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World’s oldest warship sailing again!

2 days ago
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USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship took off recently on its first sail since three years. The ship sailed from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island to celebrate US Navy’s 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage.

Indo-Russia Joint Exercise INDRA 2017 begins

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Previously, Exercise INDRA has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, the exercise has been upgraded to involve all the three Services of the Armed Forces- Army, Navy & Air Force.

Scientists develop futuristic military watch that can survive nuclear blast

Oct 17, 2017
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Scientists have developed a new military watch for the Russian army kit, which is capable of resisting high impact and can even survive a nuclear explosion. The mechanical watch with automatic movement ensures fast and accurate time determination in severe climatic and operating conditions, during routine and combat operations.

Defence Minister Commissions indigenously-built anti-submarine warship, INS Kiltan

Oct 16, 2017
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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has commissioned INS Kiltan, an indigenously-built anti-submarine warfare. It is India's first major warship to have a superstructure of carbon fibre composite material. It was commissioned at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

Indian Naval Ships to participate in Passage Exercise with Japanese Marine

Oct 13, 2017
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Indian Naval Ships Satpura and Kadmatt would be participating in the Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japanese Marine Self Defence Force. Following the completion of the harbour phase, the ships would take part in the Passage Exercise with the Murusame Class destroyer, JS Kirisame.

Indian Air Force launches health mobile app 'MedWatch'

Oct 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It was launched by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi. The Mobile app was launched to keep up with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Digital India'. The concept and content of the App is given by the Directorate General of Medical Services (Air).

India, Bangladesh to hold bi-annual border talks on Rohingyas, fake currency smuggling

Oct 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Chiefs of the border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh would be holding bi-annual talks to discuss a host of issues including movement of Rohingya immigrants across the border. The Director General-level talks, the 45th between the two sides, will be held for the duration of 4 days.

Indian Navy commissions INS Tarasa at Mumbai

Sep 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

INS Tarasa is the fourth and last of the follow-on Water Jet FAC's built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. The first two ships of the class i.e. IN ships Tarmugli and Tihayu were commissioned in 2016 and are based at Visakhapatnam; while the third ship INS Tillanchang was commissioned at Karwar in March 2017. These ships are an upgrade of the Car Nicobar class Fast Attack Crafts with the Indian Navy, which were also indigenously designed and built by GRSE, Kolkata.

First Scorpene-class submarine, INS Kalvari, delivered to Indian Navy

Sep 22, 2017
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INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines was delivered to the Indian Navy by Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will soon be commissioned into the Indian Navy. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected to bolster India's maritime prowess.

Rajnath Singh launches intelligence wing of SSB and WARB App

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare and Rehabilitation Board App (WARB) for grievance redressal of retired CAPFs and Assam Rifles personnel. The intelligence wing will help gather actionable information that will be useful to strengthen the security of the nation.

Arjan Singh, iconic war hero of 1965 Indo-Pak, no more

Sep 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Arjan Singh, Marshal of the Indian Air Force passed away at the age of 98, after suffering a cardiac arrest. He breathed his last at the Army's Research and Referral hospital in New Delhi. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Sep 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy will go around the globe on an Indian-built sail boat Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini). The Navika Sagar Parikrama will be covered in five legs, with stop-overs at 4 ports. These ports are Fremantle in Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands, and Cape Town in South Africa.

DRDO successfully test-fires 3rd Generation Anti Tank Guided Missile NAG

Sep 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The missile was tested twice against two different targets in the ranges of Rajasthan and it successfully hit both the targets under different conditions with very high accuracy as desired.

Indo-US joint military training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017

Sep 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 160 people agreed

Exercise Yudh Abhyas is one of the largest joint military training and defence corporation programme between India and US.

India and Sri Lanka begin Joint Naval Exercise SLINEX 2017 at Visakhapatnam

Sep 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

SLINEX 2017 focuses on fleet work, seamanship, communication, replenishment at sea, Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) operations as well as helicopter operations.

Government to make disability pension for defence forces at par with civilians

Sep 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Union Government has accepted recommendations of National Anomaly Committee to maintain disability pension for defence forces in parity with civilians under 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

Swedish defence giant collaborates with Adani group for defence manufacturing

Sep 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Swedish defence giant Saab and Indian conglomerate Adani group announced collaboration in defence manufacturing on 1 September 2017.

Union Government inaugurates production of Light Combat Helicopter at HAL

Aug 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

HAL has custom-designed the 5.8-tonne LCH to provide fire support to the army at mountainous deployment areas on the northern borders, which can be as high as 6000 metres.

Indian Navy inducts second ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

Aug 22, 2017
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The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

Union Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation

Aug 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Union Ministry of Defence intends to bring transformational changes in the BRO in order to improve the pace of execution of works and to achieve the desired outcomes according to the requirement of the Armed Forces.

Defence Ministry clears proposal to procure 6 Apache attack helicopters for Army

Aug 18, 2017
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6 Apache attack helicopters will be purchased at an expense of around 4168 crore rupees.

Indian Coast Guard Ship Shaurya commissioned in Goa

Aug 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

ICGS Shaurya is the fifth in the series of six 105-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

Iran responds to US sanctions by voting to boost military defence

Aug 14, 2017
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Iran's parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500 million, in response latest US sanctions.

India’s first private missile production facility unveiled in Hyderabad

Aug 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad. It has been established in line with centre’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Indian Army develops app, Humraaz, for soldiers to track promotions, postings

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

To be launched in the second week of August 2017, the mobile app Humraaz will enable prompt communication of information to junior commissioner officers and other personnel.

India’s first unmanned tank Muntra launched

Jul 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Muntra was developed and tested for the Indian Army by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) in Avadi.

RDEL launches two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti at Pipavav

Jul 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The NOPVs would help in enhancing the ocean surveillance and patrolling capabilities of the Indian Navy.

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated across India to honour Kargil Martyrs

Jul 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.

US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The United States Navy has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which is now deployed and ready for attack.

Don't discriminate between soldiers injured in pre & post-independence wars: Armed Forces Tribunal

Jul 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that troopers injured in pre-Independence wars be given 'war injury pension' like those wounded after it, in a relief to a 94-year-old war veteran.

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