Defence Current Affairs 2017

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India successfully test fires K-5 ballistic missile from underwater

India has advanced towards completing its nuclear triad capability by successfully test firing a nuclear-capable medium range K-5 ballistic missile from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.

Once complete, the nuclear triad will render India the ability to fire nuclear-loaded missiles from land, air and sea. It is the first underwater missile to have been fully developed by India and can be launched from a submarine.

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Pakistan holds “Saffron Bandit” combat exercise

The Pakistani military conducted a combat exercise “Saffron Bandit” involving fighter jets and ground troops. The exercise is being conducted against the backdrop of a elevated tensions with India following a string of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistan Air Force conducted the ‘Saffron Bandit’ exercise with elements from the Army Aviation and Army Air Defence. Pakistan conducts the Saffron Bandit exercise every 3 years.

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Kirti Chakra to Army Major Abup J Manjali

image Major Abup J Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles has been awarded the Kirti Chakra on this Republic Day for the exhibition of exceptional valor in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Manjali is the only soldier to be awarded the second- highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra on this Republic Day.

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