Defence and Security

Missile Park 'Agneeprastha' to be set up at INS Kalinga

Foundation Stone for a Missile Park "AGNEEPRASTHA" was laid at INS Kalinga by Cmde Rajesh Debnath, Commanding Officer, in the presence of Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, FOC-in-C (East) on 28 May 20. ..

UN awards Indian Army officer, Major Suman Gawani with 'UN Military Gender Advocate Award'

Major Suman Gawani, an Indian Army officer who served as a women peacekeeper with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in 2019 is being awarded the prestigious “United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the year Award” on 29 May 2020..

Security Forces intercept car carrying IED, avert Pulwama-like terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir

Security Forces today averted a major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. ..

Pakistan Government officially accepts that J&K is integral part of Bharat, concedes occupied territories to Bharat in a newly released map

In a map published on a Government website, Pakistan finally confirms that the Pak occupied territories of Jammu and Kashmir actually belongs to India..

Big boost for ‘Make in India’: Defence Ministry approves procurement of 26 defence items from local suppliers

In a major boost for ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence has approved procurement of 26 defence items only from local suppliers to boost Make in India. The government has issued Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 to encourage Make in India and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India...

Anand Mahindra says army’s ‘Tour of Duty’ model good for youth, Mahindra Group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs

Mahindra said his group would be happy to consider the candidature of ToD optees for corporate jobs. The ToD model is similar to the short-service commission that allows officers to serve the armed forces for 10 to 14 years...

Indian Navy launches Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas

Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are presently enroute to the port of Malè, Republic of Maldives to commence evacuation operations from 08 May 2020 as part of Phase-1..

Let Pakistan Bleed Not India

The Indian nation is endowed with brilliant strategic minds. Any other befitting strategy to bleed Pakistan must be welcome and implemented. The desired end state is “Pakistan has to bleed NOT India”..

Defence Scan

DRDL Hyderabad has developed a COVID Sample Collection Kiosk (COVSACK) in consultation with the doctors of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, Hyderabad...

ARMED FORCES CONTINUE TO SUPPORT FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19

Air Force is continuing to transporting medical supplies to equip the state governments and supporting agencies to combat Covid 19 effectively and efficiently. It has airlifted essential medical supplies and commodities from nodal points to Manipur, Nagaland and Gangtok in North Eastern region; and the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh...

Tablighi Jamaat: Super Spreader or Biomass Jihadi Terror Group?

Flouted Indian laws knowingly and creating ruckus during quarantine, lays bare the malafide intentions of the Tablighi Jamaat to create havoc during the epidemic. Their behavior is not less than biological terrorism...

Left-wing terrorists kill 17 policemen in Sukma: Bodies of missing security personnel found a day after the encounter with Maoists

Bodies of missing security personnel found a day after the encounter with Maoists..

Big boost to ‘Make in India’: Defence Acquisition Council under Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves procurement of 83 advanced Tejas fighter aircrafts for IAF

Order for 40 Tejas aircrafts has already been placed in initial configurations. Now 83 of the more advanced Mk1A version of the aircraft will be procured from HAL...

No Major Terrorist incident occurred in the hinterland of the country after the repeal of Article 370: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding terrorist incidents after repeal of Article 370, in Lok Sabha today, said that no major terror attack took place in the hinterland of the country during the period from 05.08.2019 to 10.03.2020..

BORDER VIOLATIONS BY PAKISTAN

As per the information given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in Lok Sabha, there have been 1,586 incidents of ceasefire violations in 2019 and 646 incidents of ceasefire violations during the first two months of 2020 (upto February 23), on Indo-Pak International border as well as Line of Control after August 5, 2019. In addition 132 cases of cross border firing from August 5, 2019 to December 31, 2019 and 41 cases of cross border firing between January 1, 2020 to February 15, 2020 along Internatio..

SEMINAR ON ‘AIR POWER IN NO WAR NO PEACE SCENARIO’

A one day seminar on ‘Air Power in No War No Peace Scenario’ was organised by the Centre for Air Power to mark the anniversary of Balakote air strike. The seminar focused on employability of air power in situations necessitating exertion of national will against adversary in a ‘No War No Peace’ scenario. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh while inaugurating ..

