Defence Current Affairs - 2019
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The retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf who led the U.S. Forces for a victory in the first Gulf War in Operation Desert Strom in 1991 died.
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Desert Storm is the codename of the Gulf War fought in 1991 by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq during the regime of President Saddam Hussein in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The Coalition forces drove out the forces of Iraq from the country and gained the victory in the war.
The underwater missile K-15 (K-15 Sagarika missile) developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully launched off the Visakhapatnam coast. After one more flight, the two-stage missile will be integrated with Arihant, India’s nuclear-powered submarine.
India has joined the club of nations who possess an underwater launch system. The other countries are the U.S., Russia, France and China.