India remains one of fastest-growing countries: White House report

India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, the White House has said even as it underlined that inefficiencies persist in the country’s public sector the poor still lacking healthcare coverage and access to financial services. “India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, with real GDP expanding at 7.3 per … Read more India remains one of fastest-growing countries: White House report

India ‘sabotaging’ efforts to normalise relations: Pakistan

Pakistan has accused India of “sabotaging” efforts to normalise relations and using “flimsiest of reasons” to avoid talks, as it called on New Delhi to show “seriousness” in resolving the Kashmir issue. “The trajectory (of ties) has been down the slope. India has tried to do everything to sabotage every goodwill gesture that we made towards … Read more India ‘sabotaging’ efforts to normalise relations: Pakistan

Indian Navy threatens to scrap Rs 800 crore deal citing delay by contractor who only supplied one of the six vessels it had promised to deliver

The Indian Navy is planning to scrap a deal worth Rs 800 crore with a private sector shipyard over numerous delays in the 10-year period of the contract. According to sources, the contractor had only supplied one of the six vessels it had promised to deliver so far. CONTRACT NOT HONOURED In 2006, Indian Navy … Read more Indian Navy threatens to scrap Rs 800 crore deal citing delay by contractor who only supplied one of the six vessels it had promised to deliver

Will Soon Name Next Indian Army, Indian Air Force Chiefs, Says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that he will soon name the next Indian Army and Indian Air Force chiefs. He was speaking after paying tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here on Vijay Diwas or Victory Day that is observed on 16 December to mark the military triumph over Pakistan in 1971 which … Read more Will Soon Name Next Indian Army, Indian Air Force Chiefs, Says Manohar Parrikar

Sonia Gandhi had no role, driving force was Indian Air Force: A K Antony on AgustaWestland deal

In the wake of bribery charges in VVIP chopper deal, former Defence Minister A K Antony today came out strongly in defence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying she had no role in the procurement and BJP will make a “laughing stock” of itself if it drags her name into the matter. He also said … Read more Sonia Gandhi had no role, driving force was Indian Air Force: A K Antony on AgustaWestland deal

Extradition requests for 110 fugitives made by India

India’s requests for extradition of 110 fugitives are at various stages of execution in various countries, government said today. The US, UAE, the UK, Canada, Germany, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran, Singapore, Australia, Nigeria, Denmark, South Africa and France are among the 47 countries with which India has inked the treaty till date, Minister of State for … Read more Extradition requests for 110 fugitives made by India

Govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India Submarine programme into Top Gear

Indian Navy has a commendable track record in indigenously designing and constructing advanced front line warships such as destroyers, frigates, anti-submarine warfare corvettes and landing crafts. Currently it is in the midst of constructing an aircraft carrier. Among the three branches of the armed forces, the Navy has the distinction of having a staggering 85-90% … Read more Govt puts Indian Navy’s Made in India Submarine programme into Top Gear

India saves Rs 470 crore in Hercules transport aircraft deal with US

The Defence Ministry has been able to make a valuable saving of almost $69 million (470 crore) in the deal for acquiring six C-130JSuper Hercules transport aircraft from the US. The savings have come, courtesy the procedures involved in government to government deals between India and America. THE DEAL India had signed the rupees 4,000 … Read more India saves Rs 470 crore in Hercules transport aircraft deal with US

An Indian Army’s Major General who also played a vital role in SURGICAL STRIKE may soon face Court Martial for “FORCEFULLY KISSING” a Female Officer

An Army Major General who was due for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general after his role in the Myanmar operations, could soon face the court martial for allegedly molesting a captain and ‘forcibly kissing her’ while discussing official work at home late one evening. The case comes as a rude reality check for … Read more An Indian Army’s Major General who also played a vital role in SURGICAL STRIKE may soon face Court Martial for “FORCEFULLY KISSING” a Female Officer

Defence Ministry comes up with Strict Rules & Policies for making Films, TV serials and documentary on Indian Army

