Defence Current Affairs 2018
Defence Current Affairs of 2017, 2018 related to India’s Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Defence Production, Defence Acquisition and related matters.
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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.
- 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.
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.
- 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) ?