News Releases

    April 4, 2016
  • Visit of COAS to USA

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen Dalbir Singh, is embarking on a four day goodwill visit to USA from 05 to 08 Apr 2016. The visit assumes special significance in light of enhanced defence cooperation between the two countries. The visit is a part of the ongoing High Level Exchanges between India & USA.

    March 31, 2016
  • People of Goa make Defexpo 2016 a grand success

    A very large crowd turned up on the concluding day of Defexpo 2016 making the event a grand success. While many visitors travelled from far reaches of Goa and adjoining districts, the largest response to the exhibition was received...

  • Integrated Fixed Towers Obtains Border Patrol Chief's Certification Paving the Way for Further Deployments

    Elbit Systems of America, LLC, announced today that its Integrated Fixed Towers border surveillance system was certified by the Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol...

    March 30, 2016
  • DRDO/Defence PSUs showcase cutting edge technology during Defexpo

    Leading from front, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Defence Public Sector Undertakings participated in the Defexpo 2016 in full strength.

  • Saab and Ashok Leyland to manufacture truck simulators in India

    Defence and security company Saab and Ashok Leyland have joined hands to manufacture Truck Simulators in India under the Make in India concept. The two companies signed a teaming agreement in the end of 2015.

    March 29, 2016
  • Indian Army Everest Expedition Flagged Off by Vice Chief of Army Staff

    The Indian Army Everest Massif Expedition to scale Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse, was 'Flagged Off' by Lt Gen MMS Rai, the Vice Chief of the Army Staff...

  • Rockwell Collins demonstrates HF Cellular technology for the Brazilian Armed Forces in the Amazon region

    Rockwell Collins has demonstrated an HF Cellular system, which augments...

  • Lockheed Martin Restarts Production of Tactical Missile System at Arkansas Facility

    Lockheed Martin has restarted its Tactical Missile System (TACMS) production line at the company's facility in Camden, Arkansas.

  • DRDO Media Conference at Defexpo 2016

    Dr S Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and DG DRDO addressed the media during DRDO press conference held today in Media Centre at Defexpo 2016, Goa.

  • FFV Ordnance celebrates 40 years in India at Defexpo 2016

    FFV Ordnance, part of defence and security company Saab, celebrates 40 years of being in India by showcasing its new Carl-Gustaf M4 for the first time at a land defence exhibition in India at Defexpo 2016.

    March 28, 2016
  • Defence Minister inaugurates Defexpo 2016 at Goa

    The 9th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems was inaugurated today by the Defence Minister, Shri Manohar Parrikar at Naqueri Quitol, Quepem Taluka, South Goa, Goa.

  • IAI to present a wide range of strategic systems at Defexpo India 2016

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will present a wide range of strategic systems, including special mission aircraft such as AEW&C (ELM-2090)...

  • FICCI welcomes path breaking approach to push for indigenisation in DPP 2016

    FICCI welcomes the announcement of Procedure (DPP) 2016 which spells out the thrust onself-reliance and greater indigenisation. FICCI fully supports the government vison to cut down the procurement cycle...

  • Saab and Tata Power SED to jointly develop and manufacture Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms in India

    Defence and security company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms...

    March 27, 2016
  • Largest Defexpo of the country till-date to commence tomorrow at Goa

    The 9th edition of Defexpo India, a biennial exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems is being organized by Defence Exhibition Organisation of Department of Defence Production...

  • May 9, 2017
    29th India-Indonesia Co-ordinated Patrol (CORPAT) Commences

    The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 09 – 25 May 17 with the opening ceremony being conducted from 09 - 12 May 17 at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.

  • March 23, 2016
  • Defexpo India 2016: Astronautics demonstrates unique artillery battle management system

    Astronautics C.A. Ltd. Israel — a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America, and a supplier of airborne, naval, and land civil & defense...

    Defexpo India 2016: CI Systems' Advanced Weapon Boresight System dramatically increases first hit probability

    CI Systems — a leader in the development and production of sophisticated Electro-Optical Test Equipment and Measurement Systems for defense...

    Defexpo India 2016: RP Optical introduces multi-sensor system for border & coastal surveillance missions and critical infrastructure protection

    RP Optical Lab — a leader in the field of infra-red Electro-Optical modules and systems — introduces a multi-sensor system for border and coastal surveillance...

