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  • The Next DG of Military Operations Is Going To Be Lt Gen. Manoj Kumar Katiyar

    31 days ago
    The new Director-General of Military Operations has been named Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar. Highlights: The new Director-General of Military Operations has been named Lieutenant General Manoj Kumar Katiyar. On May 1st, he will take over the new position. Lieutenant General Katiyar, a graduate of the National Defence Academy, ....

    ICG's National Level Pollution Response Exercise NATPOLREX-VIII Begins

    33 days ago
    On April 19, 2022, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) launched the eighth edition of the two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, 'NATPOLREX-VIII,' off the shore of Mormugao Goa. Highlights: On April 19, 2022, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) launched the eighth edition of the two-day National Level Pollution Response Exercise, ....

    Army Commanders' Conference Gets Started In New Delhi

    33 days ago
    The Army Commanders' Conference, an apex-level gathering, has begun in New Delhi. The conference acts as an institutional arena for high-level debate. Highlights: The Army Commanders' Conference, an apex-level biannual event, has begun in New Delhi. The conference functions as an institution for high–level debates that result ....

    Trishakti Corps conducts EX KRIPAN SHAKTI in West Bengal

    34 days ago
    The Indian Army's Trishakti Corps recently undertaken KRIPAN SHAKTI, a Combined Fire Power drill, at the Teesta Field Firing Ranges (TFFR), near Siliguri, West Bengal. Highlights: The Indian Army's Trishakti Corps recently undertaken KRIPAN SHAKTI, a Combined Fire Power drill, at the Teesta Field Firing Ranges (TFFR), near Siliguri, ....

    India's Next Chief Of Army Staff Is Going To Be Lt Gen Manoj Pande

    34 days ago
    The next Chief of Army Staff has been chosen, Lieutenant General Manoj Pande. Lt Gen Pande is the Army's current Vice-Chief. Highlights: The next Chief of Army Staff has been chosen, Lieutenant General Manoj Pande. Lt Gen Pande is the Army's current Vice-Chief. General MM Naravane, who is expected to retire on April 30, ....

    Seema Darshan Project Inaugurated By Amit Shah At Indo-Pak Border

    38 days ago
    The Seema Darshan Project was inaugurated by Union Home and Cooperative Minister Amit Shah in Nadabet on the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat's Banaskantha District. Highlights: The Seema Darshan Project was inaugurated by Union Home and Cooperative Minister Amit Shah in Nadabet on the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat's Banaskantha District. ....

    ICG Commissioned Advanced Light Helicopter MK III Squadron

    39 days ago
    The Indian Coast Guard has received two Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters Mark-III from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) (ICG). Highlights: The Indian Coast Guard has received two Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters Mark-III from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) (ICG). Kochi's Coast Guard Aviation Squadron will be the base ....

    DRDO Successfully Test-Flights Anti-Tank Guided Missile Helina

    40 days ago
    In Pokhran, India successfully tested the anti-tank guided missile Helina. Highlights: The indigenously produced helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile 'HELINA' was successfully flight tested at high altitudes by a team of scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Army, and Indian Air Force ....

    Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System Was Successfully Flight-Tested By India

    42 days ago
    The DRDO and the Indian Army flight-tested a new version of the Pinaka rocket system at the Pokhran firing ranges. Highlights: The DRDO and the Indian Army flight-tested a new version of the Pinaka rocket system at the Pokhran firing ranges. These rocket systems featured the Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) and the Pinaka ....

    DRDO Test-Fired Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Technology

    44 days ago
    On April 8, 2022, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the "Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet" (SFDR) booster off the coast of Odisha at the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur. Highlights: On April 8, 2022, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested ....

    The 9th edition of the India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Khanjar 2022 Exercise

    44 days ago
    India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercises "Khanjar 2022" were held in March-April 2022. Highlights: India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercises "Khanjar 2022" were held in March-April 2022. This year marks the 9th edition of the joint exercise between the two countries and was held at Special Forces Training ....

    The Next Army Is Going TO Be Vice Chief Lt Gen Manoj Pande

    47 days ago
    Vice Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Pande is likely to succeed Army Chief General M.M. Naravane, widely seen as the next Chief of Defense Staff. Highlights: Vice Chief Lieutenant General Manoj Pande is likely to succeed Army Chief General M.M. Naravane, who is widely seen as the next Chief of Defense Staff position, will retire at the end ....

