India joins HCC (Hague Code of Conduct) against BMP (Ballistic Missile Proliferation)
On 1st June 2016, India joined the HCoC (Hague Code of Conduct) against the BMP (Ballistic Missile Proliferation) as the 138th subscribing state. India joined the group after notifying the HCoC Central in Vienna through its diplomatic channels. Joining this join is a sign of India’s readiness towards further strengthening the global non-proliferation agenda. HOCC promotes confidence building and transparency among participating nations by submission of pre-launch notifications as well as annual submission of relevant policies.
Desert Eagle-II Exercise concluded
On 3rd June 2016, Desert Eagle-II exercise was concluded which was a part of the bilateral exercises being conducted between UAE AF (United Arab Emirates Air Force) and IAF (Indian Air Force). It was second such exercise in this series. The primary exercise was air combat and was conducted for 10 days. The base of operations was Al-Dhafra Air-Base in Abu Dhabi. The exercise was a high level success despite the arid and hot conditions. In 2008, IAF participated in the first Desert Eagle-I exercise.
Union Government notified 10 CPS (coastal police stations) notified by Union Government lengthening their jurisdiction
On 16th June 2016, Union Government notified 10 CPS (coastal police stations) notified by Union Government lengthening their jurisdiction. The current jurisdiction of the government is twelve nautical miles that will be spreading to 200 NMs. These 10 PSs (police stations) share coastline in 8 states. These new stations were proposed for maintaining extra security purposes. After the terror attacks of 26/11, the securities of territorial waters were enhanced by extending the coast line up to 22 Kms from shore. This extension will help in minimizing terrorism and smuggling by stretching the current guard line to 2516 Kms across the Indian coast line.