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  • Recent Edition of DefExpo in Gujarat

    11 days ago
    The 12th edition of DefExpo will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in March 2022. Highlights: ♦ DefExpo is a flagship biennial tournament of the Ministry of Defence, showcasing the land, naval, air as properly as fatherland security systems. ♦ The goal of the DefExpo 2022 is to construct upon the vision to gain Atma Nirbharta in defence ....

    SIMBEX Exercise - Singapore and India

    13 days ago
    In September 2021,the 28th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was held. About SIMBEX: It is an annual bilateral naval exercise carried out by the Navies of India and Singapore. The exercise has been held yearly since 1994. Over the years, SIMBEX has gone beyond its unique emphasis on anti-submarine warfare, covering elements such ....

    Malabar Naval Exercise to Begin

    25 days ago
    The navies of US, India, Australia and Japan are all set to conduct the Malabar Naval Exercise from August 26, 2021. Key Points: ♦ The sea drill will be conducted off Guam island, which is a territory of the US. It is positioned 2,500 km east of the Philippines. ♦ The annual exercise will be a 4 day affair. ♦ It will be carried ....

    Launch of DISC 5.0 - Defence Ministry

    27 days ago
    Rajnath Singh (Defence Minister) launched Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) 5.0 beneath (iDEX-DIO) - Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation initiative, on 19th August 2021, in New Delhi. Highlights: ♦ The Defence Ministry has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore for home procurement via the iDEX initiative for ....

    Deployment of Kora and RanVijay

    27 days ago
    As part of the ongoing deployment of INS (Indian Navy ships) in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay & INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercising with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To (HQ-012). Details: ♦ The exercise included floor battle exercises, weapon firing drills & helicopter operations. ♦ ....

    HAL Tested the Hindustan Plane

    31 days ago
    The public regional mission of the Defence Ministry, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has correctly carried out floor checks for making a civilian plane named ‘Hindustan-228’. Highlights: ♦ Ground run and low pace taxi trials (LSTT) of the Hindustan-228 plane were carried out at the HAL facility at Kanpur. ♦ Hindustan-2298 ....

    Sainik Schools are Open for Girls

    33 days ago
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at some point of his address at the seventy-fifth Independence Day celebration, introduced that Sainik Schools throughout India will now be open for lady students as well. Highlights: ♦ This choice was taken following the messages from lakhs of girl students that they additionally choose to study in Sainik School. ♦ ....

    Exercise Between India and Saudi

    36 days ago
    Al-Mohed Al-Hindi Exercise set to begin between the navies of India and Saudi Arabia. Highlights: ♦ This is the first bilateral naval exercise between the navies of India and Saudi Arabia. ♦ The sea section has already begun. ♦ For a deeper appreciation of each other’s operational practices, lectures by difficulty rely ....

    Exercise INDRA-21 - Russia and India

    51 days ago
    Russia-India joint military exercise INDRA will be held in Russia's Volgograd, in August 2021. About Exercise INDRA: ♦ The exercise will involve a joint force conducting counter-terror operations against international terror groups under a United Nations mandate ♦ The INDRA series of exercises started in 2003 as bilateral naval ....

    Exercises between the Indian Navy and the Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group

    57 days ago
    The Indian Navy and the Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Strike Group (CSG)-21 participated in a two-day bilateral Passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Bay of Bengal, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth. Highlights: ♦ The bilateral maritime exercises are designed to hone the capabilities of the two navies to work together at sea. ♦ The 1st exercise between ....

    INS Tabar Exercises was Held

    68 days ago
    The INS Tabar exercise was held with the Italian Navy near Naples, Italy, as part of a continuous deployment to the Mediterranean Highlights: ♦ The exercise covered a broad range of naval operations, such as air defence procedures and communication drills. ♦ The exercise benefited both parties by improving interoperability and consolidating ....

    Indian Soldiers in Italy - World War II

    69 days ago
    During an official visit to the United Kingdom and Italy, the Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) will unveil an Indian Army Memorial in Cassino, Italy. The memorial honours over 3,100 Commonwealth servicemen who helped liberate Italy during World War II (1939-1945). This memorial also honours 900 Indian soldiers. Highlights: Indian Army in Italy: ♦ ....

