Defence

  • India successfully tests nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile

India on June 3, 2018 successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 from the Integrated Test Range on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, previously known as Wheeler Island.

  • Coast Guard interceptor ship commissioned

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on June 7, 2018 commissioned an interceptor boat- ICGS C-439 at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • EFC extends timeline of Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project to 2020

The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) on June 7, 2018 approved the revised cost estimate of the Dam Rehabilitation & Improvement Project (DRIP) for Rs 3466 crore and extended time period for conclusion of the project till June 2020

  • Indian Army observes 2018 as ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’

The Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’ to honour soldiers who have been disabled in the line of duty while serving the nation and to celebrate the undying spirit of ‘Soldiering’.

World’s largest iceberg set to disappear after 18-year-long journey

The world’s largest iceberg, which broke away from Antarctica’s Ross ice shelf 18 years ago, could be nearing the end of its voyage, as per NASA observation.

The icerberg B-15, which measured about 296 kilometres long and 37 kilometres wide when it first broke away in March 2000 has since then broken into numerous smaller bergs, most of which have melted away.