The PM headed Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircraft and 10 trainer aircraft at the cost of Rs 45,696 crore on January 13. Equipped with critical operational capabilities, the fighter-jet is an indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured fighter aircraft. Touted as game-changer, the 4th-generation Light Combat Aircraft would be equipped with Active Electronically-Scanned Array… read-more
India's first Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (HWT) site has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on December 19. Reportedly, India becomes 3rd nation to have the facility alongside the United States and Russia. The site is a "pressure vacuum-driven enclosed free jet facility" that play a significant role in understanding and developing new aerospace and defence systems. Moreover, the Minister has urged scientists to make India a "Super… read-more
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Defence Minister Blames China and Pakistan for Creating Border Issues; Virtually Inaugurated 44 Bridges
After virtually inaugurating 44 bridges constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned that China and Pakistan partnered to create border disputes with India. "The nation is not just dealing with these challenges with great determination but also bringing about crucial changes in all sectors," the minister further added. BRO constructed bridges in the Eastern and Northern borders for easy movement of… read-more
The Defence Ministry has launched a program, 'iDEX4Fauji', to promote innovative ideas by members of the Indian Armed Forces. The program, launched by Rajnath Singh, will also reward the Army staff. Ministry said that this was a first-of-its-kind initiative and "will bolster frugal innovation ideas from soldiers/ field formations.” It opined that since many of them work on the ground, they would have ideas to improve equipment.
On September 15, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the Chinese military has been violating regulations at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Ladakh, resulting in several face-offs between the Indian and Chinese Army. He stated that the matter includes 'sensitive operational-issues' and not all information can be addressed right now. Even though there were talks at many… read-more
The Defence Ministry on September 11 has launched a dedicated website for 'Aero India 2021'. Besides, the ministry's Principal Spokesperson informed through a tweet that the UK was keen on attending the "Asia's Largest Aeroshow". The show is scheduled to be held from February 3-7, 2021 in Bangalore. Aero India, organised by Defence Exhibition Organisation, is a biennial program.
Courtesy: ANI News
The Rafale Aircrafts were inducted to the Squadron 17 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on September 10. The ceremony was witnessed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly. The induction included a 'Sarv Dharma Pooja', followed by an air display by Rafale, the Tejas jets, and the 'Sarang Aerobatic Team.' "The induction of Rafale is a strong message for the world and especially for those who… read-more
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Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 5 held a discussion with his counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan in Moscow to strengthen defence ties. The Defense Minister tweeted regarding the talks and described the meeting as "productive", "extremely fruitful" and "wonderful". Defense Minister is on his three-day visit to Russia for an important meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh conveyed to his Chinese counterpart that the "actions of the Chinese troops" have violated the bilateral agreements between India and China. He reminded the Chinese side that it cannot change the "status quo" unilaterally, and stated that both the sides should act responsibly without "… read-more
In a meeting with Indian Defence Minister, the Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe held India responsible for the tensions at the border and stated that China would not give up an "inch of its territory". On September 4, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his Chinese counterpart in his ongoing visit to Moscow. The information was reported by Chinese media, a statement from India is awaited.
Courtesy: The Hindu