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FIGHTER JETS AT NYOMA, LADAKH

India is now all set to kick off the upgrade of the critical Nyoma advance landing ground (ALG) in eastern Ladakh to ensure it can also handle fighter operations, in the backdrop of China having consolidated all its air bases and military positions during the continuing 33-month military confrontation along …

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COMMAND POSTINGS FOR WOMEN OFFICERS IN THE ARMY

The Army has stated that the process for selection of women officers to command assignments in the rank of Colonel, a major step towards bringing them at par with their male counterparts, has been conducted. This flows from the Supreme Court judgment of 2020 upholding an earlier judgment granting permanent …

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TORPEDOING A SUBMARINE RUMOUR

Speculation abounds that the Indian Navy could cancel Project-75 India (I)-class for submarine production and instead acquire more Scorpene (Kalvari class) submarines — the fifth submarine from this class, INS Vagir, was commissioned into the Navy on January 23. A media report last week claimed that the Navy, faced with …

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INS VAGIR, FIFTH SCORPENE SUBMARINE, COMMISSIONED

The fifth Scorpene class conventional submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Vagir in the presence of the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R. Hari Kumar, at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Monday. The sixth and the last of the French-origin Scorpene-class submarines, Vagsheer, being built in India under technology …

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INDO-EGYPT JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE CYCLONE – I

The first ever joint exercise between the special forces of the Indian Army and the Egyptian Army named “Exercise Cyclone-I” is in progress at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan since 14 January 2023. The exercise aims to bolster defence co-operation between the two nations and focus on sharing professional skills and interoperability …

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WOMEN ARMY OFFICERS IN COMMAND

The Army has begun the process for selection of women officers for command postings in the rank of Colonel, which has so far been the domain of male officers. According to sources, a Special No. 3 Selection Board is being conducted for promotion of women officers from the rank of …

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BILATERAL NAVAL EXERCISE ‘VARUNA’ – 2023

The 21st Edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise between India and France – Exercise Varuna commenced on the Western Seaboard today, 16 Jan 23. While the bilateral exercise between the two navies were initiated in 1993, it was christened as ‘VARUNA’ in 2001 and has become a hallmark of India – …

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COMBATING CYBER-FRAUD

Bank and cyber frauds in India are on the rise. According to data by the Reserve Bank of India, frauds have cost the country an estimated ₹100 crore a day over the last seven years. The frauds reported in 2021-22 were 23.69% higher than in the previous year (9,103 cases …

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FIGHTER JETS TRIAL RUN ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY-16

Fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will fly at a height of 100 metres from the ground before landing at a designated strip along National Highway-16 in Bapatla district of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday as part of an emergency landing trial run. It is expected that at least …

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DECLINE IN INSURGENCY-RELATED VIOLENCE IN NORTHEAST

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday said that consistent efforts by the Union government had “weakened the ecosystem of terror” and had led to a “pronounced” reduction of violence in Jammu and Kashmir. It has also resulted in a 80% decline in insurgency-related violence in northeast India, he …

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