About INS Vagir

Context: Recently, The Indian Navy  commissioned the fifth diesel-electric Kalvari-class submarine Vagir. It is among the six submarines being built by the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), Mumbai, in collaboration with the French M/s Naval Group under Project 75. Reference: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: What are the specifications of Vagir? Kalvari-class background […]

About Exercise Cyclone-I

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The first joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army is taking place in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan since 14 January 2023. About Exercise Cyclone-I Purpose of the Exercise Benefits of the Exercise

Exercise Varuna

Focus: GS III: Security challenegs Why in News? The 21st edition of the bilateral naval exercise between India and France, “Exercise Varuna,” began on January 16, 2023. Exercise Details Significance

VSHORAD Missile System

Recently, The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)  accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) to procure the Very Short Range Air Defence System or VSHORAD (IR Homing) missile system, designed and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), among other weapon systems for the Army and Navy at a total cost of Rs4,276 crore. Relevance: GS III: Defence […]

About SPRINT Scheme

Focus: GS III: Defence Why in News? The Indian Navy has recently inked an agreement with Sagar Defence Engineering Pvt. Ltd for acquiring armed autonomous boat swarms under the ‘SPRINT’ initiative. About SPRINT Scheme Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO)

Village Defence Committees

Context: After militants killed six people in two days in the Upper Dangri village of Jammu and Kashmir locals have demanded that they be provided weapons to take on attackers. Responding to the demands, Lt Governor assured the people that they would get a Village Defence Committee (VDC) on the lines of those in Doda […]

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

Context: Recently, The Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully fired the extended range (ER) version of BrahMos and air-launched the supersonic cruise missile against a ship target from a SU-30MKI fighter aircraft. Relevance  GS-III Internal Security Challenges, Science and Technology Dimensions of the Article: About BrahMos supersonic cruise missile About Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) […]

INS Mormugao

Context: In a boost to the country’s maritime capabilities, INS Mormugao has officially joined the Indian Navy’s fleet, marking a significant milestone for indigenous military expedition. Relevance: GS III: Defence Dimensions of the Article: What is Project 15B? What are the capabilities of INS Mormugao? Sophisticated digital networks: What is the strategic importance? -Source: The […]

Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XVI

Focus: GS III: Security challenges Why in News? The 16th Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” between India and Nepal will be conducted at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi (Nepal). About Exercise SURYA KIRAN  

About KAZIND-22

Focus: GS III-Defence Why in News? The 6th Edition of Indo – Kazakhstan joint training exercise “KAZIND-22” is scheduled to be conducted at Umroi (Meghalaya) About KAZIND-22 Significance: