Current Affairs – August, 2018

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INS Vikramaditya for first time to be fitted with marine hydraulic system

India’s only aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya for the first time will be fitted with marine hydraulic system to boost the air operations of the ship. It will be fitted with two marine hydraulic systems whose technical terms go by “GS-1MF” and “GS-3”.

Key Facts

Marine hydraulic systems GS-1MF and GS-3 will be used for refuelling, cleaning and pressurisation of hydraulic systems of aircraft and helicopters on board INS Vikramaditya. GS-1MF hydraulic system is used in helicopters, while GS-3 is used in aircraft. The upgrades and sea trials these systems will be done in India.

The system will be installed by Technodinamika, a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec State Corporation by May 2019. Technodinamika specialises in development, manufacturing and after-sale servicing for systems and equipment of civil and military aircraft.

INS Vikramaditya

Currently it is most powerful aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. It was built in 1987 and had served the Soviet navy (named as Baku). It was later renamed Admiral Gorshkov under the Russian navy. India had purchased it in 2004 at cost of $2.3 billion and was commissioned in Indian Navy in November 2013 at Severodvinsk in Russia.

INS Vikramaditya design is based on Kiev-class aircraft carriers. It is 284 metres long and 60 metres high (high as 20-storeyed building). It weighs 40,000 tonnes and is biggest and heaviest ship in e Indian Navy. Its air wing consists of 30 MiG 29K fighter jets and six Kamov helicopters. It is based at its home port at Karwar in Karnataka.

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3rd Indian Ocean Conference held in Hanoi, Vietnam

The third edition of Indian Ocean Conference was held in Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam from 27-28 August 2018. It was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Min, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.

Key Facts

The third edition of the Conference was organised by India Foundation in association with Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies. Its theme was “Building Regional Architectures”. Tt will see participation from around 35 countries and have speakers from 25 countries.

Indian Ocean Conference

It has been initiated by Delhi based think tank India Foundation along with its partners from Singapore, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It is annual conference that aims to bring together Heads of States/Governments, Ministers, thought leaders, scholars, diplomats, bureaucrats and practitioners from across the region on a single platform. So far, two successful editions of conference were hosted in 2016 and 2017 in Singapore and Sri Lanka respectively. Both Conferences were supported by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India and had seen participation from over 35 countries.

 

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