List of Important Defence NEWS- August 2015 | GK Updates

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



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    Defence News in August 2015
    1.
    India started operating its1st Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Kochi, Kerala to strengthen and promote up coastal security in the western coastline. It was designed byIsrael Aerospace Industries (IAI)
    2.
    TheUSmilitary launched the largestNATO airborne drillsSwift Response 15 in which around 5000 soldiers from11 NATO member states participated to enhance security and stability in the European region
    3.
    TheUnion Defence Ministry announced that the11thedition of the India-US combined Military Training ExerciseYUDH ABHYAS 2015 will be held at the Joint Base Lewis McChord in United States from9th September 2015
    4.
    50th anniversary of1965 India-Pakistan was observed on28th August 2015 across the country. It marks the victory day of Indian forces in the battle against Pakistan in theHaji Pir Pass in Jammu and Kashmir. PresidentPranab Mukherjee, Army Chief GeneralDalbir Singh, Air Chief MarshalArup Raha and Navy Chief AdmiralRK Dhowan paid tributes to the martyrs atAmar Jawan Jyoti, New Delhi
    5.
    India gifted its formerIndian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Varaha toSri Lanka at an event held at the port of Colombo. The 75m long and 11m wide ICG Varaha had been in service with Sri Lanka Navy asSri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara sice2006 on a free dry lease
    6.
    The top defence officials ofPakistan andRussia signed a landmark defence agreement in Rawalpindi which facilitated the sale of4advanceMi-35 ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters to Pakistan.

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