Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K V Thomas said the nation's achievements in defence research sector should be highlighted and that it was essential to create an awareness among the public on the growth in this sector.
Thanjavur, which was only known for the big temple and pilgrim spots, has now found a place on world's military map. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has upgraded the decades old airstrip into a modern one to house Sukhoi-30 MK-I fighter squadron.
INS Arihant India's first locally built nuclear submarine is just few weeks away from its reactor going critical (activated), once nuclear reactor goes critical INS Arihant will be ready for Sea Trials and later INS Arihant will be integrated with weapons for weapons trials.
Indian Army is all set to upgrade the capability of its 1,900-odd infantry combat vehicles (ICVs) to enable its troopers to thrust into enemy territory without coming under hostile fire. The upgrade is estimated to cost `8,000 crore.
Taking cognizance of the prevailing security environment in India's neighbourhood, Defence Minister A.K. Antony asked the Navy on Tuesday to ensure foolproof security at any cost for our bases, dockyards, ships, submarines and aircraft.
India's long range maritime snooping and anti-submarine warfare capabilities will get a huge boost when the first of the eight contracted Poseidon-8 I aircraft touches down at the Arakkonam naval air station in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.