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ASC Centre Defence Ministry Recruitment 2021: The closing date of the receipt of application for the ASC Centre Defence Ministry Group C posts is 30 days from the publication of the advertisement in the Employment News.(Representational photo)

ASC Centre Defence Ministry Recruitment 2021: Apply for 100 Group C posts

PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • ASC Centre Defence Ministry Recruitment 2021: ASC Centre (South)-2 ATC, Ministry of Defence has invited applications for various Group C posts, including, Civil Motor Driver, Cleaner, Cook and Civilian Catering Instructor.
Telcos also sought lower taxes and levies, which add to the stress on their balance sheets.
Telcos also sought lower taxes and levies, which add to the stress on their balance sheets.

Telecom operators ask Centre for clear 5G roll-out road map

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ishita Guha, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:29 AM IST
The NFAP is a central policy that defines the roadmap for future spectrum usage by all national authorities, including the telecom department, the department of space and the defence ministry.
Defence items already being exported include the advanced light helicopter, offshore patrol vessels, personal protective gear, surveillance systems and a variety of radars. (Photo @airnews_abad)
Defence items already being exported include the advanced light helicopter, offshore patrol vessels, personal protective gear, surveillance systems and a variety of radars. (Photo @airnews_abad)

Cabinet approves export of Akash missiles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The export version of Akash will be different from the weapon system currently deployed by the Indian armed forces, the defence ministry statement said without specifying the differences in configuration.
Mid-air refuellers are a key to expanding the operational envelope of the IAF and Indian Navy carrier-based fighters by extending their range.
Mid-air refuellers are a key to expanding the operational envelope of the IAF and Indian Navy carrier-based fighters by extending their range.

India considers French offer of six Airbus multi-role mid-air refuellers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:18 PM IST
According to a former Indian Air Force chief, the Airbus 330 MRTT platform has much larger wings of Airbus 340 as a result of which the aircraft can refuel two fighters mid-air at the same time through drogues (attached to wing pods) or a central refuelling boom system.
The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during a test at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during a test at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Odisha coast.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

DRDO surface-to-air missile shoots down aerial target in latest test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
This was the second test of the QRSAM system in five days. The QRSAM test on November 13 achieved a direct hit while the second one on Tuesday proved the performance parameters of the warhead.
US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper They will participate in third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27(ANI)
US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark T Esper They will participate in third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on October 27(ANI)

India-US 2+2 dialogue to focus on regional security cooperation, defence trade

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 01:01 PM IST
As per the US State Department,with respect to military-to-military engagement,both India and the US are working to build greater interoperability by increasing the sophistication of their combined exercises.
This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities, said defence ministry. (Photo @DefenceMinIndia)
This launch and demonstration is significant in establishing anti-submarine warfare capabilities, said defence ministry. (Photo @DefenceMinIndia)

India tests missile-assisted system to target submarines at long ranges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The capability will allow India to target enemy submarines at long ranges, officials said. The system is a missile-assisted release of lightweight anti-submarine torpedo to strike targets way beyond the latter’s range.
The critical observations were part of CAG’s scrutiny of the status of a raft of offset contracts — including the September 2016 Rafale deal — between 2005 and 2018.(PTI)
The critical observations were part of CAG’s scrutiny of the status of a raft of offset contracts — including the September 2016 Rafale deal — between 2005 and 2018.(PTI)

Military offset part of Rafale deal still pending, flags CAG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:59 AM IST
According to the CAG report, the defence ministry stated as recently as October 2019 (the first Rafale was handed over in France on October 8, 2019) that the vendors had not yet been able to confirm their capability for technology transfer.
Following this, the court sent Sharma to seven-day police remand and posted the matter to September 28. The bail hearing will also be on September 28, the senior advocate said.
Following this, the court sent Sharma to seven-day police remand and posted the matter to September 28. The bail hearing will also be on September 28, the senior advocate said.

Police seek ED’s help in Chinese spy case probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:48 AM IST
Appearing for Sharma, senior advocate Adish C Aggarwala, opposed the remand plea and said the investigation was not being conducted in the correct manner.
The anti-corruption agency registered a case against Sharma, Rana and Singh on December 18, 2018 on a complaint from Brigadier Rajiv Gautam, posted at the headquarters of Army’s 3 Corps.(PTI)
The anti-corruption agency registered a case against Sharma, Rana and Singh on December 18, 2018 on a complaint from Brigadier Rajiv Gautam, posted at the headquarters of Army’s 3 Corps.(PTI)

