Sashastra Seema Bal Officers Conferred Central Group ‘A’ Status

Union government of India has approved conferment of Central Group 'A' Service and Cadre. Review of Group 'A' Executive Officers of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)...

Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise ‘Ekuverin’

Eighth edition of the Indo-Maldives joint military exercise, 'Ekuverin' was held at Belagavi, about 505 km from Bengaluru. The bilateral annual exercise was a 14-day...

Successful Air to Air Refuelling by Embraer Aircraft

An Indian Air Force Embraer transport aircraft specialised to conduct Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) function, successfully carried out Air to Air Refuelling...

Naval Submarine ‘INS Kalvari’ Dedicated to Nation

The Prime naval submarine INS Kalvari was dedicated to nation at Mumbai. The INS Kalvari is a diesel-electric attack submarine that has been built for...

‘Project Udayak’ of Border Roads Organisation

Indian defence minister dedicated to the nation two crucial bridges in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh. Out of the two, he first inaugurated the Injupani Bridge,...

Indian Navy Exercise ‘OP Sahayam’

Southern Naval Command continued ‘OP Sahayam’, an Indian Navy exercise for undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) and providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief (HADR)...

‘Mission Seven Summits’ in News

After scaling of Mt Everest in 2005, IAF launched a unique and unprecedented series of mountaineering expeditions 'Mission Seven Summits' with an aim to...

President’s Award to Submarine Arm of Navy

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind, presented the President’s Colour to the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy in Vishakhapatnam in recognition of...

Armed Forces Flag Day

Since 1949, 7th December is observed as the Armed Forces Flag Day throughout the country to honour the martyrs and the men in uniform...

Indian UN Peace Keeping Training at Hanoi

The opening ceremony of the Indian UN Peace Keeping Training by Mobile Training Team of CUNPK was conducted at the Vietnamese Centre for Peace...

Surface to Air Missile AKASH Sucessfully Tested

The Surface to Air Missile AKASH with indigenous radio frequency seeker against target Banshee, has been successfully launched from the Launch Complex-III at ITR...

Flight Test of 3rd Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile

India’s indigenously developed 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Nag has been successfully flight tested twice by DRDO on 8-9-2017 against two different...

Pak, Russia Hold Joint Military Drill

Pakistan and Russia are holding two-week long joint military drill focussing on counter-terrorism operations to enhance military ties between the two countries. The joint exercise...

Military Nursing Service Observes Raising Day

Military Nursing Service (MNS) of the Armed Forces celebrated its 92nd Raising Day on October 1. On October 1, 1926 MNS was formally established as...

Rashtriya Rifles Celebrates 27th Raising Day

Rashtriya Rifles the premier fighting force of Indian Army was raised on 01 October 1990 by then Chief of Army Staff General VN Sharma. The...

Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Shaurya’

An Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ was commissioned at Goa. The 105-metre new generation OPV was designed in-house by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL). The vessel...

Stealth Submarine INS Kalvari

The Indian Navy will soon commission the stealthiest diesel-electric attack submarine, the INS Kalvari. INS Kalvari is currently undergoing the final stages of sea trials. The...

Electric Canberra in Indian Air Force

01 September 2017 marks the 60 years of induction of the English Electric Canberra in the Indian Air Force. It was the first generation...

First Phase of Reforms in Armed Forces Approved

In a first ever exercise after Independence, the Ministry of Defence in consultation with the Indian Army has decided to reform the Indian Army...

BEL Academy for Excellence and Advanced Testing

The Defence Minister inaugurated an Academy for Excellence and two state-of-the-art testing facilities — EMC Test facility and Near Field Antenna Test Range at...

Ship MK-IV ‘IN LCU L52’ Commissioned

Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing...

Ladakh Scouts Battalions and Regimental Centre

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented Colours to all five Ladakh Scouts Battalions and the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre. It has been 54...

Indian Circumnavigation of Globe by Women

Six women officers of the Indian Navy, who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSV Tarini, called on Prime Minister...

Border Security Force Sign MoU on Skill Development

The Border Security Force (BSF) signed an MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The MoU will enable NSDC to provide “Skill training...

