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INS Viraat | Wikimedia Commons

INS Viraat dismantling has begun, but a final effort is still on to convert it into museum

Envitech Marine Consultants is hopeful of getting NOC from the government. But shipbreaker has already begun the dismantling process.
The NETRA Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) | Wiki Commons

Govt sanctions 6 new ‘eyes in the sky’ worth Rs 10,994 crore for Air Force

Govt has also sanctioned Navy's proposal to acquire ship-launched, unmanned aerial systems for Rs 1,000 crore.
Representational image | India’s kilo class submarine INS Sindhuraj during the Malabar 2020 exercise in the Bay of Bengal | Photo by special arrangement

Ballistic missile submarine Arighat in final stages of trials, to be commissioned early 2021

Once Arighat is commissioned, India will have two operational SSBNs that are equipped with the 750-KM range K-15 missile, designed for retaliatory nuclear strikes.
Vice Admiral Srikant | @CaptDKS | Twitter

Vice Admiral Srikant, Navy’s senior-most submariner, dies of Covid-19

Expressing his condolences, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted saying he was deeply pained at the untimely demise of Director General Seabird.
The 'Astra' beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile developed by DRDO | Photo: Commons

India working on next ‘Astra’ missile with 160 km range as Mk1 is integrated in IAF & Navy

The DRDO expects to complete the extension of range by May 2022. Astra is an indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat addresses during the launch of 'Himgiri', the 2nd of Project 17A class of stealth frigates in Kolkata on 14 December 2020 | ANI Photo

China’s development work going on in Tibet, India ready for any eventuality, says CDS Rawat

General Rawat said there shouldn't be much concern over it as India is also carrying out similar activities and stated that the forces have adequate reserves to counter any threat.
The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

China engaging in unprovoked aggression and projection of power, Rajnath Singh says

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking at a FICCI event, also said India is far ahead of China when it comes to soft power.
A Google Earth image showing the elevation on the southern bank of Pangong Tso

How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese at Pangong Tso

The Mountain Strike Corps played a key role in shaping India’s counter-offensive strategy that led to the domination of the southern banks of the Pangong Tso. 

Gen. Naravane holds talks with top Saudi generals on ways to enhance defence cooperation

General Naravane is the first-ever head of the Indian Army to travel to the strategically important UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Representational image of troops along the Line of Control in J&K's Poonch | ANI

Pakistan violates ceasefire in 2 sectors along LoC and international border in J&K

Indian forces gave a befitting reply to silence Pakistani guns and there was no casualty on the Indian side, claim officials.

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