Defence & Security 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.

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Veer Parivar App Launched

On the occasion of the 54th Valour Day (Shaurya Diwas) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), President Ram Nath Kovind launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty.

About the Veer Parivar App

  • The Veer Parivar App will act as an interface between the CRPF authorities and the next of kin of the slain personnel.
  • The Veer Parivar App will be installed securely on the phones of the slain personnel families and will not be available in the app stores.
  • The app will provide assistance to the families of the martyred CRPF personnel with regard to issuance of ex gratia, pension benefits etc.
  • The app will also provide all the necessary information regarding the welfare schemes introduced for them by the government.

The Android-based Veer Parivar App will provide assistance to the families on a real-time basis and the CRPF authorities will respond to the issues raised by the members of the families of the slain personnel.

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Government clears procurement of 464 T-90 tanks

The Cabinet Committee of Security has cleared the proposal for the procurement of the 464 T-90 tanks from Russia.

About the Procurement Deal

  • The cost of the acquisition is expected to be worth over Rs 13,000 crores.
  • The deal also includes a Make-in-India element for integration at the Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi near Chennai.
  • The acquisition will increase the new T-90 regiments by 10 more units.
  • The new T-90 tanks would be equipped with thermal imaging night sights to allow the tank commander to strike enemy locations during night battles.
  • T-90 battle tanks are expected to be deployed on the borders with Pakistan.
  • T-90 has emerged as the main battle tank of the Indian Army. It would be replacing the older variants of T-72 and T-55 tanks in the force

The acquisition is expected to tackle the problem of Indian Army’s 4000- strong tank fleet has been battling with night blindness in the past and these new tanks would help in doing away with that.

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