Work begins on “Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates”

What is the News? The Vice-Chief of the Naval Staff has inaugurated the construction of the second frigate of the Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates. These are being built with technology transfer from Russia by Goa Shipyard Ltd(GSL). About Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates: Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates are a series of frigates and… Continue reading Work begins on “Krivak or Talwar stealth frigates”

“iDEX-DIO” – Defence Minister Approves Budgetary Support

What is the News? The Defence Minister has approved the budgetary support of Rs 498.8 crore for iDEX-DIO (Innovations for  Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation) for the next five years. About IDEX Framework: Innovations for Defence Excellence(iDEX) was launched by the Government of India in 2018. Aim: It aims to create an ecosystem to… Continue reading “iDEX-DIO” – Defence Minister Approves Budgetary Support

Hydrographic survey ship “INS Sandhayak” decommissioned

What is the News? Indian Navy’s oldest hydrographic survey ship INS Sandhayak was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam after serving the nation for 40 years. Note: Hydrography is the science that measures and describes the physical features of the navigable portion of the Earth’s surface and adjoining coastal areas. About INS Sandhayak: Read Also… Continue reading Hydrographic survey ship “INS Sandhayak” decommissioned

DAC approves building of 6 conventional submarines under “Project-75I”

What is the News? Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) headed by the Defence Minister has approved a Request For Proposal(RFP) for the construction of six conventional submarines under Project-75I. About the Construction of Six Conventional Submarines: The six submarines under Project-75I will be built under the strategic partnership model. Strategic Partnership Model is a part of the… Continue reading DAC approves building of 6 conventional submarines under “Project-75I”

2nd “Positive Indigenisation list” Notified by Defence Ministry

What is the News? The Defence Ministry has notified the second negative import list of 108 items. These items can now only be purchased from indigenous sources as per Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020. The list has now been renamed as the ‘positive indigenisation list’. Note: The first positive indigenisation list of 101 Defence Items… Continue reading 2nd “Positive Indigenisation list” Notified by Defence Ministry

NSA commissions offshore Patrol Vessel “ICGS Sajag”

What is the News? The National Security Advisor(NSA) has commissioned the Offshore Patrol Vessel(OPV) ICGS Sajag. (ICGS- Indian Coast Guard ship) About ICGS Sajag: Firstly, Goa Shipyard Limited has indigenously designed and built the Indian Coast Guard Ship Vessel “Sajag”. Secondly, Purpose: The ship is fitted with advanced technology equipment, weapons and sensors. It is… Continue reading NSA commissions offshore Patrol Vessel “ICGS Sajag”

USSR-era “INS Rajput” decommissioned

What is the News? Indian Navy has decommissioned the INS Rajput at Naval Dockyard at Visakhapatnam after 41 years of service. About INS Rajput: INS Rajput was a guided-missile destroyer and the lead ship of the Rajput class of the Indian Navy. It was built by the erstwhile USSR (now Russia). The missile destroyer was… Continue reading USSR-era “INS Rajput” decommissioned

Israel’s “Iron Dome” is successful in intercepting rockets

What is the News? Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ System has been successful in intercepting the continuous barrage of rockets targeting Israel.  About Iron Dome: Iron Dome is a short-range, ground-to-air, air defence system. Israeli manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems developed it with support from the United States. Purpose: It is used for countering rockets, artillery &… Continue reading Israel’s “Iron Dome” is successful in intercepting rockets

U.S. Clears Sale of “P-8I Patrol Aircraft” to India

What is the News? The US State Department has approved the proposal for the sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft and related equipment to India. According to the estimations, the deal have cost India around $2.42 billion. About P-8I patrol aircraft: P-8I is a long-range, multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft. US-based manufacturer Boeing developed this aircraft.… Continue reading U.S. Clears Sale of “P-8I Patrol Aircraft” to India

“Python-5” air-to-air missile – Tejas aircraft permitted to carry

What is the News? Indigenously-developed Tejas Aircraft has been cleared to carry fifth-generation Python-5 air-to-air missile as part of its weapons package. This move would significantly enhance the combat prowess of the Tejas Aircraft. About Python-5: Python-5 is a fifth-generation air-to-air missile(AAM) manufactured by Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The Python-5 Missile was first used… Continue reading “Python-5” air-to-air missile – Tejas aircraft permitted to carry