    The Indian Air Force Celebrates 60 years Of Chetak Helicopters

    49 days ago
    On April 2, 2022, the Indian Air Force held a colloquium at Air Force Station, Hakimpet, to commemorate Chetak Helicopter's 60 years of distinguished service in the IAF. Highlights: On April 2, 2022, the Indian Air Force held a colloquium at Air Force Station, Hakimpet, to commemorate Chetak Helicopter's 60 years of distinguished ....

    Army Chief Presents Two Battalions Of The Dogra Regiment With The President's Colors

    52 days ago
    General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, presented the renowned President's Colours to two battalions of the Dogra Regiment during a spectacular Color Presentation Parade. Highlights: General MM Naravane, Chief of the Army Staff, presented the renowned President's Colours to two battalions of the Dogra Regiment, namely 20 DOGRA ....

    VARUNA 2022 - The 20th India-France Bilateral Naval Exercise Starts

    52 days ago
    In the Arabian Sea, the 20th iteration of the 'VARUNA' Bilateral Naval Exercise between the Indian Navy and the French Navy is underway. Highlights: From March 30 to April 3, 2022, the 20th edition of the 'VARUNA' Bilateral Naval Exercise between the Indian Navy and the French Navy will occur in the Arabian Sea. The ....

    IMEX-22 IONS Maritime Exercise 2022 Concludes In Arabian Sea

    53 days ago
    The 1st edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) took place in Goa and the Arabian Sea from March 26 to 30, 2022. Highlights: The 1st edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) took place in Goa and the Arabian Sea from March 26 to 30, 2022. The exercise ....

    Fleet Card-Fuel On Move - Launched By IAF

    53 days ago
    The Indian Air Force has unveiled a brand new initiative with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Under it, IAF's convoys are refueled at fuel stations of the state-run energy major. Highlights The Indian Air Force has unveiled a brand new initiative with the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Under it, IAF's convoys are refueled at fuel stations ....

    Balikatan 2022 Military Drill Started Between The US And Philippines

    55 days ago
    The military practice Balikatan 2022 was launched by the US and the Philippine military. Highlights: The military practice Balikatan 2022 was launched by the US and the Philippine military. From March 28 to April 8, 2022, the Philippine-led yearly exercise will take place across Luzon in the Philippines near Taiwan. The ....

    INS Valsura Presented With President's Colors

    55 days ago
    President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave the honorable President's Colour to the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura at Jamnagar in Gujarat. Highlights President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, gave the honorable President's Colour to the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Valsura at Jamnagar in Gujarat. The 'Nishan Adhikari' Lt Arun Singh ....

    Security Exercise: Prasthan

    56 days ago
    The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy organized an offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ within the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai. Highlights The Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy organized an offshore security exercise, ‘Prasthan’ within the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Mumbai. This ....

    Suraksha Kavach 2 Exercise

    56 days ago
    Indian Army's "Agnibaaz Division" organized a joint exercise "Suraksha Kavach 2" with Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar, Pune. Highlights Indian Army's "Agnibaaz Division" organized a joint exercise "Suraksha Kavach 2" with Maharashtra Police at Lullanagar, Pune. The exercise aimed to counter ....

    Bersama Shield 2022 Military Exercise

    58 days ago
    Malaysia will host defense forces from 4 nations namely, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and also the UK within the annual Bersama Shield 2022 training. Highlights Malaysia will host defense forces from 4 nations namely, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and also the UK within the annual Bersama Shield 2022 training. The exercise, stated ....

    EX-DUSTLIK Between India And Uzbekistan Begins

    61 days ago
    The 3rd edition of the joint training EX-DUSTLIK between the Indian and Uzbekistan armies begins On 22 March. Highlights The 3rd edition of the joint training named EX-DUSTLIK between the Indian army and Uzbekistan army begins at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan, from 22 to 31 March 2022. The last edition of DUSTLIK was conducted in Ranikhet (Uttarakhand) ....

    Flight Control System Integration Complex

    63 days ago
    A FCS Integration facility at the Aeronautical Development Establishment, a DRDO laboratory in Bengaluru was established By Rajnath Singh. Highlights Shri Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister, inaugurated a seven-story flight control System (FCS) Integration facility at the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a DRDO laboratory in Bengaluru ....

    AARC And CLAWS Tie Up

    70 days ago
    The Australian Army Chief visited the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), an Indian Army Thinktank in New Delhi. Highlights From 8 March to 10 March 2022, Lt Gen Richard Burr, the Chief of the Australian Army, was in India for 3 days. The Australian Army Chief visited the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), an Indian Army Thinktank ....

