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Exercise : Defence - Latest Current Affairs
  • Defence - Latest Current Affairs
1.
With which country does India conduct the joint military exercise DUSTLIK?
Oman
Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan
Turkmenistan
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The fifth edition of Exercise DUSTLIK takes place in Uzbekistan, marking a significant step in strengthening bilateral relations and enhancing military cooperation between India and Uzbekistan through joint training sessions focusing on subconventional operations.

2.
Where did the Indian Army conduct an Anti-Tank Guided Missile training exercise?
Sikkim
Arunachal Pradesh
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Army conducted an Anti-Tank Guided Missile training exercise in Sikkim, showcasing their capability to neutralize armoured threats at high altitudes. This exercise highlights the strategic importance of Sikkim in military training, particularly in challenging terrains like treacherous mountains.

3.
Which country provided the Indian Army with the portable Igla-S Air defence system?
Russia
China
United States
France
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Russia supplied India with the Igla-S Air defence system, enhancing the Indian Army's Very Short Range Air Defence (VSHORAD) capabilities, and replacing outdated Igla-1M systems.

4.
Which country's Sittwe Port has India gained operational control over, expanding its maritime presence?
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Maldives
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India has secured operational control over the Sittwe Port in Myanmar, enhancing its maritime presence and connectivity. This strategic move follows approval from the Ministry of External Affairs and positions India strategically in the Indian Ocean region.

5.
From where was the new generation ballistic missile Agni-Prime successfully flight-tested?
Kerala
Odisha
Tamil Nadu
Maharashtra
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The successful test launch of Agni-Prime from Odisha's Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island demonstrates India's advancements in military technology and strategic capabilities. The Agni-Prime missile is a new-generation ballistic missile developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is designed to be lighter and more advanced than earlier missiles in the Agni series.