One of the mainstays of the BJP-led Narendra Modi government has been the defence sector, with stress on improving the nascent domestic defence industry, modernisation of the armed forces and implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme.
In a major step towards empowering women and greater gender parity, the Indian Coast Guard has become the first force to deploy female officers in combat roles on board its ships that patrol the country’s maritime zone near the borders with Pakistan.
India’s budgetary allocation for defence is sizeable: Rs 3,40,000 crore in the last fiscal year. But it receives relatively little notice or review, which is symptomatic of matters military in India.
Parrikar is soldier without Uniform; Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today termed the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as a “soldier without uniform” and praised his decision-making ability while taking a swipe at his predecessor, A K Antony.
India says ‘credible crackdown against Hafiz Saeed will be proof of Pak’s sincerity’; The Pakistan Army on Tuesday called the house arrest of Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed ‘a policy decision.’ The Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor addressed the media today
Daesh Posters Surface in Indian State of Himachal Pradesh; The posters and flags saying “ISIS Coming Soon” appeared at five places in the army cantonment near Solan in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday.
Nation bids farewell to 19 soldiers killed in avalanches; The coffins of 19 soldiers of the Indian Army who died after being hit by two separate avalanches in Gurez and Machchil sectors on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir were brought to the national capital for a final adieu before they were flown to their respective hometowns.
Pakistan wants peaceful solutions to the disputes with India but no compromise can be made on the dignity and honor of the country, Director General Inter services Public Rleation (ISPR) Majore General Asif Ghafoor said here on Tuesday.
Tejas SP-4 at striking distance from first flight; The fourth Series Production aircraft from Tejas flight line SP-4 has moved to the final stages of systems checking at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd’s LCA Division here
How Israel developed the most technologically advanced military across the globe; Unlike its Arab adversaries, Israel did not have natural resources to fund its economy. There was no oil or minerals. Nothing. The delegation held a couple of meetings but was mostly met with laughs.