Defence Current Affairs 2017

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China successfully performs landing on aircraft carrier ‘The Liaoning’

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 missiles, as well as precision-guided bombs.

The current advancement comes as China and Japan are embroiled in a dispute over islands they both claim. The dispute over the East China Sea islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China,
has impacted bilateral relations. China is also confronted in a similar maritime territorial dispute with Vietnam and the Philippines in the resource-rich South China Sea.

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

INDIAEX 2012: The U.S. and Indian navies bilateral exercise.

imageFirst 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 Command (URC) to practice rescue scenarios which demonstrate URC’s SRDRS.

Why is INDIAEX-2012 unique ? Why is it important for INDIA ? About INS Nireekshak and the Present situation of India in Deep Submergence Rescue Vessels (DSRV) ?

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INS Tarkash commissioned into Navy

Russia-built multirole stealth frigate INS Tarkash

  • Tarkash belongs to the second batch of three imagemodified 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 be handed over next summer after completing sea trials in the Baltic Sea.
  • The ship’s sonar and its entire communications set-up are Indian
  • Russia ready to discuss shifting construction of warships to India

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