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MoD signs contract with MDSL to supply Light Specialist Vehicles to Indian Army

 

Providing a further boost to 'Make in India', the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for the supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore, in New Delhi today.

The induction of vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.

The Light Specialist Vehicle, indigenously designed and developed by MDSL, is a modern fighting vehicle and will be authorised to various fighting units for the carriage of Medium Machine Guns, Automatic Grenade Launchers as well as Anti-tank Guided Missiles.

These combat vehicles are extremely agile with all-round protection against small arms fire and will assist small independent detachments which are required to operate this weapon platform in the operational area.

This is a flagship project showcasing the indigenous manufacturing capabilities of the defence industry.

#IndianArmy #MinistryofDefence
22-March-2021
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A noble gesture to respect our protectors

 

Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) and Mrs Veena Nayyar, wife of Late Vice Admiral KK Nayyar, former Vice Chief of Naval Staff inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pledge Rs Two Crores for welfare schemes run by the Army, Navy and Air Force for Next of Kins of service personnel who are martyred in the Line of Duty.

Mrs Veena Nayyar presented a Cheque of Rs 2 Crores to three Services which was received by Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Naval Staff, Gen MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff and Air Marshall VPS Rana, Air Officer In Charge of Administration at Army Headquarters, New Delhi, a release issued today by the Ministry of Defence informed.

The main objective of the MoU is to facilitate various welfare schemes instituted for Next of Kins of servicemen who die in the Line of Duty. The welfare schemes include Education Scholarships and Computer Grant for the wards and widows of deceased service personnel, Grant for Higher Education of widows and Marriage grant for widows and daughters, the release informed.

The Chief of the Naval Staff and the Chief of the Army Staff conveyed their gratitude to Mrs Veena Nayyar for her benevolent contribution to the three Services and said that her noble gesture would support more than one lakh widows and wards in leading a respectful life. 

DIAV is one of the primary organisations of the Indian Army which looks after the Rehabilitation and Welfare of the families of Service personnel who have died in harness. DIAV has disbursed approximately Rs 86 Crores to about 76,000 beneficiaries over the past 20 years towards various welfare schemes, the release added.

#IndianAirforce #IndianNavy #IndianArmy #MinistryofDefence
01-March-2021
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Bangladesh Navy Ship Prottoy visits Mumbai

 

Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Prottoy was on a visit to Mumbai from 14th to 15th February 2021.

The ship commanded by Captain Ahamed Amin Abdullah with a crew of 137 personnel was docked at Mumbai Port Trust, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, routine courtesy call-ons, social get-togethers, exchange visits and other sports fixtures between the visitors and host naval personnel were avoided.

This visit of BNS Prottoy to Mumbai is significant in the backdrop that the two countries celebrated 50 years of Bangladesh independence recently. To commemorate the occasion, for the first time, a marching contingent and military band from Bangladesh participated in India’s Republic Day Parade. Since the formation of Bangladesh, both India and Bangladesh have come a long way in nurturing strategic and defence relationships and these bonds are gradually growing in mutual trust and confidence, the release added.


Bangladesh Navy Ship (BNS) Prottoy was on a visit to Mumbai from 14th to 15th February 2021.

The ship commanded by Captain Ahamed Amin Abdullah with a crew of 137 personnel was docked at Mumbai Port Trust, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence said.

Due to COVID-19 imposed restrictions, routine courtesy call-ons, social get-togethers, exchange visits and other sports fixtures between the visitors and host naval personnel were avoided.

This visit of BNS Prottoy to Mumbai is significant in the backdrop that the two countries celebrated 50 years of Bangladesh independence recently. To commemorate the occasion, for the first time, a marching contingent and military band from Bangladesh participated in India’s Republic Day Parade. Since the formation of Bangladesh, both India and Bangladesh have come a long way in nurturing strategic and defence relationships and these bonds are gradually growing in mutual trust and confidence, the release added.

#Bangladesh #MinistryofDefence
16-February-2021
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Centre rubbishes report on return of Shaurya Chakra medals

 

A regional language newspaper, in its report, published on December 15, 2020, claimed that 25,000 awardees of Shaurya Chakra have returned the medals in support of the farmers' agitation, a release issued by Ministry of Defence said.

The release stated that this report is completely false, utterly baseless and malicious in nature and aimed at damaging reputation, honour and pride of our valiant defence forces.  In fact, between 1956 to 2019, the actual number of Shaurya Chakras awarded stood at 2,048, the release informed.

The release said that media is advised to exercise caution, verify facts and desist from publishing such blatantly false and malicious news.

#ShauryaChakra #MinistryofDefence
15-December-2020

India, UAE to scale up cooperation in defence

India and UAE agreed to further scale up the cooperation in defence through joint production and trade for mutual benefit during a webinar held on the theme of "Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnership: Webinar and Expo India – UAE Defence Cooperation", a government press release said. 

