Friday, 24 March, 2023


‘Great mistake’ or not? Why India decided against deploying Air Force in 1962 war with China

Armed forces were hesitant about air support, but the strongest caution against it came from intelligence and diplomatic channels, including IB director and US ambassador.

China threat in mind, Army buys more M4 armoured vehicles with anti-tank missiles

Army is also looking at the possibility of increasing calibre of the 7.62 mm gun on board to a 20 mm one with an automatic turret.

Indian defence companies will get orders worth Rs 8 lakh crore over next 7 yrs, says Army chief

Gen Manoj Pande identified Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), mobility solutions in forward areas, AI and encrypted communication as primary thrust areas for the Army.

Walong: How Army held off a massive Chinese onslaught & launched only counterattack of 1962 war

Even though structural, command & logistical issues stymied resistance, soldiers still put up heroic defence and counterattack, says military historian Colonel N.N. Bhatia (retd.)

PM Modi says India’s defence exports increased 8 times since 2014

With an aim to give impetus to the defence sector, India's 'biggest ever' defence exhibition - DefExpo 2022 has been inaugurated by PM Modi in, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

UAE firm ties up with Indian company to sell rifles after losing out on Army’s mega carbine deal

The defence ministry had earlier this year sanctioned Army’s project to procure over 4 lakh close quarter battle carbines through the 'atmanirbharta' (self-sufficiency) route.

From clash at Longju to ‘Operation Leghorn’, how skirmishes built up to 1962 India-China war

Series of encounters preceding war included Chinese seizure of Thagla ridge in August-September 1962, after which India launched Operation Leghorn to dislodge them by force if needed.

Armenia eyes Akash missile, loitering munitions from India amid conflict with Azerbaijan

Earlier in September, India had signed a contract with Armenia to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers, missiles and a range of ammunition.

Adani Group buys one of India’s largest aviation services provider for Rs 400 crore

Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Ltd said it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Air Works, which has one of the largest pan-India presence across 27 cities.

To counter China’s influence, India seeks to boost defence cooperation with African countries

Representatives of 50 African countries, including 20 defence ministers & service chiefs, participated in India-Africa Defence Dialogue chaired by Rajnath Singh on sidelines of DefExpo.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.