Defence Current Affairs - 2019
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Appalled by the rising number of deadly attacks by Maoists, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to rope in retired Brigadiers to plan and assist in anti-Naxal operations in four Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected States — Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and West Bengal.
The Ministry of Defence will be tasked with identifying suitable candidates who should have served as Brigadier in the Army’s fighting arm [Infantry], followed by a joint interview by top officials of the Defence and Home Ministries.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) flew its first advanced airlifter Boeing C-17 Globemaster III flew to India to be added into the fleet of India Air Force. Boeing is expected to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014.
Utility: The C-17 will equip the IAF with amongst the world’s most advanced humanitarian and strategic capabilities. It has versatile capability to perform a wide range of operations, from peacekeeping and disaster relief to troop movements from semi-prepared airfields.