Launch of Y – 12654 (MAHENDRAGIRI)

Syllabus: Defence Technology Context Mahendragiri, the last Project 17A Frigate, will be launched at M/s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai on 01 Sep 23. Mahendragiri It was named after a mountain peak in Eastern Ghats located in the state of Orissa, is the seventh ship of the Project 17A Frigates. …

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Astra air-to-air missile

Syllabus: Defence Technology Context An Astra indigenous beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile was successfully test-fired from the light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas, off the coast of Goa. ASTRA The ASTRA (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) is an indigenously developed beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India. …

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Two Indian military aircraft visit Australia’s strategic Cocos Islands

The planes were at Cocos Island for a week, which can be an important base for refuelling and operational turnaround for Indian armed forces; India aims to increase its military-to-military engagement, deepening interoperability in the region Strategy Expanding the strategic reach of the Indian military and improving interoperability with Australia, …

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The Defence Secretary, Shri GiridharArmane  has urged the stakeholders of System for Pension Administration Raksha (SPARSH), an one stop solution to all pension related activities of Defence pensioners pioneered by Defence Accounts Department,  to make it more user friendly. He underlined some problems in migration to SPARSH platform and technical …

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IAF prepares to induct Rafale jets

Pilots being sent to France again for training; Rs. 400 crore sanctioned for readying bases Though the Rafale jet deal has been caught in a political firestorm, the Indian Air Force is quietly readying infrastructure for the new fleet and training its fighter pilots to fly the aircraft. Official sources …

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Army begins scouting for light machine guns

An RFI for 30,000 guns has been issued The Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of 30,000 light machine guns (LMG) to equip the infantry.The RFI, which was issued on Monday, set a four-week timeframe for interested vendors to submit bids. “Tentative date of issue …

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