CBI looks to charge 2 Lieutenant Colonels over bribery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:07 AM IST
The anti-corruption agency registered a case against Sharma, Rana and Singh on December 18, 2018 on a complaint from Brigadier Rajiv Gautam, posted at the headquarters of Army’s 3 Corps.
Caracal was chosen in 2018 to supply nearly 95,000 assault rifles to the Indian Army.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Caracal was chosen in 2018 to supply nearly 95,000 assault rifles to the Indian Army.(Representative Photo/PTI)

UAE arms maker offers to make assault rifles in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:20 PM IST
Caracal has stressed its commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative and offered transfer of technology to India.
The IAF’s current fleet of five Rafale fighters is fully operational and ready to undertake any mission, the officials cited above said. India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
The IAF’s current fleet of five Rafale fighters is fully operational and ready to undertake any mission, the officials cited above said. India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)

India, China to hold sixth round of military talks today; IAF Rafales flying in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:02 AM IST
The Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on border affairs --- the diplomatic dialogue between the two countries --- involves a representative of the Indian defence ministry.
Minister Shripad Naik was replying to a question on whether the defence ministry will consider using and selling only “Made in India” products in its stores.(PTI)
Minister Shripad Naik was replying to a question on whether the defence ministry will consider using and selling only “Made in India” products in its stores.(PTI)

No decision on selling only ‘Made in India’ products in military canteens:Govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 09:07 PM IST
In an address to the nation in May, Modi spoke extensively on the need to focus on a “self-reliant India” and called for promoting products made in India with a larger aim of making Indian economy stronger.
The BRO will ensure that Zoji La is blocked only 45 days instead of 95 days due to snow this winter.
The BRO will ensure that Zoji La is blocked only 45 days instead of 95 days due to snow this winter.

Road to Daulat Beg Oldi will allow tank movement by Oct 15 as army prepares for Ladakh winter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST
All bridges will bear 70 tons on Darbuk-Shyok-Daulet Beg Oldi Road so that tank plus truck trailers can go upto Karakoram pass.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Tehran on Saturday.(@DefenceMinIndia/Twitter Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Tehran on Saturday.(@DefenceMinIndia/Twitter Photo)

Rajnath Singh to meet Iranian defence minister after 3-day Russia visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh has expressed concern over the situation in the Persian Gulf and called upon countries in the region to resolve differences through dialogue based on mutual respect and sovereignty.
Military and civilian officers hold posts in different wings of the service headquarters and inter-services organisations including administration, finance, policy formulation and coordination, personnel management, training, vigilance and legal matters.(HT PHOTO.)
Military and civilian officers hold posts in different wings of the service headquarters and inter-services organisations including administration, finance, policy formulation and coordination, personnel management, training, vigilance and legal matters.(HT PHOTO.)

Defence ministry sets up panel for better functioning of service headquarters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 09:35 PM IST
The new committee has been constituted as a follow-up to the recommendations made by the Lieutenant General DB Shekatkar committee in its report on enhancing the military’s combat potential and rebalancing defence expenditure.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring all developments related to the international aerospace and defence exhibition.(PTI)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring all developments related to the international aerospace and defence exhibition.(PTI)

Rajnath Singh reviews prep for Aero India-2021 amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Singh is monitoring all developments related to the international aerospace and defence exhibition to be held from February 3 to 7
The “big picture” advice in China’s diplomatic narrative appeared to suggest that Beijing doesn’t want the border tensions to impact other components of the relationship, such as trade and economic cooperation. (HT Photo)
The “big picture” advice in China’s diplomatic narrative appeared to suggest that Beijing doesn’t want the border tensions to impact other components of the relationship, such as trade and economic cooperation. (HT Photo)

‘Implement agreed actions’: India reminds China on disengagement at LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Beijing | By Rezaul H Laskar and Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The external affairs ministry outlined India’s latest position on the protracted stand-off hours after the Chinese defence ministry said New Delhi should look at the “big picture” of bilateral ties and work with Beijing to bring the relationship back on track while avoiding misjudgements.
The “big picture” advice to India in China’s diplomatic narrative seems to suggest that the tension at the border should not impact the remaining components -- like economic cooperation -- in the relations between the two countries. (HT Photo)
The “big picture” advice to India in China’s diplomatic narrative seems to suggest that the tension at the border should not impact the remaining components -- like economic cooperation -- in the relations between the two countries. (HT Photo)

China doesn’t budge in Ladakh border row, wants India to see ‘big picture’

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:19 PM IST
Several rounds of military and diplomatic talks haven’t led to the restoration of the status quo on the LAC as it existed in April before the faceoff between the border troops led to the deadly clashes at Galwan Valley on June 15.
BA view of Rafale Jet at its Dassault Aviation assembly line in Bordeaux, France.(PTI File Photo)
BA view of Rafale Jet at its Dassault Aviation assembly line in Bordeaux, France.(PTI File Photo)

