Defence Procurement Process Outdated, Can’t Win Wars With Legacy Structures: Army Chief

Army Chief MM Naravane Discusses Defence Cooperation With Nepalese Counterpart

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Tuesday said that the procurement process for the armed forces has not kept pace with time and a revolution in bureaucratic affairs is needed for real transformation to take place. He said many procedural lacunae have crept into the acquisition process due to “overbearing nature” of the rules and … Read more

Lok Sabha Passes Essential Defence Services Bill Amid Opposition Protests

Govt Tables Bill in LS to Amend Insolvency Law; Bring Pre-packaged Process for Stressed MSMEs

Lok Sabha passed the Essential Defence Services Bill 2021 on Tuesday amid protests by opposition members over various issues that led to the proceedings being adjourned for a third time till 4 pm. As the House reconvened at 2 pm, Speaker Om Birla asked the protesting members to go back to their seats and said … Read more

Army Chief MM Naravane Discusses Defence Cooperation With Nepalese Counterpart

Army Chief MM Naravane Discusses Defence Cooperation With Nepalese Counterpart

The talks took place amid mounting concerns over the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and its possible impact on the region. Officials said the talks focused on ongoing military cooperation between the two countries as well as ways to further expand it. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:July 30, 2021, 20:58 IST FOLLOW US ON: Army … Read more

Committed To Stable, Constructive Relationship With China: US Defence Chief

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“We will not flinch when our interests are threatened,” U.S. Defense Chief Lloyd Austin said. (File) Singapore: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday he was committed to having a constructive relationship with China and working on common challenges as he laid out his vision for ties with Beijing, which have sunk to their … Read more

US Secretary of State Blinken Arrives in India; Defence Ties, Afghanistan Among Talks’ Agenda

US Secretary of State Blinken Arrives in India; Defence Ties, Afghanistan Among Talks' Agenda

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in India on a two-day visit on Tuesday with an extensive agenda featuring the rapidly evolving security situation in Afghanistan, boosting Indo-Pacific engagement and ways to enhance COVID-19 response efforts among others. It will be Blinken’s first visit to India after assuming charge as the US Secretary … Read more

US defence secretary advises Afghan forces to slow down Taliban’s momentum before retaking territories – Times of India

US defence secretary advises Afghan forces to slow down Taliban's momentum before retaking territories - Times of India

KABUL: Amid escalated fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban, US defence secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday said, the Afghan security forces’ primary job is to make sure they could slow the Taliban‘s momentum before attempting to retake territory. “They are consolidating their forces around the key population centres,” Austin told reporters during a visit … Read more

Bill in Lok Sabha to Prohibit Strikes by Those Engaged in Essential Defence Services

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The government on Thursday introduced a bill in Lok Sabha which seeks to prohibit any agitation and strike by anyone engaged in the essential defence services. The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021, introduced by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt amid din created by the Opposition over three new agri laws and the alleged … Read more

Railway And Defence Ministries To Issue Separate Orders on DA Hike Soon

From 1 January 2020 to June 30, 2021, DA will remain at 17 percent.

From 1 January 2020 to June 30, 2021, DA will remain at 17 percent. DA will remain the same at 17 % for the period 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2021. The Union Finance Ministry has issued an order to implement the 28 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) hike for Central Government Employees effective … Read more

Liberals In Israeli Government To Discuss Pegasus With Defence Minister

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The Defence Ministry, which licenses the exports, did not immediately comment. Jerusalem: A liberal party in Israel’s governing coalition said on Monday it would ask the Defence Ministry about exports of Israeli spyware that media reports have linked to hacking of phones of journalists, civil servants and rights activists worldwide. Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, head … Read more

For First Time in 250 Yrs, India to Bring About Extensive Changes in Defence Land Policy

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In a major defence land reform, the Narendra Modi government has approved new rules that would allow equal value infrastructure (EVI) development for armed forces in return for the land procured from them for public projects or other non-military activities. Earlier, in the British era the policy of using defence land in India for any … Read more

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