Military: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Jyoti Prakash Nirala honoured with India’s highest peacetime military decoration “Ashoka Chakra”

Published: January 27, 2018

Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, an Indian Air Force Garud commando, has been posthumously honoured with the India’s highest peacetime military decoration “Ashoka Chakra” for service and exhibiting bravery in fighting the militants at the 69th Republic Day 2018. Nirala laid down his life while gunning down two terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K)’s Bandipora district ..

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The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2018’ to be held in Seattle

Published: January 16, 2018

The Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Vajra Prahar 2018’ will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Seattle, in which a 45-member Special Forces team from Indian Army’s Southern Command will train alongside US soldiers in the third week of January. The aim of the exercise is to promote military relations between the two countries ..

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The 70th edition of Army Day 2018 celebrated

Published: January 15, 2018

The Army Day is celebrated every year by the Indian Army on January 15 to commemorate the day when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of Army from General Sir Francis Butcher , the last British Commander-in-Chief in 1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post Independence. The day ..

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13th joint military drill exercise “Iron Fist 2018” started between US and Japan

Published: January 14, 2018

The 13th edition of joint military drill exercise “Iron Fist 2018” has started between American and Japanese forces at Camp Pendleton in California on January 12 and will continue till February 12.. More than 500 U.S. Marines and sailors are partnering with about 350 members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force to train in fire ..

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B S Sahrawat takes charge as new Director General (DG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC)

Published: December 23, 2017

Lieutenant General B S Sahrawat has taken charge as new Director General (DG) of National Cadet Corps (NCC). He is a third generation army officer and is alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla & Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The General Officer was commissioned in Dec 1980 in 13th Battalion (REZANG LA), the KUMAON Regiment. ..

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