Among the countries with which joint military exercises are proposed to be carried out during the year 2020 are most of the countries listed above.
Recently, the Ministry of Defense, Government of India has notified the ‘Second Positive Indigenization List’ of 108 military equipment to encourage self-reliance and defense exports.
In response to a new Chinese build-up under the PLA’s Xinjiang Military Command, the Indian Army has reportedly deployed artillery weapons near the Ladakh border, including K9 Vajra (K9 Thunder) self-propelled howitzers. According to media sources, the PLA’s Xinjiang Military Command recently received a slew of modern artillery weapons, including the PCL-181, PCL-161, and PHL-03 MLRS.
The Union Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the Ministry of Home Affairs’ proposal to create one (01) Director in Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) position at the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Academy in Nagpur. With the introduction of the job of Director, NDRF Academy, the organization’s command and control will be entrusted to a senior and experienced officer who can guide the institution toward its goals.
Indigenous Defence Doctrine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021 called for a holistic approach focused on breaking down civil-military silos and expediting the speed of decision-making
Given the key geostrategic challenges, emanating from the threat of two-front war we require the Modernization of Indian Armed Forces (against China and Pakistan combinedly), India faces complex threats and challenges spanning the full spectrum of conflict from nuclear to sub-conventional.
The CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) is observing its CISF 52nd Raising Day today, i.e., 10th March 2021. It is the day when CISF, one of six paramilitary forces in the country, was set up under the Union ministry of home affairs in the year 1969.
Recently, the 16th edition of ‘Yudh Abhyas’, India and US joint military exercise has completed in Rajasthan which was held from 8th February to 21st February 2021. The drill has come days after the air forces of India and France held a five-day joint exercise held in Rajasthan in Jan. 2021.
Defence Space Agency (DSA) has requests from many companies which are working to provide technology for SSA (Space Situational Awareness) solutions that are capable of identifying and tracking enemy assets and warn in case of any attack from an enemy country. DSA is also looking for technologies that can safeguard the nation’s assets from any threat in and from outer space.
On 20th February, the tenth round of the China-India Corps Commander Level Meeting was held on the Chinese side of the Chushul or Moldo border meeting point. Both sides positively appraised the smooth conclusion of disengagement of frontline troops in the Pangong Lake area noting that it was an important step forward that provided a good basis for resolution of the other remaining issues along the LAC in the Western Sector as per the Ministry of Defence’s statement.
Now there is more clarity to the role of Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) as it is setting up two new joint commands — Air Defense Command and Maritime Theater Command by May of 2021. The commanders-in-chief of these commands will report to the CDS.
Paramilitary forces of India – Border Security Force (BSF)
Assam Rifles (AR), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guard (NSG), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
The SFF (Special Frontier Force) was raised in the immediate aftermath of the Sino-India war of 1962. It was a secret outfit which recruited the Tibetans (at present it has a mixture of the Tibetans & the Gorkhas) and initially, it went by the name of ‘Establishment 22’.