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

Indian Navy Day: December 4

Published: December 4, 2020

Every year the Indian Navy Day is celebrated on December 4. This year the Indian Navy Day is celebrated on the following theme Theme: Indian Navy Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive. The theme sends message that India is keenly watching the moves of the Chinese in the Indian Ocean Region and the Indian Navy is ..

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Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant: Key Facts

Published: December 3, 2020

The Indigenous Aircraft Carrier is set to be commissioned into service by end of 2021 or early 2022. The project is significant in light of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative as 75% of its materials and onboard equipment are indigenously developed. The carrier is in the final stages of its construction at Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The ..

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Anti-ship version of BrahMos Test: Highlights

Published: December 2, 2020

The Indian Navy test-fired the anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. This comes amid the border tensions with China in eastern Ladakh. This successful test is a part of series of trials being carried out by the three services. BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture of ..

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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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