Archive For The “Defence Current Affairs 2018” Category

Army to set up its own mini air force

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Army which recently won the conflict with the IAF to get heavy-duty attack helicopters of its own, it is now is now aiming to create its own mini air force. Army has approved the setting up of a permanent cadre for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) by the end of 2102, which will operate light…

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“INDRA”: India, Russia joint naval exercise

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India and Russia held joint naval exercise ‘INDRA’ in Mumbai. The exercise was held in 20003 for the first time and is being conducted every two years. Objective: To enhance interoperability, will be helpful in tackling threats like the pirates in the Gulf of Aden. It will also build greater cooperation and mutual understanding b/n…

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“Project A-119” – US planned to nuke Moon !!!

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Project A119, also known as “A Study of Lunar Research Flights”. A top-secret plan developed in 1958 by the US Air Force. The existence of the project was revealed in 2000. What was the aim of the Project A119? To detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon to boost public morale in the US after…

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Pakistan test fires mid-range nuclear capable Hatf-V Ghauri ballistic missile

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Pakistan successfully conducted a test of its mid-range nuclear capable Hatf-V Ghauri ballistic missile. Hatf-V Ghauri missile: Liquid-fuelled ballistic missile Capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear payload Range: 1,300km. The Ghauri missile was first test-fired on April 6, 1998 As per Defense analysts: “India’s strategic priorities are focused more on China, while…

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India successfully test fired supersonic interceptor missile

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Giving a boost to Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capability, India successfully launched an interceptor missile to destroy an incoming target missile in a accurate hit at an altitude of 15 km over the Bay of Bengal. The target missile played as an incoming enemy missile with a range of more than 2,000 km. In the…

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‘EKUVERIN 2012’: India, Maldives joint military training exercises

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Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) held joint military training exercise named EKUVERIN 2012 in Belgaum, Karnataka.           Source:gktoday

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China successfully performs landing on aircraft carrier ‘The Liaoning’

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China successfully conducted first landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier ‘the Liaoning’. China purchased the aircraft carrier from Ukraine. The successful flight landing also marked the debut of J-15 as China’s first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet. About J-15: designed and made by China can carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground…

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Indiaex-2012: US And Indian Navies Demonstrate Submarine Rescue Operations

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INDIAEX 2012: The U.S. and Indian navies bilateral exercise. First time where the compatibility of a U.S. Navy’s Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) with Indian navy submarines will be estimated. Objective: Demonstrating cooperation b/w the U.S. submarine rescue system and Indian submarines. Indian navy submarines to participate with the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue…

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INS Tarkash commissioned into Navy

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Russia-built multirole stealth frigate INS Tarkash Tarkash belongs to the second batch of three modified Krivak-III (Talwar) class frigates India ordered from Russia in 2006 under a $1.6-billion contract.  The first frigate of the batch, INS Teg, was delivered in April and the third one, INS Trikand, is undergoing dock trials and is expected to…

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Coast Guard exhibits its potential at Clean Sea-IV

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The Coast Guard which is the central coordinating agency for oil spill response in India, demonstrated its preparedness and capability to tackle marine oil spills at the national-level pollution response exercise, Clean Sea-IV, held off the Kochi coast. The Coast Guard can contain spills of 10,000 tonnes, beyond which experts from outside [oil spill response…

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India successfully test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile

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The Strategic Force Command of the Indian Army conducted a successful practice trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. Agni-I is developed by DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat…

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DRDO to complete technology demonstration of PGMs in a year

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The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will complete the technology demonstration of an ambitious project to fire hi-tech Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) from a mother missile at various targets simultaneously. After technology demonstration, the first test fire of a 200-km tactical missile to launch the PGMs is projected to be carried out in 2 years….

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DRDO develops depth detector “Tarangini”

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Scientists from the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), a Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Lab, have developed a device named “Tarangini” which can fathom underwater depth and can also measure the hardness of the bottom surface. Application: Tarangini can be a handy tool to rescuers as well as paramilitary forces who come across…

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Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill takes charge as new commandant of NDA

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Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took charge as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla, Pune. The NDA provides three-year training in defence and academics to its cadets before they move on to their respective officers’ training academies for another one-year course and get commissioned into the armed forces. It is…

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India to safeguard its interest in South China Sea: Navy Chief

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India indicated that it will protect its economic interest in the disputed waters of South China Sea and if the need arises India would even send its forces. China is speedily upgrading its Navy in the region. India has clearly laid its intentions, that it is not a direct claimant in the South China Sea,…

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India successfully test-fires BrahMos manoeuvrable version

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India successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. This was the 34th launch of BrahMos. India Navy inducted the BrahMos missile system in 2005 when it began arming the Rajput-class guided missile destroyers and inducted…

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India, Pak talk towards resolution of Sir Creek Issue

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India and Pakistan recently concluded a meeting with an aim to resolve Sir Creek dispute. Besides, issues on Siachen and Kashmir are other territorial troubles b/w the two nations were also discussed. Image Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk Both countries agreed on certain issues including: De-linking maritime boundaries from land. Marking from seaward to the point where both…

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Obama inks $633 billion defense bill

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U.S. President Barack Obama inked a $633 billion defense bill for year 2013 that tightens penalties on Iran and strengthens security at diplomatic missions across the globe after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. Obama had threatened to veto the measure because of a number of concerns, including limits on his authority to transfer terrorist…

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“CHAMP”: A Missile which can shut down electronics

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US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed and tested a new missile which uses electromagnetic pulses to target buildings can permanently knock out a country’s electronics without causing any harm to life. During its test when it zapped over the Utah Test and Training Range, discharging electromagnetic pulses on to targets, it permanently shut down their…

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U.S.General Norman Schwarzkopf who led Operation Desert Storm died

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The retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf who led the U.S. Forces for a victory in the first Gulf War in Operation Desert Strom in 1991 died. Operation Desert Storm Operation Desert Storm is the codename of the Gulf War fought in 1991 by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States,…

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Astra’s third launch also successful one

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India achieved a third consecutive success in the launch of anti-aircraft air-to-air Astra missile, which was fired from a static launcher on the ground at Chandipur, Odisha.  Astra destroyed Lakshya, a pilotless target aircraft, successfully. Future plans: After three more ground-to-air launches in 2013, Astra will be fired from aircraft such as Sukhoi-30 MI, MiG-29…

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