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Defence Current Affairs February 4th Week 2019
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Defence Current Affairs February 4th Week 2019

 1. Exercise Vayu Shakti-2019

Indian Air Force demonstrated its full combat and fire capabilities during ‘Exercise Vayu Shakti-2019’ in the Pokharan firing range.
The exercise involves around 140 fighter jets and attack helicopters.
In the exercise, the IAF showcased firepower capability of indigenously-developed platforms like Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, Advanced Light Helicopter and efficacy of Akash surface-to-air missile and Astra air-to-air missile.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who is an honorary Group Captain of the IAF, was also present on the occasion.
 
2. Iran launches new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles
 
Iran has launched a new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles.  Speaking at the launch President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is now fully self-reliant on land, air and sea. 
Local media said the submarine, named the Fateh, Persian for `conqueror`, is Iran`s first in the semi-heavy category.
 
3. Rs 20,000 crore defence corridor in UP
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the flagship Bundelkhand Defence Industrial Corridor in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh.
The project is expected to cost around Rs 20,000 crore.
The defence corridor from Jhansi to Agra will strengthen the defence production in the country and stop migration.
The mega project would have span 6 nodes at Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow and Chitrakoot.
India had taken the decision to establish two defence corridors in the country, one at Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh.
 


 

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