Exercise Samudra Shakti 2021

Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’: Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt arrived at Jakarta, Indonesia on 18 September 2021 to participate in the 3rd edition of Bilateral Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’ with the Indonesian Navy scheduled off the approaches to Sunda Strait from 20 Sep to 22 September, 2021. The exercise aims to strengthen the bilateral relationship, enhance […]

Nuclear-Powered Submarines: Australia

Nuclear-Powered Submarines: The US and UK are set to provide Australia with the technology to deploy nuclear-powered submarines, as part of the first initiative under the new trilateral security partnership AUKUS. A nuclear-powered submarine, as the name suggests, is powered by a nuclear reactor but it is not a nuclear weapon. Every nuclear-powered submarine draws […]

6th Edition Of Exercise Peaceful Mission

6th Edition Of Exercise Peaceful Mission: The 6th edition of Exercise Peaceful Mission is being hosted by Russia in the Orenburg Region of South West Russia from 13th to 25th September 2021. India participated for the first time in the 5th edition of the Exercise (2018). It is a Multilateral and Joint Counter Terrorism Exercise, […]

REX MKII: Armed Robot

REX MKII: Armed Robot:   Israel Aerospace Industries unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot ‘REX MKII’, which can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire. The use of robots in the war involves dealing with ethical dilemmas. The proponents say that such semi-autonomous machines allow armies to protect their soldiers, while critics fear this marks […]

What Is NATGRID?

What Is NATGRID?: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID that aims to provide a “cutting-edge technology to enhance India’s counter-terror capabilities”. Envisaged as a robust mechanism to track suspects, the NATGRID can help in preventing terrorist attacks with real-time data and access to classified information like […]

MRSAM: Medium Range Surface To Air Missile System

Medium Range Surface To Air Missile (MRSAM) System: In a significant boost to India’s defence capabilities, the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) System was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) in the presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Air Force Station, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan […]

C-295 Aircraft: Important Points

C-295 Aircraft Deal: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared procurement of 56 C-295 MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force under the Make-in-India initiative in the aerospace sector. The C-295MW aircraft will be purchased from Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain. Capacity: The C-295 MW is a transport aircraft of 5-10 […]

Emergency Landing Field

Emergency Landing Field (ELF): Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari will Inaugurate Emergency Landing Field (ELF) and also witness aircraft operations on Emergency Landing Field (ELF) on NH-925 0n 09/09/2021 at Gandhav Bhakasar Section (NH-925) South of Barmer (Rajasthan). This is the first time that National Highway […]

Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) 2021

Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX): India and Singapore have carried out 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX). Initiated in 1994, SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy. 28th edition of SIMBEX was a mega naval wargame in the southern fringes of the South China Sea, […]