Huge victory for security forces in Kashmir - J&K High Court refuses to ban pellet guns, says forces need pellet guns to handle difficult circumstances

Huge victory for security forces in Kashmir - J&K High Court refuses to ban pellet guns, says forces need pellet guns to handle difficult circumstances..

Biological warfare: Lessons from the Corona Virus outbreak

Developing, acquiring, stockpiling or careless test in labs are Wrong and against to Humanity and agreed International Conventions. Thinking to target Nations through Biolgical Weapon can be dangerous as a small leak can wipe an entire population...

Pakistan-made ammo found abandoned in Kerala: Military Intelligence and NIA to probe terror angle in the case

The sized ammo carried an inscription’ POF’, which has been preliminarily identified as ‘Pakistan Ordinance Factory’. The 7.62 mm bullets are believed to have been made in 1981-82. They are used in machine guns..

FOUR INDIAN PILOTS BEGIN ASTRONAUT TRAINING IN RUSSIA

FOUR INDIAN PILOTS BEGIN ASTRONAUT TRAINING IN RUSSIA..

PRESIDENT AWARDS ‘PRESIDENT’S COLOUR’ TO ‘INS SHIVAJI’

PRESIDENT AWARDS ‘PRESIDENT’S COLOUR’ TO ‘INS SHIVAJI’..

PRESIDENT AWARDS ‘PRESIDENT’S COLOUR’ TO ‘INS SHIVAJI’

PRESIDENT AWARDS ‘PRESIDENT’S COLOUR’ TO ‘INS SHIVAJI’..

Raksha Mantri welcomes SC verdict on Permanent Commission for women in Army: Women officers thank Meenakshi Lekhi for appearing for them in the court without charging a single penny

"Meenakshi Lekhi ma’am didn’t take a single penny from us for this case. We went to her and said we don’t know about our jobs, we can’t afford her fees. She said - just don’t worry about that. Till date, she’s not taken even 1 rupee from us.” ..

“Terror related violence in Jammu & Kashmir has come down by 60% since January”: DGP J&K tells Dr Jitendra Singh; briefs the Union Minister about the current security scenario

Director General Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir, Dilbagh Singh on Friday called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi and briefed him about the current security scenario in the Union Territory...

73% drop in martyrdom of Security Force Personnel in J&K after Abrogation of Article 370

73% drop in martyrdom of Security Force Personnel in J&K after Abrogation of Article 370..

Target of 5 Billion Dollars in Defence Exports in next five years: Prime Minister inaugurates DefExpo in Lucknow

Today's DefExpo is a living proof of India's vastness, its pervasiveness, its diversity and its wide participation in the world. ..

Infectious diseases and national security: Threats and responses

In the last few decades, the world has witnessed the rise and spread of new diseases like SARS, Anthrax, Chagas and Ebola, Coronavirus etc, which challenge the concept of national security. I..

NIA Files Charge-Sheet against 11 Islamic terrorists accused of conspiring to establish Islamic rule in India

The accused terrorists had formed an organisation 'Ansarullah' in Tamil Nadu and wanted to establish Islamic rule in India through violent jihad and promoting unlawful activities...

Defence Scan

General Bipin Rawat took over as the first Chief of Defence Staff on January 1 2020. As brought out in the last issue of this magazine, he will be the Principal Military Advisor to Raksha Mantri on Tri-Services matters..

Indian Navy’s tableau for Republic Day Parade 2020 unveiled

The tableau of the Indian Navy, to be showcased at the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2020 at Rajpath, was unveiled in New Delhi on January 8..

General Bipin Rawat assumes charge as first Chief of Defence Staff today; says three services will work as a team and CDS will be neutral

“As per the task given to the CDS, to enhance integration and do better resource management will be a priority,” General Rawat said..

Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of four star General

Cabinet approves creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff in the rank of four star General..

Modi Government committed to wiping out Terrorism, left-wing extremism and insurgency in the North East in the next 5 years: Home Minister Shri Amit Shah

Home Minister said that the IB is the 'Brain' of the National Security apparatus and that they have always helped to ensure Zero Tolerance to Terrorism and Naxalism..

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile developed by DRDO successfully flight-tested off Odisha coast

Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile developed by DRDO successfully flight-tested off Odisha coast..

