Indian Army Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Army opens Siachen Valley for the civilians amidst LAC stand off

On July 27, 2020, the Indian Army announced that the Siachen Valley is to be opened for the civilians. The decision comes amidst Line of Actual Control stand off between India and China. Highlights The Indian Army had opened the Siachen, world’s largest non-polar glacier and the highest battlefield in the world was taken in Read More…

First Time India sends tri-services contingent to Russia’s Victory Day Parade

India is to send its tri-services contingent of all three services namely army, navy and air force to Russia. The contingents are to take part in Victory Day parade to be held in Moscow. Highlights Around 75 to 80 personnel are to reach Moscow to take part in the Victory Day parade. This is the Read More…

Make in India: Ministry of Defence places indents to boost

On June 2, 2020, the Ministry of Defence placed indents on OFB (Ordnance Factory Board). This has been done to boost Make in India initiative. Highlights The indents have been placed for the supply of 156 BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles to be used for mechanized forces of Indian Army. The ICVs are to be manufactured Read More…

Army Commanders’ Conference held in New Delhi

On May 29, 2020, Army Commanders Conference was held in New Delhi. The event was held in two phases. Highlights The Conference was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The existing and developing security challenges were discussed in the conference. The conference also discussed human resource management issues and merger of training establishments. Also, Read More…

GoI implements Shekatkar Committee to create border infrastructure

On May 18, 2020, the Government of India implemented the recommendations made by the Shekatkar Committee to create border infrastructure. Highlights The GoI based on the recommendation of the committee has adopted Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) to execute the works that costs more than Rs 100 crores. The recommendation of the committee to enhance procurement Read More…