Ambassadors and senior MoD officials from both the countries spoke about deep-rooted relations between the two countries in the programme organized on 27th October 2020 under the aegis of Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, MoD, through the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers, SIDM, the release stated.

Sanjay Jaju, JS (DIP) on the occasion said, "As part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, we are not advocating protectionism. On the contrary we are emphasizing on openness and inter-linkages so that our companies could become a part of the global supply chains and foreign companies could have a role in Indian defence manufacturing ecosystem."

#India #MinistryofDefence #UAE
28-October-2020

Appeal issued to Public to contribute towards Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

The Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence has been working for the welfare and rehabilitation of war widows, wards of martyred soldiers and Ex-Servicemen, (ESM), including disabled, by providing financial assistance for their identified personal needs such as penury grant, children's education grant, funeral grant, medical grant and orphan/disabled children grant, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence today said. 

This financial assistance is provided out of the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund (AFFDF) for which contributions are received from the general public on the Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) which is celebrated on 7th December every year, the release informed. 

The release said that all citizens of India are requested to connect with the cause of war-widows, ESM, wards of the martyred soldiers and contribute generously to AFFDF in solidarity with our soldiers and their Next of Kin or dependents. Contributions to AFFDF are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act,1961.

The release stated that payments may be made to Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, New Delhi by A/c Payee Cheque/DD drawn in favour of the ‘Armed Forces Flag Day Fund A/c’ payable at New Delhi or deposited directly in the Saving Bank A/c No.3083000100179875 maintained at the Punjab National Bank at R.K.Puram, New Delhi (IFSC Code-PUNB0308300) or online at www.ksb.gov.in.

#ArmedForcesFlagDayFund #MinistryofDefence
15-October-2020

MoD signs contract worth Rs 409 cr with Indian Company for supply of Multi-Mode Hand Grenades to Indian Army

Providing further boost to the 'Make in India' initiative of Government of India in the Defence Sector, Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) today signed a contract with M/s Economic Explosive Ltd (EEL), (Solar Group) Nagpur for supply of 10,00,000 Multi Mode Hand Grenades to the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 409 crores, an official release issued today said.  

These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army. 

The Multi-Mode Hand Grenade has been designed by DRDO/Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) and is being produced by M/s EEL, Nagpur.  

The Grenades have a distinctive design, in that, they can be used in both Offensive and Defensive Modes. This is a flagship project showcasing public-private partnership under the aegis of Government of India (DRDO & MoD) enabling "AtmaNirbharta" in cutting edge ammunition technologies and accomplishes 100 per cent indigenous content, the release stated. 

#DRDO #MinistryofDefence
01-October-2020

China undertaking provocative activities to escalate the situation on LAC: Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence today issued an official statement regarding the occurrences last night in Eastern Ladakh. It is as follows: 

India, while is committed to disengagement and de-escalating the situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate. 

At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing. 

It is the PLA that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at military, diplomatic and political level is in progress. In the instant case on 07 September 2020, it was the PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC and when dissuaded by own troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops. However, despite the grave provocation, own troops exercised great restraint and behaved in a mature and responsible manner. 

The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility, however is also determined to protect national integrity and sovereignty at all costs. The statement by the Western Theatre Command is an attempt to mislead their domestic and international audience. 

 

#PLA
#LAC #IndianArmy #EasternLadakh #India #China #MinistryofDefence
08-September-2020

MoD signs contracts worth Rs 2580 cr with Indian Companies for supply of Pinaka Regiments to Indian Army

In a bid to provide further boost to the Make in India initiative, the Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence (MoD) today signed contracts with Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML), Tata Power Company Ltd. (TPCL) and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the supply of Six Pinaka Regiments to the Regiment of Artillery of the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 2,580 crore.

These Six Pinaka Regiments comprise 114 Launchers with Automated Gun Aiming & Positioning System (AGAPS) and 45 Command Posts to be procured from TPCL and L&T and 330 Vehicles to be procured from BEML. These Six Pinaka Regiments will be operationalised along the Northern and Eastern Borders of our country. The induction of Six Pinaka Regiments is planned to be completed by 2024.

This project under Buy (Indian) categorisation, with 70 per cent Indigenous Content, has been approved by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

#AtmanirbharBharat #MinistryofDefence #MakeinIndia
31-August-2020

PLA troops violate consensus, try to change status quo

On the night of 29/30 August 2020, PLA troops violated the previous consensus arrived at during military and diplomatic engagements during the ongoing standoff in Eastern Ladakh and carried out provocative military movements to change the status quo, a release issued by the Ministry of Defence said. 

Indian troops pre-empted this PLA activity on the Southern Bank of Pangong Tso Lake, undertook measures to strengthen our positions and thwart Chinese intentions to unilaterally change facts on the ground, the release stated.

The Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and tranquility through dialogue but is also equally determined to protect its territorial integrity, the release further said. 

A Brigade Commander level Flag Meeting is in progress at Chushul to resolve the issues, the release added.

#IndianArmy #EasternLadakh #PLA #India #China #MinistryofDefence
31-August-2020