Military Current Affairs - 2020

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…

Indian Army to implement “ToD”

In order to help the country fight unemployment generated due to COVID-19 and also citing resurgence of nationalism and patriotism, the Indian Army has launched “ToD”. ToD is Tour of Duty. ToD is a three year internship for youths to work as officers and soldiers in the Indian Army Highlights ToD is for those persons Read More…

India attends SCO meeting

On May 13, 2020, External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar represented India at SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) foreign minister meet. The meet was attended by foreign ministers through video conferencing. China and Pakistan foreign ministers also attended the meet. Highlights The foreign ministers at the meet discussed COVID-19 crisis and coordination efforts. They Read More…

Shekatkar Committee: Abolition of 9,304 Military Engineering Services

Union Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh recently approved the abolition of 9,304 posts in the military engineering services. The posts were abolished based on the recommendation of Shekatar Committee. Highlights The late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in 2016 appointed a 11-member committee. It was named the Shekatar Committee. Of all the recommendations made by the Read More…