India-Russia Defence Deal Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank?

Russia is set to demonstrate its Sprut-SDM1 light amphibious tank during the Indian Army’s upcoming tender for light tanks. Key facts Sprut-SDM1, equipped with a 125 mm tank gun, is the only light amphibious tank of its class to have firepower equivalent to that of the main battle tank. The amphibious tank is capable of ..

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US: Waiver to India against CAATSA sanctions

US House of Representatives passed an amendment, that approves waiver to India against CAATSA Sanctions. Key Facts Amendment was passed by voice vote. It provides waiver to India, under CAATSA sanctions, to purchase S-400 missile defence system from Russia. US’s waiver is directed towards countering China. Amendment was passed during floor consideration of National Defence Authorisation Act ..

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Indian Navy’s Operation Sankalp – Key Facts

Stealth Frigate of Indian Navy, INS Talwar, is currently deployed for “Op Sankalp”. The frigate is commemorating the 3rd continuous year of presence of Indian Navy in the Gulf for protection of Maritime Interests of India. Operation Sankalp Indian Navy has launched the Operation Sankalp in the Gulf region on June 19, 2019 in the ..

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AK 203 deal: Delivery of Initial batch of rifles

As a part of larger contract to manufacture AK 203 assault rifles in India, the armed forces received first batch of 70,000 rifles from Russia. Highlights The first batch has been delivered at a fast pace, on request by India, amid Covid-19 pandemic. First batch is likely to be used by the air force. Rifles ..

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Inauguration of Brahmos Missile Manufacturing Unit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Brahmos Aerospace Cruise Missile Manufacturing Unit in Lucknow, on December 26, 2021. Highlights On the occasion, defence minister reiterated that Russia was India’s strategic partner. He also supported the nuclear and other military deterrents of India to prevent external threats in India. According to him, inauguration of the BrahMos Missile ..

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Defence Acquisition Council approves AK-203 deal with Russia

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has granted permission for mass production of AK-203 rifles, providing fire power to the standard weapon profile of armed forces. DAC has also approved an independent satellite for Indian Air Force (IAF). Key Points This decision was taken ahead of scheduled visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to India beginning. His ..

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