Daily Defence Update - 13th April 2024 Defence Current Affairs

Daily Defence Update - 13th April 2024 Defence Current Affairs
13-April 2024...........

Current Affairs is a very important part of the defence exams like NDA, CDS, MNS, and AFCAT. Many candidates find it very difficult to prepare for current affairs as there is a lack of good sources of current affairs. Defence Guru is presenting another helpful initiative to cover defence current affairs for the NDA, CDS, MNS, and AFCAT exams. In this new series called Daily Defence Updates, we will be presenting daily defence current affairs covering all the major defence events within India as well as in other parts of the world. We will cover major geopolitical events also so as to prepare you for the SSB interview.


Defense Ministry has issued a tender worth ₹65,000 crore to HAL to buy 97 Tejas MK-1A fighter jets…

The Defense Ministry has issued a tender worth over Rs 65,000 crore to public sector company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the purchase of 97 Tejas MK-1A fighter aircraft manufactured in India. HAL was recently issued a tender by the Defense Ministry and they have been given three months to respond to it. Government officials told ANI that this program will be conducted by the Indian Air Force for MiG The -21 will help replace its fleet of MiG-23 and MiG-27, which have either been phased out or are to be phased out in the near future.

Major military infrastructure is being upgraded in Andaman and Nicobar amid increasing Chinese influence…

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are undergoing a significant upgrade in military infrastructure, including modernization of airfields and jetties, enhancement of logistics and storage capabilities, improvement of military accommodation, and establishment of a strong surveillance system. Indian Express According to a report by India Today, the improved infrastructure is aimed at enabling the deployment of more military forces and providing facilities for greater numbers and sizes of warships, aircraft, missile batteries, and troops.

Two terrorists who planned to plant a bomb in a Bengaluru cafe have been arrested in Bengal.

The National Investigation Agency said on Friday morning that two people who planned and carried out the blast at Bengaluru's Rameshwaram cafe last month have been arrested from Kanthi in Bengal's East Midnapore district. Musawir Hussain Shazeb and Abdul Mathin Taha were caught after a joint operation by central intelligence agencies and police of Bengal, Karnataka, Telangana, and Kerala and are on their way to Kolkata, the counter-terrorism agency said in a statement.

Army conducts anti-tank guided missile drill at extreme altitude of 17,000 feet in Sikkim…

Defense PRO, Guwahati informed through a press release that the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army conducted a training exercise including the firing of Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) in an area at an altitude of 17,000 feet in Sikkim on Thursday. Missile-firing contingents from mechanized and infantry units of the entire Eastern Command participated in the training exercise.

US National Security Advisor Sullivan will visit India next week to strengthen Indo-Pacific ties…

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will visit India next week with a plan to focus on reviewing progress under the Critical and Emerging Technologies (ICET) initiative along with his counterpart Ajit Doval, people familiar with the development said. Sullivan is scheduled to visit India this year. Initially scheduled to visit India in February, but due to the global crisis in Ukraine and West Asia, the Annual Review Meeting on iCET was rescheduled.


Question-3. What is the purpose of the ₹65,000 crore tender issued by the Defence Ministry to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)?

a) To upgrade existing fighter jets

b) To purchase 97 Tejas MK-1A fighter jets made in India

c) To develop a new type of weapon system

d) To provide training for the Indian Air Force

Ans- To purchase 97 Tejas MK-1A fighter jets made in India


Question-2. What was the focus of the Indian Army's training exercise in Sikkim?

a) Close-quarter combat techniques

b) Firing anti-tank guided missiles at high altitude

c) Providing medical aid in remote areas

d) Testing new communication equipment

Ans- Firing anti-tank guided missiles at high altitude


Question-3. Why is US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan visiting India next week?

a) To discuss a possible military alliance

b) To review progress in a joint technology initiative

c) To mediate a regional border dispute

d) To offer economic aid to India

Ans- To review progress in a joint technology initiative

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