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Defence Current Affairs October 2nd Week 2019
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Defence Current Affairs October 2nd Week 2019

President Kovind presented Presidents Colours to the Army Aviation Corps:

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the prestigious President`s Colours to the Army Aviation Corps at Nashik, Maharashtra. The President`s Colours acknowledges the meritorious service rendered by the Army Aviation Corps over the years. 

President`s Colours:

The honour represents the visible symbol of excellence and has earned by the Army Aviation Corps through dedication and worthy contribution both during war and peace. 

Army Aviation Corps:

Army Aviation Corps was established in 1986. Director-General is Lt Gen P K Bharali and Additional Director General is Maj Gen Kanwal Kumar. It is a part of the Indian Army. It is headquartered in New Delhi.

The Corps has lived up to the motto of Swift and Sure. They proved their strength in the battlefield like Siachen Glacier, the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. So far, the Army Aviation Corps has received two Maha Vir Chakra, 16 Vir Chakra, 13 Shaurya Chakra, 115 Sena Medals and 45 Mention in Despatches awards.is an annual training event which is being conducted in India since 2018.

Navies of India and Bangladesh to participate in bilateral drill from Oct 12-16:

The navies of India and Bangladesh will participate for the first time in a bilateral exercise at Visakhapatnam from October 12 to 16. The exercise would also include air familiarisation of Bangladesh Navy aircrew and a 10-day training exercise between Indian Navy Marine Commandos and BN SWADS. The second edition of the Indian Navy (IN) and the Bangladesh Navy (BN) Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) commenced in the northern part of the Bay of Bengal. The drill will take place a week after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s visit to India.

INS Ranvijay

INS Ranvijay, a guided-missile destroyer, and INS Kuthar, an ingeniously built missile Corvette are participating in the CORPAT along with BNS Ali Haider, a Type 053 frigate and BNS Shadinota, a Type 056 stealth guided missile corvette.

The two-day CORPAT will be followed by the maiden edition of IN-BN Bilateral Exercise at Visakhapatnam from October 12 to 16. The IN-BN CORPAT, which commenced last year, is aimed at upgrading to a bilateral exercise with the navies engaging in seamanship evolutions, flying exercises with integral helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft at sea. Additionally, exercises entailing the development of mutual communication and sharing of best practices would also be undertaken, adding a new dimension to the Indo-Bangladesh maritime relations, the Navy said.

The common territorial boundary of over 4,000 kilometers and a maritime boundary, the navies of both the countries.

Main aim

To practice and hone their mutual cooperation whilst patrolling near the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) during the current edition of CORPAT. The sea phase would be followed by a harbor phase that would include professional interaction between the navies, visits to the Indian Naval training and maintenance facilities at Visakhapatnam.

Indo-Japan Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN 2019:

Joint Military Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN-2019 between India and Japan will be conducted at counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte from 19 Oct 2019 to 02 Nov 2019. Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) comprising 25 soldiers each will participate in the exercise with an aim to share experience gained during various Counter-Terrorism Operations in respective Countries.


The military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries Exercise DHARMA GUARDIAN with Japan is crucial and significant in terms of security challenges faced by both the nations in the backdrop of global terrorism. The scope of this exercise covers platoon level joint training on counter-terrorism operations in the jungle and urban scenario. The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation between the Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF) which in turn will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.





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