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171.
Where was the first-ever mobile tower installed by the Indian Army in collaboration with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)?
K2 Mountain
Mount Everest
Siachen Glacier
Mount Kilimanjaro
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The Indian Army, along with BSNL, installed the first mobile tower at the Siachen Glacier, known as the world's highest battlefield, to improve mobile communication for soldiers at extreme elevations.

172.
Which battalion was presented with the prestigious President’s Colour award in a ceremony at the Kumaon Regimental Centre (KRC) in Ranikhet?
2nd Battalion of the Naga Regiment
4th Battalion of the Naga Regiment
3rd Battalion of the Naga Regiment
5th Battalion of the Naga Regiment
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 3rd Battalion of the Naga Regiment, also known as 3 Naga, received the prestigious President’s Colour award in a ceremony at the Kumaon Regimental Centre (KRC) in Ranikhet.

173.
Where was the 20th round of India-China military talks held?
Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim
Ladakh
Uttarakhand
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The 20th round of India-China military talks was held on October 9 and 10, 2023 at the Chushul-Moldo border meeting point on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. The talks were led by Lieutenant General Anupam Bokhar, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 14 Corps of the Indian Army, and Major General Yang Lin, the Commander of the South Xinjiang Military District of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).

174.
With which country did India sign a defence cooperation agreement on October 10, 2023?
Italy
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Answer: Option
Explanation:
India signed a defence cooperation agreement with Italy on October 10, 2023, in Rome. The agreement was signed by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Italian counterpart Guido Crosetto.

175.
Which Indian company delivered the first trainer version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to the Indian Air Force in 2023?
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)
Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T)
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is a state-run aerospace and defence manufacturer in India. It is the largest aerospace company in India and produces a wide range of aircraft, helicopters, engines, and other aerospace components. HAL delivered the first trainer version of the LCA Tejas to the Indian Air Force in 2023. The Tejas trainer is a twin-seater aircraft that will be used to train IAF pilots on the Tejas fighter aircraft. It can also serve as a fighter aircraft when needed.