China Sets up 15 New Armed Units

China's military has set up 15 new units - as part of an on-going drive to modernise the world's largest armed forces. President Xi Jinping's...

Ballistic Missile ‘Ababeel’ in News

Pakistan conducted the first flight test of long range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Ababeel. It claimed that the missile has the capability to carry nuclear warheads...

India China Conducts Joint Drills

Chinese and Indian border troops have conducted a joint disaster relief exercise. The two armies practised handling scenarios like rescuing trapped herders. The exercises...

HAL Joint Venture for Helicopter Engines

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of HAL and Safran Helicopter...

Indo – Russian Bilateral Naval Exercise

The 9th edition of exercise INDRA NAVY, an annual bilateral maritime naval exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy will be conducted in the...

Ex-Yudh Abhyas 2015

The India-US Combined Military Training Exercise YUDH ABHYAS 2015 held from 09 to 23 Sep 2015 at Joint Base Lewis McChord, USA. The exercise brought...

9th Gorkha Rifles Bicentenary Celeberations

Gurkha soldiers of 9th Gorkha Rifles have celebrated a bicentenary to mark the glorious 200 years of the services at Pokhara in Nepal. The event...

India – Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise

Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Army Exercise 'KAZIND' will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army from 10 to 23 Sep 2018 in Otar region, Kazakhstan. This...

HAL Unveils LCA Tejas Full Scale Model

Current Affairs: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has unveiled the full scale model of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Bengaluru's Minsk Square. T Suvarna Raju,...

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...

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...

President Awards Air Force Units

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee awarded Standards to 501 Signal Unit and 30 Squadron at Air Force Station, Ambala. Speaking on the occasion, the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

PM Attends Combined Commanders Conference

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Combined Commanders Conference on board INS Vikramaditya at Sea, off the coast of Kochi. This is the first...

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...

INS Kalvari Sea Trials Begins

The first of the Scorpene class submarines ‘Kalvari’ was set afloat by Mazgaon Dock (MDL) in Mumbai for extensive sea trials before being commissioned...

IAF Red Flag Exercise

 Amid growing bonhomie between India and the US, 12 IAF aircraft, including the Russian origin Su30 MKI, will fly to Alaska to take part...

Naval Exercise TROPEX 17 in News

The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) got underway on 24 Jan 17. The month long exercise will have ships and aircraft of...

Coast Guard Gets Pollution Control Vessel

Coast Guard gets a new and third pollution controlling vessel built by ABG Shipyard, the country's largest private shipbuilder. It has been built at...

USA Grounds F-35 Fighter Aircrafts

The US Air Force has grounded 10 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The decision was taken due to the discovery of peeling and crumbling...

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra Visits Fiji

Indian Naval Ship Sumitra, an offshore patrol vessel, has arrived at Suva, Fiji on a three day visit from 26 to 29 Oct 16,...

Women as Fighter Pilots in IAF

The Ministry of Defence has approved the induction of women into the Fighter (Combat) stream of the IAF. This progressive step is in keeping...

Joint Military Exercise ‘Ex Lamitye’

The Seventh Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) - LAMITYE 2016, will be conducted at...

Indian Navy Gets New Chief

Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba has been appointed as the next Chief of Naval Staff succeeding Admiral RK Dhowan, who retires on May 31. Lanba’s Sea Command...

Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon Tested

The Defence and Research Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW), from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. SAAW, an indigenously...

India China Joint Military Training Exercise

India and China will hold joint training exercise "Hand in Hand" in Pune from November 15 to 27. This will be the sixth edition...

New Fire Control Radar System for IAF

A joint venture between defence majors Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Longbow LLC has secured a $116.70-million contract (around ₹776 crore) to produce fire-control...

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...

IAF Conducts Exercise Talon

IAF command along the western front has gone on a high alert with a major exercise across all its 18 airbases and other installations...

Corps of Signals Commemorates 15th Reunion

Indian Army Corps of Signals is a corps and an arm of the Indian Army, which handles its military communications. It was formed on 15...

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...

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...

IAF Exercise at Pokhran

The Indian Air Force is demonstrating its combat and firepower on 18 Mar at Rajasthan's Pokhran firing range in the presence of the President...

India Becomes Nuclear Triad Power

The Indian Navy has commissioned into service the first-ever indigenously built nuclear armed submarine — INS Arihant in August. With this India has gained the...

INS Trikand Visits Tanzania

Indian Naval Ship Trikand has arrived at Dar Es Salaam on a three day visit, as part of it’s deployment to the East Coast...

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...

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...

Japan Joins Malabar Naval Exercises

India and Japan unveiling the new bilateral military cooperation have created a new chapter in India-Japan relationship with important defensive initiatives. The high point of...

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...

INS Sahyadri Visits Philippines

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri, currently on operational deployment to South China Sea and North West Pacific region in pursuance of India’s ‘Act East’ policy,...

New Warship Commissioned

The Indian Navy commissioned the highly maneuverable Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tarmugli is being based in Visakhapatnam under the...

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...

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...

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...

Indian Navy Gets INS Tihayu

The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command. INS Tihayu would be based in Visakhapatnam under...

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...

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)...

Tsunami Mock Exercise in Indian Ocean

India along with 23 other Indian Ocean Nations, participated in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) on in September, 2018. The Exercise, known...

