India’s Maritime Security Concerns

India’s Maritime Security Concerns Context: The appointment of India’s first National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC) reflects seriousness to address maritime security challenges.               What is the present situation? Following the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the maritime security infrastructure was overhauled, […]

INS GHARIAL

INS GHARIAL   Context: • As part of ongoing deployment of Indian Naval Ship Gharial in South West Indian Ocean, under Mission SAGAR IX, the Ship called at Port Victoria, Seychelles from 11 to 14 May 22.   About INS Gharial: • INS Gharial is […]

Protected Mobility Vehicles

Protected Mobility Vehicles Context: The Army has floated a Request for Information to purchase Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV) for high-altitude areas and for deserts and plains. About: The PMV is essentially an armoured personnel carrier on wheels. It protects the personnel inside the truck from […]

India’s Military Spending

India’s Military Spending Context: • World military spending continued to grow in 2021, reaching a record $2.1 trillion despite the economic fallout of the pandemic, according to new data on global military spending published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). What does the […]

Neptune Cruise Missile

Neptune Cruise Missile Context: • Neptune Cruise Missile This missile is modelled by the Soviet Kh-35 anti-ship missile. It has enhanced electronics and range over the Kh-35. About: • The first flight samples of this cruise missile were produced in the second quarter of 2016. […]

Helina

Helina Context: • On April 12th, 2022, Helina, the Nag missile’s helicopter-launched version of the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), was tested once more. • After a successful test in Pokhran’s desert region on April 11th, 2022, the testing was carried out in the country’s northern […]

EX DUSTLIK

EX DUSTLIK Context: • The 3rd edition of Indo-Uzbekistan Joint Field Training Exercise “ EX DUSTLIK” concluded at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan on 29 March 2022. About: • The joint exercise provided an opportunity for both the contingents to train in Counter Terrorism operations in an semi-urban […]