RECENT STORIES

  • November 23, 2020
    SPRUT SDM1: The Last Thing Indian Army Needs
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    No other country in any part of the world has evinced any interest in the same so far for numerous reasons including major shortcomings like limited armour protection, accuracy and subsequent maintenance and sustenance.

  • November 4, 2020
    Rafael names new CFO

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announces that it has appointed Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Moshe Lipel as Executive Vice President of Finance and Control. Mr. Lipel will replace Mr. David Vaish who is retiring after 15 years as the company's CFO.

  • November 3, 2020
    Appointments, Ministry of Defence

    Ministry of Defence, India appointed V. L. Kantha Rao, a 1992 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, as the next Director General (Acquisition) in the defence ministry.

  • October 29, 2020
    Army launches Secure Application for Internet (SAI)

    In the quest for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the “Secure Application for Internet (SAI)”.

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    October 29, 2020
    Indian Army launches a software for Infrastructure Management

    Infrastructure development has gained significant importance in many of the Army stations where major works are planned to replace vintage accommodation of pre independence era.

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    October 28, 2020
    Defence Minister addresses the senior leadership of Indian Army

    The Army Commanders’ Conference, an apex level biannual event, is being held in New Delhi from 26 to 29 October 2020.

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    October 28, 2020
    Press Statement by Raksha Mantri Raj Nath Singh following India-USA 2+2 Meeting in New Delhi on 27 October 2020

    "Secretary Pompeo, Secretary Esper, Dr Jaishankar, Members of Press, Ladies and gentlemen, I thank the Secretaries, their delegations and all members of US media who have travelled to India to meet us amidst the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.

  • October 27, 2020
    Infantry Day Celebrated

    Infantry Day to commemorate the contributions of Infantry, the largest fighting arm of the Indian Army was celebrated on October 27, 2020.

  • October 27, 2020
    IAI Unveils New Passive Coherent Location System (PCL)

    ELTA Systems, IAI's Group and subsidiaryunveilsits new Passive Coherent Location System (PCL). The system enables the creation of an air situation picture that tracks non-emitting targets using non-cooperative transmitters.

  • October 22, 2020
    General Manoj Mukund Naravane PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff commissions INS Kavaratti

    INS Kavaratti (P31), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under Project 28 (Kamorta Class) was commissioned into the Indian Navy...

  • October 21, 2020
    Chief of Army Staff visits College of Defence Management and Bison Division, Secunderabad

    The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited College of Defence Management (CDM) and Bison Division at Secunderabad on October 21, 2020.

  • October 20, 2020
    Beijing’s Continued Logjam
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Seventh Corps Commander level India-China talks at Chushul on October 12 remained largely inconclusive as expected. The joint statement as reported in Chinese media had similar diplomatic scripts as earlier saying...

  • October 20, 2020
    Small Arms for Infantry
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Equipping Army’s infantry soldiers with modern small arms has always been a problem. The usual reference is to 70 years of neglect but it is conveniently forgotten that the common factor is the bureaucracy which continues to play its own games irrespective of which government is in power.

  • October 20, 2020
    Pakistan Stoking Khalistan
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The reason why China and Pakistan are bed fellows is because both share the DNA of Satan. China has incarcerated a million Uighur Muslims in Auschwitz-like concentration camps, demolished hundreds of mosques building toilets...

  • October 20, 2020
    US Focus on Tibet
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China’s biological bombing of the world, abrasive all round aggression in line with President Xi Jinping’s moves to dominate the world and growing US-China friction has led to America appointing an envoy for Tibet.

  • October 20, 2020
    The Missile Punch
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In a signal to China, India conducted a slew of missile tests recently. These included the 400-km extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, the Shaurya hypersonic missile, a low skimming subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile, SMART long range torpedoes, and RUDRAM anti-radiation missile.

  • October 19, 2020
    New VL MICA NG air defence system from MBDA

    On the occasion of the Euronaval-online exhibition, MBDA announces the commercial launch of its new VL MICA NG air defence system.

  • October 1, 2020
    Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh released Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 on September 28, 2020 which is an improvement on the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016.

  • October 1, 2020
    Boosting Combat Drones Capability
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As China remains hostile with its state media saying China does not recognise the Union Territory of Ladakh, established “illegally” by India, India is going in for boosting its combat drones capabilities.

  • October 1, 2020
    Ageing Helicopters
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Adverse affects of decades of neglect of defence and negative defence budgets in actual terms under various governments are coming to fore, faced with the Chinese aggression.

  • October 1, 2020
    ATAGS Mishap
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    As part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and indigenisation, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed and developed the 155mm/52mm calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) project in conjunction with Kalyani Group, Tata Power and OFB to replace older guns.

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    September 29, 2020
    Defence Minister discloses the Defence Acquisition Procedure
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) was released on Monday at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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    September 21, 2020
    CARACAL International Refocuses Commitment in line with ‘Make in India’ Initiative

    2018 winner of Indian Government tender to supply Army with 93,895 CAR 816 assault rifles, moves commitment to fully manufacture in India from start of contract, as opposed to the initial phased approach

  • September 19, 2020
    Gearing Up For Star Wars
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Recent news from the defence technology battlefront indicates that the Defence Research and Development Organisation is planning to provide combat capabilities to Armed Forces for fighting star wars type conflicts.

  • September 19, 2020
    Fresh Chinese Moves in Ladakh
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The number of PLA battalions deployed in Ladakh has gone up from 35 in August to 50 in September. Tensions are high as opposing troops are eyeball to eyeball in certain locations and there have been incidents of shots being fired in the air.

  • September 19, 2020
    Hypersonic Prowess
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Hypersonic technology that makes platforms travel beyond the speed of sound is revolutionising warfare. Hypersonic vehicles propelled by air-breathing propulsion systems, in addition to the scramjet missile currently under development...

  • September 19, 2020
    Carbines and AD Gun Missiles System
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Despite the ongoing fierce stand-off with China at the LAC, Defence Ministry cancels tenders for carbines and air defence systems for the Indian Army which will now be procured locally as the focus is on Atmanirbhar Bharat.

  • September 19, 2020
    Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The Union Government on September 11 has set up an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

  • September 18, 2020
    Rheinmetall to invest in UP Defence Corridor
    By Staff Correspondent

    German defence manufacturer, Rheinmetall is exploring options to enter the Indian defence market in collaboration with state-run engineering major BHEL.

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    September 16, 2020
    Postage Stamp released on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile

    A customized stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by Department of Posts on the occasion of Engineers Day today in the august presence of Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor (NSA).

  • September 12, 2020
    Mr P Sampathkumar takes charge as CTO (Communication) of BEL

    Mr P Sampathkumar has taken charge as Chief Technology Officer (CTO-Communication) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). He was working as Additional General Manager (AGM) of BEL's Design & Engineering...

  • September 9, 2020
    Ed Dandridge to Head Communications at Boeing

    Boeing named Ed Dandridge as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective September 28, 2020. Dandridge succeeds Greg Smith, who has served as Interim Chief Communications Officer since July in addition to his role as Executive Vice President...