Indian Army: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: November 14, 2020

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 Army gifts Mine Detection dogs and Trained horse to Bangladesh Army

Published: November 11, 2020

On November 11, 2020, Indian Army gifted twenty trained horses and mine detection dogs to Bangladesh Army. The doges were trained by the Veterinary Corps and Remount of the Indian Army. Key Highlights The Indian Army also trained the Bangladesh Army in training the experts to handle the horses and dogs. The Chief of Brahmastra ..

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One Rank One Pension Scheme completes five years

Published: November 7, 2020

On November 7, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the one rank one pension scheme of armed forces has completed 5 years of successful journey. The Government of India has disbursed Rs 42,700 crores to more than 20.6 lakh ex-servicemen in the last five years. Current system of pension Currently uniform pension is given ..

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Indian Army launches Secure Messaging Application

Published: October 30, 2020

On October 29, 2020, the Indian Army launched a messaging mobile application called the SAI. The application will provide secure voice, video and text calling services to the soldiers of Indian Army. The SAI model is much similar to other commercial applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp, SAMVAD. It uses end-to-end encryption messaging protocol. Highlights The ..

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ITBP deputes First Officer to the newly created Guwahati based Eastern Command

Published: October 22, 2020

The Indo Tibetan Border Police guards the line of actual control. It has recently posted the first officer to head the newly created Guwauhati based Eastern command.  The ADG Amrit Mohan Prasad has been posted to the Guwahati headquarters of the ITBP. Eastern command The Eastern command overlooks the Indo Tibetan Border Police battalion posted ..

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