    Dharma Guardian 2022

    73 days ago
    At Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre in Belagavi, Karnataka, the military contingents of India and Japan together administered mock drills during the joint military exercise 'Dharma Guardian 2022'. Highlights This annual military exercise between the armies of India and Japan commenced on February 27th and will continue till ....

    SLINEX 2022 Exercise Begun

    77 days ago
    From 07 March to 10, the ninth edition of the Indian and Sri Lankan Navy bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX (Sri Lanka–India Naval Exercise) is held at Visakhapatnam. Highlights This exercise is conducted in two phases, with the Harbor Phase happening at Visakhapatnam on March 7 and 8 and the Sea Phase within the Bay of Bengal on March ....

    Village Defence Groups In J&K

    80 days ago
    From the villages of Jammu and Kashmir, Residents are enrolled for local defense before the delimitation process of Union Territory starts. Highlights The government has approved the village defense groups' (VDG) formation. VDGs are created to respond to threats in areas where the local police presence is thin. Each VDG will contain ....

    Exercise Vayu Shakti To Be Conducted At Rajasthan

    81 days ago
    Indian Air Force (I.A.F.) will conduct the Exercise Vayu Shakti, which will happen at Pokharan home in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, on 7 March. Highlights Indian Air Force (I.A.F.) will conduct the Exercise Vayu Shakti, which will happen at Pokharan home in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, on 7 March. PM Narendra Modi will be the Chief Guest of this event. ....

    INS Visakapatnam Dedicated To Vizag

    81 days ago
    On February 27, 2022, India's INS Visakhapatnam was formally dedicated to the town itself. Highlights The destroyer was given away by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Jagan Mohan Reddy during a formal ceremony at the Naval Dockyard. It has been designed, developed, and built-in India and named after the town of Destiny - Visakhapatnam. It ....

    Dharma Guardian Exercise 2022

    84 days ago
    Dharma Guardian is the name of an Indo-Japan Joint Military Exercise that began in 2018. This exercise takes place between both countries' armies. Highlights This exercise with Japan is critical and crucial within the security challenges that both nations face within the backdrop of the present global situation. This exercise covers platoon-level ....

    Cope South 22: US-Bangladesh Air Exercise

    86 days ago
    The air forces of Bangladesh and the US will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise, 'Cope South 22'. Highlights The air forces of Bangladesh and the US will conduct a joint tactical airlift exercise, 'Cope South 22'. The six-day exercise was sponsored by Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). The bilateral exercise is held at ....

    Three Rafale Fighter Jets From France

    87 days ago
    Three more Rafale fighters landed in India from France, with Indian-specific enhancements. Highlights Three more Rafale fighters landed in India from France, with Indian-specific enhancements. With this new arrival of the three jets, the entire Rafale fleet with Indian Air Force (IAF) has reached 35. The 36th and final aircraft will arrive ....

    Indian Navy Host Milan Exercise

    87 days ago
    'Milan' is the multilateral naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy. Highlights This biennial exercise features seminars, sports, social events, and professional exercises among the participating nations. This exercise was started within the year 1995. Alongside the Indian Navy, the navies of Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and ....

    India To Take Part In Exercise Cobra Warrior 22

    88 days ago
    Indian Air Force will participate in a multi-nation air exercise named 'Exercise Cobra Warrior 22' at Waddington, within the united kingdom, from 06 March to 27, 2022. Highlights Indian Air Force will participate during a multi-nation air exercise named 'Exercise Cobra Warrior 22' at Waddington, within the uk, from 06 March ....

    Eastern Bridge-VI Air Exercise Started Between India And Oman

    90 days ago
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) have organized a bilateral air exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI. Highlights The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) organized a bilateral air exercise named Eastern Bridge-VI from 21 February to 25, 2022, at Air Force Station Jodhpur Rajasthan. Eastern Bridge-VI ....

    DefExpo 2022 Scheduled In March

    94 days ago
    The DefExpo 2022 is planned to be held from 10 March to 13 March 2022. Highlights DefExpo exhibition is India's biennial marquee event for the defense manufacturing industry. It has received confirmation from quite 900 exhibitors. The final number is predicted to cross quite 1000. The event is held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, for the primary ....

    Sea Trails Of 5th Scorpene Submarine 'Vagir.'

