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August 2022 - India Special Weapons News

  • India and China to Take Part in Joint Military Drills with Russia VOA 31 Aug 2022 -- India and China are among several countries taking part in Russia's weeklong joint military drills scheduled to get underway on Thursday in the east of the country, according to Russia's state-owned news agency Tass.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 212.39 Cr India PIB 31 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 212.39 Cr (2,12,39,92,816) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 593 India PIB 31 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 212.50 Crore (2,12,50,89,814) today. More than 10 lakh (10,01,872) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 31 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 31 Aug 2022
  • Keel laid for first warship of ASW SWC Project being constructed at CSL, Kochi India PIB 31 Aug 2022 -- Keel laying of the first warship (BY 523, Mahe) of Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Craft (ASW SWC) project under construction by CSL, Kochi, was undertaken on 30 Aug 22 by VAdm Kiran Deshmukh, CWP&A in presence of Shri Madhu S Nair, CMD, CSL, Commodore V Ganapathy, WPS (Koc), CSL, Directors and other senior officials of CSL and Indian Navy.
  • Steel Cutting of BY 528 and BY 529 for ASW SWC Project being constructed at CSL, Kochi India PIB 31 Aug 2022 -- Steel Cutting of 6th and 7th ships (BY 528 and BY 529) of Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Craft (ASW SWC) project under construction by Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), Kochi, was undertaken on 30 Aug 22.
  • Russia To Launch Military Exercises With China, India Amid Heightened Tensions RFE/RL 30 Aug 2022 -- When Russia last launched its Vostok war games in its Far East in 2018, an estimated 300,000 of its troops exercised with Chinese and Mongolian soldiers as the Kremlin sought to project an image of military superiority and showcase deepening ties with Beijing.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 212.17 Cr India PIB 30 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 212.17 Cr (2,12,17,41,962) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,82,59,616 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 592 India PIB 30 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 212.37 Crore (2,12,37,06,710) today. More than 18 lakh (18,08,856) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 30 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 30 Aug 2022
  • India no longer weak, it is strong & well-equipped to deal with all challenges, says Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh in Udaipur, Rajasthan India PIB 30 Aug 2022 -- Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India has been transformed into a strong, confident & self-reliant nation which is fully equipped to deal with all kinds of threats and challenges. This was stated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at a function in Udaipur, Rajasthan on August 30, 2022.
  • Pakistan Has Become More 'Aggressive' Towards India, Indian Air Force Chief Warns Sputnik 30 Aug 2022 -- The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief has said that the country remains prepared for a "two-front war" involving China and Pakistan, saying "collusion" between the two neighbors was one of the threats facing New Delhi. Both Beijing and Islamabad have longstanding border disputes with Delhi.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 211.91 Cr India PIB 29 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 211.91 Cr (2,11,91,05,738) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 591 India PIB 29 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 212.13 Crore (2,12,13,99,253) today. More than 22 lakh (22,04,340) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 29 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 29 Aug 2022;
  • BrahMos Hypersonic Missile May Be Created in 2027-2028, Co-Director of Indo-Russian Venture Says Sputnik 29 Aug 2022 -- The BrahMos missile is a ramjet-propelled supersonic cruise missile launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land. The Indo-Russian venture had significant success this year, with the Philippines signing an agreement to purchase the anti-ship missile for its armed forces.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 211.66 Cr India PIB 28 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 211.66 Cr (2,11,66,35,408) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,82,08,570 sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 28 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 28 Aug 2022
  • INDO - US SPECIAL FORCES JOINT EXERCISE CULMINATES AT BAKLOH, HIMACHAL PRADESH India PIB 28 Aug 2022 -- The 13th Edition of India - USA Joint Special Forces Exercise VAJRA PRAHAR 2022 culminated at Bakloh (HP) on 28 August 2022. This annual exercise is hosted alternatively between India and the United States. The 12th edition was conducted at Joint Base Lewis Mc Chord, Washington (USA) in October 2021.
  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves 3rd Positive Indigenisation List of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units/Sub-systems/Components to minimise imports by DPSUs & achieve 'Aatmanirbharta' in defence India PIB 28 Aug 2022 -- In continuous pursuit of self-reliance in defence manufacturing and to minimise imports by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) under 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan', Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the third Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/Components with a timeline beyond which they will only be procured from the domestic industry.
