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India & China joint training exercise, Hand in Hand

India & China joint training exercise, Hand in Hand.

What is Hand in Hand? Hand in Hand is India China Combined Military Training Exercise that commenced on 12 Oct. This was the fifth joint counter terrorist exercise. Participating troops from both sides had trained together and learned from each other in mixed groups on Basic Individual Skills (combat boxing, …

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Maharashtra & Gujarat Naval Areas Separate HQ’s

Rear Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade (left), assuming of charge of Flag Officer Maharashtra Area from Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar (right).

Who’s who? The division of the Naval Areas was marked by Rear Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade, assuming of charge of Flag Officer Maharashtra Area from Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar this morning. Rear Admiral Murlidhar Sadashiv Pawar will officiate as Flag Officer Gujarat Naval Area. Why Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval …

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First Coast Guard Station • North Andaman

First Coast Guard Station in Mayabunder, North Andaman Islands

In News Indian Coast Guard Station Mayabunder, the first CG Station in the North Andaman Islands was commissioned today. Background There is a need for maintaining continuous vigil of this strategically important archipelago (archipelago: a group of islands). Coast Guard had initiated several far-reaching measures to augment force levels and manpower …

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Astra Missile • Features and Significance

Astra BVRAAM missile

In yet another series of development trials, Astra Missile was successfully launched from Chandipur, Odisha on Friday to validate its reconfigured propulsion, control and guidance systems. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientists said Friday’s trial was only a rehearsal. Astra Missile was successfully test-fired from a ground launcher on and the missile …

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String of Pearls • Meaning • Policy Implications

Chinese String of pearls

General Meaning String of Pearls  is a strategic move that involves establishing a series of nodes of military and economic power throughout a region. Each node is a “pearl”, enhancing the overall power of the parent nation. This strategic relation moves in an excellent way to enfold a greater area of …

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Pakistan Army’s New Doctrine • Green Book

Background For decades, Pakistan has considered India a threat. Though analysts have for long been warning that the biggest threat to Pakistan lies within. “No state can afford a parallel system or a militant force” and warned of a possible civil war, Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani stated. …

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BrahMos Missile • Features & Significance

IN NEWS Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos scored once again in its 34th launch on Wednesday off Visakhapatnam, hitting a decommissioned vessel with accuracy. As it took off vertically from a naval warship, reached an altitude of 14 km, levelled out and started cruising at three times the speed of sound, …

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Agni-I Missile • Features and Significance

Agni-I Missile

Indigenously developed Indigenously developed by DRDO the missile is already in the arsenal of Indian Armed Forces and was launched by the Strategic Forces Command as part of training exercise to ensure preparedness. Background Agni-I was first tested at the Interim Test Range in Chandipur in 1989. Instead of developing a …

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