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1. What is ‘Pralay’, which was recently flight tested?

(a) Tactical ballistic missile

(b) Inter-continental ballistic missile

(c) Anti-tank missile

(d) Surface-to-air missile

Answer: a

Recently, India conducted a successful test of the Pralay tactical ballistic missile off the coast of Odisha.

During the test, the missile demonstrated its capability by covering its entire range of approximately 500 kilometers. The test was deemed highly successful, with the missile meeting all expected parameters and performing as intended.

2. Indian Navy’s latest, under-construction, guided missile destroyer has been named after which Indian city?

(a) Jaipur

(b) Kochi

(c) Surat

(d) Panaji

Answer: c

The crest of Indian Navy’s latest, under-construction, guided missile destroyer ‘Surat’, was unveiled by Bhupendra Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, at a vibrant ceremony in the city of Surat, in presence of Adm R Hari Kumar, the Chief of the Naval Staff.

The crest of Surat depicts the famous lighthouse at Hazira (Surat), located at southern entrance of the Gulf of Khambhat. Surat is the fourth ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Project 15B (Vishakhapatnam Class) destroyers.

3. Which organisation manufactures the Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas?

(a) DRDO

(b) HAL

(c) ISRO

(d) BEL

Answer: b

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) manufactures the Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.

Recently, HAL has recently entered into a Transfer of Technology (ToT) agreement with CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL). This agreement is aimed at facilitating the manufacturing of BMI Engine Bay Doors for the mass production of the LCA – Tejas Mk1A aircraft.

4. Zorawar light tank project is a collaborative initiative between DRDO and _?

(a) ISRO

(b) Indian Army

(c) Larsen & Toubro

(d) BHEL

Answer: c

Indian authorities have opted to maintain the use of the American Cummins engine for the entire Zorawar light tank project.

Originally, the project was intended to incorporate a German engine, but it encountered delays due to a lack of German export control clearances known as BAFA clearance. As a result, the decision was made to proceed with the American engine. Zorawar light tank is a cooperative initiative between DRDO and the commercial company Larsen and Toubro.

5. Indian firm Merlinhawk signed Italy’s Vega Composites to set up a manufacturing and design facility in which defence corridor?

(a) Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor

(b) Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor

(c) Maharashtra Defence Industrial Corridor

(d) Rajasthan Defence Industrial Corridor

Answer: b

Indian firm Merlinhawk Aerospace signed a joint venture agreement with Italy’s Vega Composites to establish a manufacturing and design facility in the Tamil Nadu defence corridor.

The strategic joint venture is aimed at tapping the growing market of India while developing design expertise and transferring manufacturing knowhow to India.

6. Mahe, Malvan and Mangrol are the names of which products recently launched?

(a) Anti-Submarine Warships

(b) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

(c) Submarines

(d) Intercontinental Missiles

Answer: a

Mahe, Malvan and Mangrol, the first three ships of Shallow Water Craft (CSL) project were launched recently.

The contract for building eight ASW SWC ships was signed between the Ministry of Defence and Cochin Shipyard Limited in 2019. The Mahe class of ships will be equipped with indigenously developed, state-of-the-art underwater sensors, and are envisaged to undertake anti-submarine operations in coastal waters as well as Low Intensity Maritime Operations (LIMO) and Mine Laying Operations.

7. What is the name of the largest survey vessel built in India, which was recently delivered by GRSE?

(a) INS Sandhayak

(b) INS Sahayak

(c) INS Sweekar

(d) INS Sandesh

Answer: a

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers delivered the largest survey vessel built in India, INS Sandhayak to the Indian Navy on Navy Day 2023.

INS Sandhayak is the first in a series of four Survey Vessels (Large) being built by GRSE. INS Sandhayak is the first of four advanced Survey Vessels (Large) or SVLs. It is a new version of a previous ship with the same name, which was a survey vessel in the Indian Navy from 1981 to 2021. These survey ships are capable of full-scale coastal and deep-water hydrographic survey of port and harbour approaches as well as the determination of navigation channels and routes.

8. Where are the headquarters of Defence Cyber Agency (DCyA)?

(a) New Delhi

(b) Lucknow

(c) Bengaluru

(d) Mumbai

Answer: a

9. What is the expanded form of the SAMAR air defense system tested by the Indian Air Force recently?

(a) Strategic Aerial Munition for Adaptive Response

(b) Surface-to-Air Missile for Assured Retaliation

(c) Supersonic Airborne Missile for Assertive Repulsion

(d) Supersonic Airborne Mechanism for Advanced Repulsion

Answer: b

The Indian Air Force successfully test fired the SAMAR air defense system it has indigenously developed, with SAMAR expanded as Surface-to-Air Missile for Assured Retaliation. Composed of a twin-turret missile launcher based on repurposed vintage air-to-air missile infrastructure, it is equipped to neutralize aerial threats at up to 2.5 Mach speeds.

10. Which state is host of the India-UAE joint military exercise ‘Desert Cyclone 2024’?

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Punjab

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Uttar Pradesh

Answer: c

Rajasthan will host the India-UAE joint military exercise ‘Desert Cyclone 2024’. The inaugural edition of this bilateral drill will be conducted from January 2nd to January 15th, 2024 in Rajasthan.

The aim is to enhance interoperability between the Indian Army and UAE forces by exchanging best practices in areas like urban operations. This comes under expanding defense ties between the two nations who are strategic partners.

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