“Emergency Financial Powers” to Armed Forces to tackle pandemic

What is the News? The Union defence ministry has granted emergency financial powers to the country’s armed forces. This is to empower their efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic. About Emergency Financial Powers to Armed Forces: The Emergency Financial Powers will allow armed forces to establish and operate quarantine facilities and hospitals. Besides, it will also… Continue reading “Emergency Financial Powers” to Armed Forces to tackle pandemic

Indian Army initiates “Ladakh Ignited Minds project”

What is the News? The Indian Army has launched the Ladakh Ignited Minds Project – A Centre of Excellence and Wellness. About Ladakh Ignited Minds Project: Purpose: The project aims to provide better training and educational facilities to disadvantaged Ladakhi students. Also, the projects aim to give them the opportunity to study in the best… Continue reading Indian Army initiates “Ladakh Ignited Minds project”

CDS operationalizes the third “Joint Logistics Node”(JLN) in Mumbai

What is the News? Chief of Defence Staff operationalises the third Joint Logistics Node (JLN) in Mumbai. About Joint Logistics Node(JLN): The JLN has been established with an aim of integrating the military’s logistics. Further, it aims to set up and improving the military’s war-fighting ability. This is the third Node to be set up. The two… Continue reading CDS operationalizes the third “Joint Logistics Node”(JLN) in Mumbai

Military Direct releases “Ultimate military strength Index”.

What is the News? A Defence Website Military Direct has released a study titled “Ultimate military strength Index”. About Ultimate military strength index: Firstly, the Ultimate military strength index ranks the strongest military forces in the world. Secondly, the index calculated this after taking into consideration various factors. The factors include budgets, average salaries, number… Continue reading Military Direct releases “Ultimate military strength Index”.

Absence of Regular Chiefs in Central Security Forces

Synopsis: Many Security Forces are functioning without regular chiefs. This will impact their efficiency. So the government has to take the necessary steps to strengthen security forces. Introduction: At present in India, Many Security Forces are without regular heads. They play a pivotal role in maintaining the internal security of India. However, they are not… Continue reading Absence of Regular Chiefs in Central Security Forces

Indian Navy’s combat-readiness exercise “Tropex-21”

What is the News? TROPEX 21 is currently underway in Indian Ocean Region(IOR). It is the Indian Navy’s largest biennial Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise. Exercise TROPEX: It is an inter-service military exercise. It involves the participation of the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. Aim: To test the combat readiness of the… Continue reading Indian Navy’s combat-readiness exercise “Tropex-21”

“INS Viraat” – SC ordered a status quo on dismantling

What is the News? The Supreme Court has ordered status quo on the dismantling of the Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Viraat. The Navy decommissioned INS Viraat from service in 2017. Facts:  What is the issue? “The decision to dismantle INS Viraat was taken after holding due consultation with the Indian Navy,” said the Government in… Continue reading “INS Viraat” – SC ordered a status quo on dismantling

Global Firepower Index 2021

Why in News? Global Firepower has published the Global Firepower Index (GFP) /Military Strength Ranking 2021. Facts: Global Firepower Index: It ranks each nation’s potential war-making capability across land, sea and air with conventional weapons. Factors: The index is calculated using fifty individual factors such as geography, logistical capability, manpower, land forces, airpower, natural resources,… Continue reading Global Firepower Index 2021

Joint Military Exercise Kavach 

Why in News?  A large scale Joint Military exercise – Exercise Kavach will be conducted in the coming week.   Facts:  Exercise Kavach: It is a Joint Military exercise involving assets of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, and Indian Coast Guard.  Conducted under: The exercise will be conducted under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the… Continue reading Joint Military Exercise Kavach