Fourth Synergy Conference between Indian Army and DAD held in New Delhi

The fourth Synergy Conference between the Indian Army and the Defense Accounts Department took place in New Delhi (DAD). The one-day conference, which was co-chaired by Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Rajnish Kumar and Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lt Gen BS Raju, was attended by senior officers of the Indian Army …

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Ex SAMPRITI-X is being held at Jashore Military Station

A joint military training exercise called Ex SAMPRITI-X is being held at Jashore Military Station in Bangladesh from June 5 to 16, 2022, as part of the ongoing India-Bangladesh bilateral defense cooperation. Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defense cooperation endeavor conducted alternately by both countries which aim to strengthen and widen the aspects of …

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Satellite-based Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS)

An ambitious effort to install the satellite-based Vehicle Monitoring System (VMS) for small fishing vessels (less than 20 meters) across the country’s coastline is still to be rolled out as the Quad grouping looks to track and address illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Indo-Pacific. Despite pilot studies being conducted, the project, conceived …

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Agni-4, an Intermediate-Range ballistic missile, was successfully tested

On June 6, 2022, a successful training launch of an Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, Agni-4, was carried out from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. The successful test was carried out as part of the Strategic Forces Command’s routine user training launches. The launch confirmed all operational parameters as well as the system’s reliability. The test’s …

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DRDO conducted two successful flight tests of the Army version of MRSAM

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted two successful flight tests of the Army version of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. Explained below are key features of the missile. The tests were part of the live firing trials against high-speed aerial targets. The …

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Scorpene Submarine ‘Vagir’

The fifth submarine of Project 75, Yard 11879, Indian Navy’s Kalvari class commenced her sea trials on 01 February 2022. The submarine was launched in Nov 2020 from the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The submarine would be named Vagir, after commissioning. The submarine will now undergo intense trials of …

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Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III Aircraft

In a boost to maritime security, the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) MK III aircraft was formally inducted at INS Utkrosh by Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) Lieutenant General Ajai Singh at Port Blair on January 28, 2022. The ALH MK III aircraft is manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and represents a tremendous leap …

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Shore-based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile

Which of the following country has approved a $374.96 mn contract for the purchase of shore-based anti-ship variant of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from India? A. Philippines B. South Korea C. Indonesia D. Sri Lanka Answer: Philippines Explanation: In the first export order for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system, the Philippines has approved …

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