Defence Current Affairs

India-Israel to develop hi-tech weapon systems: A new Sub-group set up

On September 24, 2020, a new sub group was set up under Ministry of Defence to promote a greater number of India-Israel defence projects. Under the group, India and Israel have planned to develop high-tech ..

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Mass Production of Pinaka Rocket begins

On September 26, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) began the mass production of Pinaka rockets. The mass production of the rocket has been handed over to Directorate General of Quality Assurance. Highlights The ..

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JIMEX 2020: India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise commences

The bilateral Maritime Exercise, JIMEX, conducted between India and Japan biennially is to be in the North Arabian Sea between September 26, 2020 and September 28, 2020. Highlights JIMEX will show high level joint operational ..

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India successfully conducts testing of Prithvi II missile

India recently conducted the test fire of Prithvi II missile, developed indigenously and was successful. The test was conducted at Chandipur Integrated Test Range, Odisha. Highlights The missile struck a range of 350 km. The ..

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CAG report: Irregularities in Defence Purchases

On September 23, 2020, the Comptroller and Auditor General submitted its report on Defence Ministry to both the houses of the Parliament. Key findings of the Report The modernisation of Mi-17 medium lift helicopters that ..

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India-Australia hold Naval Exercise

On September 23, 2020, India and Australia held a mega Naval Exercise, PASSEX in the Indian Ocean Region. It involved complex naval maneuvers, helicopter operations and aircraft drills. Highlights The Naval Exercise is to be ..

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