Indian Defence Forces get the power of 10,000 SIG Sauer assault rifles; Rest to be delivered within a year

Indian Defence Forces get the power of 10,000 SIG Sauer assault rifles; Rest to be delivered within a year..

Fratricide in Chhattisgarh: Are our armed forces personnel under “Stress”?

Are our armed forces personnel under “Stress”?..

Nation salutes soldiers of Armed Forces on Armed Forces Flag Day

Armed Forces Flag Day is observed across the country today. It is observed on December 7 every year to honour the martyrs and Armed Forces personnel..

Nation celebrates Navy Day today: Prime Minister salutes Indian Navy

Navy Day is celebrated in honour of the maritime force's role during the war with Pakistan in 1971 when Indian warships attacked Karachi port and successfully thwarted Pakistani operations in the western coast..

Central government to set-up Central police university; Colleges affiliated with the university to come up in states with no police university

Central government to set-up Central police university; Colleges affiliated with the university to come up in states with no police university..

Government accommodation for battle casualties and their families extended to 1 year

Government accommodation for battle casualties and their families extended to 1 year..

Indian Army set to celebrate 73rd Infantry Day

Military analyst Maroof Raza will deliver Field Marshal KM Cariappa Memorial Lecture, ‘A Talk on The Strategic Dimensions of Kashmir Issue’, at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantonment on October 25..

Indian Army hits terror launch pads in PoJK, kills Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists

Indian Army hit terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir today, destroying four Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed camps in Neelam valley in PoJK with multiple casualties..

Serious security breach on INS Vikrant reported; Under-construction Aircraft carrier vandalized at Cochin Shipyard and computer items stolen

Serious security breach on INS Vikrant reported; Under-construction Aircraft carrier vandalized at Cochin Shipyard and computer items stolen..

INDIAN AIR FORCE RESURRECTS 17 SQUADRON - ‘GOLDEN ARROWS’ FOR RAFALE INDUCTION

Indian Air Force has resurrected the number plated 17 Squadron—the Golden Arrows, at Air Force Station Ambala. It will be the first Squadron to ..

UNDERSTANDING THE CDS

In the history of India’s armed forces, an all-encompassing Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is a path-breaking initiative that would enable the nation to scale new height in national security..

A BOLD DECISION

Various organs of state must act in unison if our country has to find its rightful place in the comity of nations..

The Paradigm Shift

The Paradigm Shift..

Transformation in India's strategic vision: From a soft state to one that can take hard steps

Transformation in India's strategic vision: From a soft state to one that can take hard steps..

Intelligence agencies warn of a ‘Big Action’ as Pakistan unleashes the most wanted terrorist Maulana Masood Azhar to carry out terror attacks in India

Pakistan has secretly released India’s most wanted terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a part of a grand plan to carry out terror attacks in Indian territory..

Defence Scan by Air Mshl PK Roy (Retd)

On August 27, 2019, a delegation of 15 IAF officers led by Group Captain Nitin Nayal visited the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) Base as part..

BENEFITS OF CHILD CARE LEAVE (CCL) EXTENDED TO SINGLE MALE SERVICE PERSONNEL

Raksha Mantri has approved extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel and certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of woman officers of defence forces. Presently, CCL is being granted to woman officers in ..

MARITIME COASTAL DEFENCE TO BE BOOSTED WITH DEPLOYMENT OF BRAHMOS MISSILES

Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Raksha Mantri has approved procurement of a Software Defined Radio (SDR) and the Next Generation ..

JAPANESE MARITIME SELF DEFENCE SHIP VISITS KOCHI

On August 13, 2019, missile destroyer ‘JS Sazanami’ of the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force, commanded by Commander Shoji Ishkawa,..

Heroes of Indian Defence forces awarded Gallantry medals on Independence Day; 132 Awards awarded to soldiers of Armed and Paramilitary Forces

Heroes of Indian Defence forces awarded Gallantry medals on Independence Day; 132 Awards awarded to soldiers of Armed and Paramilitary Forces..

