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

DRDO launches first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo

Published: November 25, 2020

The Defence Research Development Organization recently flagged off the first Varunastra, the heavy weight torpedo. The torpedo was designed and developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam Unit of Indian Navy. About Varunastra It is a ship launched electrically propelled heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo that is capable of targeting quiet submarines. It can be deployed in both shallow ..

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Indian Navy launches fifth Scorpene Submarine “Vagir”

Published: November 12, 2020

On November 12, 2020, the Indian Navy launched the fifth Scorpene submarine “Vagir” at Mazagon Dock of south Mumbai. The submarine is capable of taking missions such as anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, mine laying, intelligence gathering and area surveillance. Key Highlights Vagir is a part of six Kalvari class submarine that is being built in ..

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India-Italy Bilateral Summit: 15 Pacts signed

Published: November 7, 2020

On November 6, 2020, PM Modi is to hold a virtual bilateral summit with his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. The leaders are to sign 15 pacts in the field of energy, trade, ship building and culture. Highlights The summit is to explore possibilities of Italian investments in India especially in defence. Also, the leaders will ..

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Indian Coast Guard Ship C-452 to be commissioned in Indian Navy

Published: November 3, 2020

On November 3, 2020, the ICGS C-452, designed and built by L&T is to be commissioned in the Indian Navy. The ship was indigenously built in India under the Make in India initiative. Highlights Earlier, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh had commissioned the ICGS Sachet and two other interceptor boats namely C-451 and C-450 in ..

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Indian Navy Test Fires Anti-Ship Missile in Bay of Bengal

Published: October 30, 2020

On October 30, 2020, Indian Navy test fired the Anti-Ship Missile from INS Kora in Bay of Bengal. The missile hit the destined target successfully. Key Highlights INS Kora was commissioned in 1998. It was designed by the Indian Navy under Project 25A. The ship is equipped with Kh-35 anti-ship missiles. There are three warships ..

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