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...

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...

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,...

‘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...

Naval Air Enclave at Santa Cruz Inaugurated

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra inaugurated the Indian Naval Air Enclave, Santa Cruz (NAE Scz) at Santa Cruz, Mumbai. The new Indian Naval Air Enclave has...

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...

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...

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...

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...

India Testfires Brahmos Cruise Missile

India successfully testfired its BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range at Pokhran in the western state of Rajasthan. BrahMos missile system, the most...

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...

Missile Destroyer Vessel ‘Marmagoa’ Launched

An indigenously built warship 'INS Mormugao' equipped with a range of high-tech missiles was launched. Christened 'Mormugao', the vessel has been built by government-run Mazgaon...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inauguration of Jaisalmer War Museum

‘Jaisalmer War Museum’ has been established in the Military Station of Jaisalmer to commemorate the sacrifice of war heroes. The museum was inaugurated recently. The...

Indian Army: List of all Important Achievements in One Year

Surgical Strikes along Line of Control: Based on specific and credible inputs about some terrorist teams having positioned themselves at launch pads along Line...

India Tests Supersonic Interceptor Missile

India test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD)...

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...

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...

INS Vikramaditya Gets New Commander

Captain Krishna Swaminathan has assumed charge as the second Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy's new and formidable aircraft carrier at Karwar. The ship...

India Tests Prithvi-II Missiles

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. The medium-range surface-to-surface...

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...

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...

DNA Profiling of Indian Soldiers

Armed Forces Medical Research Committee (AFMRC) approved a pilot project (2012-2014) titled “Development of Protocol for DNA Profiling (Identification) and Repository of Personnel of...

Yudh Abhyas 2016 in Uttarakhand

The 12th edition of the joint Indo-US military training exercise Yudh Abhyas-2016 would be conducted in Uttarakhand's Chaubatia foothills. The exercise would be held from...

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...

Diving Support Vessels in News

A contract was signed by the Indian Navy with M/s Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Vishakhapatnam, for construction of two Diving Support Vessels (DSV) to augment...

Indian-China Joint Tactical Exercise

As part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China, under the provisions of Border Defense Cooperation Agreement, 2013,...

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...

AGNI IV Test Fired

India today test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni IV, capable of hitting a target at a distance of 4,000 kms, from a test...

New Navy Eastern Fleet Commander

Rear Admiral AB Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet has handed over the command of Eastern Fleet to Rear Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM,...

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...

17 Indian Reserve Battalions Raised

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the raising of 17 India Reserve Battalions (IR Bns) by Jammu & Kashmir...

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...

Indian Navy Gets ‘TIHAYU’ Warship

The Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), “TIHAYU” built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata was handed over to the Indian...

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...

India USA Agreement on Boeing Helicopters

India and USA signed final agreements for the purchase of two of the most advanced American helicopters in a deal worth about $3 billion. Contract for...

PINAKA Rocket Mark-II Successfully Launched

DRDO successfully test fired the Guided PINAKA from Launch Complex-III, ITR, Chandipur for further enhanced range. PINAKA Rocket Mark-II, equipped with navigation, guidance and control...

Amphibious Ship LCU L58 in News

Last ship of LCU MK IV project was launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata. The ship was named ‘LCU-L58’. LCU-L58 is the last...

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...

India Nepal Joint Training Exercise

Indo-Nepal Joint Military Training was conducted at Army Battle School (NABS), Saljhandi, Nepal from 31 October to 13 November 2016 wherein the troops of...

Exercise Konkan 16 in News

KONKAN 16, the 2016 edition of the annual bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy of UK, was held in...

India To Get Harpoon Missiles

The US Department of Defense has awarded Boeing a $81 million contract to supply 22 Harpoon missile systems for Indian Navy. This weapon system, to...

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...

INS Kochi Commissioned in Navy

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar commissioned INS Kochi, the second ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Project 15A (Kolkata-class) guided missile Destroyers. INS...

IAF Exercise Livewire Commences

The Indian Air Force is commencing its annual exercise, Exercise Livewire, on 31 October 2015. The exercise involves utilization of air assets of all...

