Defence News 2023

Defence News : 01 Jan 2023

Happy New Year 2023 : May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity.

5 Big Changes in Indian Armed Forces During Last Year

The year 2022 for Indian Defence Research Wing was too busy. The Indian armed forces concluded the year 2022 with the test firing of the BrahMos missile. Since last 2 years it’s a routine occurrence over efforts to increase the missile’s range and incorporate more domestic components. Since the beginning of the year 2022, India conducted at least ten tests for the BrahMos Missile in the first five months.

Indian Naval Wing has received multiple major platforms that includes

  • Aircraft carrier INS Vikrant
  • Destroyer INS Mormugao
  • INS Vagir
  • Scorpène-class submarines
  • US-built MH-60R helos.

Five Important Inclusions in Indian Defence System in the Year 2022

(Disclaimer : These information are not classified and freely available on Google. Hence this website has just reviewed, compiled and published the info for easy reading of the readers.)

1. INS Vikrant : Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

INS Vikrant is the first aircraft carrier which has designed and built in India. It was inducted into the Navy earlier this year after several years of construction and sea trials. INS Vikrant is equipped with a range of modern weapons and sensors. It can carry a variety of fighters and helicopters which are quite essential. This carrier INS is intended to serve as a symbol of India’s growing naval capabilities. It is a key element of the country’s efforts to defend its interests in the Indian Ocean region.

Rafale-M and F/A-18 Super Hornet both the fighters participated in trials at the shore-based test facility at INS Hansa in Goa to showcase their capabilities to take off from a ski-jump platform.

2. INS Mormugao

INS Mormugao is the second Destroyer among the four of Visakhapatnam-class, with the first ship of the class, INS Visakhapatnam, having been commissioned in 2021.

The Naval Ship Mormugao is named after the port city of Goa and coincidentally undertook its first sea trial on 19 December 2021 on occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of Goa’s liberation from Portuguese rule. The warship is 163 meters long and 17 meters wide, with a displacement of 7,400 tons and a maximum speed of 30 knots (55 km/h). The destroyer was designed by the Warship Design Bureau and built by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, and has an indigenous content of around 75 per cent.

3. LCH Prachand

The Indian Air Force and Army inducted their first squadrons of India’s first indigenously-built helicopter specifically designed for dedicated attack.

IAF inducted its first the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Jodhpur in October 2022 and the Indian Army inducted its first squadron of the attack helicopter in Bengaluru in June 2022 and moved it to a base near the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern sector in October’22.

It is expected that over the next few years, the Army may induct 95 more LCHs. Out of these, seven units of LCH, each with ten helicopters, will be deployed in the mountainous areas, including the LAC with China.

4. Pralay Missile

Approval of Govt has been accorded for purchase of 120 Pralay missiles, paving the way for their induction into the Indian military. This is a significant development as it marks a potential first step towards building he low cost rocket force for future. Range of this tactical missile is around 150-500 kilometers and carries warheads ranging from 350 to 700 Kgs. During Dec 2022 tests was conducted and the missile was launched on a quasi-ballistic trajectory. In a quasi-ballistic trajectory, the missile follows a relatively lower (though largely ballistic) path than a ballistic missile would, and has the ability to perform manoeuvres in flight. Pralay, a much cheaper ballistic missile (Comparative to BrahMos – 34 Crore/pece), would provide mass to the rocket force and allow it to target Chinese force concentrations along the Line of Actual Control and dual-use infrastructure in Tibet.

5. Drone Swarm

The actual implications of Make in India initiative can be witnessed in the Indian Army as it has made a significant technological advancement during the last year with the induction of indigenous swarm drones into service. Swarm drones are a group of small, unmanned aerial vehicles that can work together to accomplish a specific task. The Swarm drones, manufactured by Bengaluru-based NewSpace Research and Technology and Noida-based Raphe mPhibr Private Limited, have been inducted by the Armoured Corps and the Mechanized Infantry. The swarm drones will be used for greater flexibility and efficiency in military operations, as they can be deployed in large numbers to perform a variety of tasks, such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and target identification.