Tank Biathlon in Russia

A tank biathlon is a mechanised military sport developed by the Russian military with some similarities to the winter sport of biathlon. It utilizes the...

Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

HMS Queen Elizabeth is the lead ship of the Queen Elizabeth-class of Supercarrier, the largest warship ever built for the United Kingdom's Royal Navy...

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an international event of military music performance undertaken by the Armed Forces. In fact, the Royal Edinburgh Military...

Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels ‘Shachi’ and ‘Shruti’

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) Shachi and Shruti at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The ships are...

‘CH-5 Rainbow Drones’ of China in News

China has recently started the commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone. CASC Rainbow (Cai Hong, abbreviated as CH) is the name of a series...

‘M-777 A-2 Ultra-Light Howitzers’ in News

The field trials are being carried out on two long-range ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran which the Indian Army received from the USA. The M777 howitzer...

Israeli Fourth Generation Missile ‘Spike’

Spike is an Israeli fourth generation man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile and anti-personnel missile with a tandem-charge HEAT warhead, developed and designed by the...

China Launches ‘Type 055’ Guided-Missile Destroyer

China has launched a new 10,000-ton warship at Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard. Measuring about 180 meters long and over 20 meters wide, the new Type 055...

List of Defence Agreements Signed with Russia

Details of defence agreements signed with Russia over the past five years is as under: -Agreement for training of Indian armed forces personnel in the...

Basic Trainer Aircraft HTT-40 in News

The maiden flight of 2nd Prototype (PT-2) of Basic Trainer Aircraft (HTT-40) has been successfully completed on 19th May 2017 without any glitch. The aircraft...

UN Peacekeeping Course in India

The Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping (CUNPK) is conducting jointly with the US, the second edition of United Nations Peacekeeping Course for African Partners (UNPCAP-02) in...

Project 75 India in News

The ₹60,000-crore P75(I) submarine programme will be the first defence deal to be announced under the ‘Strategic Partnership’ (SP) policy announced by Union Cabinet...

Latest Indo-Sri Lankan Joint Exercise

The IAF has recently participated in a joint exercise with Sri Lankan forces. A transport aircraft of IAF had ferried a contingent of 65...

MALABAR Series of Exercises in News

Naval co-operation between India, US and Japan epitomises the strong and resilient relationship between the three democracies. The MALABAR series of exercises, initiated in 1992...

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile Tested

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) was successfully flight tested from ITR Chandipur, off the Odisha...

‘Joint Sea 2017’ Exercise Conducted

A Chinese naval fleet held a scheduled military exercise with Russian navy in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad to strengthen their cooperation. The "Joint Sea-2017" exercise...

First Indigenously Built Floating Dock Launched

The first indigenously built Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy was launched at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli near Chennai. Floating...

Quick Reaction Missile QR-SAM Test Fired

India successfully test fired its first all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM). The missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated...

Nuclear Capable Prithvi-II Missile Tested

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee congratulated DRDO on the successful test-firing of the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II Missile. Missile was successfully test fired from the...

India-Australia Maritime Exercise ‘AUSINDEX’

Indian Naval Ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta are on a port visit to Freemantle, Australia from 13 June to 17 June 2017. AUSINDEX-17, a bilateral...

Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag Tested

The Anti-Tank Guided Missile Nag was successfully flight tested in the desert ranges of Rajasthan. The Fire and Forget 3rd generation ATGM Nag is incorporated...

Two Indian Naval Ships Decommissioned

Indian Naval Ships (INS) Karwar and Kakinada were decommissioned recently. INS Karwar (M67) was the first of the Natya class minesweepers acquired from the erstwhile...

Newly Built Aeronautical Test Range of DRDO Inaugurated

The Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) at Chitradurga in...

Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Exercise

Indo-Thailand Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Table Top Exercise 2017 is in progress at Chiang Mai, Thailand between the Indian Air Force and...

Seventh Pay Commission for Military Notified

The union government has notified the Seventh Pay Commission for serving military personnel. Three issues raised by the services were approved which include increasing the...

China Launches New Naval Aircraft Carrier

China has launched its new aircraft carrier. The carrier, called Type 001-A was transferred from dry dock into the water at the Dalian shipyard of the...

