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Prithvi-II Flight-Tested at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Orissa

Jun 10, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Prithvi-II missile was successfully flight-tested on 9 June 2011 by the Strategic Forces Command personnel

India successfully Test-fired indigenously developed Air-to-air Astra Interceptor Missile

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. India successfully test fired indigenously developed air-to-air Astra interceptor missile on 20 May and then again on 21 May 2011

Six-day Joint Exercise of the Indian Army & the Air Force, Vijayee Bhava began

May 9, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Six-day joint exercise of the Indian Army and the Air Force, Vijayee Bhava began on 9 May 2011 in the deserts of Bikaner and Suratgarh

Dhanush and Prithvi-II Missiles Successfully Test-fired

Mar 14, 2011
India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) fired Dhanush and Prithvi-II missiles on 11 March 2011 thereby establishing the readiness of India’s nuclear deterrence systems.

India Successfully Test-fired AAD Interceptor Missile

Mar 7, 2011
India successfully test-fired sophisticated advanced air defence, AAD interceptor missile from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

Indian Navy Inducted INS Deepak

Jan 22, 2011
Indian Navy, on 21 January 2011, inducted INS Deepak fleet tanker to support Indian warships in all missions abroad

Tejas Given Certificate of Release to Service

Jan 12, 2011
Certificate of Release to Service was given to India's first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas.

DRDO Completed Trials of Aerostat System

Jan 3, 2011
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 25 December 2010 successfully completed the trials of a big aerostat system.

Pilotless Target Aircraft, Lakshya-2 Successfully Tested

Dec 23, 2010
ADE, a unit of Defence Research and Development Organisation on 21 December 2010 successfully conducted the flight test of the Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA), Lakshya-2.

India and Mongolia Held Joint Military Exercises

Dec 21, 2010
India and Mongolia held two-week long military exercises, called Nomadic Elephant, which ended on 19 December 2010 in Belgaum, Karnataka.

Fourth NOPV Launched

Dec 8, 2010
Fourth of the new Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) was launched in December 2010.

Last Phase Trials of Tejas Successful

Dec 3, 2010
The Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, conducted its last phase of flight trials by successfully.

India Successfully Test Fired BrahMos

Dec 2, 2010
India on 2nd December 2010, successfully test-fired the super-sonic BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipore off Odisha coast.

Additional Money Granted for Akash and LCA

Oct 25, 2010
Defence Minister A K Antony on 2 Feb 2010 announced that an additional Rs 4000 crore would be given for Akash missiles for the Army and Rs 8000 crore for the Light Combat Aircraft programme’s naval and air versions.

MPVI & Artillery Gun FH77 B05 Unveiled

Oct 23, 2010
At the DefExpo 2010 on 15 Feb 2010 Mahindra & Mahindra – BAE Systems defence joint venture, Defense Land Systems India (DLSI), unveiled a mine protected vehicle India (MPVI) and a new artillery gun, the FH77 B05 Advanced Howitzer. The MPVI developed for the Indian armed and paramilitary forces,

Parade to Showcase Sukhoi MKI Fighters

Oct 23, 2010
Two Indian Air Force frontline Sukhoi MKI fighters at an impressive City Parade at Andaman and Nicobar islands on 7 Feb 2010 scorched the skies flying some 1400 km from the Kalaikunda airbase in the East. The parade coincided with the Indian Navy’s multi-country “Milan” exercise.

India Commissioned the INS Shivalik

Oct 22, 2010
India commissioned the INS Shivalik which is the first of a new series of frigates that set the benchmark for India’s future fleet of battleships on 29 April 2010. With this India entered the stealth warship club. INS Shivalik wieghs 6200 and is designed to dodge enemy radars. 

Recommendation for the Completion of Tejas

Oct 22, 2010
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense on 15 April 2010 recommended that the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) ‘Tejas' project should be made operational within the stipulated timeframe without further cost overruns. The committee insisted that the problem with the engine should be expeditiously sorted out either by importing it or persisting with the existing one.

New Airfield at Phalodi

Oct 21, 2010
The Indian Air Force (IAF) got a new airfield at Phalodi in Rajasthan with the base capable of taking all types of operations. The airfield was inaugurated by Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik, on 6 April 2010.

India Successfully Test-fired Agni-1

Oct 21, 2010
India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, nuclear-capable, short range ballistic missile (SRBM) Agni-1 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island on Bay of Bengal in Balasore district of Orissa on 28 March 2010. The single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, is 14 metres tall and weighs 12 tonnes.

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