INS Surat And Frigate INS Udaygiri

The Defence Minister launched the Indian Navy destroyer warship INS Surat and frigate INS Udaygiri in Mumbai.


 

NASM-SR Missile

The Navy recently tested an indigenous Naval Anti-Ship Missile (Short Range) or NASM-SR from a Sea King helicopter at the Integrated Test Range in Balasore, Odisha


Abhilasha Barak : First Woman Combat Pilot Of Army

Captain Abhilasha Barak has become the first woman to join the Army Aviation Corps as combat aviator after completion of a six-month combat Army aviation course.

 


Bongosagar Exercise

  • The third edition of Exercise Bongosagar, bilateral naval exercise between India and Bangladesh, commenced at Port Mongla, Bangladesh

 


Nirdeshak : Second Of The Four Survey Vessels Project

  • ‘Nirdeshak’, the second of the four Survey Vessels (Large) (SVL) Project being built by GRSE in collaboration with L&T shipbuilding for Indian Navy was launched on 26 May 2022 at Kattupalli, Chennai

Russia’s Tsirkon Hypersonic Cruise Missile

  • Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile from the Barents Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry said
  • The missile hit a naval target about 1,000 kms away in the White Sea and the flight of the projectile corresponded to the designed parameters

INS Khanderi

  • Defence Minister undertook a sea sortie on a Scorpene class submarine ‘INS Khanderi’ at Karwar.
  • Indian Navy had commissioned the first Khanderi submarine on December 6, 1968, and served till its decommissioning in October 1989.

ASTRA MK-I BVRAAM

  • Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for supply of ASTRA MK-I Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air to Air Missile (AAM) and associated equipment for the Indian Air Force & Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 2,971 crore under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category.

HIMAR Systems

  • United States would send four HIMAR systems to Ukraine
  • The M142 HIMARS, a light multiple rocket launcher, was developed for the US Army in the late 1990s

JUNE 7, 2022

Exercise SAMPRITI-X

  • As part of the ongoing India Bangladesh bilateral defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise Ex SAMPRITI-X is being conducted at Jashore Military Station in Bangladesh from 05 June to 16 June 2022

JUNE 8, 2022

Agni-IV Ballistic Missile

  • India conducted a test of the nuclear capable Agni-IV ballistic missile, which has a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a “night user trial in operational configuration” by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC)

JUNE 14, 2022

Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme Of Ministry Of Defence

  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved enhancement of funding under Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme of Ministry of Defence to Rs 50 crore per project from Rs 10 crore
  • Aims to provide a major fillip to the defence manufacturing sector by encouraging the industry to innovate and develop defence technologies in order to place India on the self-reliance trajectory.

JUNE 15, 2022

38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol

  • The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being conducted in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca
  • The two Navies have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002.

JUNE 29, 2022

OPERATION Sankalp

  • Indian Navy’s stealth Frigate, INS Talwar is presently deployed for OPERATION Sankalp commemorating the 3rd continuous year of Indian Navy’s presence in the Gulf for protection of India’s Maritime Interests

JUNE 29, 2022

840 Squadron

  • The Indian Coast Guard Region (East) inducted the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III, indigenously developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in Chennai
  • The ALH will be the first aircraft of the newly created “840 Squadron” of The Indian Coast Guard that will be stationed in Chennai and will be the first ALH MK-III to be positioned in the Coast Guard Region East.

July 1, 2022

INS Gomati

  • The Indian Navy Ship (INS) Gomati was decommissioned from the naval dockyard in Mumbai
    • Commissioned in 1988 at Mazagon Dock Ltd, Bombay
    • Derives her name from the vibrant river Gomti

July 1, 2022

Fiscal Deficit Improved To 6.71% Of The FY22

  • Fiscal deficit improved to 6.71% of the FY22 GDP over the revised budget estimate of 6.9% mainly on account of higher tax realisation

July 2, 2022

ASTRA MK-I BVRAAM

  • Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) for supply of ASTRA MK-I Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Air to Air Missile (AAM) and associated equipment for the Indian Air Force & Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 2,971 crore under Buy (Indian-IDDM) category

July 3, 2022

HIMAR Systems

  • United States would send four HIMAR systems to Ukraine
  • The M142 HIMARS, a light multiple rocket launcher, was developed for the US Army in the late 1990s

 

  • High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is mounted on a truck, and can carry a container with six rockets.

July 7, 2022

Exercise SAMPRITI-X

  • As part of the ongoing India Bangladesh bilateral defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise Ex SAMPRITI-X is being conducted at Jashore Military Station in Bangladesh from 05 June to 16 June 2022

July 8, 2022

Ex Khaan Quest 2022

  • A multinational peacekeeping exercise-Ex Khaan Quest 2022 featuring participation from military contingents from 16 countries including India commenced in Mongolia.

July 8, 2022

Agni-IV Ballistic Missile

  • India conducted a test of the nuclear capable Agni-IV ballistic missile
  • It has a strike range of 4,000 km, as part of a “night user trial in operational configuration” by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC)

July 9, 2022

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently said that India looks forward to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by overcoming political impediments
  • Brought in 1974– in response to the Indian nuclear test (smiling Buddha)

 


July 14, 2022

Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme Of Ministry Of Defence

  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has approved enhancement of funding under Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme of Ministry of Defence to Rs 50 crore per project from Rs 10 crore.
  • The TDF scheme, executed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), supports indigenous development of components, products, systems and technologies by MSMEs and start-ups.

