MoD has notified a positive indigenisation list of sub-systems/assemblies/sub-assemblies/components as part of the efforts to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing and minimise imports by DPSUs. The list contains 2,500 imported items that have already been indigenised and 351 that will be indigenised in the next three years. This Aatmanirbhar initiative will save foreign exchange approximately equivalent to Rs. 3,000 crore every year. Details of these items are available on https://srijandefence.gov.in/DPSU%20Indigenization%20List.pdf .
‘SANKALP SMARAK’ DEDICATED TO THE NATION BY CINCAN
In India’s freedom struggle saga, December 30, 1943, holds a special place etched in time. On this day, a national flag was hoisted for the first time on Indian soil at Port Blair. It is also significant that Netaji escaped British surveillance from Kolkata on January 16 1941, and stepped back on Indian soil after nearly three years at Port Blair Aerodrome on December 29 1943, at 11:30 am and unfurled a national flag the next day. In order to preserve this important event in history, a Sankalp Smarak was dedicated to the nation by Commander-in-Chief Andaman and Nicobar Command, exactly 78 years after Netaji’s arrival on December 29, 2021, at 11:30 am.
VISIT OF CHIEF OF AIR STAFF TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
A total of 5,601 instances of Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) were reported along the LoC under the operational control of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir from November 30, 2019, to November 29, 2021. Troops deployed on forwarding posts enjoy complete freedom of action in responding to Pakistan Cease-Fire Violations. Substantial damage was inflicted on Pakistan posts and personnel during retaliation by the Indian Army.