Daily Defence Update - 1st April 2024 Defence Current Affairs

Daily Defence Update - 1st April 2024 Defence Current Affairs
01-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.


Meta Description- The Indian Navy successfully rescued a crew of 23 from a hijacked Iranian vessel in the Arabian Sea. The Indian Army is boosting its presence and firepower along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh. Read about these developments and more, including a joint military exercise between India and the US, a successful BrahMos missile test, and a maritime cooperation exercise involving India, Mozambique, and Tanzania.



  • Indian Navy successfully conducts another anti-piracy operation in the Arabian Sea


The Indian Navy has successfully conducted another anti-piracy operation in the Arabian Sea. After receiving inputs about a piracy incident on the Iranian fishing vessel 'Al-Kambar', INS Sumedha and INS Trishul were immediately dispatched to the scene. Following over 12 hours of intense coercive tactical measures as per the SOPs, the armed pirates were forced to surrender. The Indian Navy's specialized teams have completed the sanitization and seaworthiness checks of the vessel. The Indian Navy provided full medical assistance to the crew, comprising 23 Pakistani nationals. The nine pirates are being brought to India for further legal action in accordance with the Maritime Anti-Piracy Act 2022.


  • Indian Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile over Andaman and Nicobar Islands


The BrahMos missile once again proved its unmatched power by flying at high altitudes over the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The missile hit the target with precision. A no-fly zone was declared in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the test conducted on March 29. The extended-range BrahMos can hit targets up to 450 kilometers.


  • 'Tiger Triumph 2024' joint military exercise between Indian and US forces concludes


The closing ceremony of the bilateral tri-service Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise, Tiger Triumph 2024, between India and the US was held on March 30, 2024. It was hosted on the US Navy's San Antonio-class transport dock-Somerset. The exercise is a symbol of the strong strategic partnership between the two countries. It aims to share best practices and standard operating procedures for launching multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations.


  • Army making efforts to boost infrastructure, and connectivity along LAC in Arunachal


The Indian Army is undertaking a major "reorientation" of its troops in strategically sensitive areas along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh to boost its overall war preparedness amid the ongoing border standoff in eastern Ladakh.


  • Indian Army to enhance artillery firepower on northern borders with new towed gun system


The Indian Army is set to enhance its artillery firepower on the northern borders, particularly in response to the ongoing tensions with China. In a significant move towards indigenous weapon systems, the Army has initiated the process of issuing a "Request for Proposal" (RFP) for the acquisition of the towed gun system. This RFP, which is expected to be issued soon, will pave the way for the procurement of advanced artillery assets.


  • India-Mozambique-Tanzania trilateral (IMT Trilat 24) exercise concludes in Nacala, Mozambique


The second edition of the India-Mozambique-Tanzania trilateral exercise concluded on March 28, 24 in Nacala, Mozambique. The week-long exercise underscores the importance of enhancing maritime cooperation and interoperability between the navies of India, Mozambique, and Tanzania. INS Tir and Sujata participated in IMT Trilat 24 from March 21-28, 24 through a series of joint exercises, training sessions, and collaborative activities, providing invaluable opportunities for the three navies to exchange knowledge, enhance capabilities, and strengthen maritime security in the region.


Test Your Knowledge


Which of the following countries have participated in the trilateral exercise IMT TRILAT 24?

A) Israel, India, and Turkey

B) Israel, India, and Tanzania

C) India, Mozambique and Tanzania

D) India, Mongolia, and Tunisia

Answer- India, Mozambique and Tanzania


India and the USA have conducted a joint military exercise. What is the name of this exercise?

A) Yudh Abhyas

B) Lamitye

C) Khanjar

D) Tiger Triumph

Answer- Tiger Triumph


What is the extended range of the Brahmos Missile?

A) 350 Km

B) 280 Km

C) 450 Km

D) 550 Km

Answer- 450 Km

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