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Defence Current Affairs March 2nd Week 2019
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Defence Current Affairs March 2nd Week 2019

 1. `Al Nagah 2019’ 

The third edition of the bilateral joint exercise between India and Oman, ‘Al Nagah 2019’ will begin from 12th March.
It will be organsied 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.
India-Oman bilateral security ties have continued to develop since the beginning of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation meetings in 2006.
2. Women officers to get permanent commission in all 10 branches of Indian Army
Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army.
They will get permanaent comission 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.
Earlier they get Permanent Commission only in two streams of Judge Advocate General and Army Education Corps.
SSC women officers will give their option for Permanent Commission before completion of four years of Commissioned Service.
3. NATO Chief rules out nuclear missile deployment to Europe
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out deploying ground-based nuclear missiles to Europe. 
At a press conference in Warsaw, Poland Stoltenberg said the 29-nation alliance had already started planning for a world without the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
The United States decision to suspend participation in the INF has prompted concerns of its European allies. 
It formally suspended its obligations under the 1987 INF Treaty on February 2 and triggered the six-month withdrawal process, citing alleged Moscow`s violation of the deal. 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had warned that Europe would be most vulnerable to any negative consequences of the potential collapse of the deal. 
The agreement bans all ground-launched missiles, conventional or nuclear, with ranges of 310 to 3,400 miles. 



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