Exercise Air Defender 23, the largest air deployment exercise in NATO history, will be held in ABOUT EXERCISE The Air Defender 23 exercise will see 10,000 participants and 250 aircraft from 25 nations respond to a simulated attack on a NATO member country. The exercise will be held across Germany, with some of the training taking place at Ramstein Air Base, which is one of NATO’s largest air bases. The exercise is being held in response to the increased threat posed by Russia following its invasion of The exercise is designed to demonstrate NATO’s readiness to respond to any threat to its....Read More

‘Agni Prime’

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted flight tests of the New Generation Ballistic Missile "Agni Prime" from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. AGNI PRIME MISSILE Agni-P is a two-stage canisterised solid propellant ballistic missile with dual redundant navigation and guidance system. It is a canisterised surface-to-surface ballistic missile with a 1,000–2,000 km range capability. The Agni-P is an upgraded version of the Agni class that was developed as part of the IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme). The Defence Research and Development Organisation created the Agni Prime, also referred to as the Agni....Read More


The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired an indigenously developed heavyweight torpedo, "Varunastra" in Arabian Sea. About Varunastra is a ship-launched anti-submarine torpedo and was designed and developed by the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory in Visakhapatnam under the Defence Research and Development Organisation. Features The Varunastra HWT is an electrically-powered torpedo capable of anti-submarine and anti-ship operations. It has a maximum strike range of 40 kilometers and can travel at speeds of more than 70 kilometers per hour at a maximum depth of 600 mts. The torpedo is equipped with an active-passive acoustic homing system and a low-drift inertial navigation....Read More

Exercise Ekatha

It is an annual exercise conducted between the navies of India and Maldives. It aims to enhance interoperability in diving and special operations. Other exercises: The Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces have been conducting Exercise Ekuverin meaning ‘Friends’ since 2009.Read More


A successful training launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Agni-1 was carried out by the Strategic Forces Command from APJ Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The user training launch successfully validated all operational and technical parameters of the missile. ABOUT SERIES MISSILES The Agni series of missiles are the mainstay of India’s nuclear delivery options. The development of Agni missiles started in early 1980 under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. The Agni 1 to 4 missiles have ranges from 700 km to 3,500 km and they have already been deployed. OTHER AGNI MISSILE TESTS IN RECENT TIMES Last year, India....Read More

MH-60R Romeo

The Indian Navy achieved a unique feat after an MH-60 ‘Romeo’ multi-mission helicopter landed on the indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant. ABOUT MH-60R HELICOPTER It is the world’s most advanced maritime helicopter and is the most capable naval helicopter available today designed to operate from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin. It is an all-weather helicopter designed to support multiple missions with state-of-the-art avionics and sensors. Main missions of the MH-60R Seahawk are Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW). It can detect and track submarines and surface ships and attack with torpedoes and missiles. It....Read More


The United Arab Emirates has withdrawn from Combined Maritime Forces coalition. CMF is a multinational maritime partnership, that focuses on counter-narcotics, counter-smuggling, suppressing piracy, training It was established in 2001 with headquarters in Bahrain. CMF also respond to environmental and humanitarian incidents. Combined task forces of CMF include Maritime Security Operations outside Arabian Gulf, Maritime Security Operations inside Arabian Gulf, Red Sea maritime security CMF is commanded by a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral. 38 Member countries (before UAE exit)- Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Kuwait,....Read More

The bilateral exercise 'Al Mohed Al Hindi 23' is between Indian Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Force. It was held in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. INS Tarkash, INS Subhadra and Dornier Maritime Patrol aircraft (MPA) participated in the exercise from the Indian side. The RSNF was represented by HMS Badr and Abdul Aziz, MH 60R helo and UAV.  Read More


USA has recently approved the sale of $285 million worth NASAMS Air Defence System to Ukraine. National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) is a highly adaptable combat-proven medium-range air defense solution. It has the ability to destroy fixed and rotary wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and emerging cruise missile threats.Read More

Iran recently unveiled the latest iteration of its liquid-fuelled Khorramshahr ballistic missile amid wider tensions with the West over its nuclear program. The Khorramshahr-4 is named after an Iranian city that was the scene of heavy fighting during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. It is a surface to surface ballistic missile developed by Aerospace Industries Organisation under Iranian Defence Ministry. The missile also is called Kheibar, after a Jewish fortress conquered by the Muslims in the 7th century — in what is now Saudi Arabia. The missile has a 2,000-kilometre range with a 1,500-kilogram warhead. It could be prepared....Read More

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