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Defence Current Affairs May 4th Week 2019
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Defence Current Affairs May 4th Week 2019

 1. IAF successfully fires BrahMos air version missile from frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft

 
Indian Air Force successfully fired the BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft. 
Defence Ministry said in a release that the launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target. 
The Inidan Air Force became the first Air Force in the world to have successfully fired an air launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target on Novemebr 2017. 
The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions. 
 
2. Assam Rifles & Coast Guard sign ‘Charter of Affiliation’
 
In Meghalaya, the Assam Rifles and the Indian Coast Guard signed a historic ‘Charter of Affiliation’ to utilize each other’s assets for operational training, sports and adventure. 
Director General of Assam Rifles Lt Gen Sukhdeep Sangwan and Director General of Indian Coast Guard Rajendra Singh while representing their respective forces signed the agreement of affiliation at the Assam Rifles Headquarter, Laitkor, Shillong. 
Lt Gen Sangwan said, the initiative will facilitate greater understanding of operational ethos, sharing of best practices from each other, building camaraderie and utilization of one another`s assets for training, sports and adventure.
The Assam Rifles DG said, the Indian Coast Guard has immense technological advantage in using technology to guard frontiers along the sea while Assam Riffles have got specialization in jungle warfare, mountain warfare and conventional operations. 
He said, the Assam Riffles is looking forward to get some exposures on technology and put it to use in the borders along the Indo-Myanmar border which the force is guarding.
Earlier, the Indian Coast Guard DG announced that five personnel of the Assam Rifles will be taken on board for international exposure very soon after the pact 
 


 

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