Jan 18 th, 2016
Misc CANo Comments

11 Space and Defense – Current Affairs – Upcoming Exams – Aug-Sep 2015 – Part III


• China objection to passage of US warship from South China ship > half merchant ships passes from here

• Supersonic missiles > BrahMos > test-fired from INS Kochi > 49th successful trial > Developed by JV b/w India and Russia > BrahMos i.e. from Brahmaputra and Moskva of Russia

• NSCN(K) declared terror organization > under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 > NSCN(K) estd in 198 for a sovereign state of Nagalim by unifying all areas inhabited by Naga’s

• India-Australia > signed N-deal > supplying uranium > India only non-NPT signing country to buy U from Australia

• India-Russia > Indra-2015 > Bikaner (Raj.)> focus on counter-terrorism operations in desert terrain

• BrahMos > Pokhran, Jaisalmer > 300 km range > supersonic speed of Mack 2.8

• INS Kadmatt > handed over to Indian navy Kolkata > built by GRSA > atmospheric control ventilation

• Japan’s > 1st commercial satellite launched > by Canadian TELSTAR communication satellite > Tanegashima Space Centre, H-IIA rocket India’ 1st was Italian AGILE using PSLV > Antrix corp – India’s marketing arm of ISRO

• Sri lanka > declared > no naval base in SL > blow to China’s string of pearl theory > > String of paerl > china’s policy to increase it’s presence in Indian ocean > by building ports like Gwadar (Pak), Hambantota (SL), Chittagong (bangladesh) >. China want to increase coz of choke points like Strait of Mandeb, Strait of Malacca, Strait of Hormuz and Lonbok Strait

• China navy > drill in SCS

• LRSAM – BARAk-8 > range of 80 km

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