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Hyperbola-1 China launches first commercial rocket

Hyperbola-1 China launches first commercial rocket

iSpace, a Chinese startup, has launched first commercial rocket of China into the Earth’s orbit. This step can be a giant leap for China’s private space industry. iSpace on July 6, 2019 announced the successful launch of  Hyperbola-1. Hyperbola-1 lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre with two satellites and payloads into a predetermined orbit.…

Defence Ministry approves Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 ‘Kamov Ka-31’ helicopters from Russia – GK Dose

Defence Ministry approves Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10  ‘Kamov Ka-31’ helicopters from Russia – GK Dose

Ministry of Defence has approved Indian Navy’s proposal to acquire 10 Kamov-31 helicopters from Russia. The deal worth Rs.3,600 crore, is a move to strengthen Indian Navies  capability against aerial threats to its aircraft carriers and large warships. Key Highlights The Kamov-31 helicopters would be deployed on Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers and warships including INS…

Missile destroyer INS Ranjit to be decommissioned – GK Dose

Missile destroyer INS Ranjit to be decommissioned – GK Dose

The Indian Navy’s frontline missile destroyer INS Ranjit will be decommissioned after 36 years of service. It was commisioned on September 15, 1983, with Captain Vishnu Bhagwat in command. The decommission ceremony will be held at Visakhapatnam’s naval dockyard on 6 May 2019. About INS Ranjit It was third of five Kashin-class destroyers (a series of anti-aircraft…

Guided Missile Destroyer INS Imphal Launched – GK Dose

Guided Missile Destroyer INS Imphal Launched – GK Dose

The Indian Navy has launched its third guided missile destroyer, INS Imphal at Mazgaon Docks as part of its Project 15B. INS Imphal INS Imphal has been designed indigenously by the Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, New Delhi. INS Imphal spans 163 metres in length, 17.4 metres at beam, and launch weight of 3037…

Varuna Naval Exercise 2019 – GK Dose

Varuna Naval Exercise 2019 – GK Dose

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna’ off Goa coast early May. Varuna 2019 India will deploy its aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya with its MiG-29K fighters and French side would be represented by its aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle with its Rafale-M naval jets. The exercise will also see participation…

Navy Reviews Outcome of Sea Vigil Exercise – GK Dose

Navy Reviews Outcome of Sea Vigil Exercise – GK Dose

Indian Navy and several other agencies involved in coastal defence and maritime security brainstormed over the outcome of the ‘Sea Vigil’ exercise. Sea Vigil Exercise Sea Vigil was a first of its kind multi-agency drill, covering the entire 7,516 km-long Indian coastline and exclusive economic zone and involving 13 coastal states and Union Territories. The…

India Vietnam Hold Naval Exercise – GK Dose

India Vietnam Hold Naval Exercise – GK Dose

Navies of India and Vietnam held a four-day maritime exercise off Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with an aim to boost operational cooperation. India-Vietnam Naval Exercise From the Indian side warships, INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in the annual exercise, comprising a harbour and a sea phase. The exercise was undertaken as a part of the ongoing overseas deployment of eastern…

Sub-sonic Cruise Missile ‘Nirbhay’ Successfully Test-Fired – GK Dose

Sub-sonic Cruise Missile ‘Nirbhay’ Successfully Test-Fired – GK Dose

India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from a test range Chandipur, Odisha. Nirbhay Missile Nirbhay missile has blended missile and aeronautical technologies which allows it to take off vertically like missile and cruise horizontally like an aircraft. The missile has a two-stage missile powered by solid rocket motor booster developed…

Delhi HC seeks Centres Response on Plea over Assam Rifles – GK Dose

Delhi HC seeks Centres Response on Plea over Assam Rifles – GK Dose

The Delhi High Court has sought the response from the Cabinet Committee on Security on a plea seeking directions to remove the dual control of Assam Rifles and bring it under the Ministry of Defence. Issue of Dual Control Assam Rifles which is also referred to as the Sentinels of North East is the oldest paramilitary force…