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Indian Army to buy small arms through foreign Military Sales

The Indian Army is all set to purchase small arms through Foreign Military sales. Highlights The small arms are to be purchased from the US based firm FN Herstal. The small arms purchased will be used by the special forces. India will purchase 7.62 x 51 mm FN scar made by the US unit of ..

Devika and Puneja bridges inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

On June 24, 2020, the Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated two bridges Devika and Puneja in Jammu and Kashmir in a virtual event. Devika Bridge The bridge was constructed in the Udhampur district. The bridge was a 70-year old demand of the people of Udhampur. The bridge will help to reduce traffic ..

Disability Pension

The government recently withdrew a circular that directed banks to deduct income tax from disability benefits and pensions given to military personnel following public protest. Categorisation of Disability Disabled veterans are classified under 3 categories: Battle Casualties (War Wounded): personnel injured during operations against enemies, terrorists, insurgents, etc. Battle Casualties: personnel declared as battle casualties ..

‘Martyrs’ Day’ observed on January 30

‘Martyrs’ Day’ is observed across the country every year on January 30. The day is observed to pay homage to the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifices of other Indians who laid down their lives for the country. This year India observes the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. All national leaders including ..

SAMPRITI’ exercise to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya

‘SAMPRITI’ is a joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh. The ninth edition of the exercise – SAMPRITI-IX is set to be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 3 to 16, 2020. The exercise, which is a part of the Indo-Bangladesh defence cooperation, is annually hosted by both countries alternately. Last year, the exercise ..

GoI fixes upper age limit of CDS post as 65

Government of India has fixed the upper age limit of CDS post as 65. The post is of great importance as he will serve as the military advisor of the government and will also possess nuclear powers. He will also head the agencies like space and cyber that were formed recently. Any Chief in the ..

A 5% increase in the global arms sales – SIPRI

According to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, the global arms sale has increased by 5% in the market dominated by the US. As per the report, the turnover of the top 100 of the biggest arms manufacturers is 420 billion USD. The US arms manufacturers alone account for ..

President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA)

On 20 Nov, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, awarded the President’s Colour to Indian Naval Academy (INA). This is the highest honour that if conferred upon a military unit was received by   Academy Cadet Captain Sushil Singh on behalf of the INA. Award is recognition ..