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Prelims Current Affairs (Internal Security)

A peninsula command for maritime threat, a separate command for Jammu and Kashmir and the need to have a focused command for China is part of the blueprint for joint theatre commands that are part of the major restructuring exercise.

United States President announced: “deals to sell over $3 billion in the absolute finest, state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian Armed Forces.”

Indian Armed Forces conduct/participates in various bilateral and multilateral military exercises with foreign countries. The details of such exercise include the following:

Exercise Indradhanush

4th Mar, 2020

The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) jointly commenced the fifth edition of Exercise Indradhanush at Air Force Station Hindan.

The Supreme Court on Monday brought women officers in 10 streams of the Army on a par with their male counterparts in all respects, setting aside longstanding objections of the government.


11th Feb, 2020

Speaking at DefExpo2020 in Lucknow, Prime Minister set a target of doubling India’s defence exports from Rs 17,000 crore currently to Rs 35,000 crore in five years.

Researchers at the Department of Biotechnology’s Pune-based National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) have captured ‘three-dimensional views’ of a protein called ‘GluD1 receptor’. 

Recently, the Home ministry has extended the ban on the Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) by five more years for its involvement in a series of violent activities including killings and extortion, and for joining hands with anti-India forces.

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a reply in Loksabha informed that the NATGRID will come in to operation by the end of 2020.

Two Pakistani drones dropping weapons in Punjab has sent security forces into a tizzy and raised questions on drone threats to national security.

Security cover of VIPs

4th Sep, 2019

The Government recently downgraded the security cover of former PM Manomhan Singh, from Special Protection Group (SPG) to Z plus of the CRPF. The security cover of several other VIPs too has been downgraded.

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