Rafale fighters to be part of Indo-French air exercise

The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday announced that the newly inducted Rafale fighter jets are going to be part of the bilateral air exercise ‘Desert Knight-21’ between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force. Continue Reading

India unveils second draft of Defence Procurement Procedure

The Ministry of Defence has unveiled the second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure, 2020, a key protocol for the promotion of the indigenous defence industry. Continue Reading

Editorial: Welcome, women

Fulfilling a longtime dream, the Ministry of Defence has issued an order for grant  of Permanent Commission to women officers in the Army. This was after a landmark  judgement by the Supreme Court in February, directing that all serving women  officers recruited under the Short Service Commission (SSC) scheme will have to be
considered for Permanent Commission. Continue Reading

Four months extension for defence contracts

In a big relief to domestic arms and ammunition industry, the Ministry of Defence issued orders giving a four-month extension of delivery period to all capital acquisition contracts due to Covid pandemic. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh to address defence industry in Moscow

A 50-member industry delegation will visit Moscow on 5-6 November to explore ways to jointly manufacture spares and components with Russia’s original equipments manufacturers (OEMs) under the Make in India initiative, the industry body stated. Continue Reading