Defense & Security Current Affairs | June 2021
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Defense and Security - June, 2021
|15th June, 2021|
Defense Minister approves policy for declassification of war records and budgetary support for iDEX-DIO
Union Minister of Defense, Shri Rajnath Singh approved budgetary support worth INR 498.8 crores for Innovations for Defense Excellence-Defense Innovation Organization (iDEX-DIO) over the next 5 years for encouraging defense-related innovations in India. India’s Defense Minister also approved policy on declassification of war/operations histories. As per the proposed policy, all the records will be transferred to the History Division for the upkeep, archival and writing histories. The policy mandates that all the war records will be declassified in 25 years.
India conducts the 31st Indo-Thai CORPAT Naval Exercise in the Andaman Sea
Indian conducted the 31st edition of Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) Naval Exercise in the Andaman Sea for checking the preparedness of the navies in ensuring the safety of the region. Indian Navy was represented by indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu and on the other hand His Majesty Thailand Ship (HMTS) Krabi represented the Navy of Thailand. The two day naval patrol exercise scheduled from 9th to 11th June, 2021 is a part of Indian government’s ‘SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region)’ Vision.
|8th June, 2021|
Indian Navy inducts 3 indigenous helicopters at INS Dega
Indian Navy has inducted 3 indigenously built Mk-III Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) in its Eastern Naval Command (ENC) during the induction ceremony ‘322 Dega Flight’ held at INS Dega in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The ALH Mk-III aircrafts have been designed and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under the ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ initiative. The newly inducted aircrafts will be used for maritime reconnaissance and coastal security. The ALHs have been equipped with modern surveillance radar and electro-optical equipments. Vice-Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh was also present during the induction ceremony.