion allocated the previous year. Aurangzeb said the government set a 3.6 per cent GDP growth target for the next year -- higher than the 3.5 per cent set for the outgoing year. The country however missed that target and could only achieve 2.38 per cent growth. He said the total volume of the budget

Pakistan govt announces nearly 15% hike in defence Budget for 2024-25
Updated On : 13 Jun 2024 | 5:51 AM IST

Who is Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, the new Indian Army chief? Key details

Upendra Dwivedi, who is currently serving as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff, has vast operational experience in dealing with China and Pakistan and will succeed Gen. Manoj Pande

Who is Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, the new Indian Army chief? Key details
Updated On : 12 Jun 2024 | 10:36 AM IST

US shifts focus to China risks; Zelenskyy attends Asia defence meeting

Just hours after Austin spoke at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskiy arrived in Singapore, where he will address delegates at the security forum on Sunday

US shifts focus to China risks; Zelenskyy attends Asia defence meeting
Updated On : 01 Jun 2024 | 5:16 PM IST

Govt extends tenure of Army Chief General Manoj Pande by one month

The government on Sunday extended the tenure of Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande for a period of one month. Gen Pande was to retire from service on May 31. "The Appointments Committee of Cabinet on May 26 approved the extension in service of Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj C Pande for a period of one month, beyond his normal age of superannuation (May 31), i.e. up to June 30, under Rule 16 A (4) of the Army Rules 1954," the defence ministry said in a statement. Gen Pande was commissioned in December 1982 in the Corps of Engineers (The Bombay Sappers). He held the post of Vice Chief of the Army Staff before taking over the reins of the 1.2 million-strong force in April 2022.

Govt extends tenure of Army Chief General Manoj Pande by one month
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 8:10 PM IST

Houthi rebels using weapons that can reach Mediterranean Sea, says US

The official said Houthis have access to advanced weaponry and that their deployment of anti-ship ballistic missiles is virtually unprecedented

Houthi rebels using weapons that can reach Mediterranean Sea, says US
Updated On : 22 May 2024 | 10:41 PM IST

Agniveers not just soldiers but leaders, innovators, defenders: CDS Chauhan

Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Monday visited the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre in Belagavi to address the Agniveers, as they embark on their military journey, an official said. In his address, he underscored the noble purpose of military service and its pivotal role within the military framework. He said the Agniveers are not only soldiers but also leaders, innovators and defenders of the nation's sovereignty. In a statement, the Defence PRO said, "Addressing the evolving nature of warfare, he underscored the complexity and unpredictability of future conflicts to include cyber warfare, Artificial Intelligence and asymmetric threats which are now an integral part of the battlefield." He also spoke about technology integration and continuous learning and mentioned that in addition to staying abreast with the latest advancements, there is also a need to showcase innovative approach towards combat. He expressed his gratitude for the commitment made by Agnive

Agniveers not just soldiers but leaders, innovators, defenders: CDS Chauhan
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 11:52 PM IST

Intellectual property rights' filing on rise amid local defence push

The target set till March 2025 for IPR is 6900 for all the organisations

Intellectual property rights' filing on rise amid local defence push
Updated On : 20 May 2024 | 11:11 PM IST

India, Indonesia vow to expand overall bilateral defence partnership

India and Indonesia on Friday vowed to expand overall bilateral defence ties, especially in areas maritime security and industrial engagement for production of military equipment. Various aspects of defence and strategic relations between the two countries figured at the seventh India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting that took place in Delhi. The defence ministry said both sides expressed satisfaction at the expanding scope of defence cooperation. "The progress made on various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives deliberated in meetings of working groups on defence cooperation and defence industries cooperation was also reviewed by the co-chairs," it said. The meeting was co-chaired by defence secretary Giridhar Aramane and his Indonesian counterpart Air Marshal Donny Ermawan Taufanto. "The dignitaries identified means to enhance existing areas of collaboration especially in the field of defence industry ties, maritime security and multilateral ...

