Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise Ex VINBAX 2022

Focus: GS III: Security Challenges Why in News? The 3rd Edition of Vietnam India Bilateral Army Exercise “Ex VINBAX 2022” is scheduled to be conducted at Chandimandir from 01 to 20 Aug 2022. About Ex VINBAX 2022: The exercise is a sequel to previously conducted bilateral exercise in Vietnam in 2019 and a major milestone […]

Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

Context: Recently, The Supreme Court upheld the core amendments made to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), which gives the government and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) virtually unbridled powers of summons, arrest, and raids, and makes bail nearly impossible while shifting the burden of proof of innocence on to the accused rather than the […]

India – Japan Maritime Exercise

Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Recently, a Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) was conducted between Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and Indian Navy in the Andaman Sea. About Maritime Partnership Exercise: The exercises were aimed at enhancing interoperability and streamlining seamanship and communication procedures. This exercise is part of the ongoing efforts between the two navies towards ensuring safe and secure international […]

One Year Since the Pegasus Spyware Revelations

One Year Since the Pegasus Spyware Revelations

Context: The Supreme Court will be hearing the case pertaining to the alleged use of the Pegasus spyware software later this month. Relevance: GS-III: Internal Security Challenges (Basics of Cyber Security; Role of media and social-networking sites in internal security challenges; Internal security challenges through communication networks), GS-II: Polity and Constitution (Constitutional Provisions, Fundamental Rights, […]

NIIO Seminar Swavlamban

Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Recently, Prime Minister unveiled ‘SPRINT Challenges’ during Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) seminar ‘Swavlamban’. ‘SPRINT (Supporting Pole-Vaulting in R&D through iDEX, NIIO and TDAC) Challenges’ is aimed at giving a boost to the usage of indigenous technology in Indian Navy. Importance of Self Reliance in Defense The defence sector was […]

Y- 3023 Dunagiri

Focus: GS III- Defence Why in News? Recently, the Defence Minister of India launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri, a Project 17A frigate built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata. About Y-3023 The fourth ship of the Project 17A Frigates is named “Dunagiri.” It bears the name of a mountain range in Uttarakhand. “Dunagiri” is […]

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA)

Context: A Union Minister has said it was necessary to have certain laws like the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) so that action could be taken against terrorists and those who “behead other people”. Relevance:  GS III- Security Challenges Dimensions of the Article: The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 Unlawful Activities Prevention Amendment Bill, […]

Hermit – The Pegasus-like Spyware

Context: ‘Hermit’ is the latest sophisticated spyware in the news, and it is believed to have targeted iPhones and Android devices in Italy and Kazakhstan. Hermit’s deployment – the spyware has been developed by an Italian vendor called RCS Lab – was first reported by cyber security researchers at the Lookout, a San-Francisco-based cybersecurity firm. Relevance: GS […]

Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile

Context:   Recently, Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy from an Indian Naval Ship at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha. Relevance: GS III- Defence Technology Dimensions of the Article: About VL-SRSAM Features of VL-SRSAM […]

IND-INDO CORPAT

Focus: GS III- Security Challenges Why in News? The 38th edition of India–Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between Indian Navy and Indonesian Navy is being conducted from 13-24 Jun 22.  About CORPAT: The Maritime exercise between India and Indonesia will begin at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  Under the broad ambit of this strong maritime […]