Home Current Affairs Defence and Security Current Affairs

Defence and Security Current Affairs

  • 09-Jul-2019
  • Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrives in Morocco

    Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived at Tangier, Morocco. The visit is part of an ongoing Overseas Deployment by the Indian Navy to the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and Europe.

    On its departure, INS Tarkash will carry out a Passage Exercise at sea with ships of the Royal Moroccan Navy.

  • India successfully tests a new version of Brahmos missile

    The upgraded version of the homegrown BrahMos missile with an enhanced range of up to 500 km is ready, the CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, has said. Mishra, in an interview broadcast on Doordarshan News Sunday, said it is possible to increase the range of this missile because India is now a part of the elite Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

    "India has successfully test-fired a vertical deep dive version of BrahMos, the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile, that can now change the dynamics of conventional warfare... The upgraded version of the missile with enhanced range of up to 500 km is also ready," he said.

  • 08-Jul-2019
  • DRDO successfully tested Nag missiles in Pokhran

    Moving closer toward the induction of the Nag anti-tank guided missiles into the Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday carried out three successful test firings of the missiles in the Pokhran firing ranges.

    "The missiles were test-fired during both day and night on Sunday during the trials. All three tests were successful," DRDO officials said.

  • Operation 'Sudarshan' launched along the Pakistan border

    The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a massive exercise, code named ‘Sudarshan’, to fortify the ‘anti-infiltration grid’ along the Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu.

    The exercise will see the entire BSF’s senior field brass, thousands of troops and machinery being deployed in these forward areas.

    The operation was launched on July 1 and will cover the entire over the 1,000-km length of the India-Pakistan International Border. While Jammu shares about 485-km of the border with Pakistan, about 553-km of the front is in Punjab. It further runs down towards Rajasthan and Gujarat on India’s western flank.

  • 03-Jul-2019
  • Indo-French Joint Air Exercise Garuda-VI Begins

    The Indian Air Force and Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) are going to be participating in a bilateral air exercise Garuda VI at Mont de Marsan in France. The exercise, scheduled to take place from July to July 12, 2019, exercise will see the most potent fighter aircraft of the two countries going head-to-head to validate the latest defence strategies and fine-tune their waging capabilities and is expected to showcase fighter jets like Rafale, Mirage 2000, Sukhoi 30 from the two sides.

  • 02-Jul-2019
  • AFSPA extended in Nagaland till december end

    The entire state of Nagaland has been declared a "disturbed area" for six more months, till December-end, under the controversial AFSPA which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice.

    The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been in force in Nagaland for several decades.

  • 22-Jun-2019
  • Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman

    Indian Navy launched Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman on Thursday to reassure Indian flagged vessels transiting through the area following the recent maritime incidents in the region.

    INS Chennai and INS Sunayna have been deployed in the region to undertake maritime security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance in the area is also being done by IN aircraft.

    The Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region of the Indian Navy is also keeping a close watch on the movement of ships in the Gulf region.

  • 06-Jun-2019
  • India Test Fires Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile From Chandipur in Odisha 

    Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.

    The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO)

  • 28-May-2019
  • India’s first all-women medium-lift chopper crew flies the battle mission

    Three women Indian Air Force officers were part of the country's first all-women crew to fly a medium lift helicopter Mi-17 V5 on Monday.

    Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) flew the chopper, which took off from a forward air base in South Western air command

  • New version of Akash missile test-fired successfully

    The DRDO on Monday successfully test-fired the new version of the Akash surface-to-air defence missile system with a new indigenously-developed seeker in Balasore off the Odisha coast.

    This is the second successful test of the missile following another on Saturday.

    The medium range multi-target engagement capable missile was developed as part of the Integrated Guided-Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) other than Nag, Agni, Trishul, and Prithvi missiles.

    The supersonic missile has a range of around 25 km and up to the altitude of 18,000 metres.

Subscribe Current Affairs
Current Affairs By Date
Current Affairs By Region