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New Delhi to get Washington type Missile Shield

NASAMS 2 NASAMS (National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked medium to long range air-defence system. There are 11 official operators as of 2019 MISSILES The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the US government said that the proposed sale to India included 5 AN/MPQ-64Fl Sentinel radar systems, 118 AMRAAM AIM-120C-7/C-8 […]

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India’s Raising Defence Pension Bill

Defence Budget in 2020-21 = Rs 3.375 lakh crore (a marginal rise) Pension 2019 Budget = Rs 1.12 lakh crore Pension 2020 Budget = Rs 1.33 lakh crore (19% increase) Both together – Defence Budget = Rs 4.71 lakh crore. The Statistics for Defence pensions Budget for 2020-21 has allocated Rs 1,33,825 crore to defence […]

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India and 50 African Countries Sign Lucknow Declaration

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN AFRICA? 54 fully recognised states are all members of the United Nations and the African Union. LUCKNOW DECLARATION The ‘Lucknow Declaration’ was adopted in the presence of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterparts from 12 African nations and heads of delegations from 38 other African countries. Overall, 50 African […]

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India’s Defence Expo 2020

THEME The main theme of the DefExpo India- 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ BARAK 8 An Indo-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM) Barak 8 was jointly developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) THE PURPOSE? India’s biennial military […]

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India’s Defence Budget 2020-21

BASICS The total expenditure has been pegged at Rs 30.42 lakh crore in the Union Budget for 2020-21 Rs 4,71,378 crore, the total Defence Budget (65 billion dollars) According to the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB), the defence budget accounted for 15.49% of the government’s total expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year. LAST YEAR […]

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Operation Vanilla

As the first respondent, Indian Navy Ship Airavat, which was en-route to Seychelles was diverted to Madagascar for rendering assistance after the island nation was lashed with cyclone causing heavy flooding and landslides leading to massive loss of life and property. The operation was launched and was codenamed as Operation Vanilla. CALL FOR HELP In […]