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Daily Defence Current Affairs With Video Lecture 20-21 August 2023 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 20-21st August 2023, we will see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be beneficial for your upcoming NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agniveer Army, Agniveer Navy, Agniveer Air Force, Women Military Police, INET, MNS, ACC exams, SCO, PCSL, CAPF, and SSB interviews, and direct entries for Army, Navy, and Air Force like SSC Tech, TGC, JAG, NCC, TES, 10+2 Cadet. Download a PDF file about current events at the end of this article. Let us now see the Daily Defence Current Affairs.

Defence Current Affairs 20-21 August 2023 

INS Trikand Docks In Iran As Part Of the Indian Navy’s Operational Deployment   

  • Indian Naval Ship INS Trikand received a warm welcome upon its arrival at Bandar Abbas, the port city of Iran on Sunday.
  • The Indian Naval Ship is on a visit to Iran as part of the Indian Navy’s operational deployment towards cooperative maritime engagement with regional countries, said the Indian Navy spokesperson.
  • India-Iran relations span millennia marked by meaningful interactions. India and Iran established diplomatic links on March 15, 1950. In addition to the Embassy in Tehran, India has two Consulates in Iran, one in Bandar Abbas and the other in Zahedan, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he spoke with Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and discussed the realisation of the full potential of the Chabahar port.

The Netherlands and Denmark Will Give F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine 

  • Dutch PM Mark Rutte told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that the Netherlands and Denmark will give F-16 warplanes to Ukraine.
  • Rutte, meeting with Zelenskyy at a Dutch air base, said the planes would be delivered once unspecified conditions are met.
  • The offer came two days after the Netherlands and Denmark said the U.S. had authorized the countries to deliver American-made F-16s to Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the Netherlands on Sunday, two days after the country said the United States gave its approval.
  • The U.S. approval Friday for the Netherlands and Denmark to deliver American-made F-16s to Ukraine was seen as a major boost for Kyiv, even though the fighter jets won’t have an impact any time soon on the almost 18-month war.

Day 3: India, China Discuss Patrolling & De-escalation    

  • India and China have been discussing the de-escalation of border flashpoints, depth and scope of patrolling in disputed regions and other confidence-building measures in Eastern Ladakh border talks that have been on for a record three days and could continue.
  • Sources said that talks at the Major General level are taking place in a positive and constructive manner to make progress in easing border tensions.
  • The two sides have held 19 rounds of talks so far to address the boundary issues in Eastern Ladakh since 2020 post-Chinese aggression there.
  • As part of the follow-up on discussions at Corps Commander level talks, the Indian Army and their Chinese counterparts are holding the Maj Gen-level talks.
  • The Indian side is being represented by Trishul Division Commander Maj Gen PK Mishra and Uniform Force Commander Maj Gen Hariharan at two different locations.
  • The talks are based on the outcome of the 19th round of Corps Commander-level talks held between the two sides on August 13,14 at the Chushul Moldo border meeting point.

Defence Current Affairs: Review Questions

  • Which Submarine of Indian Navy Is Taking Participate In Malabar Exercise 2023? 
  • INS Vagsheer
  • INS Vagir
  • INS Sindhu
  • INS Arihant

ANSWER: B

  • Tapas BH-201 Is A Long-endurance UAV Previously Referred To As     
  • Nishank
  • Rustom-II
  • Prahari
  • None

ANSWER: B

  • Chabahar Port Is In                   
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • UAE
  • Iran

ANSWER: D

  • The Netherlands & Denmark Will Give F-16 Fighter Jets To        
  • Australia
  • Ukraine
  • UAE
  • Iran

ANSWER: B

  • India Joined The ___ Member Of The Wassenaar Arrangement.      
  • 35th
  • 40th
  • 42nd
  • 48th

ANSWER: C

  • One Earth, One Family, One Future Is The Theme Of      
  • MTCR
  • NSG
  • G-20
  • SAARC

ANSWER: C

  • ALH MK-III Helicopter Manufactured By              
  • DRDO
  • Israel Aerospace Industries
  • Boeing
  • HAL

ANSWER: D

  • BrahMos-NG a 290km Air-launched Missile Has A Speed Of         
  • Mach 3.5
  • Mach 4.5
  • Mach 5.5
  • Mach 6.5

ANSWER: A

  • The INS Arighat Is A    
  • Helicopter
  • Machine Gun
  • Submarine
  • Fighter Jet

ANSWER: C

  • Kempegowda International Airport Is In   
  • Mumbai
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore

ANSWER: D

  • Which Of The Following Is The Training Command Of The Indian Navy?                
  • ENC
  • WNC
  • SNC
  • None of the above

ANSWER: C

  • Heron TP Is A   
  • Air to Air missile
  • Sniper Rifle
  • Anti-tank Guided missile
  • Drone

ANSWER: D

  • Which Of The Following Boundary Lines Is A Subject Of Dispute B/W India And Pakistan?  
  • 17th Parallel
  • 24th Parallel
  • 30th Parallel
  • 26th Parallel

ANSWER: B

  1. “The Nationalist” Book Is Written By   
  2. Minhaz Merchant
  3. Sujata Massey
  4. Tim Harford
  5. Shimon Peres

ANSWER: A

  • ‘No First Use Policy of Nuclear’ Is Related To Which Nation Policy?                                      
  • USA
  • India
  • UK
  • Pakistan

ANSWER: B

  • Which of the following is DRDO Technology Demonstration Vessel?             
  • INS Delhi
  • INS Virat
  • INS Vagir
  • INS Anvesh

ANSWER: D

  • Ex ‘SPITTING COBRA’ Conducted b/w India &       
  • USA
  • Oman
  • UAE
  • Russia

ANSWER: A

  • Hq Of Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) Is In              
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Mumbai
  • Marmugao

ANSWER: A

  • The first Largest Defence Equipment Manufacturer In India Is          
  • BDL
  • HAL
  • BEL
  • AMPL

ANSWER: B

  • The Major General Rank of the Indian Army Is Equivalent To The Rank Of the IAF Is        
  • Commander
  • Squadron Leader
  • Group Captain
  • Air Vice Marshal

ANSWER: D

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