  • India Bans Hundreds of Imported Items to Boost Domestic Military Production Sputnik 28 Aug 2022 -- The Narendra Modi government started a gradual ban on the importation of weaponry and weapons platforms, signaling a sharp turn in the defense policy of one of the world's largest importers.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 211.39 Cr India PIB 27 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 211.39 Cr (2,11,39,81,444) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,81,63,153 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 589 India PIB 27 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 211.62 Crore (2,11,62,85,479) today. More than 21 lakh (21,69,305) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 27 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 27 Aug 2022
  • INS SUMEDHA VISITS PORT KLANG India PIB 27 Aug 2022 -- As part of the Indian Navy's long-range operational deployment, INS Sumedha deployed to South East Asia, visited Port Klang, Malaysia on 27 August 2022. The ship is on her return passage from Perth, Australia where she participated in the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 211.13 Cr India PIB 26 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 211.13 Cr (2,11,13,94,639) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,81,13,254 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 588 India PIB 26 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 211.36 Crore (2,11,36,76,071) today. More than 21 lakh (21,20,127) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 26 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 26 Aug 2022
  • India to Deploy Lightweight Tanks Along China Border to Seek Operational Dominance Sputnik 26 Aug 2022 -- The Indian Army deployed heavy T-90 tanks, weighing about 46 tones, and T-72 tanks, weighing around 45 tones, in the western sector of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). These vehicles were airlifted in in 2020 after China moved type 15/ VT-5 light tanks to forward areas.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 210.82 Cr India PIB 25 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 210.82 Cr (2,10,82,34,347) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,80,58,526 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 587 India PIB 25 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 211 Crore (2,11,09,38,218) landmark milestone today. More than 25 lakh (25,92,216) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 25 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 25 Aug 2022
  • Curtain raiser Commissioning of indigenous aircraft carrier India PIB 25 Aug 2022 -- 02 Sep 2022 will mark the historical milestone of realisation of Nation's commitment towards 'AatmaNirbharta', a landmark date for the Indian Navy and the entire Nation; with Commissioning of first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) 'Vikrant'. Hon'ble Prime Minister would be the Chief Guest on this momentous occasion. Vikrant is the largest warship to have ever been built in India. It is also the first indigenously designed and built Aircraft Carrier for the Indian Navy.
  • Indian Navy Prepared to Ensure 'Maritime Security' In Case of War Over Taiwan, Says Vice-Admiral Sputnik 25 Aug 2022 -- The member of the US-led Quad group has expressed concern over tensions in the Taiwan Strait. The Indian Foreign Ministry called for de-escalation of tensions and "avoidance" of actions that might alter the status quo this month.
  • The China-Indian border issue doesn't need third-party interference: Defense Ministry Global Times 25 Aug 2022 -- The border issue is a matter between China and India, and China firmly opposes any form of external interference by a third party in the boundary issue, Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, said on Thursday in response to the joint military exercises held by the US and Indian militaries in the disputed China-Indian border area.
  • China opposes any third party medddling in China-India border issue: Defense Spokesperson PLA Daily 25 Aug 2022 -- "We firmly oppose any third party to meddle in the China-India border issue in any form," said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND) at a regular press conference in Beijing on Thursday when being asked about his comments on the onging and future US-India joint military exercises near the China-India border.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 210.58 Cr India PIB 24 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 210.58 Cr (2,10,58,83,682) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,80,21,928 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 586 India PIB 24 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 210 Crore (2,10,79,32,647) landmark milestone today. More than 19 lakh (19,13,305) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 24 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 24 Aug 2022
  • SCO member states must fight together & eliminate terrorism in all its forms: Raksha Mantri during Defence Ministers' meet in Uzbekistan India PIB 24 Aug 2022 -- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has called upon Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to unitedly fight against terrorism and eliminate the menace in all its forms. Addressing the SCO Defence Ministers' meeting at Tashkent, Uzbekistan on August 24, 2022, the Raksha Mantri asserted that terrorism in any form, including cross-border terrorism, committed by anyone and for whatever purpose, is a crime against humanity.
  • India sacks military officers for 'accidentally' firing missile into Pakistan Press TV 24 Aug 2022 -- Indian government has sacked three air force officers for the "accidental firing of a missile" into neighboring Pakistan in March.
  • India Dismisses Three Air Force Officers For Accidentally Launching BrahMos Missile Into Pakistan Sputnik 24 Aug 2022 -- In March this year, the Pakistani military said that a "high-speed flying object" landed inside its territory near Mian Channu in the Punjab province, and it demanded an explanation from New Delhi. The Indian military said that a technical malfunction was behind the launch and that the incident was "deeply regretted".
