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


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..


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..

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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..


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 ..


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


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..


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..


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 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..

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  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, ..

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  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..

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  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 ..

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  1.MARITIME INFORMATION SHARING WORKSHOP 2019The Indian Navy hosted a Maritime Information Sharing Workshop (MISW), under the aegis of the Information Fusion Centre—Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), Gurugram. Over 41 delegates from 29 countries of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and beyond participated in the two-day event. The workshop was inaugurated by Vice Admiral MS Pawar, the Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff. In the course of two days, the MISW acquainted the participants about IFC-IOR ..

Banned Islamic outfit SIMI is active in Kerala and West Bengal, works hand-in-glove with other radical Islamic outfits

The Kerala state government has apprised the Union Home Ministry of the extremist groups in the state. Panayikkulam SIMI camp and Wagamon training centre for making bombs and weapons are strong pointers for Bharat...

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  DEEP SUBMERGENCE RESCUE VEHICLE (DSRV) OF INDIAN NAVY UNDERTAKES LIVE MATING EXERCISEOn June 2, 2019, the Indian Naval DSRV based at Visakhapatnam carried out live mating exercise that included transfer of personnel from the submerged submarine—INS Sindhudhvaj. The entire exercise was done by Indian crew. This exercise marks the culmination of the training phase on DSRV. This newly acquired skill by Indian Navy and live mating exercise is a historic achievement towards integration ..

Kerala IS leader Abdul Rashid reportedly killed in Afghanistan; He saw 'golden chance' in killing people during Kumbh Mela and Trissur Pooram

Abdul Rashid Abdullah, the Keralite from Kasaragod, who led a 21 member team to Afghanistan during May - June, 2016, is reportedly killed in US bombing in Afghanistan. Reports suggest that the incident took place about a month before...

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  1. FIRST APACHE HELICOPTER FORMALLY HANDED OVER TO THE IAFOn May 10, 2019, the first Apache Guardian helicopter (AH-64E (I)) was formally handed over to the IAF at Boeing production facility in Mesa, USA. Air Marshal AS Butola, accepted the helicopter on behalf of the IAF. It may be recalled that the contract for 22 such helicopters were signed with the US Government and M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 and the first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be delivered by July this ..

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  1. INS RANJIT DECOMMISSIONED AFTER 36 YEARS OF GLORIOUS SERVICEOn May 6, 2019, INS Ranjit, a Rajput class missile destroyer of Indian Navy was decommissioned at a solemn ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam bringing to end its glorious 36 years of service. The Chief Guest for the Decommissioning ceremony was Admiral DK Joshi (Retd) Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands who was also a part of the commissioning crew. The ship was commissioned on 15th September ..

DRDO conducts successful flight test of Made-In-India High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target Drone ABHYAS

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted successful flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from Interim Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha yesterday..

Union Government extends ban on LTTE for five years

The Central Government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years ..

Decoding the Malegaon Blast case

Sadhvi Pragya and Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit are true brave hearts who defied their tormentors and proved them wrong with their extraordinary courage and uprightness. Today both stands tall and vindicated and their tormentors have crawled back to eating crow’s feet after they were exonerated in the Malegaon Blast case - Suresh EN  Sadhvi Pragya and Lt. Col. Shrikant Purohit were detained and tortured in captivity for 8 years A lot has been written and ..

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The latest Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) data released recently places India as the world’s fourth biggest military spender last year. USA, followed by China lead the world military expenditure...

Balakot Air Strikes by IAF killed upto 170 terrorists; 45 still in hospital - Italian journalist’s huge revelation

Francesca Marino, an Italian journalist, has reported that up to 170 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force on February 26, 2019. Italian journalist Francesca Marino has revealed that Balakot Air Strikes by IAF killed upto 170 terrorists and 45 are still in hospital An Italian journalist has made a big disclosure about the Indian Air Force's attack in Balakot, Pakistan on February 26, 2019. After the fidayeen attack on CRPF convoy ..

Self-Reliance in Defence

Self-reliance in the defence sector can act as a key to decrease India’s dependency on foreign powers, give a boost to the domestic manufacturing sector and reduce the import burden. Public-Private-Partnership in this sector can also show us the way forward- Dr. Satish Kumar India’s multirole light fighter, Tejas, designed by Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force and Indian NavyThe long driven strategy will make India a great ..

Sri Lankan blasts a lesson for Kerala. Suicide bombers had visited Kerala but CM Pinarayi wants to ban RSS

This image released by IS news agency Amaq claims Mohammed Zahran, center, is the terrorist who led the Easter Day attack in Sri Lanka that killed over 300. SL Army Chief says that these terrorists visited Kerala, Kashmir and Bengaluru.  Sri lankan Army Chief Lt. Gen. Mahesh Senanayke has told the media that suide bombers who executed the blast series in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday had visited Kerala, Kashmir and Bengluru. He does not know the motive behind the travels. Total death toll of ..