    March 22, 2016
  • Defexpo India 2016: NIMDA highlights its powerpack upgrade capabilities for the T-72 tank

    Nimda Co. Ltd. — part of the Nimda Diesel Group anda leading provider of upgrade and modernization programs for military and commercial vehicles...

    Defexpo India 2016: AEROMAOZ (Israel) will establish joint venture with Indian company, Rajdeep Automation

    AEROMAOZ Ltd. — a leader in the design and manufacturer of control systems and Illumination solutions for commercial and military air, ground and naval applications — will establish a joint venture...

    March 21, 2016

    Defexpo India 2016: MAGAL to highlight fiber-optic sensors for fence, pipeline, and dataline protection

    Magal Security Systems Ltd. — a leading provider of integrated security solutions and products for physical security, specializing in PIDS...

    Defexpo India 2016: SCD introduces three advanced IR detectors for a variety of electro-optic applications

    Semi Conductor Devices (SCD) — a leader in the development and manufacture of cooled and uncooled infrared detectors and laser diodes...

    Defexpo India 2016: ROBOTEAM introduces new generation of PROBOT tactical multipurpose UGV

    The new generation includes upgraded communications and navigation capabilities, higher carrying capacity, and enhanced maneuverability...

    Defexpo India 2016: CONTROP announces the supply of houndreds of Optronic Sensor Systems for the Indian Army

    CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. — a company specializing in advanced electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defense and homeland security solutions...

    Defexpo India 2016: Noga Einat (Israel) and Rahman (India) completed construction of a high-end plant for the manufacture of military footwear

    The Companies are expanding cooperation and increasing their marketing efforts towards the local market...

    March 17, 2016

    Defexpo India 2016: CONTROP (Israel) and DEFSYS (India) Sign Cooperation Agreement

    CONTROP— a company specializing in the field of electro-optics & infrared defense and homeland security solutions announces an agreement with the Indian company

    URDAN to Supply Israel Defense Forces with Dozens of Backtrail Logistic Trailer Systems

    Urdan Metal & Casting Industries Ltd. — a leading supplier of steel castings for military and commercial applications — will supply the IDF with dozens of Backtrail logistic trailer systems.

    Defexpo India 2016: Israel Strengthens Technological Cooperation with India

    SIBAT — the International Defense Cooperation Directorate at Israel's Ministry of Defense — will present a record number of Israeli companies in the Israel National Pavilion at the upcoming Defexpo India exhibition...

    March 16, 2016

    Standards presented to 75 Armoured Regiment and 43 Armoured Regiment by the Chief of Army Staff

    Jaisalmer Military Station witnessed a historic moment on Wednesday, 16 Mar 2016, when General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff...

    March 14, 2016

    Raytheon to display groundbreaking new Patriot radar at the Winter Association of the United States Army trade show

    The world's newest missile defense radar is gearing up for a road trip. Raytheon Company funded, developed and built a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered Active Electronically Scanned Array main antenna...

    March 11, 2016

    Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI IV opening ceremony conducted at magelang, Indonesia

    The opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI IV/2016 was conducted at Military Training Area...

    March 10, 2016

    General Dynamics UK awarded 135 million contract to provide enhanced communications to British Armed Forces

    General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited has been awarded 135 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to provide enhanced Bowman tactical communications systems to the British Armed Forces.

    Kalashnikov announces successful completion of production sites upgrade

    Kalashnikov group, a part of Rostec State Corporation, today announced the successful completion of the production facilities modernization and process optimization projects scheduled for 2015.

    March 8, 2016

    "Exercise Force -18" Culminates

    "Exercise Force -18", the largest ground forces multinational field training exercise on 'Humanitarian Mine Action and Peacekeeping Operations' culminated at Pune with a closing ceremony which was presided over by General Dalbir Singh...

    Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti IV

    Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI is conducted as part of military diplomacy between Indian and Indonesian Army alternatively in India and Indonesia respectively.

    March 7, 2016

    Foreign Observers Witness Multinational Exercise at Pune

    After the successful culmination of the field training phase of 'Ex FORCE -18', the multinational exercise of ASEAN Plus countries...

    Standard presented to 18 CAVALRY by the Chief of the Army Staff

    General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, on behalf of the HON'BLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presented the 'Standard' to 18 CAVALRY.

    March 2, 2016

    Embraer Defense & Security will consolidate Savis and Bradar operations

    Embraer Defense & Security will consolidate the operations of two of its subsidiaries, Savis Tecnologias e Sistemas S.A. and Bradar Indústria S.A.

