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  • 19-Feb-2020
  • India to have 1st “Integrated Tri-services Command” by year 2020

    The Chief of the Defence staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has announced the plan of establishing the first Integrated Tri-Services Command. The Integrated Tri-Services Command will be responsible for handing the air defence of the entire country. The command is expected to be established by June 2020. The planned Integrated Tri-Services command will be headed by an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer.

    Objective of Integrated Tri-Services Command:

    The Integrated Tri-Services Command aims is to unite the resources of the three defence services of India under one command to protect the air space of the country. The air defence set-up of the the Army, Air Force and Navy would integrate to provide air defence cover to the country.

    The Department of Military Affairs headed by General Bipin Rawat has been mandated to create joint military commands along with theatre commands, joint peninsula command and a logistics command.

  • 14-Feb-2020
  • DRDO developing new strike range Pranash ballistic missile

    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has started developing a 200-km strike range tactical ballistic missile ‘Pranash’. The missile is an advanced version of the 150-km strike range Prahar missile which was being developed for tactical missions. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile will be of use for the Air Force and Army. It is a solid-propellant surface to a surface missile which can travel at the speed of Mach 2.

  • 12-Feb-2020
  • India and UK to hold joint military drill ‘Ajeya Warrior’

    India and the United Kingdom will conduct their 5th edition of joint military exercise ‘Ajeya Warrior-2020’ at Salisbury Plains, the United Kingdom from February 13-26. The exercise is being held from 2005.

    The exercise will comprise of 120 soldiers each from Indian and United Kingdom Army who would be sharing their experiences gained during conduct of various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorist operations in the past. e. The participants have also been trained in combat shooting, rock craft training, Jungle survival and martial arts for unarmed combat.

  • 10-Feb-2020
  • Indian Army develops world’s first bulletproof helmet

    An Indian Army Major who had developed a bulletproof jacket for protection against sniper bullets, has now developed a helmet which is claimed to be first such in the world that can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of 10 meters.

    "The ballistic helmet has been developed under project Abhedya by Major Anoop Mishra who has also developed a full-body protection bulletproof jacket which can withstand even sniper rifles," Army officials told ANI.

    The officer is part of the Indian Army's College of Military Engineering and had got into the development of bulletproof jackets after he had received gunshots on his vintage bulletproof jacket.

  • 25-Nov-2019
  • Indian Naval Academy awarded President’s Colour

    President Ram Nath Kovind and Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, awarded President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala at Kochi, Kerala.

    The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed upon a military unit.

    It was awarded to INA in recognition of the yeoman service rendered by the institution in training and shaping Indian Naval officers over the last 50 years at three different locations – Goa, Kochi and Ezhimala. To commemorate this occasion, a special postal cover was also released by the President.

  • The NIA will host the first-ever counter-terrorism (CT) exercise

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will host the first-ever counter-terrorism (CT) exercise for the Quad countries in New Delhi. The Quad countries include the United States (US), India, Australia, and Japan. According to the NIA, the exercise is to assess and validate CT response mechanisms in the light of emerging terrorist threats. It also aims to provide opportunities to share the best practices and to explore areas for enhanced cooperation amongst participating countries.

  • US clears sale of $1 billion worth of Naval Guns to India

    The US State Department cleared the sale of sophisticated MK-45 naval guns worth $1 billion to India. The MK-45 guns will enhance India’s naval capabilities, particularly in the Arabian Sea.

    The Gun System will provide the capability to conduct anti-surface warfare and anti-air defence missions while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other allied forces.

  • 22-Nov-2019
  • GRSE delivers ICGS ‘Amrit Kaur to Indian Coast Guard

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE) delivered to the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) ‘Amrit Kaur’, the third in a series of five ‘Fast Patrol Vessels’ (FPV). ICGS ‘Amrit Kaur’ is a 50-metre-long and 7.5-metre- wide medium-range surface vessel, with a displacement of around 308 tonnes. It is capable of performing a rescue, patrolling, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations in the maritime zones of the country.

    The vessel can attain a maximum speed of 34 knots with an endurance of over 1,500 nautical miles. The ship is equipped with three main engines and has advanced control systems, water jet units and an ‘Integrated Bridge System’ constituting all communication and navigation systems.

  • 21-Nov-2019
  • 1st Indo-Qatari joint Naval Exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr begins in Doha, Qatar

    A bilateral maritime exercise, Zair-al-Bahr or Roar of the Sea, is currently underway between India and Qatar. This maritime exercise is being organized from November 17 to November 21, 2019. The purpose of this exercise is to promote interoperability between the navies of the two countries.

    This is the first bilateral naval exercise between India and Gulf country Qatar. Indian Navy warship Guided Missile Stealth Frigate INS Trikhand, along with aircraft P-8-I, are participating in this exercise.

  • Lt Col Jyoti Sharma appointed as Army’s first female JAG officer

    Lieutenant Colonel Jyoti Sharma has been appointed as the Indian Army's first female Judge Advocate General officer to be deployed on a foreign mission. 

    She will be appointed as the military legal expert with the government of Seychelles. The main role of Jyoti would be to update the government of Seychelles officials on the defence and military act. 

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