Saturday, February 2, 2013

DEFENCE AND SECURITY


Supreme Commander - President of India

Administrative control - Ministry of Defence

ARMY : is headed by the Chief of Army Staff and its headquarters is at New Delhi.

India’s Battle Tanks: (1) Vijayanta battle tank; (2) Arjun : Indigenously built Main Battle Tank (MBT) inducted in 1993; (3) T-55 and T-72 purchased from Russia.

AIR FORCE : is headed by the Chief of Air Staff and its headquarters is at New Delhi.

Aircrafts : MIG-29 aircraft were acquired from Russia and have been named Baaz. MIG-23, MIG-25 and MIG-27 are the other types of MIG aircrafts. MIG-21 is being manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to serve as jet training aircraft.

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a Pilotless Target Aircraft which has been named Lakshya.
India also acquired the Mirage-2000 from France, which has been named Vajra.

NAVY : is headed by the Chief of Naval Staff and its headquarters is at New Delhi.

No. of Fleets: (a) Western Fleet (b) Eastern Fleet

Aircraft Carriers:
(a) INS Vikrant: India’s first aircraft carrier
(b) INS Viraat : India’s largest aircraft carrier

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