Monday, December 6, 2010

Military News from PIB

Ministry of Defence
  • Deployment of Soldiers of Foreign Mission
    7322 Indian Army personnel are presently deployed in various United Nations Peacekeeping Missions.
  • Violation of Air Space
    Indian air space has been violated 29 times by foreign aircraft during the period from December 2007 to November, 2010.
  • Achievements of DRDO
    Defence research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is primarily engaged in design and development of strategic
  • Purchase of Aircraft
    Six C-130J-30 transport aircraft along with ground support equipment, training and spares are being purchased
  • Defence Academy in Chhattisgarh
    Government has not received any proposal from Chhattisgarh State Government regarding setting up of a defence academy in the State.
  • Procurement of Howitzer Guns
    A case for procurement of M777A2 Light Weight 155 mm Howitzers through Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Expansion of BrahMos Complex
    The Government has already approved expansion of BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited (BATL)
  • Development of FMBT
    Preliminary Staff Qualitative Requirement (PSQR) of Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT) has been formulated by the Army.
  • Clarification
    On 05 Dec 10 it has been erroneously reported in some segments of the media that the Indian Navy released a special advertisement
  • Naval offshore Patrol Vessel “Sumitra” Launched
    The fourth of the new Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) was ceremoniously launched on 06 Dec 2010 at the Goa Shipyard
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