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Wagah Border & Aircraft Carrier based jets

14th July, 2020 Prelims

Wagah Border:

  • Pakistan has allowed opening of Wagah border for Afghanistan goods.
  • Recognised international border in Punjab
  • Part of the Grant Trunk Road
  • Evening flags ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice.
  • Initiated in 1959.

Aircraft Carrier based jets:

  • New twin-engine aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • May be inducted in Navy by 2032.
  • Replacement for the Russian MiG-29K carrier jets in service.
  • Navy currently operates Russian-origin carrier INS Vikramaditya and expects to have the first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-I) Vikrant operational by 2022.