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India-China Dispute: India committed to maintaining bilateral ties, says Rajnath Singh

India’s sustained talks with China have resulted in an agreement between the forces of the two countries to disengage at friction points at the north and south banks of Pangong Tso lake, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. Rajnath Singh said this during his suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha on the situation...

New US administration under President Joe Biden reaches out to India

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has finally reached out to India in an attempt to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. US defense secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday held a conversation with defence minister Rajnath Singh on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Whether a discussion on China happened...

India to buy 83 Tejas LCA for Air Force for Rs 48,000 cr

In a major boost for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre on Wednesday cleared the purchase of 73 Tejas LCA fighter jets and 10 trainer aircraft at a cost of around Rs 48,000 crore. The approval came from the Cabinet Committee on Security which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Largest indigenous defence...

Rajnath Singh reaches Goa to ascertain health of Shripad Naik

Defence minister Rajnath Singh flew to Goa on Tuesday to meet his colleague Shripad Naik who underwent surgeries at a state-run hospital after he met with an accident in the neighbouring Karnataka. Notably, Shripad Naik received serious injuries while he was returning to Goa from Karnataka’s Dharmasthala. Unfortunately, his wife and an aide died in...

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time in a row

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, on Monday, is all set to take oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth time in a row. Nitish Kumar was unanimously elected as the leader of the NDA Legislature Party on Sunday. The meeting was also attended by defence minister Rajnath Singh who announced that Nitish Kumar...

India-US sign landmark defence pact, US says it stands with India against China

India has signed a landmark defence pact with the US that will allow the sharing of high-end military technology, geospatial maps and classified satellite data between their militaries. The two nations, on Tuesday, held a high-level discussion and resolved to ramp up their security ties and boost their strategic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. The...

India successfully test fires anti-radiation missile ‘Rudram’

In a major achievement, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday successfully test-fired India’s first anti-radiation missile “Rudram”. The missile was test-fired from a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet at the Integrated Test Range in Balasore off the east coast. Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday congratulated the DRDO for the “remarkable...

5 Rafale jets inducted in IAF

Five Rafale jets were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday at the Ambala airbase. The induction ceremony of the Rafale jets was attended by defence minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly. It was also attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria...

India successfully tests hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle

In a major achievement for India, an indigenously-developed hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle was successfully flight tested on Monday. The hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV) is expected to power futuristic long-range missile systems and aerial platforms. The major breakthrough is going to further strengthen the Indian defence systems. The HSTDV has...

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence ministry imposes import embargo on 101 items

In a major push towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the defence ministry has decided to impose a ban on the import of 101 items required by the armed forces. The move, on the lines of Atmanirbhar Bharat, aims to promote indigenisation of defence production in India. Defence minister makes announcement Defence...

Rafale fighter jets reach home, India celebrates

After completing a 7,000 km journey, five Rafale fighter jets reached the Ambala airbase on Wednesday afternoon. The Rafale fighter jets reached India two days after the contingent flew out of France, with a stop in UAE. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the fleet on his Twitter account with a Sanskrit shloka. राष्ट्ररक्षासमं...

Defence minister reviews situation along LAC before Moscow visit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday held a meeting with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat to review the situation on tension in Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).  The three service chiefs—Army chief General MM Naravane, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Air chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria—also attended the meeting, sources...