Indian Armed Forces Current Affairs - 2020

Ministry of Defence sets up committee to review AFHQ

In order to enhance the combat potential and rebalance defence expenditure, the Ministry of Defence has set up a three-member committee under Lt General Shekatkar (retd). The main task of the committee is to review the utilization of Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Services (AFHCS). Highlights The Committee is to identify appointments in Inter Service Organizations Read More…

Indian Armed Forces revive “Project Cheetah”

The Indian Armed Forces have decided to revive “Project Cheetah” amidst tensions with China. The project was pending for a long time and the tri-services have now decided to revive the project under Rs 3,500 crores. Ajay Kumar Committee The proposal of reviving “Project Cheetah” has been sent to a newly formed high-level defence ministry Read More…

DAC: Powers delegated to process urgent capital acquisition up to Rs 300 crores

On July 15, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) empowered the Indian Armed Forces to decide on urgent capital acquisitions up to Rs 300 crores. The DAC was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Highlights The step of DAC will help Indian Armed Forces to meet their emergent operational requirement. The decision comes during Read More…

ANANYA: Disinfectant Spray developed by Defence Institute

The Pune based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) has developed Nano-Technology based disinfectant spray to fight against COVID-19. The spray has been named ANANYA. Highlights The spray can be used by common man, health care workers. Also, the spray can be used on a large-scale use as well. It can be used on masks, Read More…

January 14: Armed Forces Veterans Day

Every year, Armed Forces Veterans Day is celebrated on January 14. The day is being celebrated since 2017. The day was initially called Armistice Day. Background The Day began its journey as Armistice Day in order to reflect upon heroism of those who died in country’s service. Armistice Day is celebrated on November 11 all Read More…