Defense Current Affairs - 2019

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India and France begin naval exercise ‘Varuna’

10-day naval exercise ‘Varuna’ between India and France began on 23 April 2015 off the Goa coast. It is the fourteenth edition of this naval exercise which will host of naval assets of both countries and will conclude on 3 May 2015. Scope of exercise: It will include the entire gamut of various maritime operations Read More…

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Indigenous INS Arihant ballistic missile submarine Flagged Off for Trial

India’s first indigenously developed nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine- INS Arihant was flagged off by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from Vizag for sea trials. In maiden sea trial, Arihant’s light water reactor will undergo comprehensive validation before it is commissioned into the Navy. Key facts  INS Arihant’s design is based on the Russian Akula-1 class submarine. It is a Read More…

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India starts project of producing indigenous Main Battle Tanks (MBTs)

India has started an ambitious project of producing indigenous Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mark-I. Production of MBTs under this project has already started in Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF), Avadi. This factory already has produced and delivered 121 numbers of indigenously designed and developed MBT Arjun Mark-I to Army. Arjun Mark-I is designed and developed by Read More…

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India successfully test fired Nuclear-Capable Agni IV missile

India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV, from a test range located at Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. Test: The missile was supported by a mobile launcher. It was flight tested from the launch complex-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR). The test was conducted by the specially formed Strategic Force Command (SFC) Read More…

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Defence minister inaugurates Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) in Gurgaon

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC) located in Gurgaon. It is a joint initiative of Indian Navy, Coast Guard and Bharat Electronics Ltd to improve coastal surveillance and to provide coastal security to avert incidents like the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. Key facts about Information Management and Read More…

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Government clears procurement of 814 artillery guns under buy and make in India policy

Defence Ministry has cleared the proposals for acquiring 814 long-range mounted artillery guns in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s buy and make in India policy. The final nod was given by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired for the first time by the new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Key decisions taken by Defence Acquisition Read More…

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Environment Ministry approves waiver of mandatory green clearances for strategic border roads

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has given in-principle approval to Union Home Ministry and Ministry for Road Transport and Highways for waiver of mandatory forest and environment clearances for construction of strategic roads and bridges along border. This in-principle approval by MoEF was granted in order to expedite strategic border projects under the Forest Read More…

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