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Daily Defence Current Affairs 25 May 2022
Quad Unequivocally Condemns Terrorism; Denounces 26/11, Pathankot Attacks
- The leaders of India, Australia, Japan and the United States on Tuesday unequivocally condemned terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated their condemnation of terrorist attacks, including the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks perpetrated by Pakistan-based terror groups.
- The four leaders denounced the use of terrorist proxies and emphasised the importance of denying any logistical, financial or military support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks, it said, without naming any country.
- India has been asking Pakistan to take credible, verifiable and irreversible actions against terrorist networks and proxies operating from its soil and bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attack to justice.
- In their joint statement, the Quad leaders also reaffirmed the UNSC Resolution 2593 (2021), which demands that the Afghan territory must never again be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or finance terrorist attacks.
- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.
Quad to spend over $50billion on infrastructure in Indo-Pacific in 5 years
- The Quad summit being held in Tokyo on Tuesday decided to extend over $ 50 billion of infrastructure assistance and investment in the Indo-Pacific over the next five years.
- On the political front, the Quad was critical of the situation in North Korea, Myanmar, and Afghanistan but in view of India’s reluctance, the joint statement did not criticise Russia. “Quad is a force for good, committed to bringing tangible benefits to the region”.
- The Quad mentioned its focus on South China Sea but refrained from mentioning China though the tone and tenor of several formulations in the joint statement left no doubt about their determination to counter Beijing’s forward forays.
- The Pacific Island countries this time came for prominent mention in the backdrop of China signing a military pact with one of them which is geographically close to Australia.
- The Quad also dwelt at length on terrorism. It denounced the use of terrorist proxies, emphasised the importance of denying any logistical or military support to terrorist groups and condemned the 26/11 Mumbai and Pathankot attacks.
- But a considerable focus was on emerging and critical technologies where the West is intent on maintaining an advantage over China. Work will begin by the four countries aligning their baseline software security standards and promoting interoperability and security in 5G supplier diversification.
- Taking note of Quad’s capacity and vulnerabilities in global semiconductor supply chains, they decided to strengthen cooperation through a new International Standards Cooperation Network (ISCN).
- Quad partners have also collectively committed $524 million for the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious diseases.
- New Indo-Pacific partnership for maritime domain awareness
- Common statement of principles on critical technology supply chains
- $524 million for new vaccines
- Quad Fellowship for 100 students to study in the US from 2023
- Address vaccine hesitancy by Quad event at World Health Assembly
- New MoU on 5G Supplier Diversification and Open RAN
- Quad Satellite Data Portal to help other countries
Amid Russia-Ukraine War, Eastern Army Commander Underlines Importance of Hard Power
- Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Indian Army’s Eastern Command Lieutenant General RP Kalita emphasized the importance of hard power.
- “There was a myth that was being circulated that the era of open conflict has gone, but the Russia-Ukraine war has shown us that even now, the nation-states would pursue their national interests by resorting to an open all-out conflict. Ultimately, a nation would only respect if you possess hard power “.
- He further added that there was also a delusion that all future conflicts will be short-duration wars, but the Russia-Ukraine war which is going on for over three months now has proved this theory wrong. A nation has to fight alone in any case of future conflict. Therefore, there is a dire need of having an Aatmanirbhar Bharat that we have been talking about.
Gen Manoj Pande outlines 3 points for the Indian Army to focus on amid Ukraine War
- Conventional war still relevant: “The ongoing conflict has clearly bought out that wars are there and still continue to remain relevant. The use of artillery guns, tanks, air defense guns, anti-tank guided missiles, drones, and counter drones. These weapon systems are still relevant, and we should continue to focus on our capabilities development to fight a conventional war”, said the Army chief.
- Rely on indigenous weapon systems: “We need to rely on our indigenous weapon systems equipment, and we need to develop that capacity. To that extent, we are clearly aligned with the Atmanirbharta and Make In India initiative. We believe going forward this is the way to build up our capabilities,” he added.
- Non-kinetic means of warfare: “This conflict has again bought to the fore the Importance of non-kinetic means of warfare such as information and cyber warfare. These are the areas again in which we need to build our capabilities as we prepare ourselves for future conflict,” said Gen Manoj Pande.
Chennai To Host Defence & Technology Expo
- Union minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt will inaugurate a three-day ‘Defence & Technology Expo Empowering MSME’, the first defence-related expo organised by the private sector, at Chennai Trade Centre on May 26.
