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Union Govt gave Rs 500 cr Emergency Funds to Armed Forces for War Preparedness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • The Central Government has invested special financial powers of Rs 500 crore as emergency funds to armed forces for war preparation between ongoing border tensions with China.

Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be laid at INS Kalinga

Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be laid at INS KalingaMissile park “Agneeprastha” to be laid at INS Kalinga
  • The foundation stone for a missile park “Agneeprastha” was set up at INS Kalinga, Naval base in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is the largest plant in the Eastern Naval Command and has an approximated life of 25 years.

IAF adds Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft in Squadron “Flying Bullets”

Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft
  • Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft has been recruited by the Indian Air Force (IAF) into the newly resurrected No 18 Squadron the “Flying Bullets” at Air Force Station Sulur. Tejas Mk-1 FOC is a single-engine, lightweight, highly agile and all-weather multi-role fighter aircraft.

Indian Navy made “NavRakshak” breathable PPE kit

NavRakshak
  • Indian Navy’s indigenously-made PPE kit, ”NavRakshak”, made for improving the ease of the health workers under Indian conditions, is assisting fight the war against Covid-19 in a better and effective manner.

7th LCU Ship ‘INLCU L57’ charged into Indian Navy

INLCU L57
  • Landing Craft Utility Ship ‘INLCU L57’ charged into the Indian Navy in Port Blair. This warship was made by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). The “INLCU L57” is the seventh LCU Mark IV class warship.

“Mission Sagar” begun by India to serve island nations in EIO

Mission Sagar
  • “Mission Sagar” has been started by the Government of India to provide support to Eastern Indian Ocean Region Nations.
  • “Indian Naval Ship Kesari has departed for Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, and Comoros, to supply Food Items, COVID related Medicines including HCQ Tablets and Special Ayurvedic Medicines.

Defense Ministry inks pact with Tata Power to modernize 37 Airfields

Defense Ministry inks pact with Tata Power to modernize 37 Airfields
  • The Ministry of Defence has inked a pact with the TATA POWER SED to modernize the infrastructure of 37 airfields of the Indian Air Force. The total cost of the project is approximated to be around Rs 1,200 crore.

Indian Navy starts ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ to repatriate Indians from overseas

Indian Navy
  • The Indian Navy on 5TH May started ‘Operation Samudra Setu’ (meaning ‘Sea Bridge’), as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas amid lockdown. 
  • Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa and Magar are currently en route to the port of Male in the Maldives to begin evacuation operations from May 8 as part of Phase-1.

Australia cancels the “Pitch Black 2020” air-combat exercise.

Pitch black 2020 air force
  • Australia has cancelled the multilateral air combat training exercise between India and Australia” Pitch Black 2020” due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has already affected more than 190 countries all over the world. This was informed by Air Marshal Meg Hupfeld, Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), in a letter to Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, in mid-April.
  • Last edition was held in 2018 and next edition is scheduled to be held in 2022.

“Noor” first military satellite launched by Iran

Noor satellite Iran
  • Noor” satellite , a military satellite has been launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC]. This is the first military satellite of Iran that has been setup in the earth’s orbit that will helpful in military operations, survilence,