    March 1, 2016

    The Defence Budget — Lowest Rise
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Probably this year's defence budget (2016-17) has seen the lowest rise in the history of defence budgets. The negligible rise in this year's defence budget will shock the armed forces and the strategic community who visualize a new great power role...

    Participants arrive for multinational Military Exercise conducted by Indian Army at Pune

    After the successful culmination of 'Training of 28 Foreign Trainers' for multinational Field Training Exercise (FTX), over 300 participants from 18 ASEAN Plus countries...

    February 29, 2016

    Indo-Seychelles Joint Training 'Ex Lamitye' concludes

    Exercise 'Lamitye — 2016', seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises, was conducted from 15 to 28 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles with an aim to improve interoperability...

    February 23, 2016

    General Dynamics AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack Radio and MUOS Communications Network Connect US Army Soldiers in the Pacific Region

    General Dynamics Mission Systems AN/PRC-155 MUOS-Manpack radio was the communications hub connecting soldiers located in the U.S. Army Pacific region with the Mobile User Objective System...

    February 19, 2016

    Indo-Nepal Battalion level combined Exercise Surya Kiran IX

    The Ninth Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise SURYA KIRAN is being conducted at Pithoragarh from 08 February to 21 February 2016...

    Army Western Command felicitates Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP for his services to veterans and armed forces personnel

    Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar was today felicitated by the Army Commander, Lt Gen KJ Singh, PVSM, AVSM (Bar) for actively pursuing various...

    February 17, 2016

    BAE Systems Down-Selects Mahindra for Proposed Ultra Lightweight Howitzer Assembly, Integration and Test

    Demonstrating its commitment to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to 'Make in India', BAE Systems has down-selected Mahindra as its business partner...

    February 16, 2016

    US Army awards Raytheon $31.8 million contract for continued Excalibur production

    The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $31.8 million contract to produce and deliver 464 Excalibur Ib extended-range precision projectiles.

    February 15, 2016

    COAS presentes President's Colours to the corps of signals

    General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) presented the "President's Colours" to the Corps of Signals of Indian Army at Gauri Shankar Parade Ground...

    February 14, 2016

    Indo Seychelles Joint Military Exercise (EX LAMITYE)

    The Seventh Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF) - LAMITYE 2016, will be conducted at Seychelles Defence Academy, Victoria, Seychelles...

    February 13, 2016

    Saab and Kalyani Group announce plans for joint venture company in India

    Swedish defence and security company Saab, together with Indian company Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL), the defence arm of Kalyani Group...

    February 10, 2016

    Army Technology Board (ATB) Meeting held at College of Military Engineering, Pune

    The Eighteenth Meeting of Army Technology Board is being held on 10 & 11 Feb 2016 at College of Military Engineering, Pune under the Chairmanship...

    February 8, 2016

    Indo-Nepal Battalion Level Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX Commences

    The 14 day Indo-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX at general area, Pithoragarh commenced on 08 February 2016 and will culminate on 21 February...

    CONTROP'S compact Day/Night Observation Systems chosen by a NATO Army

    CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., a global leader in EO/IR defense and homeland security solutions, today announced that the company has been...

    February 5, 2016

    Indo-Nepal Battalion Level Combined Exercise Surya Kiran to commence from February 8, 2016

    The Ninth Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise SURYA KIRAN will be conducted at Pithoragarh from 08 February to 21 February 2016 under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command.

    February 1, 2016

    Gen Dalbir Singh, The chief of Army staff presents awards to participants of Army Day Parade 2016

    An Awards Ceremony was organized by the Indian Army today at South Block, New Delhi to felicitate the Best Contingents and Bands which had participated...

    January 29, 2016

    Rockwell Collins announces its second affordable open architecture software product at the US Army Aviation FACE™ Technical Interchange Meeting

    Rockwell Collins is showcasing advanced software applications at the US Army...

    January 15, 2016

    Army Day Parade 2016

    Indian Army celebrated its 68th Army Day today. General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff reviewed the Parade at Army Parade Ground, Delhi Cantonment and awarded fifteen Sena Medals (including five posthumously) for individual acts...

    Saab receives order from NSPA for RBS 70 BOLIDE missiles

    Defence and security company Saab has in December 2015 received an order for RBS 70 BOLIDE missiles from NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).

