Defense: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 IAF Inducts Indigenous Early Warning System NETRA [ Defense ]

    The IAF has formally inducted first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System Netra. It is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) on first day of Aero India 2017.

    Early warning system NETRA

    Early Warning System NETRA

    Early warning system NETRA

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  • 2 INS Sarvekshak Goes Green [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green by installing a solar power system on board. System, equipped on ship, works using sunlight and though it is 100 % reliable for power source. System becomes maintenance free.

    INS Sarvekshak, officer commander standing on solar panels

    INS Sarvekshak, Officer Commander Standing on Solar Panels

    INS Sarvekshak, officer commander standing on solar panels

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  • 3 AAD Interceptor Missile Successfully Test-Fired [ Defense ]

    India successfully test fired its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile. Missile ashwin launched from pad-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha coast. Two-stage PDV missile is part of two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence System.

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    PDVinterceptor, Two Stage Target Missile Successfully Test Fired

    PDV interceptor, two stage target missile successfully test fired

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  • 4 Indian Navy Launches Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy has launched an Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Mumbai. It is to enhance security of valuable naval assets against asymmetric threats. It is third IUHDSS to be installed in India.

    Representation, IUHDSS

    Representation, IUHDSS

    Representation, IUHDSS

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  • 5 Reliance Defence Signs Contract with Ministry of Defence [ Defense ]

    Reliance Defence and Engineering has signed a contract with Ministry of Defence. Contract is to design and construction of 14 fast patrol vessels (FPVs) for Indian coast guard, for an amount of Rs. 916 crore. The company has emerged winner through a competitive bidding process un

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  • 6 India, UAE Holds 1st Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi [ Defense ]

    India and UAE held first meeting of their strategic dialogue in an attempt to finalize cooperation agreement. Meeting was co-chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and MoS in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash.

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    India, UAE holds 1st strategic dialogue

    India, UAE holds 1st strategic dialogue

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  • 7 India’S Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched [ Defense ]

    Scorpene submarine Khanderi, known for its superior stealth, was launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Mumbai. It has the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater or on surface.

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  • Dec 23, 2016
  • 1 Biggest Defence Budget Approved by Japan [ Defense ]

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved 5.13 trillion yen ($43.6 billion). It is to defence for the fiscal year starting in April 2017. It is Japan’s highest annual defence budget announced so far. It is up by 1.4% from the initial budget for the current fiscal year.

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  • Dec 14, 2016
  • 1 India Becomes World’S 4th Largest Defence Spender [ Defense ]

    India has become the world’s fourth largest defence spender according to the recently released 2016 IHS Jane’s Defence Budgets report. In this edition of report published by US research firm IHS Inc., India has surpassed Russia, France, Japan and Saudi Arabia to become the world’

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 India and US Sign LEMOA for Defence Supplies to Repair and Replenishment [ Defense ]

    Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter Secretary of Defence in Washington, D.C has signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) and this agreement enables both the countries to use repair and replenishment of defence supplies.

    Minister Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter

    Minister Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter

    Minister Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter

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  • Jul 4, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Integrated Defence Communication Network Launched [ Defense ]

    India’s first integrated Defence Communication Network (DCN) was launched by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who inaugurated the network at South Block, emphasized on the need to keep the network completely secure all the time.

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  • Jun 21, 2016
  • 1  100% FDI in Aviation, Defence and E-Commerce Sectors Approved by Union Government [ Defense ]

    For nine sectors the Union Government has relieved foreign direct investment (FDI) norms to give motivation to job creation and comfort for doing business in the country and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken decision in this regard at a high-level meeting. India becomes

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  Union Government Has Constructed 11 Member Panel to Relook Defence Spend [ Defense ]

    11 members committee has been constituted by Union Government to recommend measures to develop the combat capabilities of the equipped forces and re-balance the general defence expenditure. Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd) will head the 11-member committee.

