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India-China Ceremonial Border Meet on “Labour Day” cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian and Chinese ceremonial border personnel meet that is usually conducted on Labour Day was cancelled. Highlights On May 1, every year the Indian and Chinese Army personnel hold a meeting at five border locations. During their meet, the army personnel discuss sports activities and also about activities to ..

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SIPRI: India one among top three military spender

On April 27, 2020, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its report on military spending of different countries in the world. According to the report, US, China and India are the three top most military spenders in 2019. Highlights Following the three top military spenders in the world, Russia and Saudi Arabia were ..

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NOOR: Iran’s first military satellite launched successfully

Iran recently launched its first military satellite. The satellite is to orbit at 425 km. This has increased tensions between US and Iran amidst COVID-19 crisis. Highlights The Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps, IRGC launched the satellite. Iran has used Ghased or Messenger satellite launcher to put the satellite in its orbit. Tensions increased when countries ..

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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 ..

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Sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India approved by US

On February 11, 2020, United States approved sale of Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India. The cost of the system is estimated as 1.86 billion USD. Highlights India aims to buy Integrated Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) from the US in order to modernize its armed forces. It will help India to counter threats ..

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