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

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 Read more…

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

INDIAEX 2012: The U.S. and Indian navies bilateral exercise.

imageFirst 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 Command (URC) to practice rescue scenarios which demonstrate URC’s SRDRS.

Why is INDIAEX-2012 unique ? Why is it important for INDIA ? About INS Nireekshak and the Present situation of India in Deep Submergence Rescue Vessels (DSRV) ?

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K-15 missile ready to be integrated with Arihant

The underwater missile K-15 (K-15 Sagarika missile) developed byimage Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully launched off the Visakhapatnam coast. After one more flight, the two-stage missile will be integrated with Arihant, India’s nuclear-powered submarine.

India has joined the club of nations who possess an underwater launch system. The other countries are the U.S., Russia, France and China.

K-15 missile

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India signs military deal with Russia

  • imageVladimir Putin visits to India
  • $2 billion investment fund
  • Finalised 10 agreements
    Two military contracts, worth about Rs. 20,000 crore
  • Some issues of disagreement also there
  • To take the initial steps towards operating a “ranging station” that will help accurately fix the location of satellites.
  • Equity participation through ONGC-OVL

On Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to India, both nations moved further to strengthen their economic relations by inking a pact on a Kremlin-backed $2 billion investment fund and consenting to open talks on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) that will also involve Belarus and Kazakhstan. At the 12th annual summit, the two countries finalised 10 agreements. Among them were two military contracts, worth about Rs. 20,000 crore.

Issues of disagreement and more:

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