    • It also comprises numerous

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  • Mar 29, 2016
  • 1  Biggest Defence Expo 2016 of India is Kicked Off in Goa [ Defense ]

    The biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 of India has been started at Goa. The Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated this four-day biennial event. For the first time in the history the Expo is held outside the national capi

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • 1 Cyber Defence Cooperation Agreement Has Been Signed by Nato and Eu [ Defense ]

    To improve Cooperation in Cyber Defence to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU) have signed an agreement at headquarter of NATO in Brussels, Belgium

    • 22 member countries from both the organization have attende

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  • Feb 2, 2016
  • 1 India’s First Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam Has Been Permitted by Dipp [ Defense ]

    India’s first Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam has been permitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government by giving its final approval to Kerala Government. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra), a Kerala govern

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  • Dec 22, 2015
  • 1 Website for interface with industry and transparency has been lunched by the Union Defence Ministry [ Defense ]

    A new Make in India website www.makeinindiadefence.com has been lunched by Union Ministry of Defence. With the aim to make Defence acquisition process simpler and to provide an interface with industry.

    • At New Delhi, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has launch this website

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  • Dec 18, 2015
  • 1 Russian S-400 Air Defence Missile Systems has been permitted to purchase by DAC [ Defense ]

    Russian advance S-400 Trium Air Defence Missile Systems purchase is clear by Defence Missile System Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), at an estimated cost of 40, 000 crore rupees. In New Delhi, during the DAC meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar this decisi

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  • Sep 23, 2015
  • 1 Dr. P Sivakumar promoted as Distinguished Scientist by Union Defence Ministry [ Defense ]

    About Dr. P. Sivakumar: Dr. P. Sivakumar had completed his Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy in 1980. He started his career at Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) as Scientist in 1984.

    Image of Dr. P. Sivakumar

    Image of Dr. P. Sivakumar

    Distinguished Scientist by Union Defence Ministry

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  • Sep 8, 2015
  • 1 Reliance Defence Ltd and Abu Dhabi Ship Building signs MoU [ Defense ]

    About Reliance Defence: Reliance Industries is an Indian multinational company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Reliance is involved in businesses across India like energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail and telecommunications.

    • It is the

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 Pipavav Defence inks pact with Russian firm Zvyozdochka to refit submarines [ Defense ]

    Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (PDOC) signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for Medium Refits and Life Certification of 877 EKM Submarines in India.

    The Type 877EKM has six 533mm torpedo tubes

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Ottappalam in Kerala to have India’s first Defence Industrial Park [ Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government have approved India’s first defence industrial park. This park will be set up at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala and it has approved proposal for this defence park forwarded by the Kerala Industria

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  • 2 India and Myanmar to strengthen Defence ties [ Defense ]

    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting had released joint statement on various a

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  • 3 Union Government clears defence proposals worth Rs 30,000 crore [ Defense ]

    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army’s 60s vintage air defence guns.

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    Image of P81 Long-range Maritime

    Image of P81 long-range maritime

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  • Jun 8, 2015
  • 1 India and US singed new 10-year Defence Framework Agreement [ Defense ]

    India and United States (US) have inked a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement. This agreement was signed between Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New Delhi. According to the agreement, Pursu

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  • May 25, 2015
  • 1 ACC appointed G Mohan Kumar as Defence Secretary [ Defense ]

    G Mohan Kumar appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This decision was taken by the committee in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Image of G Mohan Kumar

    Defence Secretary of India

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  • May 14, 2015
  • 1 Indian Army and BOI ink MoU on Defence Salary Package [ Defense ]

    Indian Army and commercial Bank of India (BOI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package. The signed MoU is a revised version of previous and first MoU which was signed in 2011 between both parties and was valid for a period of three years.

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  • Apr 30, 2015
  • 1 Japan and the US revised defence deal after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern [ Defense ]

    Japan and the US signed a new set of defence agreements that allow for greater co-operation between their militaries after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern. This agreements was signed by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and Defense Secretary, Ashton Car

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  • Mar 17, 2015
  • 1 Japan & France inks defence pact [ Defense ]

    Japan & France has signed defence pact to boost cooperation and joint development for an arms transfer agreement for military equipment, services and technology. Japan & France seek to defence sector for joint development between both countries in order to strengthen security tie

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 State Bank of India and Indian Army signs MoU on Defence Salary Package [ Defense ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Army on the Defence Salary Package (DSP). In 2011, signed MoU between SBI and Defence Salary Package which was valid for a period of three years. According to revised MoU, meets the requirements

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