Defence

11th Biennial Edition Aero India 2017 Takes Off at Bengaluru

Date: February 15, 2017

Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition and declared the Aero India 2017 open today at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. This edition of Aero India, for the first time, combines the defence and civil aviation segments into a holistic event with the co involvement of the defence and civil aviation min...

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TROPEX-17

Date: January 28, 2017

Navy’s Theatre Level Exercise, TROPEX 17, gets underway

The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) got underway on 24 Jan 17. The month long exercise will have ships and aircraft of both the Western and Eastern Naval Commands, as also assets from the Indian Air Force, Indian Army and the Indian Coast Guard exercisin...

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ISRO launches PSLV's longest flight SCATSAT-1

Date: September 25, 2016

In its first multi-orbital launch, India's workhorse PSLV on Monday injected eight different satellites, including the country's weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and five from other nations, into two different orbits.

India's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35, was launched from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota at 9.12 am, and carries the 3...

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Date: September 24, 2016

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Indra-2016:India-Russia Joint Military Exercise begins in Vladivostok

Date: September 23, 2016

The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise ‘INDRA-2016’ has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. Main focus of this edition of the joint exercise is on ‘Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate’. To achieve interoperability in joint operations, troops from both sides would acquaint...

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Date: September 15, 2016

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Sahyog Hyeoblyeog 2016:Joint Indo-Korean coast guard exercise

Date: June 08, 2016

An Indo-Korean joint coast guard four day exercise “Sahyog Hyeoblyeog 2016” will be held off Chennai coast from June 8.The exercise is aimed at further strengthening the relationship between the coast guards of the two countries and refine joint operating procedures, according to a coast guard press release.

Korea Coast Guard ship 3009 would visit Chennai between June 8 to 1...

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Exercise Chakravyuh-II

Date: May 06, 2016

In a follow up to ‘Exercise Shatrujeet’ by the Strike Corps (Strike One) in Apr 2016, the pivot formations are holding major military training exercise codenamed “Exercise CHAKRAVYUH-II” in the general area of Pallu – Sardarsahar (Suratgarh) in Rajasthan. The exercise conceptualized by the Pivot Corps involves rapid mobilization and execution of plans in sync with ...

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Maiden Sea Trial of Kalvari - First Scorpene Class Submarine

Date: May 02, 2016

 ‘Kalvari’, the first of the Scorpene class submarines, being built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL), went to sea for the first time on May 1st. The submarine sailed out at about 1000 hrs under her own propulsion for the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and during the sortie. A number of number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, Auxiliary Equip...

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India successfully launches IRNSS-1G

Date: April 28, 2016

Indian Space Research Organisation has accomplished the daunting task of developing the country's own navigation system with the successful launch of IRNSS-1G.This sattelite is the last in the series of seven navigation satellites to be put into orbit. PSLV C33 carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1G lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 12.50 pm. Aro...

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‘Iron Fist’ :IAF Conducts Day – Night Exercise in Rajasthan

Date: March 18, 2016

Indian Air Force’s day-night exercise demonstrating its combat and fire power was conducted on 18 Mar 16 at Rajasthan’s Pokhran firing range in the presence of Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The event comprised six packages depicting six themes in which more than 180 aircraft, ...

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The second International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016:Vishakhapatnam

Date: February 05, 2016

The International Fleet Review 2016 is being held at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) from 4 to 8 February 2016.This is the second IFR to be held in India and the first on the East Coast. 

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Gallantry Awards to Army on 26 January 2016

Date: January 25, 2016

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has approved the award of one Ashok Chakra, two Kirti Chakras and eight Shaurya Chakras to the Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Republic Day 2016 has been included in the list of citations.
Awardees

Ashok Chakra

Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami (Posthumous), 9 PARA (Special Force)

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Indian Navy successfully test fires Long Range Barak 8 missile from INS Kolkata

Date: December 30, 2015

The Indian Navy on Tuesday test-fired the Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) for the first time from an Indian warship. Barak 8 is being considered to be a major asset for the Indian Navy because it would add a potent system designed to destroy any anti-ship missile launched by Pakistani or Chinese Navy.Key to Barak 8's ability to intercept incoming missiles is Israel-made M...