    Special Purpose Vehicle for Mission Karmayogi

    81 days ago
    A three-member task force has been established to assist the government in implementing major bureaucratic reforms as part of its ambitious "Mission Karmayogi." The center recently approved the "National Civil Services Capacity Building Programme- KarmaYogi Mission" to realize the transition from rule-based training to role-based ....

    Work of Krivak Stealth Frigates

    87 days ago
    The Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff has started the work of the second frigate of the Krivak or Talwar class. The first ship's construction started in January 2021. The first ship would be delivered in 2026, followed by the second ship six months later. About the Krivak: ♦ The Krivak class stealth ships are being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd. ....

    Carrier Strike Group Passage Exercise Indian and US Navy

    87 days ago
    The Indian Navy is taking part in a Passage Exercise with a US Navy Carrier Strike Group. Highlights: ♦ On June 23 and 24, 2021, Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Teg, along with P8I and MiG 29K aircraft, will participate in a Passage Exercise with US Navy Carrier Strike Group Ronald Reagan while transiting through the Indian Ocean Region. ♦ ....

    ALH Mk-III Coast Guard

    96 days ago
    The Coast Guard received Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk III Highlights: ♦ The state-of-the-art helicopters are designed and manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru. ♦ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mk III is an indigenously built multirole helicopter powered by ....

    Decommission of INS Sandhayak

    104 days ago
    INS Sandhayak, the Indian Navy's oldest hydrographic survey ship, has been decommissioned. About INS Sandhayak: ♦ The Navy's oldest hydrographic survey ship, INS Sandhayak, was decommissioned after 40 years of service to the nation. ♦ INS Sandhayak conducted over 200 major hydrographic surveys along the Indian peninsula's ....

    Women in the Army - India

    132 days ago
    The Indian Army inducted its First batch of women military police. Highlights: ♦ The first batch of 83 female soldiers were commissioned at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School (CMP C&S) in Bengaluru. ♦ The commandant of CMP C&S congratulated them on completing 61 weeks of intensive training in areas such as basic ....

    P-8I Patrol Aircraft US State Department

    138 days ago
    The proposed sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and associated equipment to India, valued at $2.42 billion, has been approved by the US State Department. Highlights: ♦ The Defence Acquisition Council authorised the purchase of Boeing's long-range maritime surveillance aircraft in November 2019. ♦ The proposed sale would be made ....

    Report on Arms Imports by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

    149 days ago
    A report from the Swedish supposes tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on arms imports was once released. According to it, Arms imports diminished by way of 33% between 2011–15 and 2016–20. India continues to continue to be the second greatest arms importer after Saudi Arabia. Highlights: ♦ The ordinary ....

    Dhruv Mk III Aircraft Commissioned in Indian Navy

    151 days ago
    Indian Naval Air Squadron 323, the 1st unit of the indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv Mk III aircraft, was commissioned into the Indian Navy (IN). Highlights: ♦ Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH-DHRUV) is a twin-engine, multi-mission new generation helicopter in the 5.5 ton weight class and it is designed and developed indigenously. ♦ ....

    Aero India Begun at Yelahanka Air Force Station

    225 days ago
    The 13th Indian Aero Show began at Yelahanka Air Force Base (Karnataka) in Bangalore. This is an important event that attracts international and Indian military and civil aircraft manufacturers, its supporting industries, military brass and government officials, and business visitors. Highlights: ♦ Aero India is an international military and ....

    Decommisioning of IN FAC T-81

    230 days ago
    IN FAC T-81 decommissioned. The ship is designed for shallow waters, with a maximum speed of 45 knots. IN FAC T-81: The Super Dvora MK II-class Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 has successfully served the country for more than 20 years. In collaboration with Israel’s M/s Ramta, a 25-meter long vessel with a displacement of 60 tons ....

    DRDO Test Fires Akash-NG Missile Successfully

    235 days ago
    The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully tested the surface-to-air Akash-NG (new generation) missile off the coast of Orissa. The missile can intercept air threats. The missile was launched to enhance the defense system of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Highlights: ♦ Akash-NG is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air ....

    Indian Armed Forces Conducted AMPHEX 21 Exercise

    235 days ago
    From January 21 to 25, 2021, the Indian Armed Forces conducted a large-scale tri-service amphibious exercise AMPHEX-21 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. In this exercise, naval ships, army amphibious forces and air force aircraft participated in the competition. Highlights: ♦ The purpose of the exercise is to verify India's ability to ....

