Prithvi-II test fired successfully Nuclear capable surface to surface Prithvi-II missile was test fired successfully from Integrated Test Range Chandipur, off Odisha Coast on 26 November, 2015. Prithvi-II is capable of carrying both convensional and nuclear payloads. The missile has a strike range of 250-350 Km and is capable of carrying a 500 Kg to 1000 Kg load. The twin engine Prithvi-II is 8.56 m in length, 1.1 m in width and weighs 4,600 Kg. The missile uses advanced inertial guidance system fro striking it’s target. It has the ability to dodge enemy missiles.
Anti-Submarine corvette ‘INS Kadmat’ in Indian Navy INS Kadmat’, the second of the four indigenously built steath Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvette was handed over to the Indian Navy on 26 November, 2015 by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE). Indigenously developed ship has bulk of sensors and weapons system. It can accomodate 17 officers, 106 sailors and can carry a helicopter on board. The first ship of the series, INS Kamorta was inducted into the Navy in August, 2014.
South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise 2015 The South Asian Annual Disaster Management Exercise (SAADMEx) 2015 was held on 23-26 November 2015 in New Delhi. This was the first-ever joint exercise to be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) of India. This joint exercise was attended by South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.It aimed to synchronise efforts to institutionalise regional cooperation on disaster response among SAARC member countries. During the course of the exercise, various types of latest gadgets and equipments as well as varied Disaster Response skill sets were demonstrated by the teams of the participating nations.
Israeli-Indian Barak-8 missile successfully test fired The joint Israeli-Indian Barak-8 missile on 26 November, 2015 was successfully test fired in Israel. The Barak-8 missile is designed to defend naval vessels against incoming missiles,planes and drones. The next test on the system is likely to be held later in India. The missile having a range of 50-70 Kms has been fitted with a dual pulse propulsion system.