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Date: November 28, 2015

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Nuclear-capable Dhanush missile successfully test fired by the Strategic Forces Command

Date: November 27, 2015

India successfully test fired one of its nuclear-capable ballistic missiles from a naval ship off the coast of Odisha. The trial was conducted from an undisclosed location, nearly 45 km from Puri and Paradip coast, Balasore, Bhubaneswar. The test was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Navy.

It is developed by the DRDO under its ambitious Integrated Guided Missile D...

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India’s Supersonic interceptor missile Advanced Air Defence (AAD) test-fired

Date: November 23, 2015

India test-fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming ballistic missile from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.

The interceptor, known as Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, was engaged against an electronically prepared target which simulated the trajectory of a hostile ballistic missile. AAD is a part of Indi...

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Date: October 16, 2015

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Indo Sri Lanka Joint Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2015

Date: September 29, 2015

In continuation with the series of Joint Exercise between India and Sri Lanka to build Military to Military co-operation and interoperability, Exercise MITRA SHAKTI-2015 will be conducted at Pune with the scheduled arrival of the Sri Lankan contingent at Aundh Camp on 29 September 2015. This will be the third joint training exercise between the two Armies. 

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GSLV Successfully Launches India’s Communication Satellite GSAT-6

Date: August 28, 2015

Another giant leap! ISRO successfully places GSAT-6 satellite in geosynchronous orbit

In its ninth flight (GSLV-D6) conducted today, (August 27, 2015), India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched GSAT-6, the country's latest ...

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India’s first harbour defence system is launched in Kochi

Date: August 01, 2015

India’s first Harbour Defence System commissioned in Kochi

The first Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) is commissioned in Kochi, Kerala.it is first of its kind system in the country with the purpose of strengthening the coastal security in the western coastline....

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SIMBEX-15

Date: May 24, 2015

India-Singapore bilateral naval exercise SIMBEX-15

SIMBEX-15 a bilateral naval exercise  between India and Singapore commenced on 23 May 2015 in Singapore. It is 3 days exercise which will conclude on May 26, 2015. This edition of naval exercise will give traditional emphasis on anti-submarine warfare (A...

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Astra missile successfully test-fired from Sukhoi-30

Date: May 22, 2015

Air-to-Air Missile ASTRA Test-Fired

The indigenously-developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile, Astra was successfully launched from Su-30 MKI fighter jet in two developmental trials conducted at the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, Odisha.In the first trial, the supersonic missile was released when t...

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Indian Navy commissions Porbandar base INS Sardar Patel

Date: May 10, 2015

INS Sardar Patel commissioned; boost to naval vigil in Gujarat coast

Indian Navy's operational strategies received a shot in the arm when Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel commissioned INS Sardar Patel here on Saturday. INS Sardar Patel will give Indian Navy a huge operational advantage in Gujarat coast....

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Indigenous Cryogenic Engine successfully tested by ISRO

Date: April 29, 2015

ISRO successfully tests indigenous cryogenic engine

In a major milestone, an indigenous cryogenic engine, that will help India put satellites of upto four tonnes in geostationary orbit, was tested successfully at ISRO's propulsion complex at Mahendragiri,in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.The powerful vers...

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Aakraman-II

Date: April 28, 2015

Indian Army Conducts AKRAMAN–II Defence Exercise in Rajasthan

The Army conducted a major exercise, ‘Akraman-II’, in Rajasthan to test a new generation of weaponry and platforms employed in the desert region, with providing ‘real time battle and situational awareness’ to...

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VARUNA :Indo-French Naval exercise

Date: April 24, 2015

Indo – French Naval Exercise Varuna Commences at Goa

The 14th edition of 'Varuna' a 10-day naval exercise started with the arrival of four French naval ships at Goa. The exercise is aimed at further deriving mutual benefit from the experiences of the two navies and strengthening the bilateral ties ...