Exercise ‘SIMBEX-17’ Conducted

As part of "SIMBEX-17’, a bilateral Naval Exercise between Navies of Singapore and India, lndian Naval Ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one...

Exercise ‘Karavali Karunya’ Conducted

The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise involving multiple agencies and being conducted by Indian Navy’s Western Nava Command conducted at...

India Gets M 777 A-2 Weapon System

Two M 777 A-2 (Indian) ULH arrived for preparation of firing tables. During this event, the guns will fire 155 mm indigenous ammunition. The...

“Balikatan” Military Exercise Conducted

Balikatan is the name for the annual military exercises between the Philippines and the United States. It is a Tagalog word meaning "shoulder-to-shoulder". The “Balikatan”...

Four-Nation Military Drills in News

Four nation military drills involving U.S., British, French and Japanese troops were held around Guam and Tinian islands, U.S. islands that are about 1,500 miles...

Indian Naval Ships Deployed in South East Asia

In pursuance of India’s ‘Act East Policy’, Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Jyoti are on an overseas deployment to the South East Asia and...

Tejas Test Fires Derby Missile

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft today successfully demonstrated an Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby Air-to-Air BVR missile in...

China Tests Intermediate Range Missile

Chinese military successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula. The test took place recently in the Bohai Gulf...

Mobile App for Grievances of CAPF Personnel

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Mobile Application for grievance redressal of the Central Armed Police Forces...

India – Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Exercise

The Indonesian Navy and the Indian Navy have been participating in coordinated patrol (CORPAT) twice a year since 2002 to keep this vital part...

Advanced BRAHMOS Block-III Land Attack Cruise Missile System

South Western Command’s Corps ‘Strike One’ successfully carried out the firing of the advanced BRAHMOS Block III land attack cruise missile system in the...

Military Exercise ‘Sagarmatha Friendship’

The first Nepal-China joint military exercise 'Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ concluded in Kathmandu. The ‘Sagarmatha’ is the Nepalese name of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. This ten-day...

Agni-III Ballistic Missile Test Fired

India successfully carried out a fresh user trial of 3,000 kilometre range Agni-III ballistic missile from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast. The test was...

Revised Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces Released

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) released a revised version of Joint Doctrine Indian Armed Forces - 2017. The first edition of...

China Launches New Aircraft Carrier

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier. The carrier was released into open water from a shipyard in the port of Dalian, northeastern Liaoning...

Indian Warships Visit France

In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and West Coast of Africa, three Indian warships INS Mumbai, Trishul, and...

BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile Tested

Indian Navy successfully undertook the firing of BrahMos Land Attack Supersonic Cruise Missile from a ship. This variant of Long Range BrahMos Missile was fired...

Four Indian Warships on Overseas Deployment

As part of the Indian Navy’s Overseas Deployment (OSD) to the Mediterranean Sea and the West Coast of Africa, four warships, namely Indian Naval...

Hijacked Indian Dhow ‘Al-Kausar’ in News

Indian registered dhow ‘Al-Kausar’ was hijacked off the island of Socotra on 01 Apr 17. The vessel was taken to the port of Hobyo,...

Operation ‘Tasha’ in News

Under Operation ‘Tasha’, Indian Navy and Coast Guard ships are deployed in Palk Bay area to prevent any illegal activity and also to protect...

TU-142M Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Chief of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu welcomed the TU-142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft of the Indian Navy which landed at INS Dega for...

India-Mongolia Joint Exercise ‘Nomadic Elephant’

Twelfth iteration of Indo - Mongolian Joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant was held at Vairengte in April 2017. Mongolian Army was represented by nine officers...

Defence Public Sector Undertaking Shipyards

There are the following 04 Defence Public Sector Undertaking Shipyards in the country: (i) M/s Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd - Maharashtra (ii) M/s Garden Reach Shipbuilders...

INS Shardul on Joint Exclusive Economic Zone Surveillance

Indian Naval Ship Shardul is on a two month long deployment in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance support in...

Barak Missiles Installed on INS Vikramaditya

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya successfully carried out the maiden test of the newly installed Barak short range surface-to-air missile. During the firing carried out in...

