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"The DAC headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for various arms and equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore," the defence ministry said. The cost of procurement of the Sig Sauer assault rifles for the frontline troops of the Indian Army will be Rs 780 crore, officials said.
The order by the Union Home Ministry said Deswal "would hold additional charge of the post of DG NSG till the joining of regular DG or until further orders, whichever is earlier". This is the second time that Deswal, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer, has been directed...
The Court of Inquiry, which completed its probe earlier this month, had found "prima facie" evidence that troops had "exceeded" powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) during the July 18 encounter in which three men were killed. Following this, the army had initiated disciplinary proceedings.
Apurva Chandra, Director General - Acquisition, Ministry of Defence, told reporters at a press briefing that the procedure on leasing defence equipment is in the new DAP as it may be cheaper in the long run to lease.
"The SSP, Shopian is himself monitoring the investigation process of the case and further details about the case will be shared very soon.
In what is seen as a significant move, the DAP featured measures to reduce delay in procurement of essential items by the three services as it proposed a new enabling provision to acquire them through capital budget under a simplified procedure in a time-bound manner.
The new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP), cleared by the defence ministry on Monday, has done away with the need of foreign companies investing at least 30 percent of the contract value in the Indian manufacturing sector if the deal is being processed under the government to government or single...
This Centaur-class aircraft carrier of Indian Navy that remained in service for almost 30 years and holds the Guinness record for world's longest serving warship will be dismantled here at Alang, one of the largest shipbreaking yards globally.
Beijing claims almost all of the 1.3 million square-mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory. China has been building military bases on artificial islands in the region which, in parts, is claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.
"What we're being told is that it is a gradual closure of the embassy over two to three months," an Iraqi official told The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, adding that the closure could be coupled with the withdrawal of American troops.