Defence Current Affairs

Japan and Australia sign Defence Pact to counter China

On November 17, 2020, Japan and Australia signed the “Reciprocal Access Agreement” to counter the growing influence of China in the South China sea and in the Pacific Island Nations. Highlights The defence agreement has taken six years of negotiations. This will bring the countries closer amidst militarization in South China sea and series of ..

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Second flight test of QRSAM missile successful

On November 17, 2020, India test fired the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) defence system and was successful. This is the second time the test is being conducted. The first QRSAM system test fire was conducted on November 13, 2020 and was successful. Key Highlights The test was conducted from the Integrated Test ..

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Second Phase of Malabar Exercise commences

The second phase of Malabar Exercise is to be held between November 17, 2020 and November 20, 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea. The first phase of Malabar exercise was held between November 3, 2020 and November 6, 2020 in Bay of Bengal. The exercise is important because the four countries together form the QUAD ..

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India test fires Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air-Missiles

On November 13, 2020, India test fired all-weather Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air-Missiles at the Chandipur Test Fire Range. It is called QRSAM and is a canister-based system. Key Highlights The missile is capable of striking aerial target at a height of 15 km. It is launched from mobile two vehicle system. One of the vehicles in ..

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Indian Navy launches fifth Scorpene Submarine “Vagir”

On November 12, 2020, the Indian Navy launched the fifth Scorpene submarine “Vagir” at Mazagon Dock of south Mumbai. The submarine is capable of taking missions such as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, mine laying, intelligence gathering and area surveillance. Key Highlights Vagir is a part of six Kalvari class submarine that is being built in ..

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