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Govt clears list of clothing items required to be procured by soldiers using special allowance

Jun 29 2018

After months of deliberations, the Defence Ministry has approved a list of items which will have to be purchased by each soldier from an annual clothing allowance of Rs 10,000, official sources said.

Chinese general to visit India as re-set in ties gathers pace

Jun 28 2018

A senior Chinese general will soon visit India, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, as the neighbors step up efforts to reset ties following an ice-breaking summit between their leaders.

French special forces on the ground in Yemen: Le Figaro

Jun 16 2018

French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military sources.

Defence Ministry approves military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore

Jun 07 2018

The defence ministry today approved military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore, including 12 high power radars for the Indian Air Force.

China scolds US for withdrawing invite to naval drills

May 24 2018

China’s Defence Ministry expressed regret after US withdrew an invitation to China to attend a major US-hosted naval drill, saying that closing the door does not promote mutual trust and cooperation.

China calls for ceasefire in Myanmar border fighting

May 19 2018

China’s defence ministry has called on armed groups in northern Myanmar to show restraint and declare an immediate ceasefire after conflicts in the region killed three Chinese citizens.

Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs

Apr 21 2018

A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said

Spain signs $2.2 bn framework deal to sell warships to Saudi

Apr 13 2018

Spain and Saudi have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 bn euros.

Ashok Leyland gung-ho about defence biz: Dasari

Apr 11 2018

Ashok Leyland was "gung ho" about its defence business and would focus only on mobility of defence products, a top official said.

Defence Ministry inks Rs 639 crore BPJ contract

Apr 09 2018

Defence Ministry signed a contract with a defence firm for procurement of 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets for the Army at a cost of Rs 639 cr.

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