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  SECURITY FORCES ELIMINATE KARGE NUMBER OF TERRORISTGeneral Officer Commanding of 15 Corps Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, in a press conference held on April 24, 2019, along with Jammu and Kashmir D G Police Dilbagh Singh intimated that the Indian Army has eliminated 41 terrorists after the February 14, 2019 Pulwama attack—25 of these were from Jaish-E-Mohammad, 13 of them were Pakistanis. Elaborating on the achievements of the year, he also intimated that this year, a total of ..

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GOVERNMENT GIVES EMERGENCY FINANCIAL POWERS TO ARMED FORCESPost the Pulwama attack, the Narendra Modi government has enhanced the financial powers of the armed forces for procuring equipment and ammunition required to enhance their operational capability. The armed forces can now buy equipment worth Rs 300 crore under each proposal from a single vendor without the concurrence of the Integrated Financial Advisor. It also lays down the time frame for procuring the weapon system ie within three months ..

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 PROCUREMENT OF 464 T-90 TANKS CLEARED BY GOVERNMENT Government of India has cleared the procurement of 464 T-90 tanks for the Indian Army at a cost of over Rs 13,500 crore. This would increase the approximate number of different types of tanks to over 2000. Reports indicate that these tanks would be brought to India in a knocked down state and assembled at the Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi.     DEFENCE MINISTRY DELEGATION VISIT TO SRI LANKA An Indian Defence Ministry delegation ..

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BILATERAL MARITIME EXERCISE BETWEEN ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND INDIAN NAVIES – AUSINDEX-19 The third edition of AUSINDEX commenced on April 2, 2019. The aim of the exercise is, “To strengthen and enhance mutual cooperation and interoperability between the Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy, and provide opportunities for interaction and exchange of professional views between the personnel of the two navies”. The first edition of the exercise was held in September 2015 at Visakhapatnam. ..

Ensuring security beyond borders: How Modi’s anti-satellite test made the fourth & fifth frontiers safe

By shooting down a satellite that was reportedly hurling at a speed of 27,000 km/hour, India has displayed that it can now disrupt a country’s surveillance, navigation and communication capability – the key ingredients of any battlefield scenario..

Prime Minister interacts with scientists involved with Mission Shakti, via video-conference

Shortly after his address to the nation on March 28, Prime Minister spoke to scientists involved with the successful conduct of Mission Shakti, via video conference..

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  1. INDIA-INDONESIA COORDINATED PATROL EXERCISEThe 33rd India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol Exercise (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being held at Port Blair from March 19 to April 4, 2019. The ship and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides of 236 nautical miles long International Maritime Boundary line.These exercises seek to underscore India’s peaceful presence and solidarity with friendly Maritime neighbours’ to ensure good order in the ..

India shot down live satellite, ‘Mission Shakti’ makes the Nation space superpower: PM Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister said the A-SAT (Anti-Satellite) missile will give new strength to India's space programme and assured the international community that India's capability won't be used against anyone but is purely India's defence initiative for its security..

Big boost for national security: Indian Air Force inducts first Chinook helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday formally inducted the first batch of Chinook CH-47F(I) heavy lift helicopters in Chandigarh..

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  1. THIRD TEST-FIRING OF PINAKA MISSILE SUCCESSFULOn March 12, 2019, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the third successful trial of Pinaka guided missile at the Pokharan range in Rajasthan after two successful trials on March 11, 2019. All the three trials met mission objectives proving the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system. The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the ..

President Ram Nath Kovind Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards to Armed Forces Personnel

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred three Kirti Chakras and fifteen Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here today..

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MISINFORMATION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND FAKE ACCOUNTS OF WING COMMANDER ABHINANDANMinistry of Defence through its press release has intimated the following “Misinformation on the shooting of Pakistan Air Force F-16 by MiG-21 Bison are being spread on various social media sites. IAF during the press statement on February 28, 2019 had clarified that one F-16 of Pakistan Air Force was shot by MiG-21 Bison and it fell across the LoC. Additionally, fake accounts of Wing Commander V Abhinandan have ..

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  WING COMMANDER ABHINANDAN VARTHAMAN RETURNS TO INDIAWing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who got shot down and drifted into the Pak Occupied Territory while successfully shooting down a Pak F-16 aircraftreturned to India on March 1, 2019. His planned handing over at around 3 pm at Wagah-Attari border was delayed by several hours to 9.22 pm by Pakistan. Reports indicate that the delay was because the Pak military was shooting a video of him for carrying out false propaganda—which ..

