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OFB claiming DGQA-approved ISAT (B) tests method more reliable for shelf-life testing of grenades

India is the first time testing the shelf life of the multimode hand grenades before procurement. The OFB claims that ISAT (B) method of testing is more reliable for shelf-life testing of grenades. OFB follows the method which is approved by DGQA under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). It wants the order for procurement.

 

Extreme cold gear sets for armed forces in Ladakh

Amid India-China standoff and India’s preparedness to handle the situation, the Indian Army has acquired the initial consignment of extreme cold-weather clothing for its troops posted in the entire Ladakh including both Western sides in Eastern Ladakh sector and Siachen. This year there was the requirement of around 30,000 sets for 90,000 troops.

The Indian Army has also deployed 2 MOD divisions on the LAC from plains and a mountain division.

 

Operation Cactus in November 1988: Maldivian President asked India for help

On 2nd and 3rd November 1988, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of Maldives asked for help of New Delhi and the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi when around 300  mercenaries landed in the capital of the country.

India launched an operation Cactus 32 years ago to help the Maldives and they played a significant role in the security and stability of the Indian Ocean region. The commanding officer of the delivery was the Commander Task Force. Training ships Tir and Frigate Godavari, Indian Navy ships were diverted to the country.

Indian Coast Guard ship C-452 commissioned on November 3

Rajan Barbotra, Western Seaboard Commander Additional Director General commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship C-452 on Tuesday through video conference at Ratnagiri. It is the 52nd ship in the series of 54 interceptor boats.

 

It is indigenously designed and built by Larsen and Toubro Shipyard Limited in Surat. The ship can proceed at a speed of 45 knots. The ship is 27-meter-long. The ship will be undertaking anti-smuggling, interdiction and Search and Rescue, and maritime surveillance.

 

India forced by US administration to save Boeing’s fragile military sales division

India is under pressure by the US administration to award the company’s military sales division the fighter jet deals. Boeing-developed F-15EX and F-18E/F are in the race for 114 jet contracts. Pentagon fighter jet business is likely not to put further orders for the jets like F-15 and F-18 from the USAF.