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 210.31 Cr India PIB 23 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 210.31 Cr (2,10,31,65,703) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,79,87,316 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 585 India PIB 23 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 210 Crore (2,10,55,84,617) landmark milestone today. More than 22 lakh (22,58,434) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 23 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 23 Aug 2022
  • Raksha Mantri holds bilateral meetings with his Uzbek, Kazakh and Belarusian counterparts on the first day of his visit to Tashkent; Ways to enhance defence cooperation with the three countries discussed India PIB 23 Aug 2022 -- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, on August 23, 2022, reached Tashkent, Uzbekistan on a three-day official visit. On the first day of his engagements, Shri Rajnath Singh held bilateral meetings with his Uzbek counterpart Lieutenant General Bakhodir Kurbanov; Defence Minister of Kazakhstan Colonel General Zhaksylykov Ruslan Zhakslykov and Belarusian Defence Minister Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin.
  • DRDO & Indian Navy successfully flight-test Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile off Odisha coast India PIB 23 Aug 2022 -- Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully flight tested Vertical Launch Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on August 23, 2022. The flight test was carried out from an Indian Naval Ship against a high-speed unmanned aerial target for demonstration of vertical launch capability. The missiles, equipped with indigenous Radio Frequency (RF) seeker, intercepted the target with high accuracy. The VL-SRSAM system has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO.
  • India Revokes Army's Special Powers to Decide on Telecom Services in Areas Bordering China, Pakistan Sputnik 23 Aug 2022 -- Previously, the Indian Army had the power to inspect base trans-receiver stations and other telecom facilities and could ask for services to be shut down in the event of emergency.
  • Indian FM criticized for blaming China over border issue, as it's India, not China, that has 'disregarded' and 'violated' bilateral pacts Global Times 22 Aug 2022 -- Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's recent remarks blaming China for the current China-India border issue could undermine the mutual trust and affect the development of bilateral relations, Chinese analysts warned. They said that it's India, not China, that has disregarded and violated the bilateral pacts and encroached on China's territory.
  • Australia, India Providing Fuel Supplies to Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force to Maintain Maritime Security Sputnik 22 Aug 2022 -- The economic crisis in Sri Lanka and the consequent shortages of fuel and other essentials have led to vulnerable groups fleeing the nation illegally by boat. Australia remains one of the top choices for illegal Sri Lankan migrants. However, Canberra's hardline border policy aims to intercept these boats at sea and turn them back.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 210.02 Cr India PIB 22 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 210.02 Cr (2,10,02,40,361) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,79,49,087 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 584 India PIB 22 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 210 Crore (2,10,28,10,066) landmark milestone today. More than 23 lakh (23,98,463) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 22 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 22 Aug 2022
  • India to Get Space Sensors to Monitor Chinese Military Satellites Hovering Over Asia-Pacific Sputnik 22 Aug 2022 -- The region between Australia and southern Africa lacks space situational awareness sensors, posing difficulties for the Indian military, which is facing competition from China in the Indian Ocean and along the 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 209.67 Cr India PIB 21 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 209.67 Cr (2,09,67,06,895) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,79,10,768 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 583 India PIB 21 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 209.98 Crore (2,09,98,35,210) today. More than 30 lakh (30,03,269) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 21 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 21 Aug 2022
  • Afghanistan Forms Committee to Launch Practical Work on TAPI Gas Pipeline: Official Sputnik 20 Aug 2022 -- Afghanistan has established a committee to launch practical work on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI) after a pause following the Taliban (under UN sanctions over terrorism) takeover, Esmatullah Burhan, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, said on Saturday.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 209.40 Cr India PIB 20 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 209.40 Cr (2,09,40,48,140) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,78,34,092 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 582 India PIB 20 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 209.63 Crore (2,09,63,08,288) today. More than 21 lakh (21,90,661) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 20 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 20 Aug 2022
  • India Won't Give Homes to Rohingya Refugees, after Hindu Right Wing Protests VOA 20 Aug 2022 -- The Indian government has revoked a plan to give free residential housing to Rohingya Muslim refugees in New Delhi following protests by the right-wing Hindu organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad [VHP], which called the refugee community "infiltrators."