With over 120 requests in two years for making films and documentary on the Indian Army, the ministry of defence has come up with a policy with strict rules. In the absence of a dedicated policy that allows films or documentaries on army, several instances of arbitrary approvals came to light. In one occasion, a … Read more Defence Ministry comes up with Strict Rules & Policies for making Films, TV serials and documentary on Indian Army

Indian Air Force okay with demonetisation, says Chief Raha

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday backed the Centre’s move to demonetise, saying the armed forces have accepted the decision. “The armed forces are okay with the decision that has been taken,” said Air Chief Marshal Saha, in a press conference held at a guns factory in Kashipur. He also highlighted their role in … Read more Indian Air Force okay with demonetisation, says Chief Raha

454 New Officers Pass out From Indian Military Academy

It was a day that the 454 gentlemen cadets (GCs) of the 139 Regular and 122 Technical Graduate Courses, had been waiting for a long time. On Saturday, as they marched in synchronised unison at the historic drill square of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on the chilly December morning, the crowd of a couple … Read more 454 New Officers Pass out From Indian Military Academy

Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

After a delay, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) would help in enhancing Indian Air Force’s capability to snoop and detect activities of Pakistani and Chinese air force as it is planning to induct the indigenously-developed snooping plane later this month. “The plan is to induct the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft … Read more Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

Indian Army’s recruitment rally sees record 60,580 registrations

The Indian Army has received a record 60,580 online registrations for its recruitment rally that is scheduled to begin at Sabar Sports Stadium at Himmatnagar on Thursday. This is more than twice the average footfalls that such rallies have recorded in the recent past, said defence officials. “This is the highest number of registrations ever … Read more Indian Army’s recruitment rally sees record 60,580 registrations

Indian Army Looking For A Deadlier Sniper Rifle To Replace Ageing Draganov

The Indian Army is hunting for a new sniper rifle for the infantry which will have considerably more range, fire power and accuracy than the existing inventory, giving soldiers on the borders an edge over the enemy. Proposals have been invited from global manufacturers to present modern sniper rifles that can take down targets at … Read more Indian Army Looking For A Deadlier Sniper Rifle To Replace Ageing Draganov

INS Betwa: Here is why Indian Navy is seeking foreign help to lift 3,850-tonne frigate

A day after guided missile frigate INS Betwa toppled over at Mumbai dockyard, the Indian Navy is yet to figure out a way to lift the ship and has called in foreign experts, according to a TOI report. The Navy does not have a crane that can lift the 3,850-tonne frigate and the cranes available … Read more INS Betwa: Here is why Indian Navy is seeking foreign help to lift 3,850-tonne frigate

Who will be the next Army chief?

On December 31, General Dalbir Singh is scheduled to hang his boots as the chief of the Indian Army. Traditionally, the governments of the day would announce the name of the chief-designate two months in advance, but the Narendra Modi government has changed the convention. Appointing its first Army chief, the NDA government has kept … Read more Who will be the next Army chief?

Indian Navy and Russian Navy to Again Hold INDRA Naval Exercise

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy will hold their sixth INDRA joint naval exercise from Dec. 14 to 21 at the Bay of Bengal off the southeastern city of Visakhapatnam, headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command, its most powerful naval command. The main goal of the ongoing INDRA exercises is to boost … Read more Indian Navy and Russian Navy to Again Hold INDRA Naval Exercise

India to train Vietnam Air Force in flying Sukhoi-30

In a further boost to its growing defence ties with Vietnam, India has agreed to train the southeast nation’s Sukhoi-30 fighter pilots. The agreement was reached during bilateral discussions between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his Vietnamese counterpart, General Ngo Xuan Lich, here on Monday. MoU signed A programme for cooperation between the Air Forces … Read more India to train Vietnam Air Force in flying Sukhoi-30

Tata Safari Storme to replace Maruti Suzuki Gypsy for the Indian Army

The ageing but a preferred choice to tackle impossible terrains, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is now being phased out of the Indian Army for the Tata Safari Storme The Indian Army has signed a contract with Tata Motors for supplying the Safari Storme that will replace the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy as the preferred army vehicle, claims … Read more Tata Safari Storme to replace Maruti Suzuki Gypsy for the Indian Army