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Third Defence Attaches conference held in New Delhi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the third Defence Attaches conference at New Delhi. He also announced that India is set to have 10 more Defence Attaches in 10 different countries. This creation of additional 10 defence wings will strengthen the defence diplomacy of the country and help in increasing exports in defence sector. Under ..

NATGRID will come into operation by 2020

The ambitious National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) project will came into effect from December 31, 2020.  It will enable multiple security and intelligence agencies a database related to immigration entry or exit, banking and telephone details etc from a common platform.  The project links various investigation agencies such as RAW and IB.  At least 100 Central ..

58th Raising Day of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) observed on October 24

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is one of the 7 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India. Under the CRPF Act, the ITBP was raised on 24th October 1962 in the wake of the Sino-Indian War of 1962. Recently, the 58th Raising Day of ITBP is recently observed on 24th October 2019 to commemorate the ..

“Ex Dharma Guardian” joint military exercise between India & Japan

India and Japan will hold the 2nd edition of joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019’ in Mizoram from 19th of October to 2nd of November 2019. The focus of the 2-week-long exercise will be to increase the interoperability between the two forces and enhance coordination in dealing with various security challenges including counter-terrorism. The scope of ..

Maitree – 2019: India-Thailand Military Excercise

India-Thailand Joint Military Excercise, Maitree-2019 will be held from 16-29 Sep 2019 at Foreign Training Node, Umroi (Meghalaya). Features of Maitree 2019 Army battalions comprising 50 soldiers each from Indian Army and Royal Thailand Army (RTA) will participate in the exercise to share experience gained during various counter-terrorism operations in their respective countries. Both India ..

Bomb threats force emergency landing of Air India aircraft in London

In a recent update by Air India, it has informed that one of its aircraft, a Boeing 777-337 was forced to land at the London Stansted airport after a bomb threat was reported. The affected flight, AI 191 was flying from Mumbai to Newark Airport, USA when it had to make an emergency precautionary landing ..

India to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise ‘IndSpaceEx’

India is planning to conduct its first-ever simulated space warfare exercise titled ‘IndSpaceEx’ in the last week of July under the aegis of the Integrated Defence Staff of the defence ministry. All military stakeholders, including those from the scientific community, will participate in it. The purpose of the exercise is to understand the possible challenges ..

RISAT-2B Successfully Launched

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the RISAT-2B satellite. It is an earth observation satellite which adds to India’s capability to observe the earth in all weathers and all conditions. About the Launch The RISAT or Radar Imaging Satellite is equipped with a sensor known as ‘synthetic aperture radar’ to produce ‘radar images’. ..