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 209.27Cr India PIB 19 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 209.27Cr (2,09,27,32,604) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,78,10,025sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 19 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 19 Aug 2022
  • IAF PARTICIPATION IN EXERCISE PITCH BLACK 2022 AT DARWIN, AUSTRALIA India PIB 19 Aug 2022 -- An Indian Air Force contingent has reached Australia for participating in Exercise Pitch Black 2022 scheduled to be held from 19 Aug 22 to 08 Sep 22 in Darwin. This is a biennial, multi-national exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). It will focus on Large Force Employment warfare. The last edition was conducted in 2018. The 2020 edition of the exercise was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's exercise will see the participation of over 100 aircraft and 2500 military personnel from various air forces.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 208.95 Cr India PIB 18 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 208.95 Cr (2,08,95,79,722) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,77,65,601 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 580 India PIB 18 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 209.23 Crore (2,09,23,14,643) today. More than 25 lakh (25,82,101) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 18 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 18 Aug 2022
  • India set to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees in New Delhi Press TV 18 Aug 2022 -- India's Home Ministry says the persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees in New Delhi will be held at a detention center and then expelled.
  • Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise Vinbax 2022 Concludes at Chandimandir India PIB 18 Aug 2022 -- Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise VINBAX 2022 concluded at Chandimandir with an impressive display of Multi Agency Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Relief (HADR) demonstration and an equipment display showcasing the Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives. The exercise had commenced on 01 August and was focused on deployment of Army Engineer and Medical teams in UN Peacekeeping operations. What made the exercise unique was the fact that it was the first time ever that the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) was undertaking a Field Training Exercise with any foreign Army. The fact that Vietnam chose India for this honour, speaks volumes about the value the two countries place on their mutual relationship.
  • CULMINATION OF EXERCISE UDARASHAKTI India PIB 18 Aug 2022 -- The bilateral exercise, Ex UDARASHAKTI between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) culminated at the RMAF Air Base Kuantan on 16 Aug 2022
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 208.57 Cr India PIB 17 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 208.57 Cr (2,08,57,15,251) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,77,24,081 sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 17 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 17 Aug 2022
  • India Presents Futuristic Soldier, Deploys Modern Fighting Vehicles Along Border With China Sputnik 16 Aug 2022 -- India's Ministry of Defense has inducted a range of modern weapons since 2018 to infuse lethality and improve the surveillance capabilities of its infantry to cater to future battlefields. Since the Galwan clash in 2020, the Indian Army has also been rebalancing its forces on the Indo-Chinese border.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 208.31 Cr India PIB 16 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 208.31 Cr (2,08,31,24,694) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,76,96,728 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 578 India PIB 16 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 208.53 Crore (2,08,53,87,344) today. More than 22 lakh (22,14,393) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 16 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 16 Aug 2022
  • Raksha Mantri hands over indigenously-developed equipment & systems to Indian Army in New Delhi; India PIB 16 Aug 2022 -- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh handed over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Indian Army in New Delhi on August 16, 2022. These include Future Infantry Soldier as a System (F-INSAS), new generation anti-personnel mine 'Nipun', rugged and automatic communication system with enhanced capabilities, upgraded sights system for tanks and advanced thermal imagers.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 208.25 Cr India PIB 15 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 208.25 Cr (2,08,25,13,831) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,76,48,331 sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 15 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 15 Aug 2022
  • Russia to Send 2nd S-400 Regiment to India Soon: Export Agency Head Sputnik 15 Aug 2022 -- The second regiment of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems will be handed over to India in the near future, the head of the Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, told reporters on Monday.
  • Indian Navy ship arrives in Perth Australia DOD 15 Aug 2022 -- Indian Navy Ship (INS) Sumedha is visiting Australia as part of global celebrations for India's 75th Anniversary of Independence or 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 207.99Cr India PIB 14 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 207.99Cr (2,07,99,63,555) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,76,28,993sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 576 India PIB 14 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 208.21 Crore (2,08,21,15,632) today. More than 20 lakh (20,62,103) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 14 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 14 Aug 2022
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 207.71 Cr India PIB 13 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 207.71 Cr (2,07,71,62,098) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,75,92,966 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 575 India PIB 13 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 207.96 Crore (2,07,96,13,281) today. More than 23 lakh (23,04,225) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 13 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 13 Aug 2022
  • INDO OMAN JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE AL NAJAF IV CONCLUDES India PIB 13 Aug 2022 -- The Indo Oman Joint Military Exercise Al Najaf IV concluded at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges today. A solemn Closing Ceremony marked the culmination of the exercise.This platoon level 13 days exercise had commenced on 01 August 2022.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 207.47 Cr India PIB 12 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 207.47 Cr (2,07,47,19,034) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,75,59,030 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 574 India PIB 12 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 207.68 Crore (2,07,68,05,074) today. More than 20 lakh (20,13,564) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 12 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 12 Aug 2022
  • KEEL LAYING OF THIRD SHIP - DIVING SUPPORT CRAFT AT M/S TITAGARH WAGONS LTD, KOLKATA India PIB 12 Aug 2022 -- Keel laying for the third ship of Diving Support Craft (DSC) project was held on 12 Aug 22 at M/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd., Kolkata. The contract for procurement of Five Diving Support Craft (Yards 325 to 329) for the Indian Navy was signed on 12 Feb 21 with M/s Titagarh Wagons Ltd., at a total project cost of Rs 174.77 Cr.
  • INDIAN AIR FORCE TO PARTICIPATE IN BILATERAL EXERCISE HOSTED BY MALAYSIA India PIB 12 Aug 2022 -- A contingent of the Indian Air Force left for Malaysia today to participate in a bilateral exercise named 'Udarashakti'.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 207.29 Cr India PIB 11 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 207.29 Cr (2,07,29,46,593) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,75,36,174 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 573 India PIB 11 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 207.45 Crore (2,07,45,11,199) today. More than 14 lakh (14,02,341) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 11 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 11 Aug 2022
  • Defence Secretary & Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh co-chair 4th India-Bangladesh Annual Defence Dialogue in New Delhi; India PIB 11 Aug 2022 -- The 4th India-Bangladesh Annual Defence Dialogue, co-chaired by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh Lt Gen Waker-Uz-Zaman, was held in New Delhi on August 11, 2022. During their interaction, they reviewed ongoing defence cooperation between the two countries and expressed satisfaction that collaboration is growing despite difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 207.03 Cr India PIB 10 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 207.03 Cr (2,07,03,71,204) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,74,83,097 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 572 India PIB 10 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 207.26 Crore (2,07,26,17,641) today. More than 21 lakh (21,80,642) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 10 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 10 Aug 2022
  • 2nd India-Bangladesh Tri-services Staff Talks held in New Delhi to further strengthen bilateral defence engagements India PIB 10 Aug 2022 -- The 2nd India-Bangladesh Tri-services Staff Talks (TSST) were held in New Delhi on August 10, 2022. The meeting was co-chaired from the Indian side by Deputy Assistant Chief of Integrated Staff, IDC(A), HQ Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) Brigadier Vivek Narang and Director General Operation and Plan Directorate Armed Force Division from the Bangladesh side Brigadier General Husain Muhammad Rahaman.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 206.88 Cr India PIB 09 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 206.88 Cr (2,06,88,49,775) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,74,59,679 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 571 India PIB 09 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed207.01Crore(2,07,01,89,438)today. More than12lakh (12,08,200) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 09 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 09 Aug 2022
  • Sri Lanka Seeks Delay in Chinese Ship Visit VOA 09 Aug 2022 -- Sri Lanka has asked China to defer the planned visit of a Chinese satellite tracking ship that has raised security concerns in India.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 206.56 Cr India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 206.56 Cr (2,06,56,54,741) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,73,95,158 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 570 India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 206.84 Crore (2,06,84,91,043) today. More than 26 lakh (26,69,118) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 08 Aug 2022
  • INDIAN ARMY LAUNCHES "HIM- DRONE-A-THON" India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- The Indian Army in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India has launched the 'Him Drone-a-thon' programme on 08 August 22. This initiative in line with Atmanirbharta in defence manufacturing is aimed to catalyse and provide focused opportunities to the Indian drone ecosystem to develop path-breaking drone capabilities for meeting requirements of frontline troops.
  • JOINT EXERCISE WITH US SPECIAL FORCES COMMENCES AT BAKLOH, HIMACHAL PRADESH India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- The 13th Edition of the Indo-US Joint Special Forces exercise "Ex Vajra Prahar 2022" commenced at the Special Forces Training School (SFTS), Bakloh (HP) today. The US contingent is represented by personnel from the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) and Special Tactics Squadron (STS) of US Special Forces and the Indian Army contingent is formed by drawing Special Forces personnel under the aegis of SFTS.
  • INDIAN ARMY SIGNS A MOU WITH DRONE FEDERATION OF INDIA India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- The Army Design Bureau on behalf of the Indian Army has signed a MoU with the Drone Federation of India to collaboratively work towards promoting research, development, testing and manufacturing of drones, counter-drone and associated technologies that can assist the Indian Army in its operations. This MoU also signifies the unwavering commitment of the Indian Army in supporting our industry and the complete eco system to develop indigenous equipment and weapon systems in line with Atmanirbharta in defence manufacturing.
