Defence & Security Current Affairs - 2019
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Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) delivered to the Indian Navy country’s first indigenously built warship INS Kamorta. The highly sophisticated Anti-Submarine Warship (ASW), the first in its class of four corvettes being built by GGRSE for the Navy was built with indigenous steel produced by SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant.
The corvette is the first naval warship built in the country with indigenously developed special grade high-tensile (DMR249A) steel produced by Steel Authority of India. The hull of the ship carries the bulk of sensors and weapon systems that are also indigenously developed by various Indian industries.
The ASW is a significant advancement towards India’s quest to self-reliance in indigenous warship building. It also brings the Indian Navy’s pursuit to be a ‘Builder’s Navy’ as well as a true ‘Blue-water Navy’ with ships and submarines being designed and built indigenously.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line in Jammu. The rail link will connect the base camp town of Katra directly with the rest of the country and facilitate millions of devotees who visit the Vaishno Devi shrine every year.
On the other hand, with China is now preparing to spread out its railway into PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir), and occasional clashes along Indo-China border, Modi desires that the Ministries of Railways, Finance, Home and Defence to work together closely and get the strategic Indian Rail projects off ground as soon as possible. In the interest of country’s security, the National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is pushing for building infrastructure and increasing connectivity with the far flung regions of the country, especially in the North East.
Chinese mainland-Lhasa railways had by now stretched to the Indian borders with grave tactical and military consequences. Expanding the infrasrtucture of Indian Railways to the Arunachal Pradesh border will augment nations’s combat competence and prove decisive in transporting hardware for military offensive.
Tags: Ajit Doval • China • Current Affairs 2014 • IBPS • India-China • India-International Relations • Indian Railways • Infrastructure • Jammu and Kashmir • Ministry of Defence • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) • Ministry of Railways • Narendra Modi