Pakistan Tests Cruise Missile

Pakistan conducted a successful Flight Test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Ra'ad. It has a range of 350 kilometers. The missile...

CORPAT Maritime Exercise Starts

In a demonstration of India's commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship...

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...

Army Dare Devils Made World Records

Two world records were made by the Indian Army DARE DEVILS team of Corps of Signals as per stipulations of GUINNESS Book of Records,...

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...

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...

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...

‘Babur’ Cruise Missile Tested

Pakistan has successfully test fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed cruise missile that can hit targets located at 700 km with all kinds...

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...

LR SAM Successfully Tested by Navy

Current Affairs: Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare capability with the maiden firing of its newly developed Long...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Scorpene Submarine Khanderi Launched

Khanderi, the second Kalvari class Scorpene submarine, was launched by the Union minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre at the Mazagon Dock Limited...

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...

Indian Air Force: List of all Achievements in One Year

ACQUISITIONS Rafale Acquisition deal: The much awaited Rafale deal with France was signed on 23 September in New Delhi under which France will provide 36...

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...

India to Get F16 Fighters in 2019

US defence major Lockheed Martin has firmed up its plans to produce the latest version of its iconic F-16 fighter jets only in India...

519 Cadets Passed Out From IMA Dehradun

The Indian Military Academy held its 137th Regular Course passing out parade in Dehradun. The 519 cadets passed out successfully in the course. They included...

Operation ‘Calm Down’ Launched in J&K

The Indian army has quietly moved an entire brigade into South Kashmir as part of operation 'Calm Down' to clear it of militants and...

India Decommissioning INS Viraat

INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier is being decommissioned by Indian Navy. The ship was towed back by three tugs to Mumbai for 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...

Fast Patrol Vessel ICGS Ayush Commissioned

ICGS Ayush, the 20th FPV, the last in the series was delivered. The vessel will be operated from the Coast Guard Station at Krishnapatanam. Cochin...

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...

Strength of Women in Defence Forces

The total held strength of defence personnel vis-à-vis the total number of female officers (excluding medical and dental branch) in all the three wings...

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...

JAG Department Celebrates 32nd Corps Day

Current Affairs: The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department, the judicial and legal wing of the Army responsible for dispensation of justice to all ranks...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Naval Air Enclave Inaugurated

A Naval Air Enclave (NAE) was inaugurated at CIAL (Cochin International Airport, Kerala) by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of Naval Staff. The setting up...

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...

Shaheen-III Ballistic Missile Test Fired

Pakistan successfully test-fired the medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can carry nuclear warheads. The test flight of the missile was aimed at validating various...

Army to Deploy BrahMos in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian army has plans to deploy Brahmos Missile in Arunachal Pradesh. In this regard, China has warned India against deploying the BrahMos missile in...

Artillery Gun ‘Dhanushya’ in News

After more than 30 years, India has successfully developed its own artillery gun. India will soon induct the indigenously designed, developed and manufactured artillery...

India-Russia Military Exercise Begins

The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. Main focus of this edition of the...

INS Karna Joins Indian Navy

The Navy’s dedicated base for its Special Operation Forces – MARCOS – INS Karna was commissioned by the Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil...

Defence Manufacturing and Production in India

The requirements of defence equipment for the Indian Armed Forces are met through both indigenous production and imports. During the last two financial years (2014-15...

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...

Presidential Colours Awarded to Defence College

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Presidential Colours to the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. The award of Presidential Colours is a befitting...

Army R&D Cell at IIT Gandhinagar

The Indian Army has entered into an agreement with the IIT-Gandhinagar (IITGN) to set up a research and development (R&D) cell on the campus. Staffed...

Israel Tests David’s Sling Air Defense System

Current Affairs: Accroding to Israel's Defense Ministry, David's Sling air defense system, developed jointly with the U.S., passed the final round of tests, putting...

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,...

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...

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...

Notification Regarding OROP Issued

The Government issued the notification regarding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ in respect of Defence Forces personnel. Salient features of the OROP as stated...

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...

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...