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India successfully test fires hypersonic cruise missile

New Delhi, June 12, 2019: India on Wednesday conducted a successful first test flight of the indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from a base off the Odisha coast. The only other countries that possess this technology are the US, Russia and China.

Defence Production

Make in India: Centre identifies 85 countries to sell Indian manufactured defence equipment

New Delhi, June 12, 2019: The central government has identified 85 countries to promote the sale of Made-in-India defence equipment with the ambitious target of achieving Rs 35,000 crore worth of military exports by 2025 in sight.

Ministry of defence

Government tells Air Force, Navy to complete airbase fencing before deadline

New Delhi, Aug 16, 2017: Seeking to prevent another Pathankot-type attack, the defence ministry has asked the navy and the air force to hasten and complete the three-layer perimeter fencing around their air bases before the timeframe set by them.

International Diplomacy

With S Jaishankar, New Delhi has someone who knows Chinese diplomacy

New Delhi, June 17, 2019: External affairs minister S Jaishankar’s Chinese name Su Jiesheng (pronounced Jie Shang) could be broadly interpreted as “excellent student”.

history

New Delhi, June 27, 2017: India’s most illustrious military personnel Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, also known as Sam Bahadur had the most noteworthy military career that spanned for over four decades, which included five major wars, beginning with the British Indian Army during World War II.

women

New Delhi, June 17, 2019: Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth has become the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake combat missions on a fighter jet.

welfare

New Delhi, July 26, 2017: On this day, July 26, 18 years ago, the Indian Army won back the high outposts in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, sacrificing life and limb to fight back Pakistani intruders.