Defence ministry working to announce new air defence command by October: Report

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The air defence command is proposed to be set up alongside the Central Command Headquarters of the IAF which controls important air bases including Agra, Gwalior and Bareilly.
In 2012, V K Singh, now a Union minister, had alleged that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of substandard Tatra trucks.(PTI)
In 2012, V K Singh, now a Union minister, had alleged that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore to clear the purchase of substandard Tatra trucks.(PTI)

MoD suspends business with Vectra for a year over Tatra case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 11:41 AM IST
A circular posted on the defence ministry’s website said the decision to suspend business with Vectra was in line with the government’s penalties for wrongdoing in business dealings
Ashok Leyland Ltd is one of the largest suppliers of heavy vehicles to the military. (PTI photo)
Ashok Leyland Ltd is one of the largest suppliers of heavy vehicles to the military. (PTI photo)

Auto firms aim for projects in defence as growth slows

Livemint, Mumbai | By Amit Panday
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:02 AM IST
Companies such as Ashok Leyland Ltd, Force Motors Ltd, BEML Ltd, Bharat Forge Ltd, JCB India Ltd and Automotive Axles Ltd see the government’s localization push for the defence sector as a major opportunity.
An overview of full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Photo by DPR MOD / HT Photo)
An overview of full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort in New Delhi on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Photo by DPR MOD / HT Photo)

Independence Day amid Covid-19: Defence ministry’s special arrangements for celebrations at Red Fort

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 12:38 PM IST
Adequate medical booths at four locations have been set up. The booths will cater to any attendee who is detected having symptoms related to Covid-19 during the entry.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated facilities of OFB, BDL, HAL, BEL, BEML, MIDHANI, GRSE &GSL as part of the celebration of 'Atam Nirbhar Bharat' week in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI File Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated facilities of OFB, BDL, HAL, BEL, BEML, MIDHANI, GRSE &GSL as part of the celebration of 'Atam Nirbhar Bharat' week in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI File Photo)

Self-reliance in defence sector far more crucial than any other field: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 02:39 PM IST
While addressing ‘Atmanirbhrata Saptah’ celebrations, defence minister Rajnath Singh said, “We cannot depend on foreign governments, foreign suppliers and foreign defence products to meet our defence needs.”
106 locally made aircraft will be procured for the IAF.
106 locally made aircraft will be procured for the IAF.

Govt okays Rs 8.7k crore military buys

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Basic trainers figure on the government’s negative import list that seeks to ban the import of 101 types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years.
Other defence items cleared for purchase include tank ammunition – the 125 mm APFSDS (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot). It will have 70% indigenous content. (Photo: HAL)
Other defence items cleared for purchase include tank ammunition – the 125 mm APFSDS (Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot). It will have 70% indigenous content. (Photo: HAL)

106 locally made trainer aircraft in India’s Rs 8,700 crore buying blitz

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Basic trainers figure on the government’s negative import list that seeks to ban the import of 101 different types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years.
India was the third-biggest military spender in the world last year after the United States and China, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said in a report released in April.
India was the third-biggest military spender in the world last year after the United States and China, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) said in a report released in April.

Govt unveils steps for self-reliance in defence sector

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 02:31 AM IST
From artillery guns to light military transport aircraft and conventional submarines to long-range land attack cruise missiles, India on Sunday announced that it would ban the import of 101 different types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years.
Crowded Sadar Bazar near Bara Tooti Chowk as people, not adhering to social distancing norms, shop ahead of the Janmashtami festival and Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Crowded Sadar Bazar near Bara Tooti Chowk as people, not adhering to social distancing norms, shop ahead of the Janmashtami festival and Independence Day in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Delhi gears up for Independence Day celebrations, police tighten security checks

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 09:17 AM IST
The 74th Independence Day celebration will be marked by musical performances by the bands from the Army, Navy and Indian Air Force, as per the defence ministry.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said at an online event that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a new outline for a self-reliant India in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15.(AP file photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said at an online event that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a new outline for a self-reliant India in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15.(AP file photo)

India to stop import of 101 key military items

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST
The detailed list of equipment published by the defence ministry has spelled out that the import embargo will kick in between December 2020 and December 2025 for different categories of military hardware.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh announced an embargo on import of 101 defence items on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh announced an embargo on import of 101 defence items on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

From big guns to missiles, India bans import of 101 defence items to boost self reliance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said all necessary steps would be taken to ensure that the timelines for the production of the equipment on the negative import list are met.
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