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Defence Current Affairs February 3rd Week 2020

Exercise SAMPRITI-IX concluded at Umroi:

The joint military exercise SAMPRITI-IX concluded at Umroi, Meghalaya. The exercise was held between the armies of India and Bangladesh. The 9th edition of the military exercise was held from 3-16 February 2020. 


? The exercise was aimed to strengthen the military ties between the two countries.

? It allowed the two armies to understand each other`s tactical drills and operating techniques. 

? The exercise provided an ideal platform for the personnel of the two countries to share their experiences on counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism operations.

? It provides aid to civil authorities for disaster management especially in the jungle and semi-urban terrain. 

? The exercise also deepens the trust and friendship between Indian and Bangladesh Officers and soldiers of contingents participating in each edition.

? Both the contingents participated in a number of activities including friendly volleyball and basketball matches.


SAMPRITI-IX exercise is held between India and Bangladesh. The exercise is hosted alternately by both countries. The exercise aims to strengthen and promote bilateral ties between the Armies of India and Bangladesh.

No. 47 Squadron of IAF celebrated Diamond Jubilee:

No. 47 Squadron of Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated 60 years of its glorious service to the nation. It is currently stationed at AF Station, Adampur. To mark the occasion, Diamond Jubilee celebrations were organized at Air Force Station Adampur on 14-15 February. 


? Aerial display by the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team, IAF vintage Flight, Air Devils was held during the event.

? Performance by the Air Warriors Drill Team enthralled the audience on the day. 

? Serving officers, dignitaries, and veterans participated in the celebrations. 

No. 47 Squadron of IAF:

Established on: 18 December 1959 

Located at: Air Force Station Halwara

Motto: Karmani Vyapurutham Dhanuhu (My bow is always stretched for its task)


It has operated MiG-21 FL, MiG-29 and Toofani fighter aircraft. The crest of the unit is a figure of a kneeling `BLACK ARCHER` with a drawn bow, depicting poised readiness. The Squadron took part in both the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars. It has won numerous accolades. The Squadron continues to maintain its operational edge and has actively participated in Op Safed Sagar, Op Parakram and the operations post Balakot Strike in the Northern sector. No. 47 Squadron of IAFNo. 47 Squadron of IAF received President`s Standards in 2009. They have provided their support to face any challenge and to achieve greater heights in service to the nation. 


Defence Current Affairs February 3rd Week 2020

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