Brahmos: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

First Sukhoi Squadron of Southern India commissioned at Thanjavur

Nicknamed ‘Tiger Sharks’, a new squadron of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets will be commissioned by the Indian Air Force at its Thanjavur airbase in Tamil Nadu on Monday, 20th January 2020. The Sukhoi-30MKI is an especially modified fighter jet that has the capability to carry the air-launched BrahMos cruise missiles. The first Sukhoi fighter jets to ..

Successful launch of Two BrahMos Missiles from Land and Air Platforms

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Indian Air Force (IAF) and the BrahMos Aerospace Limited have successfully conducted the tests for two BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, one each from air and land platforms. The first missile launch test was conducted from a land-based mobile launcher, while the second one was carried out by the ..

Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB)

A defense acquisition council meeting chaired by the Defense Minister of India has cleared a Rs 1350 crore purchase for the two batteries of new Brahmos equipped land-based missiles which will be used for coastal protection by the Indian Navy. The entire project is known as the Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB). What ..

DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

Rana Dasgupta wins 2019 Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Rana Dasgupta has won the 2nd edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his 2010 novel “Solo”, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence. The award consists of an amount of $10,000, a Tagore statue and a certificate. Beside this, the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for social achievement was awarded ..

Amar Paul, legendary Bengali folk singer, passes away

Amar Paul (97), the legendary Bengali folk singer, has passed away in Kolkata on April 20, 2019. Born on May 19, 1922, at Brahmanbaria in undivided Bengal in an area now in Bangladesh, Paul had started taking music lessons from his mother Durgasundari Paul. Afterwards, he learnt classical music from Ayat Ali Khan and folk ..

DRDO successfully test fires underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently successfully test fired the underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. It has a operational range of 1000 km and can fly very low to the ground to avoid detection by enemy radar called ..

India signs $950 million contract with Russia for purchase of two upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates

India has officially signed a $950 million contract with Russia for the purchase of two upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. The two frigates of the Project 11356 class will be bought directly from Russia and a contract to build two more at an Indian yard is likely to be signed at ..