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EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019

A mega exercise, EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019 involving 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters, in a firepower demonstration was held close to the border with Pakistan at Pokhran in Rajasthan. Indian Airforce Strength at Display The mega exercise, EXERCISE VAYU SHAKTI-2019 displayed the might of the Indian Airforce: The IAF showcased firepower capability of indigenously-developed platforms ..

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Smart Anti Airfield Weapon successfully flight tested near Pokhran

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested indigenously developed light weight glide bomb Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) dropped from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. Total of three tests with different release conditions and ranges were conducted at Chandan range near Pokhran in Rajasthan. Test Details: Total of three tests with ..

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The 2018 National Technology Day (NTD)

The National Technology Day (NTD) is celebrated every year in India on May 11. On this day in 1998, India successfully tested its nuclear bombs in Pokhran, Rajasthan. The tests were conducted under the leadership of Former President Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who was then DRDO Chief, and Dr R Chidambaran, then Chairman ..

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India-US team test-fires M777 ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran

Joint investigation committee (JIC) comprising US and Indian officials has test-fired M777 ultra-light howitzers (ULH) at Pokhran firing range in Rajasthan. The team will review results of this test soon. The test was conducted in the wake of accident during its trial in September 2017. Background In November 2016, India signed Rs 5,070-crore deal with ..

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Successful Test Launch of Nishant

Nishant is India’s indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It has recently completed the series of confirmatory trials carried out by the army at the Chandan ranges in Pokhran, Rajasthan and is ready to be inducted to the Armed Forces of India. It is designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO that ..

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