India, Indonesia vow to expand overall bilateral defence partnership
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 7:23 PM IST

Swiss Military to invest Rs 56.5 crore on new manufacturing unit in Haryana

Global lifestyle brand Swiss Military on Friday said it will set up its first fully owned manufacturing unit in India in Haryana with an initial investment of Rs 56.5 crore. The company plans to set up its first fully owned manufacturing unit for luggage and travel gear in Faridabad, Haryana, Swiss Military Consumer Goods Ltd said in a statement. Spread over 1.21 acres and a built-up area of about 85,000 sq ft, the proposed plant will have a production capacity of 10 lakh pieces per year, it added. The targeted completion for the manufacturing unit will be within 8 months by Dec 31, 2024 at an initial investment of Rs 56.50 crore, the company said. "Our own manufacturing capabilities will help establish Swiss Military's commitment to modernisation within the travel gear sector in the Indian market and to shorten go-to-market timelines with new products," Swiss Military Consumer Goods Ltd Managing Director Anuj Sawhney said. He further said, "It will also significantly bolster our

Swiss Military to invest Rs 56.5 crore on new manufacturing unit in Haryana
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 6:02 PM IST

Navy should remain ready to deter adversaries: New Chief Admiral Tripathi

The Indian Navy should remain operationally ready at all times to deter potential adversaries at sea, Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi said on Tuesday shortly after taking charge as the 26th chief of the Naval Staff. Admiral Tripathi, who is a communication and electronic warfare specialist, assumed charge of the force following the retirement of incumbent R Hari Kumar. The admiral took charge of the Navy at a time various strategic waterways, including the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, are witnessing security challenges, especially in view of Houthi militants targeting various merchant ships in the region. "Over the years, our Navy has evolved into a combat-ready, cohesive, credible and future-proof force," Admiral Tripathi told reporters. "The existing and emerging challenges in the maritime domain mandate that the Indian Navy should remain operationally ready at all times to deter potential adversaries at sea in peace and to win war at and from the sea when asked to do so," he ...

Navy should remain ready to deter adversaries: New Chief Admiral Tripathi
Updated On : 30 Apr 2024 | 1:41 PM IST

Chinese marine research ship back in Maldivian waters after two months

Xiang Yang Hong 03 was docked at the Thilafushi industrial island's harbour on Thursday morning, news portal Adhadhu.com reported on Friday

Chinese marine research ship back in Maldivian waters after two months
Updated On : 26 Apr 2024 | 5:00 PM IST

India successfully test fires new version of medium-range ballistic missile

India on Tuesday carried out a successful test firing of a new version of a medium-range ballistic missile. The defence ministry said the user launch has proven the operational capability of the missile with new technologies. The test firing was conducted under the aegis of the strategic forces command. "A successful launch of the new variant of a medium-range ballistic missile was carried out under the aegis of the Strategic Forces Command on April 23," the ministry said. "The user launch has proven the operational capability of the Command and validated new technologies," it said in a brief statement. It is learnt that the missile is not from the 'Agni' family of weapons systems.

India successfully test fires new version of medium-range ballistic missile
Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 10:20 PM IST

India ranks 4th in global military spending at $83.6 bn in 2023: Report

India has maintained its position as the fourth-highest spender for two consecutive years

India ranks 4th in global military spending at $83.6 bn in 2023: Report
Updated On : 23 Apr 2024 | 2:46 PM IST

Differentiated regulations for civilian and defence use of drones on cards

Drone (Amendment) Rules 2023, had done away with several roadblocks, like stringent requirements for obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate

Differentiated regulations for civilian and defence use of drones on cards
Updated On : 16 Apr 2024 | 11:46 PM IST

Iran-Israel clash: Does India have its own 'arrow' to down enemy missiles?

The interception of 99 per cent of the Iranian drones and ballistic missiles once again highlighted the sophisticated, multi-layered missile defence deployed by Israel

Iran-Israel clash: Does India have its own 'arrow' to down enemy missiles?
Updated On : 15 Apr 2024 | 8:30 PM IST