“Indians should not join the Pro-Pakistani propaganda by the Left liberals”

Maj Gen (Retd) GD Bakshi  It was a well executed and very professional strike. It is a matter of pride for every Indian. Personal kudos to the Indian Air Force brave fighter pilots who have carried out this strike at Balakot, which was a training camp for JeM.We have been at war with Pakistan for the last 30 years, because of our peace-oriented lovey of these peaceniks. These have failed to respond. They have failed to protect our citizens. We have suffered 80,000 casualties in this proxy ..

“It was a daring, well-planned, and meticulously delivered air strike”

Col. KD Segan It has been a daring, well-planned and meticulously delivered air strike. The element of surprise was maintained till the end. Kudos to Prime Minister and the IAF. India has multiple options against Pakistan. First option India has is to mobilise world opinion against Pakistan. The world has seen through the eyes of India that Pakistan is the hatchery or haven where the terrorists are sheltered and trained for the activities that the world abhors.   Next option is ..

“The strike at terrorist camps is a paradigm shift in India’s policy on Pak-sponsored Terrorism”

Air Marshal (Retd) PK Roy   The February 26, 2019 air strike is the first time that India has used its air force for a strike on terror camps inside Pakistan-occupied Indian territory and demolished the myth that use of air power would escalate the situation to dangerous levels between the two nuclear states. It also sets a precedent for future action by India. On the negative side, it would also create pressure on the Government to retaliate in a similar way after every terrorist incident.   ..

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 Map Source: Indian Express Feb 27, 2019  INDIA STRIKES JAISH-E-MOHAMMAD (JEM) TERROR TRAINING CAMP IN PAKISTANIn the early hours of February 26, 2019, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the IAF supported by Su-30s, IL-78M Air to Air Refuellers, ‘Netra’ Airborne Electronic and Control aircraft and the Heron drones, launched a punitive airstrike on JeM terror training camps at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The camp was headed and controlled by Yusuf ..

“India must maintain the pressure but should not lose traction achieved with the international community”

Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain  I see sharp decision making to select an option from the spectrum that was most appropriate. It was a risk, but risk appraisal had been done. The IAF employed the right package of aircraft, weapons and routing besides deception. It was an action couple of notches higher on the escalation ladder and left few choices to Pakistan by ensuring moral ascendancy through only targeting terrorist facilities and not military and civilian infrastructure   The ..

‘We were attacked by India’, admits Jaish-e-Mohammed

In an audio message, top Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist admitted that the Balakot terror camps were attacked by the Indian Air Force..

India summons Pak Deputy High Commissioner, lodges strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan at the unprovoked act of aggression, including violation of air space by the Pakistan Air Force targeting of Indian military posts..

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4. 44 CRPF JAWANS KILLED, MANY INJURED IN PULWAMA TERROR ATTACKOn February 14, 2019, 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and a large number injured when an explosives-laden car rammed into a bus, which was a part of a convoy of vehicles carrying 2547 CRPF personnel in the Pulwama district of J&K. Pakistan based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. After the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Attack on CRPF personnel ..

Full Text: India foils Pakistan's attempt to target its military installations; MiG 21 pilot is missing in action, confirms MEA

The spokesperson said, in this engagement, the country has unfortunately lost one MiG 21 and the pilot is missing in action..

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  1. CLEARANCE FOR ‘DHANUSH’ ARTILLERY GUNIn a major success story of ‘Make in India’ initiative, Bulk Production Clearance for producing 114 indigenous ‘Dhanush’ artillery gun (155mm x 45 calibre) has been awarded to the Ordnance Factory Board. Dhanush is equipped with inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, on-board ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system. It is the product of joint efforts by ..

From Planting IEDs in J&K to Fake News in ‘Quint’essentially Pro-Pakistan Media: Know about Pakistan's Sinister Plot to Foment Unrest in India

Know about Pakistan's Sinister Plot to Foment Unrest in India..

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  1. IAF CONTEMPLATING TO BUY MOTHBALLED RUSSIAN MIG-29sThe IAF in its desperation to make up for the shortfall in its dwindling fighter squadrons is contemplating buying 21 mothballed MiG-29 aircraft (aircraft prepared for a long period of storage to prevent corrosion) from Russia. These fighters were built in the 1980s but never assembled and flown. They could be assembled and upgraded in line with the current and in progress modernisation of the Mig-29s—extension of operational ..

For High-Growth & Equitable Society

The roadmap in ten key dimensions lays emphasis on physical and digital infrastructure, green environment, rural industrialisation, blue economy, space, agri healthcare, etcFinance Minister Piyush Goyal has announced the Interim Budget 2019 that is both c..