Latest Updated on:  30-06-2021

DRDO made a successful test-launch of: "PINAKA" (the multi-barrel launcher) from Chandipur ITR at Wheeler Island(now, known as APJ Abdul Kalam Island.)

DRDO successfully test-launched: the Super-Sonic Cruise Missile "Nirbhya".  

Union Ministry of Defence will develop Karwar(Karnataka) Naval Base as: Asia's biggest one.

India is to launch its 1st indigenous Aircraft Carrier (AC-1) INS Vikrant by:  2022.

Indian Navy & EU navy conducted Naval Exercise in: Gulf of Aden.

"JIMEX": Navy exercise between India & Japan.

Defense Minister Sh. Rajnath launched a portal 'Sehat': to provide, telemedicine to all defense personals & their dependents.

Navies of India & Indonesian Navies: conducted their Joint Navy Exercise, named "PASSEX" in the Arabian Sea.

Operation "CO-Jeet": Defense Forces started an operation named "CO-JEET" to ensure better Mental Health for the patients of COVID-19.

"Defender Europe 21": DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO & partner militaries.

indigenous made LCA'Tejus' got mounted with: 5-G missile 'Python 5"

India makes the 3rd highest expenditure in Defence: top being USA & 2nd is China, declared by "The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute' Report."

INAS 323: is the Helicopter that has been inducted into the Indian Navy.

Varun: is the name of Naval Exercises of India with France & UAE. Indian Navy warships will join the French flagship Charles de Gaulle carrier aircraft carrier along with United Arab Emirates (UAENavy for the three-day Varuna trilateral exercise to jointly test combat skills and war game in the Persian Gulf area starting April 25.

Ashok Leeland: handed over the Light Bullet-Proof vehicles to Indian Air Force.

Advanced Check Technology: DRDO developed this technology to counter missile attacks on Navy Ships.

"Run - a - Velu": was an ultra marathon from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, which was organized by the Indian Army.

Hansa- New Generation:  New Generation Hansa (HANSA-NG) The New Generation Hansa (HANSA-NG) features a state-of-the-art Glass cockpit, Rotax-912iSc sport engine and steerable nose wheel. Manufactured using advanced processes, the aircraft is IFR compliant, has superior aerodynamic features and handling qualities, enhanced range and endurance. It was launched by National Aerospace Laboratory (Banglore).

La Perouse: It is the Navy's joint exercise with Quad members & France.

PASSEX: Joint Naval Exercise of India & US in the Bay of Bengal.


DRDO successfully tested:  a "Vertical Launch Short Range, Surface to Air[ VL-SARM) missile.


Passex: is the Drill between the Navies of India & Indonesia.


DRDO successfully tested: Anti-Tank guided missile Helinna & Dharuastra.


MBT Arjun Inducted in Indian Army:  the indigenously developed Arjun Main Battle Tank Mark 1A was handed over to the Indian Army. MBT stands for 'Modern Battle Tank". Though the project was started 2 decades ago but meeting the needed specification, it is ready to be used. Designed, developed by DRDO’s Chennai-based Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment manufactured by Avadi-based Ordnance Factory Board, the tank weighs 68 tonnes and features a 120mm main gun with 71 other upgrades. As per the report, a total of 118 Arjun tanks will be inducted into the army.   


"Yuddh Abhayas"(The war Exercise): is the name of the military exercises between Indian & American Forces.


Akash-NG: is a surface to air, Next-Generation Missile, developed by DRDO.



"Sharad Hawa": is the name of the operation taken by BSF to check the infiltration taking advantage of thick fog via the western border.



"Abhayas Kavach": Joint military exercise including all 3 wings of Defense Forces in Andaman Sea & Bay of Bengal.


♦"X-Desert Night 2021": is the name of the Air-Force Exercise between India & France, which will be held at Jodhpur Air Force Station.


Prithipal Singh: the only person who has served in all 3 wings of defense forces, has been awarded the "Silver Salver" award.



Indian Army signs a Rs. 140 crore deal with "Ideaforge": to provide the indigenous "SWICH UAV"the high altitude UAVs.It is an Indian Company(thus, again. 'MADE IN INDIA'). These specialized drones are made to operate in high-altitude areas like Ladakh, for use by infantry soldiers and Special Forces. 


♦The world is 1st  Universal Bulletproof Jacket: developed by Indian Army major Anoop Mishra.


"Tejas" LCA of HAL: Central Government has approved of  Purchase of 83 Tejas LCA, developed by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL).



DRDO & Indian Army developed ASMI: it is an indigenously developed Machine Pistol. It is in the class of Uzi-Series Gun of Israel.


Sea-Vigil Exercise: The second edition of the biennial pan-India coastal defense exercise 'Sea Vigil-21' will be conducted on January 12-13.


Pakistan: tested successfully, a Rocket System, named Fateh-1.

Indian Army & "Bandhan Bank": struck a deal,  to provide banking services to the personnel of the force. 

Indian Army: has decided to set up a "Human Right  Cell"  there.  



Secured India: It needs mutual cooperation of all big players in the world. Hence, these pacts.