July 15, 2022

38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol

  • The 38th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) is being conducted in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.
  • The two Navies have been carrying out CORPAT along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002
  • It highlights the mutual trust, synergy and cooperation between the two friendly Navies

July 20, 2022

Next Generation Corvettes

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given the Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for procurement of next-generation Corvettes for the Indian Navy at an approximate cost of Rs 36,000 crore.

July 29, 2022

OPERATION Sankalp

  • Indian Navy’s stealth Frigate, INS Talwar is presently deployed for OPERATION Sankalp commemorating the 3rd continuous year of Indian Navy’s presence in the Gulf for protection of India’s Maritime Interests

 


July 29, 2022

840 Squadron

  • The Indian Coast Guard Region (East) inducted the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Mark-III,
  • Developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in Chennai.
  • The ALH will be the first aircraft of the newly created “840 Squadron” of The Indian Coast Guard that will be stationed in Chennai
  • will be the first ALH MK-III to be positioned in the Coast Guard Region East

July 1, 2022

Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2022

  • Will be held in and close to the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California from 29th June to 4th August
  • 27 countries are participating in the current edition of the multi-dimensional exercise
  • Indian Navy’s INS Satpura and one P8I maritime patrol aircraft are participating in the exercise

July 1, 2022

ABHYAS: High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target

  • India successfully tested the indigenously-designed Abhyas – a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – in Odisha
  • DRDO carried out trial
  • From Integrated Test Range (ITR)
  • Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) designed and developed by ABHYAS

July 4, 2022

Autonomous Flying Wing Technology

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO)
  • DRDO carried out the maiden test flight of a new unmanned Aerial Vehicle, an Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator
  • UCAV – Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
  • Design has the potential to deliver high fuel efficiency and stability if executed with precision

July 6, 2022

INAS 324 Squadron

  • The Indian Navy commissioned a new Indian Naval Air Squadron 324 at eastern Naval Command
  • Enhance the surveillance capability on the Eastern Seaboard
  • Squadron’s insignia depicts a ‘KESTREL’
  • KESTRELS, which are birds of prey
  • Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) and Search and Rescue (SAR)

 


July 11, 2022

India’s Defence Exports

  • India’s defence exports for 2021-22 were estimated at Rs 13,000 crore, the highest ever

 


July 11, 2022

India’s Defence Exports

  • India’s defence exports for 2021-22 were estimated at Rs 13,000 crore, the highest ever

July 12, 2022

INS Vikrant

  • The fourth phase of Sea Trials for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier- Vikrant has been successfully completed during which integrated trials of majority of equipment and systems onboard were undertaken
  • commissioning of the ship in August this year to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

July 16, 2022

Dunagiri, a Project 17A Frigate

  • Dunagiri is a Project 17A frigate
  • Project-17 Alpha frigates (P-17A), are a series of stealth guided-missile frigates
    • frigates: a light boat propelled originally by oars but later by sails
  • Launched into the Hooghly river at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata on 15 July 2022

July 18, 2022

S-400 Missile System

  • US House of Representatives has passed a legislative amendment that approves a refusal to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia to help deter aggressors like China
  • CAATSA – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
  • CAATSA’s core objective is to counter Iran, Russia and North Korea through punitive measures.

 


July 21, 2022

SPRINT Challenges

  • SPRINT challenges’, an initiative aimed at boosting the usage of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy
  • Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) in cooperation with the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO), aims to induct at least 75 new indigenous technologies/products into the Indian Navy

 

July 21, 2022:

Swavlamban : NIIO

  • Swavlamban’, the maiden seminar of the NIIO
  • NIIO stands for Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation
  • It is held at New Delhi
  • two day seminar
  • PM was shown a demo of ‘Varuna’ Personal Air vehicle
  • Varuna – an autonomous multi-copter drone capable of carrying a passenger
  • Release of the iDEX DISC7 (SPRINT) challenges by the Prime Minister
  • SPRINT stands for (Supporting Pole-vaulting in R&D through iDEX, NIIO and TDAC)
  • DIO stands for Defence Innovation Organisation
  • Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence
  • SPRINT is a collaborative project between the DIO and NIIO aimed at developing atleast 75 indigenous technologies as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
  • a new chapter in the naval thrust towards self-reliance in defence and an AatmaNirbhar Bharat
  • AatmaNirbhar Bharat is the vision of the Prime Minister of making India a self-reliant nation

July 22, 2022

INS Sindhudhvaj

  • INS stands for India Naval Ship
  • INS Sindhudhvaj is Kilo class Submarine of Indian Navy
  • Indian Navy withdraw INS Sindhudhvaj from its service at Vishakapatnam after 35 years of service on 16 July 2022
  • By withdrawing this, Navy has left with only 15 conventional submarines in service
  • INS Sindhudhvaj was commissioned into the Indian Navy in June 1987
  • One of the 10 Kilo-class submarines
  • only submarine awarded the CNS Rolling trophy

 

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