Gripen Fighter Jets

Gripen Fighter Jets

India-Sweden talks over procurement of Gripen fighter jets.   About: • For procurement of Single Engine Fighter Jet by Indian government, USA’s F-16 and Swedish Gripen are competing. • The Indian Air Force (IAF) issued a Request For Information (RFI) in April, 2018 to procure 114 fighter jets under the Strategic Partnership model (SPM).  …

Parakram Parv

Parakram Parv

Second anniversary of the surgical strike commemorated by the Indian Army as the Parakram Parv on Sept. 29, 2018.   About: • Indian Army commemorated Surgical Strike Day as Parakram Parv to showcase the gallantry action of brave soldiers in the conduct of Surgical Strikes on September 29, 2016. • History: Indian Army conducted surgical…

Rohingya Deportation

Rohingya Deportation

Rohingya Deportation at Manipur’s border town Moreh, seven men deported and handed over to Myanmar authorities.   About: • Seven Rohingya Muslim men, arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Assam, were officially handed over to Myanmar authorities at Manipur’s border town Moreh. • Earlier, centre has asked states to collect biometric information about Rohingya refugees…

“Rising Sun” Naval Flag

“Rising Sun” Naval Flag

South Korea has demanded that Japan should remove its “Rising Sun” naval flag from a warship participating in an international fleet review at Jeju Island. About: • Reason behind South Korea’s demand is that they associate the symbol with Japanese military aggression and have expressed anger over its potential display during the event.

Operation Samudra Maitri

Operation Samudra Maitri

India has launched a massive Operation Samudra Maitri to provide assistance to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia.   • Some relief operations carried by Indian armed forces: Operation Maitri (2015): Rescue and relief mission in earthquake hit Nepal. Operation Sankat Mochan (2016): To evacuate Indian Citizens and other foreign nationals from South Sudan…

Nuclear Disarmament

Recently United Nations Secretary General has stressed upon Nuclear Disarmament.   About: • On International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, celebrated annually on 26 Sept., the UN General Assembly called for resumption of sincere, substantive and resultsoriented dialogue towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, as well as implementation of existing commitments.  …

India-Uzbekistan Have Signed 17 MoUs

India-Uzbekistan Have Signed 17 MoUs

Both the countries India-Uzbekistan have signed 17 MoUs in various fields including agriculture, tourism, and pharamceuticals.   About: • PM Narendra Modi and visiting Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held bilateral talks in New Delhi on Oct. 3rd, 2018. • Memorandum of Understandings: The 17 MoUs have been signed in various fields, including agriculture, tourism, combating…