    January 14, 2016

    General Dalbir Singh, COAS inaugurates the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans at Delhi Cantt

    General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, inaugurated the Directorate of Indian Army Veterans at Delhi Cantt, today. The directorate shall provide a wide range of veteran care and support services...

    January 12, 2016

    Morpho chosen to help Victoria Police strengthen its criminal identification system

    Morpho (Safran Group) announced today it has been selected for the provision of additional biometric capability to Victoria Police, in Australia...

    January 11, 2016

    School of Artillery Conducts Exercise 'Sarvatra Prahar' at Devlali Field Firing Ranges

    "Ex Sarvatra Prahar" was conducted by the School of Artillery at Devlali on 08 & 11 January 2016, where a plethora of equipment showcasing the Regiment of Artillery...

    Army Day Seminar on Capability Development and Indigenisation of Indian Army in a Futuristic Context

    A two day Seminar on "Capability Development and Indigenisation of Indian Army in a Futuristic Context" has commenced at the Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt, today.

    December 16, 2015

    Homage Paid to Martyrs at Vijay Smarak

    As part of Vijay Diwas 2015, commemorating victory of Indian Forces and Mukti Bahini over Pakistani forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, a memorial service for martyrs of 1971 War was held at Vijay Smarak, Fort William...

    December 15, 2015

    Photo Release - Combined Commanders' Conference 2015 on board INS Vikramaditya


    December 11, 2015

    India-US Joint Statement on the visit of Minister of Defense Manohar Parrikar to the United States

    Minister of Defense of India Manohar Parrikar made an official visit to the United States at the invitation of US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter from December 7-10, 2015 that included visits to multiple U.S. facilities...

    December 8, 2015

    Army Flood Relief in Chennai - Update on December 8, 2015

    The Indian Army has over 70 teams along with 57 BAUTS (medium sized boats) and 16 geminis (small boats) in Tamil Nadu undertaking Relief Operations...

    December 4, 2015

    COAS visits Chennai to review rescue efforts

    The COAS, Gen Dalbir Singh, flew to Chennai to review the situation and oversee rescue efforts of the Army. During his visit, the COAS along with GOC, Dakshin Bharat Area, carried out aerial recce of the areas worst affected by floods...

    December 3, 2015

    Army Flood Rescue in Chennai - Update at 1700 Hrs on December 3, 2015

    As on 03 December 15, The Army has 40 Rescue and Relief teams and 5 Engineer teams carrying out rescue operations in the most critical areas of Chennai.

    December 2, 2015

    Southern Command exercise 'Drad Sankalp' underway in Rajasthan

    The Southern Command of the Army is undergoing a Command level exercise 'Drad Sankalp' in the deserts of Rajasthan, wherein capabilities...

    November 27, 2015

    33rd Infantry Commanders Conference

    33rd Infantry Commander's Conference is underway from 26 to 28 Nov at The Infantry School Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The conference is a biennial event aimed at taking a holistic review of operational...

    November 23, 2015

    Defence Minister inaugurates DEFCOM-2015

    The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar has stressed the need to enhance the Information, Communications, Technology, Electronics and Cyber (ICTEC) infrastructure capabilities of the Indian Army to ensure protection...

    November 18, 2015

    Indo-Russian Joint Military Exercise Indra-2015 Culminates

    Joint Indo-Russian Military Exercise INDRA-2015 culminated in Mahajan Field Firing Ranges of Rajasthan on 18 Nov 2015.

    November 9, 2015

    Defence Minister Launches Army Cloud, Data Centre & Digi-Locker for the Indian Army

    The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Central Data Centre, Army Cloud and Digi-Locker for the Indian Army here today.

    Indo-Russia Joint Excercise Indra-2015 begins

    The seventh Indo - Russian joint training Exercise INDRA - 2015 commenced at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges on 08 November 2015 with an impressive opening ceremony that saw the unfurling of the National Flags of both countries...

    October 27, 2015

    Infantry Day Celebrations on October 27, 2015

    Infantry celebrates 27 Oct each year as the Infantry Day. On this day (27 Oct 1947), 68 years ago the leading elements of the Indian Army from 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment landed in Srinagar as part force to evict the Pakistani intruders...

    October 22, 2015

    India China Joint Exercise Hand-in-Hand : 2015 Concludes

    The India China Combined Military Training Exercise Hand in Hand 2015 commenced on 12 Oct at Kunming Military Academy, Yunnan, China.

