Tag Defence and Security

Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicle

• The first batch of next-generation Armoured Engineer Reconnaissance Vehicles (AERV), indigenously designed and developed by DRDO, and manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited, was formally inducted into the Indian Army. About the vehicle • AERV is manufactured with more than…

Aircraft Carriers

• The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence said that having three aircraft carriers will considerably enhance combat capabilities of the Navy. • The country’s first IAC (IAC-I) Vikrant is currently undergoing sea trials and is scheduled to be commissioned next…

Pinaka Extended Range System

• Successful tests of Pinaka Extended Range (Pinaka-ER), Area Denial Munitions (ADM) and indigenously developed fuzes have been carried out at various test ranges. About: • The Pinaka-ER Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System was successfully tested at Pokharan range. •…

Stand-off Anti-tank Missile

• Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) flight-tested the indigenously designed and developed Helicopter launched Stand-off Anti-tank (SANT) Missile from Pokhran ranges. About: • The flight-test was successful in meeting all its mission objectives. The…

Government-owned, contractor-operated model

• The Indian Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation of ‘Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO)’ model is “delayed” and the original timeline for implementing the system lapsed in December 2019, the Comptroller and Auditor General…

Police Commissionerate system

• Citing growing population and geographical expansion of Bhopal and Indore and the accompanying administrative and law and order problems, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on November 21 announced the implementation of a police commissionerate system in the…