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Defence ministry signs Rs 20,000 crore deal with Airbus for military aircraft

Airbus will supply first 16 aircraft from its final assembly line in Spain; rest to be made by Tata Advanced Systems in India New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has signed a deal of nearly Rs 20,000 crore with Spain’s Airbus for C-295 medium transport aircraft. The ministry will procure 56 of these aircraft, which will...

PM Modi slams critics of Central Vista project—Here’s what you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday slammed the critics of the Union government’s ambitious Central Vista project being executed at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore. The project comprises a new Parliament building, government offices and a refurbished North and South Blocks. PM Modi, while inaugurating two new multi-storey swanky office complexes at Kasturba...

India to airlift 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from Germany

The defence ministry has decided to import oxygen generation plants and containers from Germany, amid a shortage of oxygen in the hospitals during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country. Twenty-three mobile oxygen generation plants will be airlifted from Germany that will be deployed in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) hospitals catering to the...

Defence ministry refutes Rahul Gandhi’s claims on India-China border dispute

In a point-to-point rebuttal of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claims on the border dispute with China, the defence ministry on Friday issued a statement clarifying that India has not conceded any territory as a result of the disengagement agreement in Ladakh. The ministry’s statement reads: “India has not conceded any territory as a result of...