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Anti-tank missile to be tested in 2 months

A new air-launched missile capable of fighting enemy tanks even from the distance of 10 kilometres is under the development. There will be the weapon test in 2 months at the tense time of India-China standoff on the border. Therefore, this indigenous missile is named as the Standoff Anti-tank Missile. It may be connected with the Indian Air Force Russian origin MI-35 attack helicopters to improve the capabilities.

Also, SANT will be launched from a Mi-35 helicopter gunship in December, under the development process by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It has been successfully tested from a ground launcher.

 

India and the US set up for military agreement on satellite data

India is going to finalise an agreement with the United States to have access on the satellite data to check the better accuracy of its drones and missiles.

The pact is expected to be announced during the visit of Defence Secretary Mark Esper and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Indian counterparts Rajnath Singh and Jaishankar next week in Delhi. Both countries are pushing themselves to get stronger ties for better security amid China’s growing influence.

Shri Narendra Modi’s cabinet discussed the final draft of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation.


 


 

Nanda Kishore Sahoo held the appointment of Director General Dental Services and Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps

On 12th October 2020, lieutenant General Nanda Kishore Sahoo assumed the appointment of Colonel Commandant of Army Dental Corps and Director General Dental Services.

He is the Post Graduate, General Officer of King George’s Medical University, Professor and Head of the Dental Department at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Also, he is the teacher and author. He has won the KS Master silver medal, 5 commendations, and the Presidential Award Vishisht Seva Medal.

 

India reconstructing and developing Afghanistan

India has conveyed the message to Afghan leader Ata Mohabbat Noor that it has committed to reconstruct and develop Afghanistan. India has already put the investment of USD 2 billion for aid and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan. Moreover, it has always been the primary stakeholder for the peace and stability of Afghanistan.

India aims to work together, so it is addressing all the sections of the political spectrum.

 

IAF demanding more indigenously made Rafale fighter jets

Deliveries of the Dassault Rafale are not enough, so Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria asks for the fast track procurement of 114 jets. Government to government deal is expected for this procurement in which 20 jets will be for the Navy. Also, the Government of Narendra Modi has removed the mandatory “Offset clause” that is to reduce the cost of procurement of any weapon system. Besides, IAF’s focus is on inducting 200 Tejas MK2 jets, and 83 Tejas MK1 in the next 10-15 years.