    Exercise Kavach to be held under Andaman and Nicobar Command

    240 days ago
    The Indian army will conduct large-scale joint military exercises in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The exercise will be conducted under the auspices of the Andaman and Nicobar headquarters. Highlights: ♦ The joint military exercise Kavach will involve the Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. ♦ ....

    Kamov-226T: Utility Helicopters is to be Waived

    264 days ago
    The Indian Army is going to approach the Defence Ministry for a waiver to take the Kamov-226T (Ka-226T) utility helicopters with Russia. In 2015, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to purchase 200 Ka-226T helicopters. Highlights: ♦ In 2015, India and Russia signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to purchase ....

    India successfully test fired MRSAM

    270 days ago
    India successfully test-fired a medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) on 23 December from Odisha coast. Indian Army will induct the missile. It will significantly enhance the combat effectiveness of the defence forces. Highlights: ♦ The missile was fired from a ground mobile launcher at launch pad number-1 of the Integrated Test Range ....

    DRDO Systems Handed Over To Chiefs of Armed Forces

    272 days ago
    The Defence Minister handed over three indigenously developed Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) systems to the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Systems handed over include: ♦ Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS) – Navy ♦ ASTRA Mk-I Missile – Air Force ♦ Border Surveillance System (BOSS) ....

    Passage Exercise (PASSEX) between Russian Federation Navy and Indian Navy in Eastern Indian Ocean Region

    288 days ago
    The Indian Navy (IN) and the Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) are undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region (IOR) from 4-5 December 2020. PASSEX: ♦ The exercise involves the participation of RuFN guided-missile cruiser Varyag, medium ocean tanker Pechenga, and large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev. IN ....

    MARCOS Being Deployed In The Eastern Ladakh

    288 days ago
    MARCOS is deployed along with the Indian army in eastern Ladakh against the Chinese military. They are located near Pangong Tso Lake and will soon use boats for missions. Highlights: ♦ The Marine Commando is called MARCOS for short, and is officially called the Marine Commando (MCF). ♦ The Indian Navy's special forces are responsible ....

    Raising Day of BSF Was Celebrated on 1 December

    291 days ago
    The Border Security Force (BSF) is celebrating its 56th Raising Day on 1 December 2020. Border Security Force (BSF) is “India's first line of defence”. Highlights: ♦ BSF - Border Security Force was raised in accordance with an Act of the Parliament on 1st December, 1965, soon after the India-Pakistan War of 1965. ♦ ....

    Indian Navy Successfully Fired BrahMos

    291 days ago
    On December 1, 2020, the Indian Navy successfully tested a naval version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Bay of Bengal. Highlights: ♦ BrahMos Missile is a supersonic cruise missile jointly developed by Russia's DRDO and NPOM. It is a Brahmos aerospace joint venture and later became Brahmos Aerospace Private Limited. ♦ ....

    IN lures a maritime guardian from the United States

    292 days ago
    The Indian Navy (IN) has introduced two U.S. MQ9B Marine Guardian unmanned drones. These drones will be leased for one year in India. Highlights: ♦ The Drone is a maritime variant of the Predator MQ9 UAV (UAV). It has a endurance of upto 40 hours and also a maximum flying altitude of 40,000 feet. ♦ The drone has 3600 maritime surveillance ....

    India successfully test-fired land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

    297 days ago
    Indian Army successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a series of planned trials of the weapon. BrahMos is known for its precision strike capabilities. The land-attack version of the BrahMos missile was test-fired in the Andaman and Nicobar. The IAF is also integrating the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile ....

    Commencement of Second Phase of Exercise Malabar

    305 days ago
    The second phase of the Malabar exercise, which will take place from November 17 to 20, will involve increasingly complex coordinated operations between Australia, India, Japan and the US Navy. Highlights: ♦The second phase of the Malabar exercise, which will take place from November 17 to 20, will involve increasingly complex coordinated ....

    Commencement of Second Phase of Exercise Malabar

    305 days ago
    The second phase of the Malabar exercise, which will take place from November 17 to 20, will involve increasingly complex coordinated operations between Australia, India, Japan and the US Navy. Highlights: ♦The second phase of the Malabar exercise, which will take place from November 17 to 20, will involve increasingly complex coordinated ....