VISIT OF COMMANDER OF ROYAL BRUNEI ARMED FORCES (RBAF)

Commander of RBAF, Major General Pengiran Dato Pauduka Seri Aminan Bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud visited India last week and held wide–ranging discussions with the Indian armed forces hierarchy on mutual military cooperation. On arrival, ..

A Major Boost to India’s Firepower

The first batch of Apache Attack Helicopters were delivered to the Indian Air Force..

Stringent UAPA Bill that aims to pin down individual terrorists passed in Rajya Sabha by an overwhelming majority

Stringent UAPA Bill that aims to pin down individual terrorists passed in Rajya Sabha by an overwhelming majority..

Modi government blocks mining of Atomic minerals by private companies; Only state run companies to be given the rights

Modi government blocks mining of Atomic minerals by private companies; Only state run companies to be given the rights..

IAF VETERAN DONATES HIS SAVINGS TO MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

74-year-old CBR Prasad, a proud veteran of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has donated almost the entire savings of his life to the Ministry of Defence..

RAKSHA MANTRI AWARDS RM TROPHY FOR BEST

RAKSHA MANTRI AWARDS RM TROPHY FOR BEST..

Raksha Mantri pays homage to Martyrs at Kargil War Memorial at Dras

The Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh visited the Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir today..

The Islamist-Communist conglomerate in Parliament seeks to sabotage national security: Here are the six MPs who voted against the NIA bill

Supporting the division called for by Asaduddin Owaisi, Home Minister Amit Shah said that the country should know "who are with terrorism, who are against it."..

New terror outfit with an agenda of establishing 'Islamic rule in Bharat’ unearthed by NIA in Tamil Nadu

New terror outfit with an agenda of establishing 'Islamic rule in Bharat’ unearthed by NIA in Tamil Nadu..

Celebrating 20 Years of Kargil Vijay Diwas: Raksha Mantri lights victory flame to mark 20 years of Kargil war

The Victory Flame will be carried by the Indian Army’s outstanding sportsmen and war heroes. It will pass through nine major towns/cities of North India and finally culminate at the Karambhoomi of the martyrs at the Kargil War Memorial located at Dras on July 26, 2019..

Defence Scan by Air Mshl PK Roy (Retd)

  1. SINGAPORE NAVAL SHIPS ARRIVE AT PORT BLAIROn June 27, 2019, the Royal Singapore Naval ships ‘RSS Valour’ and ‘RSS Valiant’arrived at Port Blair, on a four-day visit. The visit aims to enhance India-Singapore naval cooperation. In addition to professional exchanges at multiple levels, various other interactions were carried out between the two Navies, which included sports fixtures and visits to historical places.  2. INS KOCHI DOCKS AT PORT VICTORIA, ..

Defence Scan by Air Mshl PK Roy (Retd)

  1. COMBINED GRADUATION PARADE AT THE AIR FORCE ACADEMYOn June 15, 2019, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Air Staff reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal. President’s Commission was awarded to 152 cadets. In his address to the graduating course the Air Chief complimented the cadets on their exceptional drill standards and impeccable turn out. He congratulated the officers from friendly foreign countries ..

NIA Arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Habibur Rehman near Bengaluru; Is Karnataka under Cong-JDS a safe haven for Bangladeshi terrorists too?

NIA Arrests Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terrorist Habibur Rehman near Bengaluru; Is Karnataka under Cong-JDS a safe haven for Bangladeshi terrorists too?..

Problem of Ageing Aircrafts

IAN AN-32 aircraft that crashed into the mountainous Mechuka area in Arunachal Pradesh, has raised many eyebrows as to the obsolete and outdated technology of IAF’s ageing fleet...

Delivering on Security Front

National Security was one of the major poll planks during the 2019 election campaign. To mitigate the emerging internal and external security challenges Modi 2.0 should evolve an integrated National Security strategy..

Defence Scan Second Part I

  5. INDIA TO CONDUCT ITS FIRST SIMULATED SPACE WARFARE EXERCISEIndia has planned to conduct its first ever simulated space warfare exercise ‘IndSpaceEx’ in July 2019 under the aegis of the Integrated Defence Staff. It will basically be a ‘table-top-exercise’ involving the stakeholders of armed forces. The aim of exercise is to bring out the strategic challenges that India could face in the space. It would facilitate in assessing the necessary space and counter-space ..