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When Parliament was told that there is no ‘bhaiya‘ system in the army, DefExpo is indeed happening in Goa and there’s no plan to put barcodes on uniforms.

The defense ministry has finally issued orders for Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) to be taken into account when calculating the pension of retired doctors.

The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement is protesting the re-appointment of an official in the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare perceived to have a history of antipathy towards veterans’ interests.

Before the new Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar holds the first meeting of his Defense Acquisitions Council on Friday, Air Vice Marshal (retired) Manmohan Bahadur has some ideas on energizing Indian defense industry.

A former JAG officer writes to Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, asking him to ensure ‘Indian Military Veterans like me command respect and dignity in my own country too, just as we do, ironically, in other democracies’.

The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement has asked PM Narendra Modi to implement One Rank One Pension, withdraw pension and benefit cases against veterans and set up a Military Veteran’s Commission.

In which Major Navdeep Singh takes India’s higher defense leadership apart for the treatment meted out to veterans by the institutions meant for their welfare.
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If the charges against Rolls-Royce are proved correct, there could be serious consequences for the Indian Air Force and navy. Here’s the how and why.

BAE Systems is showing off its 155mm 39 caliber towed howitzer, 127-mm 54-caliber naval gun, Wheeled and Light Armored Vehicles, and Helmet Mounted Displays.

Veterans are angry at the reemployment of the official in the Pensions Division because he is perceived to have acted against their interests and is now being paid a salary from the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, meant for veterans’ welfare.

Carter is looking at the Indian defense ministry to make it easier for US companies to do business with it and wants resolution of issues related to offsets, limitation of liability and delays in decision-making.

The failure to consider the order by the DAC has wider implications as it is unlikely that any decision can be taken on this order by October 15, after which the value of the deal will see a 37 percent hike.

A lawyer looks at the defense ministry reference of the Rank Pay issue to the Attorney General and explains why he lacks confidence that this will lead to an equitable resolution.

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the challenge filed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) to its blacklisting, saying there was no merit in its petition.

A lecturer at Yale Law School gives perspective on the administration of military justice in India and the role and impact of the Armed Forces Tribunal, suggesting interesting new measures to improve the justice delivery system.

These changes are skewed to favor and encourage defense industry in India, some of which appear to have been influenced by reactions to corruption scandals. Do have a look at the list of changes, copied and pasted, verbatim, from the defense ministry press release.

Shruti Pushkarna puts together a graphic representation of the process of selection of the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter by the Indian Air Force (IAF), on the basis of the White Paper issued by the defense ministry on Thursday.

Blacklisting is the politician’s response to cop out of responsibility for ensuring a corruption free defense acquisition process, that serves no purpose for either the Indian armed forces or the taxpayer, and is effectively the application of rules that govern the PWD (Public Works Department).

In an unprecedented move, the Indian Army has posted out all the officers of the Technical Support Division, leaving the controversial intelligence unit without any leadership after year-long allegations of unauthorized phone taps and financial impropriety.

The defense ministry has issued a Letter of Request to the US Government for the procurement of 145 pieces of M777 light howitzers, manufactured by BAE Systems.