  • CONFERENCE ON CLASSIFICATION REGULATIONS AND ADVANCED NAVAL TECHNOLOGIES India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- A two day Conference on Classification Regulation and Advanced Technologies for Naval Ships and Auxiliaries was organized by Directorate of Naval Architecture, Integrated Headquarters- Ministry of Defence (Navy) on 04-05 Aug 22 at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi with the aim of promoting indigenous warship building. The theme of the conference was Future Naval Ships- Technologically Transformative, Economically Viable and Environmentally Sustainable. The conference was aimed to provide a platform by Indian Navy to achieve synergy between Classification Societies, various branches of Indian Navy and Coast Guard, Indian Shipyards, DRDO Labs, academia etc, in the field of research and development as well as quality assurance and survey/ certification of Naval Ships and Auxiliaries.
  • Defence Start-Ups India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework was launched by the Government with the aim to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace Sector by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia and promote self-reliance. Under iDEX framework so far, seven editions of Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC) have been launched.
  • iDEX Initiative India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) framework was launched by the Government with the aim to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace Sector by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia and promote self-reliance. The Government has approved a central sector scheme for iDEX with budgetary support of Rs. 498.78 crore for the next 5 years from 2021-22 to 2025-26. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial support to nearly 300 Start-ups/MSMEs/individual innovators and about 20 Partner Incubators through Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO).
  • Restructuring of Defence Forces India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- The modernisation/reforms of defence forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges and technological changes to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges. In order to reduce arms dependency and promote indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment, a comprehensive revamped 'Make and Innovation' procedure has been introduced in DAP-20 to facilitate indigenous design and development of defence equipment by private participation both with Government funding and industry funding.
  • Status of Border Roads Completed or Underway India PIB 08 Aug 2022 -- Border Roads Organisation (BRO) constructs roads on the basis of strategic requirements of a region on the basis of priority fixed by the Indian Army. Year wise details of border roads completed during the last five years are as under:
  • India's pressure on Sri Lanka to defer arrival of Chinese survey ship unreasonable: FM Global Times 08 Aug 2022 -- India's pressure on Sri Lanka to defer the arrival of a Chinese research vessel at a Sri Lankan port, citing so-called national security concerns, is unreasonable, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday, urging "relevant parties" to view China's marine scientific research activities rationally and refrain from interfering in normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Sri Lanka.
  • US to hold joint war games with India near Chinese border Press TV 07 Aug 2022 -- US and Indian military forces will hold joint war games in the Himalayan mountains in October, less than 100 kilometers from India's disputed border with China, a report says.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 206.21 Cr India PIB 07 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 206.21 Cr (2,06,21,79,411) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,73,73,255 sessions.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 07 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 07 Aug 2022
  • India's daily COVID-19 caseload falls to 18,738 People's Daily 07 Aug 2022 -- India reported 18,738 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,145,732 in the country, according to federal health ministry data released on Sunday morning.
  • Pakistan and Rival India Spring Into Action to Rescue Journalist from Taliban Custody VOA 06 Aug 2022 -- Afghanistan's Taliban found themselves confounded this week when Indian and Pakistani diplomats in Kabul almost simultaneously demanded the release of a foreign journalist they had arrested on charges of breaching regulations.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 205.92 Cr India PIB 06 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 205.92 Cr (2,05,92,20,794) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,73,35,261 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 568 India PIB 06 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 206.18 Crore (2,06,18,53,774) today. More than 24 lakh (24,78,648) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 06 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 06 Aug 2022
  • AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV India PIB 06 Aug 2022 -- As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav(AKAM) to celebrate 75 years of India's Independence, commemorative visits are being undertaken by Indian Navy ships to foreign ports in every continent (except Antarctica). Details are as follows:-
  • India, China Hold Military Talks Amid Alleged Airspace Agreement Violations Near Ladakh Sputnik 05 Aug 2022 -- Over 50,000 Indian and Chinese troops remain deployed on each side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, where 20 Indian and four Chinese soldiers were killed in a hand-to-hand fight in June 2020. In recent weeks, India has observed an increased level of air activities of the PLA in Ladakh.
  • USS Frank Cable Visits Visakhapatnam, India US Navy 05 Aug 2022 -- The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted several engagements with Indian Navy partners and outreach events during a scheduled port visit in Visakhapatnam, India, Aug. 1-4, 2022.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 205.59 Cr India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 205.59 Cr (2,05,59,47,243) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,72,54,426 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 567 India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 205.88 Crore (2,05,88,50,870)today. More than 27 lakh (27,42,685)Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 05 Aug 2022
  • Exercise Skylight: India Conducts War Games to Test Satellite-Based Systems Sputnik 05 Aug 2022 -- India has established the new Defense Space Agency to enhance its military capabilities in space warfare. The Indian Army will get a dedicated satellite by 2025.