- Organised by Swatantra Foundation, a Chennai-based think tank, along with Tidco & Lagu Udyog Bharati, the event aims at connecting MSMEs to defence manufacturers for indegenisation of defence components and will have an exhibition, day-long seminars and pre-booked B2B interactions.
- Key participants include HAL, BEML, Bharat Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Engine Factory, Ordnance Factory Medak, Indian Navy indigenisation, Indian Navy procurement, Indian Air force BRDs, Indian Air force indigenisation, Indian Air Force Procurement, ISRO, DRDO, Dassault Systems, Super Auto Forge, Munition India Group, Advanced Weapons Group, Bharat Forge and others.
Higher Defence Management Course-18
- Higher Defence Management Course-18 commenced today at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad with an opening address by the Commandant.
- 164 Tri-Services officers, including 15 from friendly foreign countries, are attending this 44-week long flagship programme.
- The opening address was delivered by Commandant, Rear Admiral Sanjay Datt.
- Emphasizing the vision of CDM as the Nation’s premier Centre of Excellence in developing future generations of strategic leaders to meet the challenges of National Security, Rear Admiral Datt exhorted the officers to imbibe through the course curriculum, contemporary management concepts, National Security imperatives and Defence Planning processes in the context of operational effectiveness in the Armed Forces, a Defence release said.
- CDM conducts various management courses with the 44-week HDMC being its flagship course for officers of the rank of Colonel and equivalent from the tri-services and allied countries.
- CDM is the nation’s leading centre of excellence in management studies in the Armed forces and among the top 50 NAAC accredited institutions in the country with a coveted grading of A+.
Indian, Japanese navies conduct manoeuvres in the Arabian Sea
- The navies of India and Japan have carried out manoeuvres in the central Arabian Sea, in an initiative to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.
- The Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force’s (JMSDF) ships, JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, and the Indian Navy’s INS Aditya demonstrated a high level of interoperability, the navies of both the countries said. The naval exercise is aimed at strengthening defence cooperation between the two nations to realise a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
- According to Indian Navy officials, the Japanese training ships carried out refuelling with the INS Aditya in the Western Indian Ocean Region.
- Before that, the overseas training cruise of the JS Kashima and the JS Shimakaze was called on the port of Colombo. They also conducted a goodwill exercise with the Si Lankan Navy, which was meant to check China’s attempts to dominate in the region, tweeted the JMSD.
- The engagement between the two navies has been growing over the years, with top brass from both sides visiting each other, besides carrying out bilateral exercises for capability enhancement and collaborative efforts. The two countries will also participate in a two-plus-two dialogue in Tokyo.
- Which Indian City Will Host Defence and Tech. Expo?
- Which of the following is the GOC-in-Chief of the India Army’s Eastern Command?
- Lt Gen RP Kalita
- Lt Gen Y K Joshi
- Lt Gen D P Pandey
- Ex EASTERN BRIDGE Conducted B/W India &
- Sri Lanka
- Ex AJEYA WARRIOR Conducted B/W India &
- Sri Lanka
- Buffalo Mine-Protected Route Clearance Vehicle Manufactured By
- Force Protection Industries
- TATA Motors
- None of the above
- Which is the commissioned rank of the Indian Navy?
- Leading Rate
- Petty Officer
- Chief Petty Officer
- Sub Lieutenant
- The Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is a
- Machine Gun
- Transport Aircraft
- INS Kesari Is A
- Landing Ship Tank
- Duty, Honour, Courage Is the Motto Of
- Maratha Light Infantry
- The Grenadiers
- Rajput Regiment
- Jat Regiment
- Q.M.HAV Stands For
- Quartermaster Havildar
- Quarter Havildar
- Query Havildar
- None of the above
- Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Hq Is In
- Sri Lanka
- Manama Is The Capital Of
- KONKAN Ex Conducted B/W India And
- Sri Lanka
- “Ganga: The River of Sanatan Civilisation” Book Is Written By
- Neeraj Chopra
- Amitav Gosh
- Hew Strachan
- Neera Misra
- Prahaar Missile Manufactured By
- NAMICA Stands For
- Naval Missile Carrier
- Naval Aviation missile carrier
- Nag Missile Carrier
- Nag missile Craft
- Surface Mine Clearing System on Sarath manufactured by
- Ordnance Factory Medak
- SCALP Missile Is Developed By
- India Purchased Sako .338 TRG-42 Sniper Rifles From
- College of Defence Management Is In
- New Delhi
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