    DRDO is Developing Fire Detection and Suppression System

    312 days ago
    The DRDO - Defense Research and Development Organization has built up an innovation called "Fire Detection and Suppression System (FDSS)" for passenger transports. Highlights: ♦ FDSS innovation can distinguish fire in transports in under 30 seconds and stifle it in 60 seconds in this manner lessening the danger to life and property ....

    Defence Minister unveils A-Sat Missile Model in DRDO Bhawan

    312 days ago
    'Mission Shakti' was India's first-since forever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test effectively directed in March 2019 from Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, where a quick-moving Indian circling objective satellite in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) was neutralised with pinpoint precision. Highlights: ♦ India directed an anti-satellite ....

    Ministry of Defence to commemorate Indo-Pak 1971 war

    316 days ago
    Ministry of Defence invites Logo Designs to commemorate the Indian Armed Forces' victory in the 1971 Indo – Pak war. In December 1971, the Indian Armed Forces (IAF) achieved a stellar win over Pakistan, which led to Bangladesh's creation. Highlights: ♦ December 16, 2021, marks the 50th year of the famous victory, and the year ....

    PINAKA Rocket tested successfully

    317 days ago
    Enhanced PINAKA rocket, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has been successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off Odisha's coast on November 04, 2020. Highlights: ♦ The development of the Enhanced PINAKA system was taken up to achieve more extended range performance compared to the ....

    Three new Rafale jets to fly from France to India

    320 days ago
    Three Rafale fighter jets of the IAF - Indian Air Force are scheduled to arrive on November 4. Highlights: ♦ Indian Air Force( IAF) will have 8 Rafale of the 36 Rafale jets are in service. ♦ Now, Three Rafale jets will fly directly from Istres in France to Jamnagar, an eight-hour-plus non-stop flight. ♦ The rafale will be accompanied ....

    MALABAR 20 Naval Exercise

    320 days ago
    Malabar 20 is a naval exercise. The twenty-fourth edition of the MALABAR naval exercise is scheduled in two phases and it is going to be in November 2020. Highlights: ♦ In Phase 1 of MALABAR 20naval exercise participation of IN - Indian Navy, USN - United States Navy, JMSDF - Japan Maritime Self Defence Force, and RAN - Royal Australian ....

    Indian Army develops Secure Application for Internet

    323 days ago
    In the quest for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the “Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)” Highlights: ♦ The Indian Army has developed a simple and secure messaging application named the “Secure Application for the Internet (SAI)”. ♦ ....

    US to support India's Defence of territory

    325 days ago
    The Union Defence Minister of India and the U.S. Secretary of Defence reviewed bilateral defence cooperation spanning “military-to-military cooperation, secure communication systems and information sharing, defence trade and industrial issues”. The third India-U.S. ‘2+2’ dialogue was held in New Delhi. 2+2 ministerial dialogue: 2+2 ....

    Indian Navy's 1st batch of three women Pilots Ready

    330 days ago
    The Indian Navy’s first batch of women pilots on Dornier Aircraft at Kochi on October 22, 2020. Highlights: ♦ The Indian Navy has made ready its first batch of three women pilots for Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) missions on Dornier aircraft. ♦ The 3 women pilots, Lieutenant Divya Sharma, Lt Shubhangi Swaroop and Lt Shivangi ....

    DRDO Successfully conducts a final trial of Nag Anti-Tank Guided Missile

    331 days ago
    Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) carried out the final trial of the third generation successfully from the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan. The successful final user trial of the missile makes the Nag anti-tank missile ready for induction in the Indian Army. Highlights: ♦ India carried out the final trial of the ....

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils new version of DRDO's procurement manual to engage the private sector in defence R&D

    333 days ago
    The government has announced its vision to make India a global hub of defence manufacturing and initiated a series of reform measures to encourage the domestic defence industry. Highlights: ♦ Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled a new version of the procurement manual of the premier military research institute DRDO featuring simplified ....

    India successfully test-fired SANT Missile on 19th October

    333 days ago
    India has test-fired Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) missile successfully from a roof-top launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) off Odisha Coast on October 19, 2020. The Missile is developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and it has both Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch facility. SANT ....

    A hybrid model of smart fence tested along the LoC

    333 days ago
    The Army has significantly improved its electronic surveillance along the Line of Control (LoC) to check infiltration, and work on converting the existing border fence into a smart fence integrated with several sensors is underway. Highlights: ♦ Tough the cost of converting the entire fence over a 700 km stretch into a smart one will be too ....

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