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Astra and Akash Missiles

Three air launch trials of beyond visual range air-to-air missile system, Astra were successfully conducted from Su-30 Mk-I aircraft during May-June 2014. Missile control, guidance, long range capability and safe separation of missile from the aircraft have been demonstrated successfully.  Read More

Tailing of Patrols in Border Areas

Government signed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) with China on 23.10.2013. As per article VI of BDCA, the two sides agree that they shall not follow or tail patrols of the other side in areas where there is no common understanding of the Line of Actual Control in the Indo-China bordeRead More

Naval Warships and Submarines

The service life of a ship / submarine varies between 25 to 30 years depending on the class, type and size of platform. Various factors govern the operation of ships / submarines beyond their life span such as force level requirements, utility of the platform, planned replacements of ships / submRead More

Defence Offset Policy

Offset policy was first introduced as part of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), 2005. The offset policy has undergone revisions since 2005. The DPP, 2013 indicates that the objective of the Defence Offset Policy is to leverage capital acquisitions to develop Indian defence industry by:Read More

Arrest of Somalian Pirates

The Indian Navy commenced anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden from October 2008. Since then 43 Indian Naval Ship deployments have been undertaken in the Gulf of Aden. A total of 2906 ships, including 2568 foreign flagged vessels from different countries, have been escorted by Indian Naval shiRead More

Procurement of Fighter Aircraft

No proposal for the procurement of fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) is pending as on date for the purpose of obtaining approval of Competent Financial Authority in the Government. Negotiations for the procurement of Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) are in progress.  Read More

Married Accommodation Project

To address the housing problems of defence personnel the Government undertook the Married Accommodation Project (MAP) in 2002 for construction of approximately two lakh Dwelling Units (DUs). 10438 DUs have been constructed in the last three years and the current year.  The number of unitRead More

One Rank One Pension

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation were discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. It will be implemented once the modalities are approved by the GovernRead More

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