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  • India successfully conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can carry warheads of up to 300 kg. 

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  • The 14-day joint training exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK – 2017” has started between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.

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  • Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, AVSM has taken over the charge as the Flag Officer commanding-in -Chief of the prestigious Eastern Naval Command.

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  • Indian Naval ship Sukanya reached Belawan port, Indonesia to take part in the 30th edition of CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) and third Bilateral exercise between the Indian and Indonesian navies. 

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  • The first-ever International tri services joint exercise “INDRA – 2017” will be conducted between Indian and Russian Armed Forces.

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  • The state-owned Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai delivered the first of six scorpion class submarines to the Indian Navy. The submarine, INS Kalvari will be commissioned soon.

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  • Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Raksha Mantri flagged-off Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini (INSV Tarini) with an all women crew from INS Mandovi boat pool, Goa.

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  • Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy, at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL)

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  • The Indian Army will soon get its first attack helicopters, after the Defence Ministry cleared purchase of six Apache attack choppers at a cost of around Rs 4,168 crore.

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  • Indian Navy’s second CU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship was commissioned at Port Blair, capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has been indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. 

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  • A six-member all-woman team of the Indian Navy will set sail to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-woman crew. The expedition titled ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ 

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  • Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya was commission in Vasco, Goa.  ICGS Shaurya is an offshore patrol vessel designed and built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Ltd.

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  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed India’s first unmanned tank “Muntra” that can remotely operate.

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  • Reliance Defence launches first two naval patrol vessels Shachi and Shruti(NOPVs) – ‘Shachi’ and ‘Shruti’ – at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat.  The two NOPVs — ‘Shachi’ and ‘Shruti’ — are the first warships to be launched by a private sector shipyard in India.

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  • The Indian Army has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to raise a regiment of advanced Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAMs) capable of shooting down ballistic missiles and aircraft.

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  • Indian Navy’s second LCU (landing craft utility) Mark IV L52 ship built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, was formally launched in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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  • India today successfully test-fired its all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM) from a mobile launcher at launch complex III of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.

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  • Indian Army has received its first batch of bullet-proof helmets.

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  • Air Marshal PN Pradhan Appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff


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  • Operation 'Karam Hawa' Border Security Force is being implemented on the international border of Rajasthan
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  • Light combat aircraft 'Tejas' has successfully test-fired an air-to-air missile, paving the way for powering the indigenously-built aircraft with missiles having beyond visual range (BVR) capabilities.

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  • India’s nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, was test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast

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  • INS Viraat, the world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service will be decommissioned today with a ceremonial send-off in Mumbai.

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  • A specialised robots will soon assist the CRPF patrols to detect hidden Naxal planted IEDs and landmines that have caused numerous fatal causalities.

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  • The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX 17) was conducted on the Western Seaboard from     24 Jan 17 till 23 Feb 17.

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  • The largest warship of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramditya, will be equipped with its own dedicated ATM.

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  • Khanderi, the second Scorpene class submarine was launched this morning at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.

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  • India successfully test-fired its home-grown long range intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-IV from the Abdul Kalam Wheeler Island off Odisha coast.

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  • The Pakistan Army successfully test-fired an enhanced version of an indigenously-designed cruise missile ‘Babur’

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  • Government approved to buy 12 Dornier surveillance for Rs.2500 Cr

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  • The Strategic Forces of Command (SFC) of the armed force successfully test-fired Agni-I missile.

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  • Destroyer ship ‘INS Chennai’ commissioned into Indian Navy.

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  • A successful test firing of two nuclear capable Prithvi-IImedium-range ballistic missiles, was conducted by the Indian Armed Forces.

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  • The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar will hand over Four Naval Systems developed by DRDO to the Indian Navy.
    1.ABHAY – Compact Hull Mounted SONAR for Shallow Water Crafts,
    2.HUMSA UG – Upgrade for the HUMSA SONAR System,
    3.NACS – Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System, and
    4.AIDSS – Advanced Indigenous Distress SONAR System for submarines.

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  • Indian military has completed an amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar‘ which was began onMarch 17 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Aim: To validate and fine-tune its strategy to take over enemy land via sea

    All three wings of the armed forces Army, Air Force and Navy participated  in the participated in the Jal Prahar exercise

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