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DRDO 64th Foundation Day

DRDO 64th Foundation Day: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has celebrated the 64th Foundation Day on 1st January, 2022. DRDO is the R&D (Research and Development) wing of the Ministry of Defence with a vision to empower India with cutting-edge defence technologies. Its pursuit of self-reliance and successful indigenous development and production of strategic […]

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA): Nagaland will continue to be a ‘disturbed area’ for another six months under the AFSPA as the condition of the state remained “dangerous,” a move which comes amid growing clamour for withdrawal of the special powers to the armed forces, especially after the death of 14 civilians earlier this […]

Third Positive Indigenisation List

Third Positive Indigenisation List: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has restricted the import of 351 systems and components as a part of third Positive Indigenisation List to boost Indigenisation in Defence Manufacturing. In June 2021, the MoD had notified the second negative import list, renamed as the ‘positive indigenisation list’ of 108 items. The ‘First […]


ABHYAS: DRDO has successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) ‘Abhyas’ from Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems. This indigenous target aircraft, once developed, will meet the requirements of High-speed […]

Pralay Missile: DRDO

Pralay Missile: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted maiden flight test of a new indigenously developed surface-to-surface missile ‘Pralay’. The missile was tested from the Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. Pralay’ is India’s first conventional quasi-ballistic missile and is an answer to any conventional missile attack from […]

Exercise Prasthan

Exercise “Prasthan”: The security of the Offshore Development Area (ODA) in Krishna Godavari Basin on the East Coast of India was reviewed during exercise “Prasthan” conducted from 21 December to 22 December 21. The biannual exercise was coordinated and controlled by NOIC (APD) from Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Vizag under the aegis of Indian Navy. […]