News For 26th-Apr (Friday)
1.The Indian Army is progressing two projects worth over Rs 6,800 crore to develop indigenous *Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) systems*.
2.India delivered the first batch of BrahMos missiles to the Philippines as part of a $375 million deal.
3.India has emerged as the fourth largest military spender globally in 2023, allocating $83.6 billion for defense, following the United States, China, & Russia.
4.The Indian Navy conducted the *'Poorvi Leher*' mega exercise along the East Coast to test its procedures and assess readiness for maritime security challenges.
5.India's electronics industry saw a significant export surge, reaching $29.12 billion in FY 2023-24, marking a 23.6% increase from the previous year.
6.GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has been honored with the *‘Best Airport Staff in India & South Asia 2024’* award by Skytrax.
7.The Govt of India has appointed Vice Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi, currently serving as the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, as the next Chief of the Naval Staff.
8.The Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur have signed a MoU to collaborate on research and development of technologies to address health issues faced by soldiers in difficult terrains.
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