Defence Current Affairs

DRDO test fire of Nirbhay Cruise Missile fails

On October 12, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organization  test fired the Nirbhay Cruise Missile. The missile that had the capability to hit targets at 1000 metre distance failed due to technical snag.  The missile developed engine problems within 8 minutes of its launch. Nirbhay was the tenth missile to be fired by India in ..

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 44 bridges

On October 12, 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 bridges that were built by the Border Road Organization. The minister also laid a foundation stone of Nechiphu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh. Highlights The 44 bridges inaugurated are located in seven States and Union territories and will bring out a new era of connectivity and ..

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Indigenously developed RUSTOM II Drone Test Fire Successful

On October 9, 2020, the Defence Research Development Organisation tested Rustom 2 drone successfully. The Drone is capable of carrying payloads depending on the mission objectives. This includes aperture radar, situational awareness systems and electronic intelligent systems. Highlights The Rustom 2 is a medium attitude long endurance indigenous drone. The Drone was tested at Chitradurga ..

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Sagar Kavach Coastal Security Exercise and Matla Abhiyan Exercise held: Key Facts

The Indian Navy conducted a two-day coastal security exercise called “Sagar Kavach”. The exercise was conducted by Indian Navy along with Indian Coastal Guard. It is a half-yearly exercise to check coastal security mechanism and validate Standard Operating Procedure. Highlights Around 50 patrol crafts of the Coast Guard and 20 ships of the Indian Navy ..

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India test fires RUDRAM Anti-Radiation Missile successfully

On October 9, 2020, India test fired the new generation anti-radiation missile called Rudram 1. The Missile has been generated to kill enemy radar. Highlights The Rudram missile can be launched from Sukhoi 30MKI fighter jets. It has speed of 2 mach. This is twice the speed of the sound. The weapon was developed by ..

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