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DANX -19 conducted under aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command of Indian Armed Forces

The 2nd edition of Defence of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Exercise (DANX-19) has been conducted under the aegis of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) from 14th to 18th Oct 2019. The 5-day exercise is a large scale joint services exercise of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The purpose of the exercise ..

New Capital of Indonesia

The President of Indonesia has stated that the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. The choice of location was based on the intense studies undertaken over the past three years. The new capital city, ..

Brunei accused rude by EU

The EU officials accused Brunei as rude and abusive for imposing death penalty for gay sex. Brunei was condemned globally including the United Nations for its new law that punishes rape and gay sex with death and theft with amputation. EU is to vote on the resolution to condemn Brunei’s strong penalties on Thursday.

Philippines warns China to back off the disputed island

Philippines President Duterte has warned China to back off the disputed island in South China sea. The Chinese presence in the South China Sea is increasing and has been warned by adjacent countries. It has also received criticism all over the world. China, Philippines, Brunei, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam have been claiming various islands and ..

Andaman and Nicobar Command is first Tri-service theater command of Indian Armed Forces (IAF)

The Andaman and Nicobar Command is the first and only Tri-service theater command of the Indian Armed Forces, based at Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The archipelago is straddled strategically near the mouth of the Malacca Straits which is an important Sea Lane of Communication used by the navies of several countries. ..

Veer Savarkar International Airport declared as an authorized Immigration Check post

The Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair has been declared as an authorized Immigration Check post for entry into/exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers. It was declared under sub-rule (b) of rule 3 of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules of 1950. This decision of the Union Government ..

Havelock Island erstwhile name of Swaraj Dweep in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Central government has decided to rename three popular islands of Andaman and Nicobar to mark the 75th anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s historic visit to the islands. The names of Ross Island, Neil Island and Havelock Island will be changed to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island, Shaheed Dweep and Swaraj Dweep, respectively. On ..

Indian Coast Guard conducts ‘Ex Clean Sea-2018’ at sea off Port Blair

The Indian Coast Guard has conducted the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea – 2018’ at sea off Port Blair on December 6. Coast Guard ships Viswasth, Vijith, Rajveer, Rajshri, 4 interceptor boats and its air assets Dornier and Chetak helicopters participated in the exercise.The preparedness of all agencies during the ..