    October 21, 2015

    BEL pays Rs. 139.23 crore dividend to Govt

    Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has paid a total dividend of 292% for 2014-15. Mr S K Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, BEL, presented the 232% final dividend cheque of Rs.139,23,29,672.

    October 12, 2015

    Joint India-Sri Lanka Exercise "Mitra Shakti-2015" Culminates

    The third India-Sri Lanka Joint Training Exercise "Mitra Shakti-2015" culminated today, 12th October, 2015 after a grand closing ceremony...

    October 7, 2015

    Merkel pushes for defence cooperation
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    In recent decades defence cooperation has not been a shining example of Indo-German relations and strategic partnerships. And the just concluded visit (4th to 6th October, 2015) of the German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel conveyed the same impressions.

    September 30, 2015

    Giving economic muscle to strategic partnership - Modi in USA
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    India and US have already achieved a bilateral trade of US $ 100 billion and aim to raise this to the level of US$ one trillion by 2030.

    September 29, 2015

    First Defence deal of Modi regime with the United States
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi ushered into the meeting room of President Barack Obama in the Headquarters of the United Nations...

    India-US sign mega defence deal for Apache, Chinook helicopters
    By R. Chandrakanth

    A little before the two heads of State, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President, Barack Obama met in New York, the two countries signed in New Delhi a mega defence deal for the purchase of two of the most advanced...

    83rd Air Force Day: Air Display

    Indian Air Force will proudly celebrate its 83rd anniversary on 08 Oct 2015. A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station, Hindan (Ghaziabad).

    September 23, 2015

    Apaches and Chinooks- CCS clears the deal
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Before his second crucial US visit and meeting with President Barak Obama in New York on 28th September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on 22nd September...

    September 21, 2015

    DST — Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme takes Indian Innovations to US Markets

    Responding to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's slogan of "Start-up India, Stand-up India" on Independence day, the Indian Department of Science and Technology jointly with US defense major Lockheed Martin Corporation...

    September 18, 2015

    IRRC will fast track defence cooperat
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    In order to deepen defence relations with India, US administration has decided to clear all hurdles in its path by establishing a country specific cell called the India Rapid Reaction Cell (IRRC).

    September 14, 2015

    Israelis eager to participate in 'Make in India' programme
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    Israel has emerged as India's second largest supplier of defence hardware, not only because of a special relationship with India, but also because they have done a miracle in the defence sector by mastering the art and science of developing...

    September 12, 2015

    Need to change mindset in Ministry of Defence: Delegation of Power and Mutual Trust Required to build a vibrant Defence Industrial Base: Manohar Parrikar, Raksha Mantri

    September 8, 2015

    Integrated Test Bed Facility for missile integration at BEL-Bengaluru

    Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd has established an Integrated Test Bed Facility at its Bengaluru Complex for Missile and Weapon Systems Integration.

    August 23, 2015

    Raksha Mantri visits Ladakh

    The honourable Raksha Mantri, Shri Manohar Parrikar arrived at Leh today on a visit to the Ladakh Region. He was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Dalbir Singh and was received by Army Commander...

    July 31, 2015

    Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of the Army Staff Superannuates on July 31, 2015

    Lt Gen Philip Campose superannuates today after 40 years and seven months of distinguished service in the Indian Army.

    July 17, 2015

    India Pakistan — Ufa betrayed
    By Ranjeet Kumar

    One step forward and two steps backward has become a norm in India Pakistan relations. The flurry of telephonic conversations on 15th and 16th July...

    July 15, 2015

    Boeing and Tata announce strategic aerospace partnership to Make in India

    Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today signed a framework agreement to collaborate in aerospace and defense manufacturing...

    June 21, 2015

    Beechcraft highlights ISR platforms
    By R. Chandrakanth in Paris

    Beechcraft, part of Textron Inc. company, showcased the new Baron G58, highlighting ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) platforms...

    World Yoga day celebrated at Siachen Glacier, Leh and Kargil

    World Yoga Day was celebrated by Indian Army's 14 Corps on 21 Jun 2015 at Siachen Glacier, Leh, Kargil and other forward locations along the borders.

    International Yoga Day celebrations at Air Force and Army establishments at Shillong and NER NCC creats record

    Interantioanl Yoga Day was celebrated at various Air Force and Army esyablishments in Shillong and North East Region.

    June 16, 2015

    PARIS AIR SHOW 2015: Javelin missile demonstrates extended range and versatility during tests

    The U.S. Army and the Javelin Joint Venture, comprising Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)...