BrahMos Missile Test Conducted Successfully

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a 300 kg warhead, from a test range along the Odisha coast. The cruise...

Iran Test Fires New Ballistic Missile

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have successfully test-fired a domestically built Hormuz-2 ballistic missile. A floating target was destroyed from a distance of 250...

China Inducts J-20 Stealth Fighter Aircrafts

China has inducted J-20 stealth fighters in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), along with the Y-20 transport planes and H-6K bombers, which...

Patrol Vessel ‘Shaunak’ Joins Coast Guard Fleet

Offshore patrol vessel ‘Shaunak’ has joined the Coast Guard Eastern Region fleet. The 105-metre-long vessel can travel up to a speed of 23 knots an...

Naval Ship INLCU L51 Commissioned

INLCU L51 was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair. LCU 51 IS First...

Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System

Navy Chief  Sunil Lanba inaugurated the first ever ‘Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS)’ at INS Rajali. The IAAMS is an ambitious project of the...

Tupolev-142M Anti-Submarine Aircraft Decommissioned

The Indian Navy’s iconic Tupolev-142M anti-submarine warfare aircraft was decommissioned after serving as a mainstay in guarding the Indian Ocean region for almost three...

Battalion of Gorkhas Celebrates its Raising Day

First Battalion of the Ninth Gorkhas was raised by the British in 1817 as the ‘Fatehgarh Levy’ and it celebrated 200 years of its...

Full List of Defence Agreements Signed with Foreign Countries

The details of defence agreements/MoUs signed during the last three years and current year are as under: S. No. Country Defence Agreement / MoUs 1. Bangladesh MoU between the Coast...

Full List of Joint Defence Exercises with Foreign Countries

The details of joint military exercises conducted with foreign countries during the last three years and the current year are as under: Joint Exercises conducted...

INS Tillanchang Commissioned Into Indian Navy

INS Tillanchang, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Karwar. INS Tillanchang is the third ship of four...

Indian Naval Ship ‘Viraat’ Decommissioned from Service

INS Viraat, the second Centaur-Class aircraft carrier in service which has spent 30 years in the Indian Navy and 27 years in the Royal...

Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise Surya Kiran-XI

Indo - Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran - XI started at Pithoragarh. In this 14 days exercise, Nepal Army is being represented by the...

Indian Air Force Units Gets Honours From President

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the ‘Standard’ to 125 Helicopter Squadron and ‘Colours’ to Mechanical Training Institute of Indian Air Force, at...

India-Oman Joint Military Exercise

India and Oman are set to enhance their defence cooperation with “Al Nagah-II 2017” - the second joint exercise between the Indian Army and...

Anti-Ship Missile Successfully Test Fired

The Indian Navy, successfully conducted the maiden firing of an Anti-Ship missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines, during a...

DRDO Hands Over 3 Products to Indian Army

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over three of its products for induction into the Indian Army. The products are namely (i) Weapon...

AAD Endo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile Tested

DRDO conducted the successful launch of the interceptor missile Advanced Area Defence (AAD) from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming...

Defence Security Corps Celebrates Raising Day

Defence Security Corps (DSC), which was raised on 25 February 1947 as ‘Defence Department Constabulary’, celebrated its 70th Raising Day on 25 February 2017. DSC...

Operational Exercise TROPEX 17 Concludes

The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX 17) was conducted on the Western Seaboard from 24 Jan 17 till 23...

Surface Surveillance Radar Project Deal Signed

The Defence Ministry has signed a contract with Nova Integrated Systems Ltd (NISL), a subsidiary of Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), to execute the...

Coastal Surveillance Project Got Approval

The Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, gave in-principle approval for the Rs. 800-crore project to set up 38 radar stations...

Defence Intelligence Gets Black Money Details

The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), under the Defence Ministry, has been authorised to get details relating to suspected international wire transfers and banking transactions...

Indian Navy’s Second Ocean Going Sailboat INSV Tarini

The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted at INS Mandovi Boat Pool. INSV Tarini is a sloop built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard...

First Contract Under Buy and Make Category

A contract between Nova Integrated Systems Ltd and Indian Navy for procurement of Surface Surveillance Radars (SSR) has been concluded. This is the first contract...