#Defence Ministry

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
This is first such voyage since the inauguration of President Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday
  • It periodically conduct navigation exercises in the strait, triggers China
  • Taiwan's defence ministry confirmed the journey without identifying the vessel

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the curtain raiser program of Aero India 2021, in Bengaluru. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India is vigilant and prepared to counter any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Rajnath Singh said
  • 'We plan to spend USD 130 bn on Defence modernisation in the next 7-8 years', he added
  • He said that 'Domestic production of complex defense platforms has become the focus of our policy'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a pre-budget meeting with industrialists. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Rs 30,757 crore has been allocated to Jammu and Kashmir and Rs 5,958 crore for Ladakh
  • Rs 1,03,802.52 crore has been allocated for the central armed police forces like the CRPF, BSF, CISF
  • Rs 3,768.28 crore was made available for census operations

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Finance Minister will present the Union Budget on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Rs 4,71,000 crore was allocated for the defence budget, last year
  • Defence sector has made emergency purchases of over $2 billion since June 2020
  • According to reports, the 2021-22 defence budget might touch Rs 6 lakh crore mark

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The full dress rehearsal of the parade were carried out on January 24 (Photo Credit: Twitter/@proshillong)

  • 400 performers, which include students, have been shortlisted for the parade
  • The performaces will be themed around 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' and 'Hum Fit Toh India Fit'
  • The Rafale jets will also be part of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The S-400 is known as Russia's most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • CRS reports are published by independent experts for the lawmakers to take informed decisions
  • In October 2018, India had signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems
  • In 2019, India made the first tranche of payment of around USD 800 million to Russia

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian army soldiers ride in a convoy along a highway leading towards Leh. (Photo credit: AFP/File)

  • The mininstry approved equipment worth Rs 27,000 crore from domestic industry
  • The Defence Acquisition Council approved a total of seven acquisition proposals
  • The proposals included acquirement of modular bridges for the Indian Army

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The last and final phase of DRDO sub machine gun was completed on Monday.(Photo Credit: Twitter/@rajnathsingh)

  • The DRDO-designed 5.56x30 mm joint protective venture carbine (JVPC)
  • The effective range of the carbine is more than 100 m and weighs about three kg
  • The final phase of the user trials completed on Monday

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rajnath Singh said that the national security architecture has been significantly bolstered in the last few year. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@rajnathsingh)

  • Rajnath Singh spoke in the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
  • He also referred to the Sino-India border row in Ladakh in his speech
  • We can assure all the countrymen that now India has strengthened its internal and external security, says Singh

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Predator drones have been acquired by India on lease for one year from the US. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • India deployed Predator drones in the Indian Ocean on November 21 off a naval base 
  • The drones were accompanied by an Amercian crew for imparting technical know-how
  • The drones are expected to play a crucial role in surveillance for the Indian armed forces