Daily News on Defence Pension and Welfare matters : New initiative by Bikash De, Defence Law Expert.

Welcome to Ex-servicemen Info Club. Stay Connected and stay Updated with us through our informative articles published in this website daily. We provide Daily updates and policy related information on all the matters related to Pension, OROP, CSD, ECHS, Govt Jobs, Reemployment Opportunity, Pay Fixation, Leave Encashment , Disability Pension, PMR and other welfare Schemes of Defence Personnel and Pensioners.

Policy Matters related to CSD i.e entitlement for all ranks to purchase Grocery and AFD items and Preparaton of Cards etc have been changed by Govt Recently. Touch here to Read more

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ECHS Card Renewal Policy : Take Action Must by 31 Dec 2022

ECHS Smart Card is issed to the entitled Defence pensioners and for their dependent and eligible family members as per SOP available in the official website of the CO ECHS.

OROP Latest News Updates

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Declared : No Compromise On National Security For Good Relations With Our Neighbours

Speaking at the Sivagiri Mutt’s 90th annual pilgrimage, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh quoted the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee as saying that while we may change our friends, we cannot change our neighbours.

Therefore, we require cordial relationships with our neighbours. We won’t, however, sacrifice national security in order to keep friendly connections. The Defence Minister stated, “We do not seek good ties with anyone at the expense of our national security.

Singh also discussed the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru, a social reformer from Kerala whose philosophy of “prosperity through industry” served as the foundation for the Indian government’s “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” policy.

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Drone Technology will change the game

Early use of Drone for commercial functions was cited, and their use via the United States in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan deemed by way of professionals as the advent of a essential new tool of making conflict. Whether sci-fi worthy quadcopters or sinisterly sleek, fixed-wing navy fashions, drones have best gained in prominence on the grounds that then. It is also one of the fastest evolving technologies international. In India, drones are getting used for mapping highways and railway tracks, for looking over forests and for agricultural and administrative functions. Most importantly, there is accelerating demand from the military for ISR (intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance) competencies as well as for machines which could carry out precision strikes on enemy objectives. So critical is drone technology that the authorities’s Drone Rules, 2021 sought to streamline and ease operations of drones, also giving a fillip to their manufacture and development in India. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has corroborated the move: it says the market potential of Indian drones is projected to be $40 billion inside the next 10 years. With the Indian authorities’s avowed aim to make the u . S . A . A worldwide hub for drone production, all this has driven a set of marketers to begin ventures for manufacturing drones, in which the pull of commercial income meets the thrill of shaping new era. In fact, there was a 34.4 in line with cent surge within the variety of drone start-usabetween August 2021 and February this year—from 157 to 221.

ECHS Special Knowledge Update : Latest Rules and Regulations

Agniveer Corpus Fund : AGNIPATH Scheme for enrolment in Indian Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence letter no. OMA/JS (N&DS)/2021/Agnipath-01 dated 15.06.2022 introduced AGNIPATH Scheme for enrolment in Indian Armed Forces. In pursuance of the Government’s decision to implement the Agnipath Scheme, 2022, the Competent Authority has decided to create a non-lapsable dedicated ‘Agniveer Corpus Fund’ in the interest bearing section of the Public Account head. Read more here.

Job Opportunities for Exservicemen

Job Opportunities

1. Please visit non faculty positions at IIM Jammu

2. Adm Offr at ICTS of TIFR, Bengaluru Pay Level

3. CIPET Chennai requires Supervisory (Non Technical) Manager (P&A) at level

4. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd intends to appoint qualified and experienced professionals for various posts on regular/contract/deptn basis. Please visitwww.mmrcl.comlast date being 18th January.

