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Defence Current Affairs March 1st Week 2019
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Defence Current Affairs March 1st Week 2019

 1. Bilateral joint exercise between India, Oman to begin from Mar 12

The third edition of the bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman, Al Nagah 2019 will begin from 12th of this month at Jabel Al Akhdar Mountains in Oman. 
It will continue till 25th of March. In the exercise, both the armies will exchange expertise and experience in tactics, weapon handling and firing.
Defence Ministry in a release said, the aim of this exercise is to enhance interoperability in counter terrorist operations in semi urban mountainous terrain.
India-Oman bilateral security ties have continued to develop since the beginning of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation meetings in 2006. 
The Ministry said, the exercise will go a long way in enchaining understanding of capabilities and strengthening camaraderie between both the Armies.
2. Women officers inducted in Short Service Commission of Indian Army to be given Permanent Commission
Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where they are inducted for Short Service Commission (SSC). 
Now, the Permanent Commission will be granted in Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps and Intelligence to women officers besides the existing two streams of Judge Advocate General and Army Education Corps. 
In a statement, the Defence Ministry said, SSC women officers will give their option for Permanent Commission before completion of four years of Commissioned Service. It said they will have the option for grant of Permanent Commission and their choice of specialisation.



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