  • Research and Development in Defence Manufacturing India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- The steps taken by the Government to enhance Research and Development in defence manufacturing are as follows:
  • Defence Research Institutes India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- As on date, there are 46 Labs/Estts including five Young Scientists Laboratories of DRDO in the country. The Government has taken following initiatives for promoting research in the defence sector:
  • Procurement of Defence Equipment India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- Proposals for capital acquisition are progressed through a detailed process that commences with Ten years Integrated Capability Development Plan (ICDP), Five Years Defence Capability Acquisition Plan (DCAP) and two year roll over Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP). Approved plans are followed by Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) accorded by Services Procurement Board (SPB) chaired by CISC for cases upto Rs. 300 crore, Defence Procurement Board (DPB) chaired by Defence Secretary for cases having value more than Rs. 300 crore and upto Rs. 500 crore and Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Raksha Mantri for cases beyond Rs. 500 crore. Post accord of AoN, tendering and contracting is undertaken by the Services/Ministry of Defence as per the delegated financial powers. In the period 2020-21 to 2022-23 (till 30th June, 2022), 59 AoNs amounting to Rs. 1,83,778.34 crore. have been accorded and 91 Contracts amounting to Rs. 1,19,045.3 crore have been concluded.
  • Performance and Efficiency Audit of Armed Forces India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- The Government has set up an apex committee to conduct "performance and efficiency" audit of the armed forces. The members of the committee include the Defence Secretary as Chairman, Vice Chiefs of the three Services, Secretary Defence (Finance)/FA(DS), Chief of Integrated Staff Committee (CISC), Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), Director General (Acquisition) and other senior officials of Ministry of Defence and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Performance /Efficiency Audit will be aimed at providing valuable inputs to the Top Level Management by way of providing reliable, objective and independent information, highlighting shortcomings in planning, implementation, systems affecting outputs/outcomes in specific and quality of expenditure/management in general.
  • Application of Science and Technology in Defence Sector India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- The Government has undertaken a number of policy initiatives for indigenous manufacturing of state-of-the-art defence products by utilising the applications of science and technology in defence sector. These initiatives, inter-alia, include: -
  • Production of Defence Products India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- Government has taken several steps to enhance self-reliance in indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence products. Three Positive Indigenisation lists comprising of 310 (101, 108 and 101 respectively) items have been promulgated by Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Ministry of Defence on 21st August 2020, 31st May, 2021 and 07th April 2022, respectively with the timelines indicated against them beyond which the items would be procured from indigenous sources. The products have been offered to the industry to come forward for design & development.
  • Expenditure on Salaries India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- The total number of pensioners in Defence Services as on 1st April, 2022 is 35,21,876. Actual Estimates of pension payout from 2012 to 2022 is stated below:-
  • Tejas Fighter Aircraft India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a Defence PSU under the Ministry of Defence responded to a Request for Information (RFI) received from Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Malaysia in February, 2019 for LCA class aircraft. Subsequently, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited responded in October, 2021 to Request for Proposal (RFP) issued against tender released by Royal Malaysian Air Force, Malaysia for 18 nos of Fighter Lead In Trainer - Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT - LCA) and HAL offered LCA Tejas twin seater variant. Other countries which have evinced interest in LCA aircraft are: Argentina, Australia, Egypt, USA, Indonesia, and Philippines.
  • India Offers to Sell 18 Fighter Jets to Malaysia, Says 6 Other Nations Interested Sputnik 05 Aug 2022 -- Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, India has sharpened its focus on exporting defense equipment. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the South Asian nation's defense exports have seen a six-fold jump in the last five years - from $191 million in 2017 to $1.06 billion in 2021.
  • INS Sumedha visits Bali, Indonesia India PIB 05 Aug 2022 -- As part of the Indian Navy's Long Range Deployment in the South Eastern Indian Ocean, INS Sumedha, is on a visit to Port Tanjung Benoa, Bali, from 04 Aug to 06 Aug 2022. The ship is en route to Perth, Australia, to coincide with India's Independence Day and celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The visit to Bali is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, enhancing military cooperation and improving interoperability with the Indonesian Navy. During her stay at Bali, the ship's crew will engage in professional interactions, cross-deck visits and sports fixtures with their Indonesian Navy counterparts.
