Latest Defence NEWS- March 2015 | GK Updates

    Latest Defence NEWS- March 2015
    Latest Defence NEWS- March 2015 | GK Updates:
    The Latest Defense NEWS that took part in the month of March 2015 was given here. Candidates those who are preparing for banking and all competitive exams can use this.

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    1.
    Surinder Pal Singh Cheema(Vice Admiral) was appointed as the newCommanding-in-chief ofWestern naval command on 31st March 2015.
    2.
    Indian Coast Guard’s Eastern Fleet was Provided withnew Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) namedAnagh and Two intercepter Boats namedC-430 and C-417 on 29th March 2015.
    3.
    Former Army ChiefSarath Fonseka has recevied the highest military rank ofField Marshal by the Government.
    4.
    President Pranab Mukherjee gives awayChakra Awards for the below Defence Personnel:-
    ·        Kirti Chakra– Captain Jaidev of Parachute Regiment.
    ·        Shaurya chakra(Posthumously)- Subeder prakash chand,Lieutenant Commander Manoranjan Kumar, Major Abhijai of Corps of Engineers.
    Shaurya chakra- Major Mukul Sharma, Commander Gosavi Kaustubh Vijaykumar, Major R Vamshi Krishnan, Rifleman Manga Ram, Wing Commander Huvey Upadhyaya, Major Abhishek Kumar, Major Satnam Singh, Naik Ansaigra Basumatary.
    5.
    India’s Indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR)air-to-air missileAstrawas successfully testedfrom a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on 18th March 2015.
    6.
    Pakistan successfully tested its 1st indigenously built all-weather armed drone namedBurraq and a laser guided missile namedBarq on 14th March 2015.
    7.
    Pakistan successfully tested the nuclear capableShaheen-III ballistic missile in the Arabian sea on 9th March 2015.
    8.
    India has signed aMoU with Spain for Mutual Protection of Classified Information. It seems that after this agreement there will be an understanding and enhanced cooperation in the defence sector between both countries.
    9.
    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approval for Mine Counter Measure Vessel (MCMV) which was worth of Rs 32,000 crore.
    10.
    RecentlyReliance Infrastructure  has owned Pipavav Defence along with its fully owned subsidiary Reliance Defence Systems Pvt Ltd.

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