    107 days ago
    The Indian Navy's brand-new submarine, the fifth of six French-designed Scorpene-class submarines, has completed its first sea sortie and will now undergo extensive testing. Highlights: The Indian Navy's Kalvari class's fifth submarine, Project 75, Yard 11879, began sea trials on 22 February. The submarine was launched in November ....

    BDL And Indian Army Contract: Konkurs-M Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

    107 days ago
    Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and the Indian Army inked a deal to manufacture and supply Konkurs-M anti-tank guided missiles on February 3, 2022. Highlights: Konkurs-M Anti-Tank Guided Missiles is valued at upto Rs 3,131.82 crore, and it is a three-year deal. BDL has an order book worth Rs 11,400 crore, including the Konkurs-M contract. BDL ....

    Rafale Marine Version Flight Test

    108 days ago
    The Rafale fighter jet's marine version was recently tested on the INS Vikrant. The test carried out from the aircraft carrier went well. Highlights: The test was carried out to ensure that the Rafale fighter could take off from an aircraft carrier. It was a huge success. A catapult launch is used to launch the aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. ....

    Women Fighter Pilots In IAF

    108 days ago
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced the government's intention to make the experimental system of inducting women as fighter pilots permanent on February 1, 2022. Highlights: In 2015, the Indian Air Force (IAF) began an experimental scheme to allow women to fly fighter planes. Since the start of the trial plan in 2016, 16 women have ....

    New Defence Intelligence Agency Head: Lt General GAV Reddy

    109 days ago
    Lieutenant General GAV Reddy has been named the new Director-General of the Defence Intelligence Agency. Highlights: Lieutenant General GAV Reddy has been named the new Director-General of the Defence Intelligence Agency. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon would be succeeded by General Reddy. Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon retired from the Indian Army after ....

    MPATGM Successfully Test Fired By DRDO

    114 days ago
    The DRDO successfully test-fired the MPATGM's final delivery configuration On 11 January. Highlights: The Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested in its final "deliverable version" by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Bharat Dynamics Limited will manufacture MPATGM ....

    Pilot Shivangi Singh: First Woman Rafale Pilot In India

    115 days ago
    India's first female Rafale pilot is Shivangi Singh. At the Republic Day celebrations, she was a part of the Indian Air Force Tableau. In 2017, she enlisted in the Indian Air Force. Highlights: She is only the second woman pilot to take part in the Tableau of the Indian Air Force. Bhawna Kanth, a fighter jet pilot, was the first woman ....

    AK-203 Assault Rifles Delivered By Russia

    116 days ago
    The Indian Armed Forces received all 70,000 AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles ordered from Russia. Highlights: The Indian Armed Forces received all 70,000 AK-203 Kalashnikov assault rifles ordered from Russia. The Indian Armed Forces have placed an order for 670,000 rifles, for which a deal was signed between India and Kalashnikov (Russian ....

    India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

    122 days ago
    The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha, with enhanced indigenous content and improved performance. Highlights: Brahmos Aerospace carried out the launch in close collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation. All range instrumentation ....

    Operation Sard Hawa Launched By BSF

    123 days ago
    Operation Sard Hawa is launched by the Border Security Force (BSF), increasing border surveillance along the Pakistani border as part of the operation. Highlights: It is typically launched near the Rajasthan border, particularly in the Jaisalmer region. It is a yearly rite of passage, which will be available in January. Operation Sard Hawa ....

    New Combat Uniform For Indian Army

    124 days ago
    The Indian Army is to supply new uniforms to quite 12 lakh military personnel. Highlights Unlike the old Uniform, the new Uniform features a combat T-shirt underneath. The previous Uniform has been in use since 2008. The new Uniform has an equivalent color to the older one, earthen shades and green. The pattern is a digital and sunshine, ....

    Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal Set By Defence Ministry

    125 days ago
    Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal is established by the Ministry of Defense. Highlights: Rajnath Singh, the Defence Minister, has established a web Raksha Pension Shikayat Nivaran Portal to address ex-(ESM) servicemen's and their dependents' pension-related issues. On the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans Day, he noted that ....

    PASSEX Exercise In Arabian Sea

    126 days ago
    The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy are participating in the PASSEX exercise in the Arabian Sea. Highlights: The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy conducted PASSEX exercises in the Arabian Sea port of Cochin. The Indian Navy's INS Kochi, a guided-missile destroyer designed and built in India, took part in the test. RFS Admiral Tributs ....

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