Archive For The “Defence Current Affairs 2018” Category

“Project A-119” – US planned to nuke Moon !!!

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Project A119, also known as “A Study of Lunar Research Flights”. A top-secret plan developed in 1958 by the US Air Force. The existence of the project was revealed in 2000. What was the aim of the Project A119? To detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon to boost public morale in the US after…

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Pakistan test fires mid-range nuclear capable Hatf-V Ghauri ballistic missile

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Pakistan successfully conducted a test of its mid-range nuclear capable Hatf-V Ghauri ballistic missile. Hatf-V Ghauri missile: Liquid-fuelled ballistic missile Capable of carrying both conventional as well as nuclear payload Range: 1,300km. The Ghauri missile was first test-fired on April 6, 1998 As per Defense analysts: “India’s strategic priorities are focused more on China, while…

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India successfully test fired supersonic interceptor missile

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Giving a boost to Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) capability, India successfully launched an interceptor missile to destroy an incoming target missile in a accurate hit at an altitude of 15 km over the Bay of Bengal. The target missile played as an incoming enemy missile with a range of more than 2,000 km. In the…

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‘EKUVERIN 2012’: India, Maldives joint military training exercises

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Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) held joint military training exercise named EKUVERIN 2012 in Belgaum, Karnataka.           Source:gktoday

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China successfully performs landing on aircraft carrier ‘The Liaoning’

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China successfully conducted first landing of a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier ‘the Liaoning’. China purchased the aircraft carrier from Ukraine. The successful flight landing also marked the debut of J-15 as China’s first generation multi-purpose carrier-borne fighter jet. About J-15: designed and made by China can carry multi-type anti-ship, air-to-air and air-to-ground…

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Indiaex-2012: US And Indian Navies Demonstrate Submarine Rescue Operations

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INDIAEX 2012: The U.S. and Indian navies bilateral exercise. First time where the compatibility of a U.S. Navy’s Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) with Indian navy submarines will be estimated. Objective: Demonstrating cooperation b/w the U.S. submarine rescue system and Indian submarines. Indian navy submarines to participate with the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue…

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INS Tarkash commissioned into Navy

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Russia-built multirole stealth frigate INS Tarkash Tarkash belongs to the second batch of three modified Krivak-III (Talwar) class frigates India ordered from Russia in 2006 under a $1.6-billion contract.  The first frigate of the batch, INS Teg, was delivered in April and the third one, INS Trikand, is undergoing dock trials and is expected to…

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Army to set up its own mini air force

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Army which recently won the conflict with the IAF to get heavy-duty attack helicopters of its own, it is now is now aiming to create its own mini air force. Army has approved the setting up of a permanent cadre for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) by the end of 2102, which will operate light…

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“INDRA”: India, Russia joint naval exercise

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India and Russia held joint naval exercise ‘INDRA’ in Mumbai. The exercise was held in 20003 for the first time and is being conducted every two years. Objective: To enhance interoperability, will be helpful in tackling threats like the pirates in the Gulf of Aden. It will also build greater cooperation and mutual understanding b/n…

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Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill takes charge as new commandant of NDA

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Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took charge as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla, Pune. The NDA provides three-year training in defence and academics to its cadets before they move on to their respective officers’ training academies for another one-year course and get commissioned into the armed forces. It is…

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Nuclear capable Prithvi-II successfully flight-tested

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The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully flight-tested nuclear weapons-capable Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur, off the Odisha coast. SFC handles nuclear-tipped missiles. Prithvi- II Nuclear weapons capable surface-to-surface strategic ballistic missile single-stage liquid propellant payload capacity of 500 kg           Source:gktoday

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