Defence Ministry Current Affairs - 2019

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Govt. restores ‘ration in kind’ provision to military officers in peace areas

The Government of India has approved Union Ministry of Defence proposal for restoration of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers stationed in peace areas. This is one of the first major decisions taken by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh after he assumed the new portfolio role in Modi government’s 2nd term. Key Highlights Background: On 1 Read More…

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Defence Innovation Hubs

The Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework under the Defence Ministry is envisaging setting up of independent Defence Innovation Hubs (DIHs) where innovators can get information about needs and feedback from the Armed Services directly and create solutions for India’s major defence platforms.  Defence Innovation Hubs are aimed at attracting more innovators to work for Read More…

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Defence Ministry enhances financial powers of Vice Chiefs of three Services

Union Defence Ministry has enhanced financial powers of three vice chiefs of the armed forces from Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore i.e. five times. This comes after vice chiefs were granted additional powers to carry out specific procurement to ensure operational preparedness in March 2018. Key Facts The decision to enhance financial powers Read More…

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Defence Ministry signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy

Union Defence Ministry has signed contract worth Rs 2,435.15 crore with public sector Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata for manufacturing of four survey vessels aimed at boosting to capabilities of Indian Navy. The project completion time is 54 months from date of signing contract. The first ship will be delivered within 36 months Read More…

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Government releases Draft policy on Defence Production

The Ministry of Defence has released draft policy on defence production that aims to make India one of the top five manufacturers of defence platforms with active participation of public and private sectors. The ministry has sought comments and suggestions of experts and stakeholders on policy. At present, India is one of the world’s largest Read More…

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Charlie-435: Indian Coast Guard commissions patrol vessel

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned Charlie-435, a state-of-the-art patrol vessel at Karaikal in the Union Territory of Puducherry. It was commissioned by Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. With commissioning of Charlie-435, the Coast Guard station at Karaikal now has five vessels. Charlie-435 The patrol vessel ‘Charlie-435’ is equipped with modern navigation and communication Read More…

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Government to raise Territorial Army battalion of ex-Armymen to clean Ganga

The Union Defence Ministry has sanctioned raising of Territorial Army (TA) battalion comprising ex-servicemen of Indian Army as part of its mission to clean the Ganga by 2020. It has been named as Composite Ecological Task Force (CETF) battalion of TA for National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), the nodal agency for cleaning Ganga. Key Read More…

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