In 2017, VARUNA was conducted in three sea areas in the European waters.
This year also VARUNA-18 would be conducted in three sea areas, namely, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and South Western Indian Ocean.
The first phase, being conducted in the Arabian Sea, will see the participation of a French submarine. . . . .
India's first national coastal policing academy, National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) to train police forces in effectively safeguarding country's shoreline will start functioning from April 2018.
It will be launched from the campus of Gujarat's Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha town in Devbhumi. . . . .
Out of 133 countries, India is ranked fourth on a global index for its military strength, only the United States, Russia and China are ranked above India on the list, according to the latest report of the Global Firepower index 2017.
Neighbouring Pakistan is ranked 13th. India maintained its position above France in the. . . . .
The Andaman Nicobar command is organizing the biennial get-together of foreign navies, called 'Milan-2018' at Port Blair from 6th March 2018.
The command has been organizing the get-together since 1995. Altogether sixteen countries are participating in the biennial exercise which will conclude on thirteen march.
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services and Coast Guard valued at approximately Rs. 9435 crore.
Capital Acquisition Proposals that have been approved includes procurement of 41000 Light Machine Guns and over 3.5. . . . .
The second week of March will witness Andaman & Nicobar Command hosting a multinational mega event MILAN 2018.
MILAN is a congregation of littoral navies conducted biennially by Indian Navy at the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
MILAN made modest beginnings more than. . . . .
The defence ministry of India approved capital acquisition proposals worth Rs.15,935 crore which included the purchase of 7.40 lakh assault rifles, 5,719 sniper rifles and light machine guns to bolster the strength of the armed forces.
The long-pending proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence. . . . .
The third Scorpene-class submarine ‘Karanj’ was launched at Mazagon Dock. Karanj is the third of the six Scorpene-class submarines being built by shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) under the P-75I project.
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion. The submarine has. . . . .
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tamil Nadu will host its first-ever bi-annual Defence exhibition in April.
The exhibition will take place from April 11 to 14 and nearly 80 countries are expected to take part in it.
Arrangements will be made for the Navy, Army and Air Force to display their equipment. . . . .
The 70th Army Day is being celebrated today i.e,. 15th January 2018. The day is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificing their lives for protecting the country.
Every year on this day, the ‘Army Day’ is celebrated to commemorate. . . . .
The Centre introduced two bills proposing to raise the salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges by nearly three times in the Lok Sabha. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad introduced the amendment bills for Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions. . . . .
A bill to exclude bamboo from the definition of "tree" under the Indian Forest Act was passed by the Lok Sabha. This will be the amendment to Indian Forest Act, 1927. Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Harsh Vardhan said the changes in law would encourage bamboo plantation by farmers. The bill permits felling and. . . . .
Indian Navy in collaboration with its Sri Lankan counterpart has successfully completed the second phase of the joint oceanographic survey conducted off the South Western Coast of Sri Lanka. The survey commenced with the arrival of Indian Naval Ship Sutlej in Sri Lanka.The move is expected to benefit. . . . .
India's first Military Literature Festival began in Chandigarh. A large number of military veterans, experts, scholars, writers, journalists, war correspondents, historians, artists, researchers and industrialists have come together to share their experiences.The two-day Military Literature Festival is being organised jointly. . . . .
Lawyers demanding percentage of claimed amount from clients:The practice of some lawyers demanding a percentage of the claim amount awarded to clients by the courts as professional fees, was severely criticized by the Supreme Court and ruled that this amounts to “misconduct” and goes against public policy.
The. . . . .
United States and South Korea launched their biggest-ever combined air force exercise. The war games come a week after North Korea test-fired its most powerful missile ever, an ICBM that may be able to target the eastern seaboard of the United States. The five-day drill, which is called Vigilant Ace, is meant to improve the. . . . .
The Madhya Pradesh assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill that will see rapists of girls 12 years or below being hanged till death. The bill will be sent to the Centre and will need the assent of the President to become a law.
Background: The development comes after the latest NCRB report revealed that Madhya. . . . .
India and Singapore inked a naval pact to majorly enhance their maritime security cooperation with access to each others bases. The naval cooperation agreement to improve maritime security, joint exercises, " temporary deployments from each others naval facilities" and mutual logistics support was inked after. . . . .
INSV Tarini entered Lyttelton port (New Zealand) on Wednesday during its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P. Swathi, and Lieutenants. . . . .
The Madhya Pradesh government on Sunday cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the State.“The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan okayed the recommendation to hand down capital punishment for rape of girls aged 12 years or below,”