Defence Current Affairs

Defence Minister inaugurates HAL-Safran joint venture for Helicopter Engines

Defence Minister inaugurates HAL-Safran joint venture for Helicopter Engines

The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines (SafranHE), France at Sattari District, North Goa, yesterday. The JV will provide MRO services for Safran TM333 2B2 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters operated by the Defence Services. Elaborating on the project, ...

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ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard

ICGS Aryaman and Atulya Commissioned into the Indian Coast Guard

The Indian Coast Guard Ships Aryaman and Atulya, the eighteenth and nineteenth in the series of twenty Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), designed and built by Cochin Shipyard Limited, were commissioned yesterday at Kochi by Financial Advisor to Defence Services Shri Sunil Kumar Kohli. The ships have been christened ICGS Aryaman and Atulya. Aryaman literally meaning ‘Possessor of Greatness’ will be ...

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2nd Joint tactical Exercise ‘Sino India Cooperation’ held by Indian and Chinese army in Ladakh

Sino India Cooperation 2016 held by Indian and Chinese army in Ladakh

As part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China, under the provisions of Border Defense Cooperation Agreement, 2013, the Indian and Chinese armies held 2nd Joint Exercise “Sino India Cooperation 2016” yesterday, as a sequel to the first Joint Exercise held on 6th February 2016 in the area of Border Personnel Meeting Hut at Chushul ...

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Indian Navy commissions highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu

Indian Navy commissions INS Tihayu

The Indian Navy commissioned the highly manoeuvrable fast attack craft INS Tihayu at the Eastern Naval Command today. The ship was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Harish Bisht AVSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Eastern Naval Command at a formal ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. INS Tihayu would be based in Visakhapatnam under the Naval ...

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PM inaugurates war memorial Shaurya Smarak, addresses public meeting in Bhopal

PM inaugurates war memorial Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed a gathering at Bhopal, and inaugurated the war memorial Shaurya Smarak built to honour the country’s braveheart martyred soldiers in Bhopal. The Shaurya Smarak is spread over an area of 12.67 acre land and the tales of their bravery are on display at this memorial. Excerpts from the PM’s speech on inauguration of ...

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India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime exercise commence at Belawan, Indonesia

India-Indonesia Bilateral Maritime Exercise Commence at Belawan, Indonesia

In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Indonesia and to the maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, Indian Naval Ship Karmuk, an indigenously built missile corvette, based under the Andaman and Nicobar Command, along with a Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft, is participating in the 28th India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol and Second Bilateral Maritime Exercise, scheduled from 10-27 ...

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In pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, INS Sumitra visits Surabaya, Indonesia

INS Sumitra visits Surabaya, Indonesia

In pursuit of India’s ‘Act East’ policy and outreach to friendly countries, the Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, INS Sumitra, has arrived at Surabaya, Indonesia on a two day visit from 10-12 Oct 16, as part of its deployment to the South Western Pacific Ocean. The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and enhancing maritime security cooperation between the two ...

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84th Indian Air Force Day celebrated with full fervor, on October 8

84th Indian Air Force Day celebrated with full fervor

With the Indian Air Force celebrating its 84th anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saluted the Air Force personnel and their families, thanking them for protecting the nations’ skies. The air force anniversary celebrations began at the Hindon air base in Ghaziabad with a large parade and an air display. The air display commenced with flag bearing sky divers of famous ...

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Naval Air Enclave (NAE) inaugurated in Kochi airport by Chief of Naval Staff

Naval Air Enclave inaugurated in Kochi airport by Chief of Naval Staff

A Naval Air Enclave (NAE) which will help the Navy to enhance surveillance of Western Coast was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Cochin International Airport by Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy Admiral Sunil Lanba. Speaking on the occasion, Admiral Lanba said the inauguration of the NAE again revives the bond between the Navy and civil operators which came ...

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43rd BSF-BGB Border co-ordination conference will be held in Delhi today

43rd BSF-BGB Border co-ordination conference

The 43rd Director General-level border co-ordination conference between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) will begin today in New Delhi and conclude on October 5. During the six-day-long conference, the 22 member BGB delegation headed by Major General Aziz Ahmed, Director General, Border Guards Bangladesh, will interact with a 25-member BSF delegation headed by Director ...

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