#Ministry of Defence

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of handing over Indian territory to China. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Ministry of Defence said India has prevented any unilateral change in the status quo
  • It said that permanent posts of both sides at north bank of Pangong Tso are longstanding
  • Rahul Gandhi asked what has India gained from the troops moving back 

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
The Indian government will formally close the Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on February 3. (Photo Credit: Representational/ANI)

  • The mega contract will be signed at the Aero India air show in Bengaluru
  • The deal was sanctioned on January 13 this year by CCS chaired by PM Narendra Modi
  • The aircraft’s complete cost of Rs 48,000 crore includes design and development cost of Rs 2,500 crore

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • "INS Viraat's preservation shoulde be considered by the government," MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said
  • "Let INS Viraat be a living, thriving memorial of India's nationalism, patriotism and pride," she added
  • INS Viraat was purchased by Shree Ram shipbreakers for Rs 35.8 crore in July this year

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The first fleet of Rafale fighter jets landed on July 29. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • 3 Rafale fighter jets arrived in India on November 4
  • The first batch of Rafale fighter jets was officially inducted into the IAF on September 10
  • On April 10, 2015, India announced to buy 36 Rafale fighters in fly-away condition

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rajnath Singh on Wednesday was addressing top Army commanders. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Army commanders are carrying out a review of India's combat readiness along the LAC with China
  • The four-day conference began or Monday
  • The commanders will also carry out a review of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
INS Viraat was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • INS Viraat, the world's longest-serving warship was decommissioned in 2017
  • The aircraft carrier was bought by Shree Ram Group for a sum of Rs 38.54
  • It arrived at Alang in Gujarat from Mumbai last week for dismantling

.Moscow, Russia
Rajnath Singh is in Moscow on a three-day visit to Russia to attend a crucial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Rajnath Singh ways to further boost bilateral defence cooperation with the Central Asian countries
  • Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan play key roles when it comes to India's defence
  • Singh tweeted that his meetings with the defence ministers have been successful

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Taiwan purchased 66 new generation F-16s. (Photo credit: Representative/Unsplash)

  • Taiwan already has a fleet of F-16s purchased in 1992
  • Washington remains Taiwan's main supplier of arms
  • In 2019, Taiwan obtained the green light from Washington for the purchases

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Chidambaram said Rajnath's announcement deserved only an Office Order. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • Import embargo is high sounding jargon, tweeted Chidambaram
  • Chidambaram said any import embargo is really an embargo on oneself
  • Rajnath Singh said the list of the 101 embargoed items have been prepared after several rounds of consultations