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India Current Affairs January 2013

January 2013 India Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of January 2013 month and Major India Events happened in January 2013.

Scientists and missile experts manning the ITR Chandipur in Balasore district on Thursday expressed their happiness after ‘Pinaka’, India’s indigenously developed multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) weapon system, was successfully test fired. — More on Jan 31,

A rare collection of letters between Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and a South African bodybuilder with whom he shared a close relationship is to go on display in New Delhi tomorrow. — More on Jan 29,

India would flight test sub-sonic, medium range cruise missile Nirbhay, next month, a key defence official said on Friday.Nirbhay is being developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a Defence Research and Development Organisation lab based here — More on Jan 28,

Pakistan’s retired Lt. General Shahid Aziz, who then headed the analysis wing of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has candidly admitted that regular Pakistani soldiers, and not mujahideen, fought the 1999 Kargil War — More on Jan 27,

National carrier Air India has termed as “questionable” a report released by a German aviation think-tank ranking it as the third worst airline among 60 global carriers in terms of safety. — More on Jan 26,

Even as the ongoing spat between the BJP and the Congress over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s alleged remark that the BJP and the RSS were promoting saffron terror in the country, continues, — more on Jan 25,

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday rescued 203 civilians, including children and patients, trapped in snow in a remote part of mountainous Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. — more on Jan 24,

Rafale is a twin-jet combat aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of short and long-range missions, including ground and sea attacks, reconnaissance, high-accuracy strikes and nuclear strike deterrence. — more on Jan 23,

Around 16,000 people of 65 villages of Assam want to merge with neighbouring Mizoram, a leader of the villagers said here Tuesday.Residents of these 65 villages in Karimganj district in southern Assam formed the Cheragi-Jamuyang Sadak — more on Jan 22,

The Indian navy on Monday commissioned its largest off shore patrol vessel INS Saryu for maritime surveillance around Andaman and Nicobar islands.Built at Goa Shipyard Limited, the 105-meter vessel is the first of the four new class — more on Jan 21,

Uttar Pradesh government employees who are opposing reservation in promotions today went on a flash strike after they were allegedly beaten up by BJP workers at the airport here. — more on Jan 21,

Calling him a “real icon” of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said several important features of our constitutional system were part of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s vision. — more on Jan 20,

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday inaugurated a 2.8-km tunnel here that offers an alternative route to connect the Rajasthan capital with Agra in Uttar Pradesh, an official said. — more on Jan 19,

Dubbing defections an evil, the Supreme Court Thursday held that any member of a political party can approach a state assembly’s speaker to seek the disqualification of a party legislator who joins another outfit. — more on Jan 18,

The government today approved a 50 per cent reduction in the reserve price of spectrum used by CDMA mobile operators.”The Cabinet has approved 50 per cent reduction in CDMA spectrum (reserve) price which was fixed — more on Jan 17,

Army chief General Bikram Singh would pay a visit to the family members of martyr Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh at his native Dadhiya village in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh on January 18. — more on Jan 16,

The Indian Army has a “definite plan” to avenge the brutal killing of two soldiers by Pakistani troops, Lt. Gen. K.T. Parnaik declared Tuesday.”We have definite plans to retaliate but not in haste and anger — more on Jan 15,

Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh Monday said he did not favour dilution of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir as it was “an enabler” for soldiers to fight militancy — more on Jan 14,

Indian and Pakistan troops last night traded heavy gunfire along the Line of Control in Poonch sector after the movement of a group of suspected infiltrators was detected, in fresh escalation of tension. — more on Jan 13,

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice Markanday Katju yesterday released a report on Gujarat polls which claimed that the malpractice of paid news was noticed on a large-scale in the recently held elections. — more on Jan 12,

LeT founder and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has “challenged” the Indian government to prove that he was present near the Line of Control a few days ago — more on Jan 11,

Maoists cut open the stomach of a dead trooper to plant a bomb inside which was defused after doctors conducting an autopsy raised an alarm, police said Thursday. — more on Jan 10,

Maoists cut open the stomach of a dead trooper to plant a bomb inside which was defused after doctors conducting an autopsy raised an alarm, police said Thursday. — more on Jan 10,

The Railway Board has rolled back a circular under which ‘Tatkal’ ticket holders were given priority while clearing waiting lists over normal reservation ticket holders. — more on Jan 9,

Fourteen Pakistani fishermen were apprehended and two fishing boats seized by the Border Security Force for trespassing into Indian waters near the disputed Sir Creek area, officials said today. — more on Jan 8,

The decision to curtail the Defence Budget by Rs 10,000 crore will affect Air Force modernisation projects and the issue will be taken up with the government, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said today. — more on Jan 7,

Pakistan troops Sunday violated the bilateral ceasefire in Uri sector of the Line of Control (LOC) in the Kashmir Valley, defence sources here said.”Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling at our positions in Hajipeer area of — more on Jan 6,

An army officer illegally entered the sprawling bungalow of former army chief Gen V.K. Singh on Saturday and fiddled with the communication equipment, his counsel Vishwajeet Singh alleged. — more on Jan 5,

India’s tryst with Mars will begin in October to explore the red planet’s atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements, a top space official said Friday.”We are trying very hard and by mid-October we are expecting to launch — more on Jan 4,

Altogether 19 states and Union territories were asked on Thursday by the Supreme Court to explain their failure to set up commissions for protection of child rights through effective implementation of relevant laws. — more on Jan 3,

Over 1.05 crore pilgirms visited the Vaishno Devi cave shrine at Trikuta Hills in Jammu and Kashmir last year.“The pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine has set a new milestone with a record number of over — more on Jan 2,

Authorities on Tuesday lifted four-day curfew from Pulwama town in south Kashmir following improvement in law and order situation in the area, officials said.“Curfew has been lifted from the affected areas this morning,” the officials said. — More on Jan 1,

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