Army Inducts Surface to Air Missile Akaash
More than three decades after the project was initiated, Army on May 5 inducted the indigenously developed supersonic surface to air missile Akaash, capable of targeting enemy helicopters, aircraft and UAVs from a range of 25 kms.
The missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be a boost for the army Air Defence Corps, which had been grappling for years with obsolete air defence weapons.
Indo-Bangladesh Land BoundaryAgreement
The Bill to operationalize the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh on May 5, 2015 was cleared by the Union Cabinet and now includes territories in Assam along with those in West Bengal, Tripura and Meghalaya
The inclusion of Assam territories in the Bill indicated government’s resolve to get the legislation cleared after bringing all parties on board.
The Bill would require ratification of at least 50% of the state legislatures before it comes into effect.
Rajya Sabha Clears the Bill
The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on May 6, 2015. The Constitution (One hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013 was unanimously passed by the Upper House
The First Schedule of the Constitution to give effect to an agreement entered into by India and Bangladesh on the acquiring and transfer of territories between the two countries on May 16,1974.