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Defence Current Affairs November 4th Week 2018
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Defence Current Affairs November 4th Week 2018

 1. Russia’s Igla-S missile system 

Indian Army has picked Russia’s Igla-S missile system as choice for its multibillion dollar contract for man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS).
It is latest model of Russian MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense system) technology. It offers superior performance over earlier supplied SA-18 missiles to India.
It is designed for use against visible aerial targets at short range such as tactical aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs), cruise missile, head-on or receding, in presence of natural (background) clutter and countermeasures.
As per requirements of Indian Army, it will have maximum range of 6km, altitude of 3km along with all-weather capability. 

2. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff to Visit Russia

 
Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy is visiting Russia from 26 to 29 November 2018. 
The visit aims to consolidate bilateral defence relations with Russia, as also to explore new avenues for defence cooperation.
 
 
3. National Cadet Corps (NCC) 70th Raising Day
 

National Cadet Corps (NCC),the largest uniformed youth organisation in the world,celebrating its 70th Raising Day on 25th November. Director General NCC Lt Gen PP Malhotra, laid a wreath on behalf of the entire NCC fraternity.
The raising day is also being celebrated all over India with cadets participating in marches, cultural activities and social development programmes.
 
4. IAF Kiran Trainer Aircraft Crash

 
An Indian Air Force Kiran trainer aircraft was airborne from Air Force Station Hakimpet on 28 Nov 18 at 1130 hrs on a routine training mission. 
The aircraft crashed in the local flying area at approximately 1150 hrs. The pilot ejected safely. 
 
 
5. Validation Exercise & Closing Ceremony: Exercise Indra 2018

 
The Tenth Edition of Indo-Russian joint military exercise EX INDRA 2018 culminated on 28 November 2018 after a joint tactical exercise and an impressive closing ceremony held at Babina Military Station. 
The eleven day long joint training that commenced on 18 November 2018 included developing common understanding of transnational terrorism, interoperability and conduct of joint tactical operations controlled by a Joint Command Post working under the aegis of United Nations.
The troops learnt about each other’s organisations and exchanged ideas and best practices being followed in peace enforcement under aegis of the United Nations.
Military officials of both countries witnessed the validation exercise conducted at Babina Field Firing Ranges. 
 
 


 

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