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What is the name of the joint air exercise conducted by India, France, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the Arabian Sea?
Eagle Strike
Aero Falcon
Blue Thunder
Desert Knight
Answer: Option
India, France, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) conducted a major air exercise named 'Desert Knight' over the Arabian Sea, focusing on strengthening military cooperation and addressing regional security concerns.

Which organization signed a deal with the Indian government for the acquisition of 14 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard?
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers
Answer: Option
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, Mumbai, entered into a contract with the Ministry of Defence for the procurement of 14 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) to enhance the safety of global shipping lanes.

Which country recently acquired a significant number of domestically developed reconnaissance and combat drones, showcasing advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle technology?
United States
Answer: Option
Iran's recent acquisition of domestically produced reconnaissance and combat drones, including the Ababil-4, Ababil-5, Arash, Bavar, and Karrar, underscores its cutting-edge advancements in unmanned aerial vehicle technology, enhancing its defence capabilities.

Where has the 11th India-Kyrgyzstan Joint Special Forces Exercise KHANJAR commenced?
Himachal Pradesh
Answer: Option
The KHANJAR exercise has started in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh. This location was chosen strategically, emphasizing the state's suitability for fostering collaboration and enhancing capabilities of the special forces in diverse terrains, such as built-up areas and mountainous terrain operations, as outlined in Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.

Which countries are participating in the 2nd edition of Exercise CYCLONE?
India and Egypt
India and USA
Egypt and Iran
India and Iran
Answer: Option
The 2nd edition of Exercise CYCLONE involves the participation of the Indian Army contingent and their counterparts from Egypt. The exercise, conducted in Egypt, aims to enhance cooperation and operational understanding between the special forces of India and Egypt in desert and semi-desert terrains, focusing on special operations.