Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that Indian defence forces are focusing on cyber defence, and working on offensive cyber capabilities as well to counter cyber threats emanating from across the border. The CDS was speaking on “Shaping the Armed Forces to meet likely Current and Future Challenges” at the Vivekananda […]
The 11th edition of Indo-US Joint Special Forces Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR 2021 was conducted at Special Forces Training School located at Bakloh, HP in March 2021. The joint exercise by the Special Forces of both the countries is conducted alternatively between India and the United States to share the best practices and experiences in areas […]
Indian Naval Ship INS Shardul made a port call at Antsiranana, Madagascar as part of First Training Squadron’s (1TS) Overseas Deployment from 21 – 24 Mar 21. Officer trainees of the 99th Integrated Officer Training Course are embarked onboard during the ship’s visit. India and Madagascar share a strong maritime relation and visit by the […]
During the past 3 years, 79 projects amounting to Rs.8201 Crores directly pertaining to development of new defence equipments have been undertaken by the country’s premier R&D organisation DRDO. This information was tabled in a written reply by Defence Minister of State Shripad Naik to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
Indian Naval Ships Sumedha, an indigenously build Offshore Patrol vessel and Kulish, an indigenously built guided missile corvette, are scheduled to make a port call at the historic port town of Mongla in Bangladesh from 8th to 10th March 2021 to commemorate the ongoing Swarnim Vijay Varsh and reiterating the historic Indo-Bangladeshi friendship. This is […]
Study by Cybersecurity firm Recorded Future found that China-linked hacker Group RedEcho targeted at least “10 distinct power sector organisations” with malware known as ShadowPad last year resulting in power shutdowns and loss of power to Mumbai’s metro network on 13 October 2020. The findings which were published on the firms website was reported by New York Times on Monday.
As per the agreement reached by the two sides, India and China will withdraw the forward deployment in a phased and coordinated manner, the Defence Minister said in the Rajya Sabha.
China will keep its troops to the east of the Finger 8 at the north bank of Pangong Lake while India will keep its troops near Finger 3.
These are mutual and reciprocal steps and any structures that had been built by both sides since April 2020 in both North and South Bank area will be removed and the landforms will be restored.
Patrolling will be resumed only when both sides reach an agreement in diplomatic and military talks that would be held subsequently.
Rajnath Singh recalled how China illegally occupied approximately 38,000 sq. kms in the Union Territory of Ladakh, mainly during the 1962 conflict.
He reminded that under the so-called Sino-Pakistan ‘Boundary Agreement’ of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq. kms. of Indian territory in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to China.
“China, thus is in illegal occupation of more than 43,000 sq. kms of Indian territory”, he said.
The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave began with a keynote address from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 4th February on the sidelines of Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru. Several Defence Ministers, Ambassadors, High Commissioners and senior officials from IOR countries have attended the event physically or in virtual mode. Outlining the agenda, Raksha […]
Aero India 2021 three-day mega event to showcase the prowess of Aviation Industry begin today at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru. The Curtain Raiser Press Conference on February 2nd was chaired by Defence Minister for Asia’s premier air show. Aero India-2021 was inaugurated by the Defence Minister with a flying display. The flying […]
A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was conducted in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands from 21 – 25 Jan 2021. The exercise involved participation of Naval ships, amphibious troops of the Army and different types of aircraft from the Air force.