Defence Current Affairs

Defence Current Affairs of 2018-19 related to India’s Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Defence Production, Defence Acquisition and related matters for SSC, States Civils, UPSC and Other Competitive Examinations.

Army Commanders’ Conference held in New Delhi

On May 29, 2020, Army Commanders Conference was held in New Delhi. The event was held in two phases.

Highlights

The Conference was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The existing and developing security challenges were discussed in the conference. The conference also discussed human resource management issues and merger of training establishments.

Also, the Army Welfare Education Society and Army Welfare Housing Organization were organized during the event.

Recent Developments

It is to be noted that the Defence sector has undergone several administrative changes in the recent times. Around 9,304 military Engineering Services were abolished based on the recommendation of Shekatar Committee.

Second Phase

The second phase of the conference is to be held between 24-27 June, 2020.

Structure of Indian Army

Indian Army got its current structure after independence. It is the fourth largest army in the world. The Army is divided into 7 commands. It includes Eastern Command, Northern Command, Central Command, Southern Command, Western Command, South-Western Command and Training Command.

“AGNEEPRASTHA”, the Missile Park: Foundation Stone laid

On May 29, 2020, foundation stone for a missile park called “Agneeprastha” was laid at INS Kalinga.

Highlights

The Missile Park aims to provide information about the history of INS Kalinga. The main attraction of the park is the P-70 Ametist. It is an anti-ship missile that is launched under water. The Missile Park will also be a motivational arena for minds that are interested in missiles and missile technologies.

The missile park is to be dedicated to officers, sailors and other support staff that have served in support of INS Kalinga.

Solar Power Plant

The Park is to operate on solar power. A 2 MW Solar Photo voltaic plant was commissioned at INS Kalinga as well.

The plant is a part of the National Solar Mission of GoI. It will aid the GoI to achieve its target of 100 GW of solar power by 2022.

INS Kalinga

The INS Kalinga is an Indian Navy establishment that reports to the Eastern Naval Command. It is located in Vishakhapatnam.