China Launches New Intelligence Ship

China's Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, the CNS Kaiyangxing or Mizar, with hull code 856. The Kaiyangxing is capable of conducting all-weather,...

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...

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...

BSF Inducts its Own Pilots and Crew

The Air Wing of Border Security Force (BSF) added a new chapter with the induction of its own pilots and crew. Till now the BSF...

China Tests New Ballistic Missile

China’s newly-formed Rocket Force has conducted an exercise with Advanced Dongfeng-16 medium-range ballistic missile, that has a range of over 1,000 km and could...

Indo-Maldives Joint Military Exercise

Seventh edition of Exercise EKUVERIN will be held from 15 to 28 Dec 2016 at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The Exercise is a 14 day...

India-Singapore Joint Naval Exercises

A Singapore Navy ship reached Vishakhapatnam to participate in the India-Singapore joint naval exercise. RSS Formidable, a multi-role stealth frigate will participate in the Singapore-India...

India – Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise

INS Saryu, an indigenously built NOPV based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command, along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, shall participate in the...

India-Sri Lanka Military Exercise Mitra Shakti

The fourth edition of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise ‘MITRA SHAKTI 2016’ was conducted at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka from...

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...

Excercise Indra 2015 Begins

The seventh Indo - Russian joint training Exercise INDRA - 2015 commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges on 08 November 2015 with an impressive...

India USA Deal for 145 Artillery Guns

India has signed a $750 million government-to-government deal for 145 M-777 Ultra-Light Howitzers with the US. The deal was signed under the US Foreign Military...

China Expresses Concern About BrahMos

China’s defence ministry has expressed serious concerns about India's the plan to equip regiments deployed on the China border with the BrahMos missile. Deploying Brahmos,...

INS Satpura Visits Micronesia

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region and Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, 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,...

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...

Coast Guard Sets Up Enclave in Mangaluru

Coast Guard has set up an air enclave at Mangalore to step up aerial surveillance of Karnataka coast for helping in search and rescue...

New ‘Light Utility Helicopter’ Tested

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has tested the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in the Bengaluru, which is under development for the armed forces. The LUH flew...

BrahMos Missile Test Fired

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test-fired from the navy's newest stealth destroyer INS Kochi successfully hitting a decommissioned target ship in the Arabian Sea. Today's...

Indo-Oman Air Exercise Eastern Bridge IV

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Commander of  Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar...

Exercise ‘Sarvatra Prahar’ Conducted

“Ex Sarvatra Prahar” was conducted by the School of Artillery at Devlali on 08 & 11 January 2016, where a plethora of equipment showcasing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

INS Astradharini Joins Indian Navy

An indigenously built Torpedo Launch and Recovery Vessel ‘INS Astradharini’, was commissioned by Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command at...

ICGS Gaidinliu Commissioned into Navy

Fast patrol vessel ICGS Gaidinliu, named after Naga freedom-fighter and leader Rani Gaidinliu, was commissioned by Director-General Rajendra Singh of the Coast Guard. The vessel...

‘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,...

Ex-Yudh Abhyas In Progress

The Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise, Yudh Abhyas - 2016 is being conducted at Chaubattia Military Station, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand w.e.f 14 Sep 2016. The exercise...

Display By Sarang at Bahrain Air Show

The 4th Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) is taking place at Sakhir Air base from 21-23 January 2016. As a part of the Air show,...

Cochin Shipyard Refits INS Vikramaditya

The Cochin Shipyard Limited dispelled  doubts  that CSL could repair the largest Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, when on  5th November, 2016 the refit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Centres of Excellence in Defence Sector

There are nine Centres of Excellence (CoE) functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Details are given below: • DRDO Bhartihar University (DRDO-BU) Centre...

Tata Motors Supply HMV Trucks to Army

Tata Motors has signed up a follow-on contract to supply additional 619 units of high-mobility (HMV) multi-axle trucks to the Indian Army. This is in...

Rafale Fighter Jets Deal Approved

According to the reports in media, the Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the deal with France for purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The...

Maharashtra Gujarat Naval Areas Divided

With a view to enhance operational and administrative organizational structure, the erstwhile Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area has been divided to make two separate headquarters...

India China Joint Exercise Concludes

The India China Combined Military Training Exercise Hand in Hand 2015 commenced on 12 Oct at Kunming Military Academy, Yunnan, China. The Exercise concluded with a...

India China Exercise ‘Hand in Hand’

Sixth India China Joint Training Exercise “Hand – in – Hand 2016” was held at the parade ground in Aundh Military Camp, Pune. The aim...

Russia China Naval Exercise Starts

China and Russia is holding eight days of naval drills in the South China Sea off southern China's Guangdong province. The "Joint Sea-2016" exercise will...

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...

Coast Guard Ship Completes Asian Tour

An Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS Samarth completed its two-month tour of Asia, and sailed home after completing a bilateral exercise. Led by Deputy Inspector...

Tejas Debuts at Republic Day Fly-Past

Tejas, India’s indigenously built light combat aircraft, made its maiden appearance in the Republic Day flypast over Rajpath and led the fleet of fighter...

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...

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...

Annual Joint HADR Exercise Starts

Acting upon the directive of the Prime Minister to conduct Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercises, the Armed Forces in collaboration...

Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei Flagged Off

Indian Navy Sailing Vessel Mhadei with an all-women crew was flagged off from Goa to Cape Town, South Africa. The vessel, is scheduled to reach...