Archive For The “Defence Current Affairs 2018” Category

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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“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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Obama inks $633 billion defense bill

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U.S. President Barack Obama inked a $633 billion defense bill for year 2013 that tightens penalties on Iran and strengthens security at diplomatic missions across the globe after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. Obama had threatened to veto the measure because of a number of concerns, including limits on his authority to transfer terrorist…

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“CHAMP”: A Missile which can shut down electronics

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US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed and tested a new missile which uses electromagnetic pulses to target buildings can permanently knock out a country’s electronics without causing any harm to life. During its test when it zapped over the Utah Test and Training Range, discharging electromagnetic pulses on to targets, it permanently shut down their…

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