India recently conducted the night trial of indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi II missile. The test was successful. The test was conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha. Highlights Prithvi II is a surface-to-surface missile. The first trial of Prithvi II was conducted in September 2020. The launch was conducted by the Strategic Force ..
Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs
On September 28, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council approved Rs 2,900 crores for the acquisition of Indian Defence Equipment. Highlights The procurement includes 72,000 assault rifles from the United States. It also includes procurement of domestic and foreign vendors. The other procurement under the approval includes Smart Anti Airfield Weapon and Static High Frequency Trans-receiver ..
The defence ministry has released the Draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP), 2020, with the objective of making India self-reliant in the field of defence production mechanism. Highlights According to the policy objectives, India aims to achieve a turnover of Rs 175000 crores ($25 billion) including export of Rs 35000 crores in Aerospace ..