  • Exercise Skylight: India Conducts War Games to Test Satellite-Based Systems Sputnik 05 Aug 2022 -- India has established the new Defense Space Agency to enhance its military capabilities in space warfare. The Indian Army will get a dedicated satellite by 2025.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 205.22 Cr India PIB 04 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 205.22 Cr (2,05,22,51,408) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,72,07,336 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 566 India PIB 04 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 205 Crore (2,05,55,14,320) today. More than 31 lakh (31,11,315) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 04 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 04 Aug 2022
  • Government says, India's satellite-based navigation system, NavIC, is as good as GPS of the United States in terms of position accuracy and availability in its service region India PIB 04 Aug 2022 -- Government says, India's satellite-based navigation system, NavIC, is as good as GPS of the United States in terms of position accuracy and availability in its service region.
  • DRDO successfully test fires indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs India PIB 04 Aug 2022 -- Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) were successfully test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at KK Ranges with support of Armoured Corps Centre & School (ACC&S) Ahmednagar in Maharashtra on August 04, 2022. The missiles hit with precision and successfully destroyed the targets at two different ranges. Telemetry systems have recorded the satisfactory flight performance of the missiles.
  • India Reportedly Monitoring Chinese Surveillance Warship En Route to Sri Lanka Port Sputnik 04 Aug 2022 -- India is closely monitoring a Chinese navy vessel headed to Sri Lanka to top up its oil tank and has concerns over the ship's equipment including tracking antennas and sensors, Indian broadcaster NDTV reported on Thursday, citing sources.
  • Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar US Dept. of State 04 Aug 2022
  • Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 04 Aug 2022
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 204.84 Cr India PIB 03 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 204.84 Cr (2,04,84,30,732) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,71,69,995 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 565 India PIB 03 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 205 Crore landmark milestone (2,05,20,24,790) today. More than 34 lakh (34,67,924) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 03 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 03 Aug 2022
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 204.60 Cr India PIB 02 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 204.60 Cr (2,04,60,81,081) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,71,14,804 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 564 India PIB 02 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 204.82 Crore (2,04,82,07,705) today. More than 19 lakh (19,90,703) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 02 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 02 Aug 2022
  • India Reports First Death Due to Monkeypox VOA 02 Aug 2022 -- India is accelerating action against the monkeypox virus after reporting its first death due to monkeypox in the southern state of Kerala, that of a 22-year-old man who had recently returned from the United Arab Emirates.
  • India's Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 204.34 Cr India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 204.34 Cr (2,04,34,03,676) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 2,70,63,240 sessions.
  • COVID - 19 Vaccination Update - Day 563 India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 204.57 Crore (2,04,57,67,316) today. More than 23 lakh (23,32,167) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight.
  • Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID 19 vaccination started on 16th January 2021. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.
  • COVID-19 UPDATE India PIB 01 Aug 2022
  • Defence Exports India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- The value of defence exports during the financial year 2021-22 has been Rs 12,815 crore. Authorisations were issued for export of SCOMET Category-6 items to about 61 countries during the year 2021-22. However, names of countries cannot be divulged due to strategic reasons. The year-wise value of defence exports since 2018-19 to 2022-23 (till June, 2022) is as under:
  • Training of Unskilled People India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- The 16 Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) under the Administrative control of the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, every year impart apprenticeship training under the Apprentice Act 1961 in various trades to unskilled youth, including the locals to improve their skills and enhance their employability into the industries in Defence Sector, including the small scale industries.
  • Enhancement of Capabilities of AI Technology India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- As per the recommendation of a task force set up by DDP under the Chairmanship of Shri N Chandrasekaran, Chairman Tata Sons, and in consultation with all stakeholders, Defence Artificial Intelligence Council (DAIC) has been set up under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri to provide necessary guidance and structural support. Further, Defence AI Project Agency (DAIPA) has been created under the Chairmanship of Secretary DDP for enabling AI based processes in defence Organisations.
  • Self-Reliance in Defence Production India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- The Government has taken several policy initiatives in the past few years and brought in reforms to encourage indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment, thereby promoting self-reliance in defence manufacturing & technology in the country.
  • Mandatory Procurement from MSMEs for Defence Establishments India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- The Government has taken the following policy initiatives for promotion of Micro, Small & Medium enterprises (MSMEs) in defence sector:
  • Indian and French Navies Exercise in The Atlantic India PIB 01 Aug 2022 -- INS Tarkash, on her long range overseas deployment, conducted a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) with French Naval Ships in the North Atlantic Ocean on 29 and 30 July 2022.



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