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  • 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. 

  • 20-Nov-2019
  • Indian Army conducts ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’ exercise in Rajasthan

    The Sudarshan Chakra Corps of the Indian Army conducted 'Sindhu Sudarshan' exercise in Rajasthan's Barmer. Around 40,000 jawans of the Indian Army are participating in the exercise.

    'Sindhu Sudarshan' exercise started on November 16 and will continue till December 05.

  • 19-Nov-2019
  • First night trial of Agni II missile conducted successfully

    India successfully conducted the first night trial of nuclear-capable intermediate range ballistic missile Agni-II from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

    The Strategic Forces Command of the Indian Army test-fired the versatile surface-to-surface medium-range nuclear-capable missile from launching complex IV of the Integrated Test Range.

    Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the missile has already been inducted into the armed forces.

    The 20-metre-long, two-stage ballistic missile has a strike range of 2,000 km. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1,000 kg.

  • 16-Nov-2019
  • India-U.S. tri-services exercise Tiger Triumph begins

    The India-U.S. tri-services amphibious exercise “Tiger Triumph” has begun in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Tiger Triumph will go on for 9 days off the Visakhapatnam and Kakinada coasts. The training events will enhance U.S.-India military-to-military relations and hone individual and small-unit skills in humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

    This kind of training is expected to build the capacity of both the U.S. and Indian participants as well as improving their ability to operate together.

  • Lt. Cdr. Karabi Gogoi posted as Assistant Naval Attache in Moscow

    The Navy has selected Lt.Commander Karabi Gogoi as assistant naval attache at the Moscow Embassy.

    She will become the first woman officer from the Indian Navy to be posted as a Defence Attache at an Indian mission abroad.

    Lt. Cdr. Gogoi was commissioned into the Navy in 2010 and is currently posted at Karwar. India has over 100 Defence Attaches or Defence Advisors posted at missions across the world with all three Service Attaches posted at important missions.
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