• Major General VD Dogra became the first serving Indian Army officer and the only General across the world to have completed a gruelling ‘Ironman’ competition held in Austria.  The competitors have to complete the events in sequence within 17 hours to earn the title of ‘Ironman’. 
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully carried out a flight test for a newly-designed Crew Escape System. According to ISRO, the first ‘Pad Abort Test’ demonstrated the safe recovery of the crew module in case of any exigency at the launch pad. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. 
  • India's latest frontline warship INS Trikand has reached Sri Lanka in a goodwill visit. Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially welcomed the state-of-the-art warship in accordance with naval traditions.
  • India's supersonic cruise missile (SCM) BrahMos was test fired from Odisha's Chandipur range launch pad under extreme conditions. The test was conducted in order to increase the longevity of its life.BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation and NPOM of RussiaThe missile can cruise at speeds of up to Mach 3.0, or three times the speed of sound. 
  •  Militaries of India and Pakistan will be part of a mega anti-terror drill in Russia named "Peace Mission" in August 2018 which is being organised by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The exercise will be joined by all SCO member countries including Russia, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. 
  • One of the country’s first Defence incubators will come up in Hyderabad, which is India’s missile development centre and fast emerging the hub for aerospace industries. The incubator will be housed at T-Hub. The incubator will be funded through the Ministry’s Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX) scheme.
  • An Indian Air Force contingent comprising of four Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft landed at Darwin Air Force Base, Australia for participating in the Exercise Pitch Black-2018. This is the first time that an Indian Air Force contingent is participating in this multinational air exercise in Australia.