Skyros Exercise:   Rafale fighter jets of India and France will carry out wargames codenamed Exercise SKYROS in Jodhpur in January 2021.


"Akash" Missile": Central Government allowed the production of this missile.


DRDO & Indian Navy: successfully tested 'The Droppable Container' named "Shashank-NG".


♦"SD SAT": ISRO to launch this Satellite in Feb 2021 honoring Satish Dhawan.


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Passex Exercise: is the naval exercise of Navies of India & Vietnam in the South China Sea.


MRSAM tested successfully: a Surface to  air missile was tested successfully,  it was a joint-venture of DRDO & Israel Aerospace Industries



ATAGS: DRDO test fired Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System(ATAGS) Howitzer gun at the Balasore test firing range in Odisha.


PASSEX: is the name of the Naval Exercise of India with Russia.


"Varunastra"; DRDO started its 1st production Unit.                                          SIMBEX 2020: was the 27th version of Naval Exercise of India with Singapore, was held in Andaman sea.


Malabar 2020: This is Naval  Exercises of Navies of Quad{India, US, Japan & Australia) Nations. 2nd leg of this Exercise is started on 17th November, concluded on 20th November.


Quick Response Missile: is a surface-to-air missile that was successfully test-fired at Balasore (Odisha) coast. It is called QRSAM  (Quick Response Surface To Air Missile), Developed by DRDO.

Vagir: the fifth Scorpene class submarine launched at Mazagaon Dock. INS Vagir is the fifth of the Indian Navy's six Kalvari-class submarines built in India. 

Read more at: https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/vagir-the-fifth-scorpene-class-submarine-launched-at-mazagaon-dock-in-mumbai/articleshow/79184163.cms

Honduras Ratified the Treaty on Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons: Thus, Honduras became the 50th nation to join this brigade.

INS Kavaratti:  An Indigenous Stealth Warship, Commissioned Into Indian Navy. It was designed by the Navy’s in-house organization, Directorate of Naval Design (DND), and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers in Kolkata. To read more, click this link https://in.news.yahoo.com/ins-kavaratti-commissioned-indian-navy-050456048.html

Nag Missile: India Tests Anti-Tank Guided Missile ‘Nag’, Ready for Induction, The test was carried out at the Pokhran field firing ranges in Rajasthan, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. 

To read more, click here

SANT Missile: it is Stand Of Anti Tank missile, developed by DRDO. Successfully tested from Balasore coast(Odisha).

Malabar Exercise: originally, It was started by US  & India in 1992, Later  in 2015 Japan too, joined it. Now, America wanted that all 4 countries of QUAD member countries should join it, & luckily, the remaining country Australia agreed to join it. 

SLINEX 2020: is the name of Naval Exercise between Navies of Sri Lanka & India. 

To read more, click this link  http://ddnews.gov.in/national/indian-navy-sri-lanka-navy-maritime-exercise-slinex-20-trincomalee-19th-21st-october%C2%A0

Prithvi II: India on successfully conducted another night trial of its nuclear-capable Prithvi-2 missile as part of a user trial for the armed forces from a test range on the Odisha coast.

To read more, visit this link=> https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/prithvi-2-missile-capable-of-carrying-nukes-blasts-off-from-odisha-in-user-trial/story-EBEzXdoocz11h69gQhVFXK.html#:~:text=India%20on%20Friday%20successfully%20conducted,test%20range%20in%20Odisha%20coast.&text=The%209%2Dmetre%20tall%20missile,Integrated%20Guided%20Missile%20Development%20Programme.

Brahmos: An advanced version of this Supersonic Cruise Missile was tested successfully, which is a joint venture of India & Russia, this new version has a range of 4000 km, has a speed of 3 times of the speed of Sound. It was launched from the stealth destroyer vessel INS Chennai.  

Sagar Kawach"  was an Exercise by the Indian Navy with Indian Coast Guards. /******/  Rustam II: is an indigenously developed Drone, it can fly up to 16000 feet.

India tested Rudram Missile: India test-launched its Anti-Radiation Missile Rudram successfully, made by DRDO,  from fighter Aircraft Sukhoi-30.

Tsirkon Missile: Russia successfully test-launched its Hypersonic Cruise Missile- Tsirkon, tested in the Arctic Ocean. To read more click here.

Vigraha: is an Offshore Patrolling Vessel, which was inducted in the Indian Coast Guard, it the 7th such vessel.  To read more, visit here

SMART: DRDO tested successively this Torpedo(Supersonic Missile Assisted Release Torpedo) from Wheeler Island(Odisha). To read more,  visit here

Shaurya: is a nuclear-capable surface to the surface tactical missile. To read more, click here

DRDO: Successfully tested the Supersonic Missile assisted Release of Tornado. To read more,  Click here 

JIMEX: is the Naval Exercise between India & Japan.

DRDO: developed a fighter Drone named "Abhyas".

Arrow-2: is the advanced missile defense system of Israel.

DhruvAstra: is an Anti-Tank Guided Missile, Developed by DRDO.

FDI in Defence System: Central Govt. allowed FDI coming from an automatic route from 46% to 74 %.