25 March 2019: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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ABHEDYA -Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Training Facility

Context:

Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff commissioned a state of the art “Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Training Facility – ABHEDYA”, at INS Shivaji, Lonavla.

Details:

  • “Abhedya”, Sanskrit for impenetrable, will help train personnel of naval ships fitted with nuclear, biological and chemical detection and protection systems.
  • This unique facility will assist Indian Navy in providing realistic simulation of  Nuclear, Chemical & Biological warfare to its personnel during their NBC damage control training, which till now was limited to theoretical training largely.

Induction of Chinook Helicopters

Context:

The IAF formally inducted the CH 47 F (I) – Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh.

Details:

  • IAF had signed a contract with M/s Boeing Ltd in September 2015 for 15 Chinook helicopters.
  • These helicopters will be deployed in the Northern and Eastern regions of India.
  • The addition of heavy-lift CH 47 F (I) helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet.
  • The helicopter has been customized to suit IAF’s future requirements and capability roadmap.
  • The helicopter has a fully integrated digital cockpit management system, advanced cargo handling capabilities and electronic warfare suite that complement the aircraft’s performance.
  • The helicopter is capable of airlifting diverse military and non-military loads into remote locations.

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