Defence News 04 Jan 2023

Defence News 04 Jan 2023

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Revision of various types of pension under OROP

It has been reportd by various kind of defence pensioners that their service pension has only been revised under OROP Scheme from July 2014 and no other pension has been revised. As per PCDA eBook on Pension, all kind of pension as desccribed below are to be revised under OROP scheme.

1. Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension: Both the elements of Disability Pension/ Liberalized Disability Pension, i.e. Service Element and Disability Element shall be revised by the PDAs as per pension rates provided in the specific tables.

2. War injury Pension: Both the elements of War Injury Pension, i.e. Service Element and War Injury Element shall be revised by the PDAs in accordance with the specific tables.

Service Element/Pension for various ranks is given in Table Nos. 1 to 9 of circular 555 of PCDA office.

ii. War Injury Element (in discharge case) for 100% disability for various ranks is given in Table Nos. 79 to 87 of the circular. War Injury Element (in invalided out cases) for 100% disability for various ranks are given in Table Nos. 88 to 96 of the circular.

3. Revision of Family Pension

Enhanced rate of Family Pension and normal rate of Family Pension for various ranks are given in Table Nos. 10 to 18 and 19 to 27 respectively of the circular.

Special Family Pension and Special Dependent Family Pension/2nd life award of Special Family Pension for various ranks are given in the Tables No. 28 to 36 and 37 to 45 respectively of the circular.

4. Liberalized Family Pension and Liberalized Dependent Family Pension/2nd life award of Liberalized Family Pension for various ranks are given in the Table Nos. 46 to 54 and 55 to 69 respectively of the circular


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Toll Tax Exemption for Soldiers : Govt Declared Authority


INS Vikrant is designed by Indian Navy’s in-house Warship Design Bureau (WDB) and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, a Public Sector Shipyard under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways,  Vikrant has been built with with state of the art automation features and is the largest ship ever built in maritime history of India.

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is named after her illustrious predecessor, India’s first Aircraft Carrier which had played a vital role in the 1971 war. It has a large number of indigenous equipment and machinery, involving major industrial houses in the country as well as over 100 MSMEs. With the commissioning of Vikrant, India will have two operational Aircraft Carriers, which will bolster the maritime security of the nation.

During the event, the Prime Minister also unveiled the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan), doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage.

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 Card Renewal for Depndents : New Guidelines

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OROP Latest News Updates

OROP Arrears : First Instalment by January 2023 ?

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

Job Opportunities for Exservicemen

Job Opportunities 

1.   Please visit for non faculty positions at IIM Jammu

2.   Adm Offr at ICTS of TIFR, Bengaluru Pay Level 10

3.   CIPET Chennai requires Supervisory (Non Technical) Manager (P&A) at level 12

4.   Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd intends to appoint qualified and experienced professionals for various posts on regular/contract/deptn basis. Please visit last 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 visit Last date is 31st December.

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

8.   IIT Kanpur requires Asst Executive Engineer and Asst Registrar at Level 10.

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


CSD Canteen Card and Entitlement

CSD Car Purchase : Change in Entitlement for all Ranks

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.

Service Element Entitled for Sheltered Appointment Unwilling with Below 15 Yrs Service also : Confirmed by PCDA

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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