Defence Current Affairs - 2019

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.

Category Wise PDF Compilations available at This Link

Strategic IAF airbase at Thanjavur ready to serve nation

Indian Air Force (IAF) will dedicate a newly upgraded Air Force Station in Thanjavur Tamil Nadu to the nation on May 27, 2013. Earlier, the airbase was a vintage airfield of World War I which has been added with modern infrastructure and facilities to add to the capabilities of Southern Air Command.

The Indian Air Force will base a squadron of Sukhoi Su-30 super-manoeuvrable fighter aircraft, making it the first fighter squadron in Tamil Nadu.

Month: Categories: DefencePlaces in News

Tags:

India test-fires BrahMos successfully from INS Tarkash

India has successfully test fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy’s latest guided missile frigate INS Tarkash off the coast of Goa as part of Navy’s Acceptance Test Firing (ATF) .

INS Tarkash:

  • Russian built
  • Advanced Talwar Class frigate
  • Weapons suite include surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems, 100 mm medium-range gun, close-in weapon system, torpedo tubes and anti-submarine rockets.
  • The warship, along with two other frigates of the class – INS Teg (already commissioned in 2012) and INS Trikand (yet to come), has been built as part of an over Rs 8,000-crore contract signed b/w India and Russia in July 2006. All three will be fitted with BrahMos.

India is designing several different versions of the BrahMos which includes land, anti-ship and submarine-launched versions.

Month: Categories: Defence

Tags: