Air Force Current Affairs - 2019

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Pakistan Budget 2014 allocates Rs.700 billion for Defense

Pakistan’s Defense budget has been raised to Rs700. 2 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15 starting on July 1, compared with Rs 627.2 billion provided in the last fiscal, which shows a jack up of Rs 73 billion.

However, the military had demanded an increase of Rs 173 billion in defense spending.

As per military officials, the increase is justified as Pakistan military’s expenses are lowest in the region given the volatile security atmosphere.

As per Pakistan’s defense ministry, out of the whole defense budget, Pakistan Army gets 48%, 20% to Pakistan Air force and Navy will get 10%.

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IAF Mountaineering Team explored Mt Garud Parvat an unclimbed peak in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Air Force launched a mountaineering excursion to Gorichen region of Arunachal Pradesh with a goal to discover and climb unclimbed peaks. The team led by Wg Cdr D Panda, included 15 air warriors. After widespread search and scouting, the team summited an unclimbed peak of height 5887M. It was a exciting and exhausting task for the team to discover unexplored terrain and find a way up the mountain peak. This was the very first time that IAF has attempted an exploration into this area of Eastern Himalayas.

The peak lies on the west of Mt Gorichen and has been named as ‘Mt Garud Parvat’ by the IAF team who ascended it for the first time in history.

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