• India’s first indigenously designed and developed Dhanush artillery gun was inducted in the Indian Army during a ceremony held at Ordnance Factory in Jabalpur, MP. Dhanush 155mm/45 calibre towed gun system can be deployed in all types of terrains. 
  • The joint military exercise between Morocco and the US, “African Lion 2019,” kicked off in southern Morocco. The exercise will include various types of training including command post, manoeuvring, peacekeeping, operations, and aerial refuelling.
  • The sixth edition of the joint military training exercise between the Indian Army and the Sri Lankan Army, Exercise Mitra Shakti concluded in Sri Lanka.
  •  Military forces of India and Singapore got together to participate in a joint exercise named  ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’ in Babina Cantonment in Jhansi. It is being conducted to develop military technology, boost maritime security and bolster the nations’ fight against terrorism.
  • Astronomers have taken the first-ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy known as 'Messier 87' (M87). The image which has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world shows an intensely bright 'ring of fire' surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole. The 'Event Horizon Telescope' captured the image from the galaxy that is 50 million lightyears away.
  • The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.
  • India has successfully test-fired first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from a test range in Odisha. The all-weather missile, has a 1,000-kilometre strike range. 
  • The Indian Navy undertook the second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between the Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy, (IN – VPN BILAT EX) at/ off Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
  • Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat commissioned the Indian Coast Guard Ship Veeraat a ceremony held at Naval Jetty at the dockyard at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Veera, third in the series of offshore patrol vessels of the Coast Guard, was built by L&T at its shipbuilding facility at Kattupalli in Chennai.
  • NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to 328 days, which would set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman
  • India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise 'Varuna' in May 2019. It will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines, and fighters.
  • The Indian Navy will participate in International Fleet Review (IFR) that is scheduled to take place in Qingdao. The Indian Navy would be represented in the IFR by indigenously built stealth guided missile destroyer INS Kolkata and fleet support ship INS Shakti.
  • Indigenously designed ‘INS Imphal’ a guided missile destroyer was launched by Navy Chief Sunil Lanba at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.
     It is the third ship under Project 15B. The first ship of this project, a guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam, was launched on in April 2015.
  • Russia has successfully tested the world's first floating nuclear power plant (NPP), Akademik Lomonosov, a subsidiary of Rosatom nuclear corporation stated. 
  • The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract of worth Rs 6,311 crore to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy.