सामयिक विषय: Defense/Science Short Notes

29th India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol (Corpat)

29th India- Indonesia Co-ordinated Patrol (Corpat)

Question: The 29th series of Co-ordinated Patrol (Corpat) is scheduled from 09 – 25 May, 17 at Port Blair with which of the following Countries?
(a) Thailand
(b) Malaysia
(c) Indonesia
(d) Sri Lanka
Related facts:

  • The 29th series of India–Indonesia CORPAT is scheduled from 09 – 25 May 17 at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command.
  • Its aim is to secure the trade sea route; the Coordinated Patrol also serves to enhance mutual understanding and inter–operability between the two navies.
  • The CORPAT also reflects the shared concerns between the two countries for a peaceful Indian Ocean for the benefit of international community.
  • Indonesian Navy and the Indian Navy have been carrying out co-ordinated patrolling twice a year since 2002 near the International Maritime Boundary Line to keep this part of the Indian Ocean region safe and secure for commercial shipping and international trade.
  • The closing ceremony of the CORPAT is scheduled at Belawan, Indonesia from 22 – 25 May 17.
  • The Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Sutedi Senoputra has arrived to take part in the 29th series of IND–INDO CORPAT.
  • The Indian Navy is represented by INS Utkarsh.


India successfully test-fires Agni III missile

Successful test of Agni-III missile

Question:-Consider the following statements about Agni-III:-
1. It is a surface-to-surface missile and its range is more than 3,000 km.
2. It is a two-stage missile and is capable of carrying 1.5 tons of warheads with itself.
3. It has been deployed in the Armed Forces.
4. Its successful test was done by Indian Navy.
Choose the correct option from the codes given below.

(A) Only 1 and 2
(B) Only 1, 2 and 4
(C) Only 1, 2 and 3
(D) All of the above
Ans :-(c)
Related facts:-

  • On April 27, 2017, a successful experimental test was conducted for the nuclear-capable ballistic missile ‘Agni-III’ from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of Odisha.
  • The indigenously built missile was launched from Launch Pad number-4 of the Integrated Test Range.
  • The successful test of the Agni-III missile was carried out under the Technical Supervision of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientists by ‘Strategic Force Command’ (SFC) of the Indian Army.
  • It is surface-to-surface missile; its range is more than 3,000 km.
  • The Agni-III missile is equipped with two-tier solid propellant system.
  • Its length is 17 meters, diameter is 2 meters, and weighing around 2200 kilograms.
  • It is capable of carrying 1.5 ton weighing warhead.
  • It is worth mentioning that it has been deployed in the Armed Forces in 2011.
  • Last successful test of Agni-III prior to this was conducted on April 16, 2015.

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Joint Indian-French naval exercise 'Varuna' begins

Joint bilateral Naval exercise ‘Varun’

Question: Recently between the navies of which of the following countries, joint bilateral naval exercise ‘Varun’ has been started?
(a) India and Russia
(b) India and America
(c) India and France
(d) India and Britain
Ans :(c)
Related facts:-

  • On April 24, 2017, the joint bilateral naval exercise, between India and France’s navies, ‘Varun’ has been started at, the Toulon port on the Mediterranean coast of France.
  • This naval exercise will last till April 30, 2017.
  • In this naval exercise, Guided missile destroyer INS Mumbai, stealth frigate INS Trishul and fleet tanker INS Aditya are taking part.
  • These ships are part of the Indian Navy’s ships deployed in Mediterranean Sea and Africa’s west coast.
  • It is known that the joint bilateral naval exercise ‘Varun’ was started in the year 2000.
  • Last year (2016) this exercise was organized on the Indian coast.

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