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Defence Manufacturing

10th Aug, 2020

Domestic defence production continues to lag.

As per a recent report, all the major military contracts, including the deliveries of S-400 air defence missile systems, between Russia and India will be on schedule and the coronavirus pandemic will have no effect on their timeframe, according to India's top diplomat.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh called for increased and active participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing to achieve the government's target of making the Indian defence industry worth $26 billion by 2025.

Chief of Defence Staff

2nd Sep, 2019

Prime Minister announced the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff, in one of the biggest military reforms in decades that seeks to ensure coordination among the army, air force and navy on modernization and synergize efforts in joint operations, training and intelligence.

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile testMission Shakti’ from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.


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