Defence News : 31 Dec 2022

ECHS : Must Upload 26 AS for Parents/ Children Today

The process of Updating ECHS Cards for parents and dependents above 18 years of age has been changed. As you know earlier, for renewal of ECHS Card for Dependents above 18 years of age was to submit necessary documents i.e 26AS, Adhar Card & PAN Card. However the system has now been completely changed. Now you need to put the validation request cum life certificate for dependdents in the official portal of ECHS. Once the approval received, your card will be eligible for one more yrear. ubmit the requisite documents. As per notifications of ECHS, all applicable ECHS cards which have not been validated by 31 December 2022, will be blocked. So, you must take care of this matter. Know the detailed process of Annual Validation of applicable ECHS Card, Click here to read.

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.

Celebration of 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day on 14th Jan 2023

The 7th Armed Forces Veterans Day will be celebrated in two places on 14 th January 2023. In Deradoon the occassion will be organised by Army and at AF Stn Tambaram by IAF.

Details of events as informed by the organisers are as below :
At AF Stn Tambaram the authority has invited all the nationalised Banks(CPPC) for putting stalls.
They have one stall by DAV, one by AFA TNB for addressing the problems/ issues need attention.
Guest lecture by DAV, ZSB and PCDA (SPARSH and other facilities from these organisations).
RRM is likely to attend the meeting.
CAS/ AOC in C TC will attend and deliver the welcome address.
The registration will start at 0930-1000hrs. Two stalls each by. Army, Navy and AF will be put up for this purpose.
There will be a High Tea at 1130hrs.
There will be time to go around the stalls after the meeting
There will be a lunch @ 1230h.
We have requested the CPPC & DAV staff to be with us to resolve the issues / problems.after the lunch.
So the meeting will be between 0930 hrs to 1230h as of now.
The octogenarian/Nona will be felicitated (who completed 80/90 years between 15 January 22 and 14 jan 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.

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

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


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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