Defence Current Affairs

Chinese Army begin withdrawing from Galwan valley

On July 7, 2020, the Chinese army was seen removing tents and structures after an agreement between the commanders of Indian and Chinese army. Highlights The Indian and Chinese army conducted violent clashes along the Line of Actual Control that led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers. Recent satellite images indicate that the Chinese ..

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India-China Stand-off in Ladakh triggers Andaman build up

India and China have been facing stand-off along Line of Actual Control, especially in the Pangong Tso lake in the Ladakh region. Even after several rounds of peace talks between the army high commands of both the countries, the situation remains tensed across the border. This has triggered India to fast track plans in the ..

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Indian Air Force SASO conference inaugurated

On July 2, 2020, the Indian Air Force Senior Air Staff Officers (SASO) conference was inaugurated by Chief of air staff and air chief marshal. Highlights The conference was conducted through video conferencing. It is the first time the Air Force is conducting a conference virtually. The conference emphasized the need to enhance operational capability ..

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Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Sukhoi fighter jets and 21 MiG-29 from Russia

On July 2, 2020, the Defence Ministry approved the procurement of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi fighter jets at a cost of Rs 38,900. The procurement is being made to strengthen combat compatibility of Indian Armed forces, especially when the country is facing a stand-off with China at Line of Actual control. Highlights The decision ..

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Indian Army to buy small arms through foreign Military Sales

The Indian Army is all set to purchase small arms through Foreign Military sales. Highlights The small arms are to be purchased from the US based firm FN Herstal. The small arms purchased will be used by the special forces. India will purchase 7.62 x 51 mm FN scar made by the US unit of ..

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Indian Navy to build MAAREECH, an advanced Torpedo Decoy System

On June 26, 2020, the Indian Navy inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called MAAREECH. The contract of production of the Maareech is to be undertaken by Bharat Electronics Limited. Significance The induction of the torpedo gives a major fillip to Make in India initiative. It will also help make the country self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar). ..

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