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Defence Current Affairs December 2nd Week 2018
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Defence Current Affairs December 2nd Week 2018

 1. Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle inducted into Navy

The Indian Navy inducted the `Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle` into service at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba inducted the vehicle into the Navy.
The DSRV has the capability to rescue personnel from a distressed submarine up to a depth of 650 metre and it is the latest in terms of technology and capabilities.
The vehicle can rescue as many as 14 people in one dive.
2. Successful Test Firing of Long-Range Missile Agni V
Agni V, a long-range surface-to-surface Nuclear Capable Ballistic missile, was successfully launched from a canister on a road mobile launcher at the Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha.
All the mission objectives were successfully achieved. This launch comes after a series of successful launches of the missile. It further strengthens the country’s deterrence capability, which has been developed indigenously by assiduous efforts of scientists.
Agni-V is an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India.
Agni V is part of the Agni series of missiles, one of the missile systems under the original Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. 
The DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat initially declined to disclose the exact range of Agni-V.Later, however, he described Agni V as a missile with a range of 5,500–5,800 km. Du Wenlong, a researcher at China’s PLA Academy of Military Sciences, told the Global Times that the missile has a range of around 8,000 kilometres (5,000 mi).



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