DRDO lauds Air Force for supporting its weapon trials, anti-COVID-19 measures
Friday, 23 October 2020 In the last six months, the Indian Air Force has flown more than 160 hours for supporting the missions of Defence Research and Development Organisation for COVID-19 relief and weapon trials.
India test-fired land attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Nov 24 from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands territory. The target of the missile was on another island there. The mission had successfully hit its target. The test was conducted by the Indian Army which has many regiments of the DRDO-developed missile system. The strike range of BrahMos missile has now been enhanced to over 400 km.
Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal visited GTB Hospital on November 18. He informed that there is a shortage of ICU beds but also assured that Delhi govt is closely working on it. "There is an increase in COVID-19 cases in Delhi but there are enough beds available now. There is shortage of ICU beds but we are looking into it. There are many cases in Delhi, our doctors and health workers are responding to it very well," said Delhi CM. He assured, "I believe in the next few days, more than 600 ICU beds will be added in the hospitals of Delhi. Central government has assured to provide 750 beds more beds at the DRDO facility."
Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system has been successfully test fired by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) on November 17. The Missile system secured a direct hit on its target during the trial. DRDO successfully tested two back to back trials of Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile. The first launch tested on November 13.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Longewala post in Jaisalmer on Diwali, praised armed forces and highlighted the active participation of Air Force and Navy in rescuing stranded people in other countries amid COVID. "While the Indian Armed Forces are capable of dealing with the enemies, they're at the forefront to help people during disasters. The role played by Air Force and Navy in rescuing people who were stranded in other countries due to COVID is praiseworthy," said PM Modi.
The Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) conducted a three-day joint services exercise code-named 'Bull Strike' at the remotely located Teressa Island, military officials said on Thursday. The drill began on Tuesday and ended on Thursday and saw participation from three service components of the ANC, elements of Indian Army's Parachute Brigade, MARCOS (Marine Commando Force), and Special Forces, officials said. The exercise focussed on enhancing interoperability and synergy among the three services - Army, Navy, and Air Force - to maximize combat potential, officials said. The exercise was conducted at Teressa island, which is located in the strategically important Nicobar group of islands. Ground-based maneuvers, tactics and procedures for joint operations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were rehearsed. Watch the full video for more details.
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As tension between India and China persists along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, top members of the Donald Trump administration arrived in India for the high-level 2+2 dialogue. US Secretaries of State and Defence, Mike Pompeo and Mark Esper, reached Delhi on October 26, 2020. The 2+2 talks have been scheduled between Pompeo, Esper and their Indian counterparts Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh, on October 27. After his arrival, Esper was accorded Guard of Honour at South Block before he held a meeting with Singh. Chiefs of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, were present at the meeting. Ahead of his trip, Pompeo had alluded to the China agenda on the table. Watch the full video for more.
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IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria undertook his maiden flight in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter. The sortie in HAL designed and developed LCH took place in Bengaluru. The aircraft took to the skies at 11.45 hours and remained airborne for an hour. The IAF chief was accompanied by HALs Deputy Chief Test Pilot, Wg Cdr (Retd) S P John. The LCH is planned to be inducted into Indian defence forces in the near future. Earlier, Bhadauria undertook a sortie in the newly inducted Apache attack helicopter. The Air Chief Marshal was on a two-day visit to airbases under Western Air Command. During his visit, Bhadauria also reviewed operational preparedness of the fighter squadrons. The IAF chief also interacted with the air warriors serving at these bases.
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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief, Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took a sortie in indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) in Bengaluru on November 20. The sortie lasted for 45 minutes. LCH is planned to be inducted into the Indian defence forces in the near future.
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