Defence Current Affairs, GK & News

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020 promotes self-reliance in defence manufacturing in the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. Background of DAP 2020 In 2002, Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was initiated to streamline the procurement of military hardware for the Armed Forces in a systematic manner. DPP was reformed in 2016 (DPP-16), which emphasizes indigenously designed, developed, ..

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UAE buys record 80 Rafale jets

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed 14 billion Euros of agreement with France for 80 Rafale warplanes. This is the biggest international order ever made for the Rafale jets. About the Deal UAE and France recently inked a 17 billion Euros deal. Under the deal, UAE is to buy 80 Rafale jets and 12 ..

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India-Japan MoU in ICT sector

India and Japan recently signed Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology. The agreement included standardization of 5G as well. Key Features of the Agreement India and Japan will enhance cooperation in the field of telecom security, 5G technologies, submarine optical fiber cable system to islands of India, ..

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US-Taiwan 1.8 billion USD arms sale: Key Facts

The United States approved the potential sale of three weapon systems to Taiwan, as well as missiles and artillery. The three weapon systems could have a total cost of USD 1.8 billion. The United States also approved 11 truck-based rocket launchers created by Lockheed Martin Corp called a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System for an ..

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Ministry of Defence sets new rules for land transfer to reduce expenditure

The Ministry of Defence recently approved the land transfer rules. Under the new rules the armed forces are allowed to receive infrastructure equivalent in value to the land under their control. The land is to be used for public utilities. This will help reduce the defence forces’ expenditure. Key Highlights The Defence Forces under the ..

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