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Coronavirus outbreak: Rajnath Singh reviews army’s action plan to fight COVID-19

The armed forces have been on the forefront in this war against COVID-19 whether it was airlifting critical materials needed for the quarantine facilities, or taking care of those who have been evacua

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US condemns terrorist attack on Sikhs in Afghanistan

At least 25 worshippers were killed and eight others injured when a heavily armed suicide bomber stormed the gurdwara on Wednesday in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority Sikh community in the

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Fight against Coronavirus: After sanitizers and testing kits, DRDO and OFB to make masks

“We are working on N-99 masks and not on the N-95 masks which are meant just for specialized usage. The N-99 masks will not be for the general public usage yet,” explained a senior officer on cond

“This sanitizer is not going to be commercialized any time soon”, explained a senior DRDO officer. News

Keeping watch on Dragon: Indian Navy’s robust surveillance mechanism to track Chinese UUVs in Indian Ocean

The Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) used for underwater work like ship’s hull inspection etc. remains underwater for a limited duration.

The answer according to a senior naval officer is “The Indian Navy has other gadgets that do the same work but not of the level like the Chinese.” News

Kabul attack: Gunmen, suicide bombers storm Sikh gurdwara in Afghanistan, killing 25 people

The group issued a statement confirming that its members carried out the attack on Sikhs in Kabul city, Khaama Press News Agency reported.

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Draft DPP 2020 holds promise, but the implementation may pose a bigger challenge

A high-level committee headed by the director-general (acquisition) and assisted by several sub-committees have put together this 700+ page document after labouring over it for more than six months.

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Diplomacy in the times of COVID19: India shows the way! 1st-ever virtual G20 summit on Thursday

According to a top government officer “The video conferencing of the G-20 leaders is scheduled for Thursday where the issues on the agenda include the impact of the COVID-19 on global economics as w

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Self-Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System: Independent monitors to decide the fate of SPAD-GMS deal

In fact, “during the recently concluded DefExpo 2020, an announcement was expected to be made about the winner of the contract,” said the officer who wished to remain anonymous.

However, Hanwha Defense officials in an exclusive interaction with Financial Express Online have denied such reports. (Image: https://www.hanwha-defense.co.kr/) News

Defence Procurement Procedure: Know more about the draft DPP 2020

This DPP has also stipulated that L1 ( lowest bidder in purely financial terms) will be the criterion of selection based on the commercial bids submitted by the participants.

It promises to provide our Armed Forces with the very best in a timely and efficient manner. News

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers killed in jihadist ambush: military sources

At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast of the country, military and security sources said Tuesday.

Two military officers told AFP on condition of anonymity that Islamist insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades (AFP File image) News

India-Iran relationships: Hope in times of Coronavirus

Iran has been fighting the Covid-19 virus pandemic in isolation in face of severe US sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude oil and accessing the international financial markets.

With Iran facing domestic mayhem due to the spread of Covid 19 virus, India would have been its a natural partner to extend a helping hand. (Representative image) News

Chaffs and flares: Passive countermeasures to thwart missile attacks

Since its development a decade back, Kavach system has undergone upgrades and latest version Kavach MOD II is in service.

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After LMGs, Indian Army will soon get close-quarter-battle carbines

The CQBs for the infantry army of the Indian army is coming through the Fast Track Procurement (FTP), just like the LMGs

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Coronavirus scare: IAF chalks up a contingency plan, to have weekly rotations at workplace

According to the contingency plan drawn up the IAF has decided to work with 50 per cent of its workforce in an effort to keep in line with the directives given by WHO, and the government.

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DRDO joins fight against Coronavirus: To make hand sanitizer for citizens

DRDO’s are now being approached by the state governments to not only detect but to also, treat COVID-19 patients.

It has so far has provided around 14, 398 bottles, each filled with 500 mL of sanitizer formulation to the DRDO Headquarter located in Delhi. (Representative image) News

Coronavirus care for neighbours: India sends supplies to Saarc nations to fight COVID-19

In coordination with the local authorities and the Indian missions in the Saarc region, the supplies are being sent out.

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India has now the option to lease critical military equipment, says Rajnath Singh

In a Draft Defence Procurement Procedure 2020 which was unveiled by the defence minister Rajnath Singh, a new clause which allows `leasing’ has been introduced under which equipment including warshi

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India to get state-of-the-art Light Machine Guns from Israel

The Indian Army has been looking for the right LMG best suited to the Indian requirement for some time now and had visited three countries last year looking for these under the Fast Track Procedure (F

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Coronavirus: Indian Army lends a helping hand in controlling the spread of COVID-19

So far there are a total of 118 men and 171 women who were evacuated from Iran are undergoing the mandatory quarantine period at this facility in Jaisalmer and are being kept in different barracks as

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Home Ministry gives approval for creation of 1,018 posts in CISF

With the sanctioned posts, from the constables to the inspector level, the CISF can raise one more battalion (1,000 personnel) within the next two years.

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Chhattisgarh encounter: Naxal killed in gunfight with security forces in Dantewada district

The skirmish took place around 7.30 am in the forest near Gampur village under Kirandul police station area, when a joint team of security forces was out on a counter-insurgency operation, Inspector G

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IAF to get Made in India jets: Know more about the LCA ‘Tejas’ Mk1A

As per the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Tejas Mk.1A will be capable of mid-air refuel.

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Coronavirus scare: Indian Army lockdown Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in Leh

With the first case of Coronavirus being detected in Leh after a 34-year-old jawan was tested positive, the Indian Army gets into a lockdown mode.

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More firepower for Indian Navy! To receive another P-8I this summer

The aircraft which are coming through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route is part of the follow on order the Indian Navy had placed and the delivery of the four aircraft will be finished by January

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Boost to Make in India: IAF to get 83 indigenous fighter jets

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has given approval for the procurement of 83 of the more advanced Mk1A version of the Light Combat Aircraft 'Tejas’. The total deal will cost Rs 38,000 crore.

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Make in India: OFB, DRDO to develop fully indigenous Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle in 3-5 years

Tentatively named Mark I, the vehicle will help modernise Indian Army's infantry frontier which currently relies on BMP II, an infantry personnel carrier with a 30 mm gun.

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Women in Navy: As seawater turns gender-neutral, Indian Navy to upgrade its infrastructure

The highest court while upholding the Delhi High Court’s order has said that there can be no injustice and discrimination as the women can sail with the same efficiency as male officers.

The Indian Navy has always welcomed women on board and all avenues have always been open for them. News
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