5. EME Aviation can apply for deputation to DGCA at level 13 for Director (Aircraft Engg)

6. IIM Amritsar has non-teaching positions. Please Last date is 31st December.

7. Lakshmibai college DU requires Adm Offr at Level 10. Please

8. IIT Kanpur requires Asst Executive Engineer and Asst Registrar at Level

9. Col can also try for Adviser communication at NITI Aayog on deputation

10. Department of Consumer Affairs requires experts and professionals on contract basis. Please visit

There are huge vacancy in CRPF for ESM categoory which can be easily achieved. Interested ESM may apply for the selecction. Detailed notification is given below :

SSC Recruitment for 10+2 Candidates


6th India-Maldives Joint Staff Talks further bolster bilateral defence cooperation

6thJoint Staff Talks (JST) between India and the Maldiveswere held in
New Delhi on December 20,2022.The meeting was conducted in a friendly,
warm and extremely cordial atmosphere. Discussions focused on the ongoing
and new initiatives under the ambit of existing bilateral defence cooperation
mechanism of all the three services and further strengthening the

The meeting was co-chaired by Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence
Staff, Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ IDS) Air Vice Marshal
Ashish Vohra and Commandant, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)
Service Corps Brigadier General Hamidh Shafeeg.The JST is a forum
established to boost defence cooperation between India and the Maldives
through annual talks at the strategic and operational levels between HQ IDS

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INS Mormugao Commissioned by Raksha Mantri in Mumbai

Indigenous stealth guided-missile destroyer INS Mormugao, second
warship of P15B class, commissioned by Raksha Mantri in Mumbai
The warship, packed with state-of-the-art weapons & sensors, will
enhance country’s maritime capabilities & secure national interests,
says Shri Rajnath Singh
“Bolstering security apparatus amid evolving global scenario is our top
Aim is to make India an indigenous ship building hub: RM
Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mormugao (D67), second warship of the P15B
class of stealth guided-missile destroyers, was commissioned in the august
presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on
December 18, 2022. The event marked the formal induction of the second of
the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by the Indian
Navy’s in-house organisation Warship Design Bureau and constructed by
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai.


Website namely ‘Maa Bharati Ke Sapoot’ was launched by RakshaMantri
Shri Rajnath Singh on 14 October 2022 for contribution towards Armed Forces
Battle Casualties Welfare Fund for providing financial assistance to the families
of soldiers who are injured or died during military operations. However, the
fund has been in existence since the year 2016.
MaaBharatiKeSapoot website has been launched, so that the spirited
Indian citizens, corporates, banks and premier organisation can directly make
their contributions towards Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund
(AFBCWF), for providing immediate financial assistance to the families of
soldiers who have scarified their lives or injured during military operations.
Details of AFBCWF account is as under:
Account Name: Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (AFBCWF)
Account No.: 90552010165915
Bank Name: Canara Bank Ltd. DoD, South Block
IFSC Code: CNRB0019055
Army Headquarters has sent letters to prominent industry leaders and
Banks to donate generously to this fund.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a
written reply to Shri Naranbhai J Rathwa and Shri Rajmani Patel

Disability Pension Updates : Latest Rules


As per Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India’s
militaryexpenditure for the year 2020 and 2021 is as under:
(in current US $ million)
2020 2021 Increase in the year 2021 over 2020
72,937.10 76,598.00 3660.90 (5.02%)
The increase in defence spending in the year 2021 over 2020 is
attributable to the requirement of funds projected by the Services and
the availability of resources with the Government.
Details of import and export of defence equipment during the last
three years are as under:
 Major Export: Coastal Surveillance System, Light Weight Torpedo,
DO-228 Aircraft, Aircraft Towing Tractor, Weapon Locating Radar,
Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) ‘SCGS Zoroaster’, Equipment 120mm
Mortar Bomb 120 mm HE, Motor Grader BG605l and Bulldozer 65-
1 and Spares, Fire Control System, Armoured Protection Vehicle,
Diesel 6×6 Base Vehicle, Mine protected Ambulance Vehicle, High
Speed Guard Boat, Armoured Light Specialist Vehicle (6Nos.), Mine
Protected Vehicle Right Hand Drive 4×4, 7.62x51mm Sniper Rifle &
0.338 Lapua Magnum Sniper Rifle, Simulator etc.
 Major Import: Jammer, Radar, Doppler Radar, THeMIS UGV,
SYSTEM, Armoured Vehicle, Airport Surveillance Radars (ASR),

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