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India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush missile

Date: April 09, 2015

Nuclear-capable Dhanush missile successfully test-fired from ship

India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Dhanush with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast.
It is naval variant of India's indigenously-developed Prithvi missile.The...

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First of Scorpene Submarines- Kalvari

Date: April 07, 2015

First indigenously-built Scorpene Submarine Kalvari undocked

India's first indigenously-built Scorpene Submarine on 6 April 2015 was undocked at the Mazagaon Dockyard Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The undocked submarine was named Kalvari and is expected to be commissioned into Indian Navy by September...

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1st Counter-Terrorism Conference 2015

Date: March 23, 2015

1st Counter-Terrorism Conference 2015 held in Jaipur

 

The 1st Counter-Terrorism Conference 2015 was held in Jaipur for three days from 19 - 21 March 2015.The conference was organised by India Foundation in association with the Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice,...

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Astra missile successfully test-fired

Date: March 19, 2015

Indigenously Developed Astra successfully test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI

India’s indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra was successfully test fired from Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft.  The test was undertaken at the Integrated Test Range located at Chandipur in Odisha...

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Commemorative Celebrations of World War -I

Date: March 10, 2015

 Centenary Celebrations  of the First World War

Indian Army is Commemorating the Centenary of the First World War from 10 Mar to 14 Mar 2015 in New Delhi in memory of the 1.5 million Indian Soldiers who fought in the war and over 74000 who made the supreme sacrifice.A hundred years ago, the world wa...

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GARUDA SHAKTI-III

Date: February 23, 2015

India, Indonesian troops conduct joint training Garuda Shakti-III

 

Exercise GARUDA SHAKTI-III is part of on going series of joint exercises between India and Indonesian armies. It was conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram from 09 to 21 Feb 15.

Th...

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Project-17 A

Date: February 21, 2015

The Cabinet committee on security (CCS) approved Project-17A

Responding to the "critical necessity" for India to boost its "overall deterrence capability" in the entire Indian Ocean Region (IOR) the Union Government on 18 February 2015 approved Project-17A. The project is aimed at building country's...

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Prithvi-II missile succesfully testfired

Date: February 19, 2015

India successfully test-fires Nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile at Chandipur in Odisha

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile  for a shortened range of 250 km as against its full range of 350 km as part of a user trial by the army f...

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HADR Exercise

Date: February 11, 2015

 Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise

 

Indian Navy conducted a large scale Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise in the Lakshadweep Islands (Karavati, Aggatti, Kalpeni and Androth).The excercise was involving more than 20 ships from the West...

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High-Speed Patrolling Ship AMOGH

Date: February 08, 2015

  Commencement of  Amogh (high-speed patrolling ship) by Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard has commenced a high-speed patrolling ship i.e. maximum speed 35 knots(63 km/ hour), Amogh into its fleet.The ship Amogh will be stationed off Paradip coast in Odisha.The ship is enriched wi...

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Agni-5

Date: February 01, 2015

Agni-5: A successful beginning

On January, 30th, 2015 India became fifth country to possess inter-continental ballistic missile power. This is the emerging step in canister-based nuclear missile technology. The missile has a wide operational range involving Europe, China and East African countries of...

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GSAT-16

Date: January 04, 2015

GSAT-16

 

India has a new bird in the sky — the communication satellite GSAT-16 that was successfully launched aboard Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours of Sunday. GSAT-16 has 48 transponders, the largest number thus far on a communication satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It will j...

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Panchi UAV

Date: December 25, 2014

Panchi

 

Panchi UAV

Panchi is the wheeled version of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)...

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INS Arihant

Date: December 19, 2014

Indigenous INS Arihant ballistic missile submarine Flagged Off for Trial

INS-Arihant

India’s first indigenously developed nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine- INS Arihant was flagged off by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar from Vizag for sea trials....

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