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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India hands over Dornier to Seychelles

image India handed over a Dornier 228 surveillance aircraft to Seychelles. The maritime surveillance aircraft will be used to guard the extensive coastline of the island nation in the Indian Ocean.

The Dornier 228 or DO-228 is manufactured by the defence public sector undertaking, the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). It is a highly reliable, multi-purpose, fuel efficient, rugged, light weight twin turbo prop aircraft with a retractable tricycle landing gear. It is a frontline surveillance platform for applications like maritime reconnaissance, intelligence warfare, search and rescue, pollution control and transport.

India successfully test fires K-5 ballistic missile from underwater

India has advanced towards completing its nuclear triad capability by successfully test firing a nuclear-capable medium range K-5 ballistic missile from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal.

Once complete, the nuclear triad will render India the ability to fire nuclear-loaded missiles from land, air and sea. It is the first underwater missile to have been fully developed by India and can be launched from a submarine.

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