Daily Defence Current Affairs And Updates 9 December 2022 [DOWNLOAD PDF]

Today’s 9th December 2022 Defence Current Affairs and Updates will show us the latest defence-related news about national and international current events. These current events and questions will be very helpful for your upcoming NDA, CDS, CDS OTA, AFCAT, TA, Agiveer 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.

Defence Current Affairs 09 December 2022 

Adm R Hari Kumar, Visits

  • Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) visited Nagaland on 07 Dec 22. This visit coincides with the ongoing activities being undertaken by the Indian Navy as part of the outreach in the North East. During the visit the CNS called on Shri Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland and attended the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage Village Kisama (121 km from Kohima), as the Chief Guest, and also interacted with the Naval veterans. The CNS also Flagged-in the 3500km Indian Navy Motorcycle Expedition at the Hornbill Festival. During his visit to Nagaland CNS met Maj Gen Vikas Lakhera IG AR North and interacted with personnel in HQ IGAR North.

Indian Navy’s maiden Participation at the Hornbill Festival

  • As part of the Indian Navy’s Outreach program in the North East, a large stall has been set up at the Hornbill Festival. The focus of the stall is to provide local youth with information about the Indian Navy, its contribution to national security and the various opportunities for employment as officers and sailors.
  • In the first five days of the festival, the stall has been visited by over 4,500 visitors. The State govt, the Chief Secretary, Commissioner of Industry and Commerce and several State govt officials too visited the stall. A part of the stall was converted into an Audio Visual Room where movies highlighting the Indian Navy are being screened. Virtual Reality headsets are also available which provided the viewer with a life-like experience and a 3600 view of being on a ship (INS Kolkata) and an aircraft carrier (INS Vikramaditya). These sets were a great hit with the visitors. IN delegation interacted with the Nagaland Startups and Govt officials of Nagaland Industry and Commerce on 02 Dec 22.
  • Some interesting products exhibited at the venue are innovative solutions for Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security. In addition, an Indigenisation desk to interact with Industry/ Startups has been set up. The Indian Navy Band which performed at the festival also gained immense popularity.
  • Motivational lectures on ‘Career in the Indian Navy’ were organised for approx 1300 school children in association with the State Education Department at Dimapur and Kohima. The schools visited were GHSS Dimapur, GHSS Purana Bazar and Pranab Vidyapith HSS in Dimapur and Ruzhukhrie GHSS and Thenocha Memorial GHSS in Kohima. Meetings with the ESMs were also held on 15 and 16 Nov 22 in Kohima.

Indian Navy Medical Camp

  • Indian Navy organised a multi-specialty medical and wellness camp at a remotely located district of Niuland in Nagaland, 35 Km from Dimapur on 29 and 30 Nov 2022. The camp was inaugurated by Surg RAdm Ravinderajeet Singh, Additional Director General Medical Services (Navy) and Mrs Sara S Jamir, District Commissioner of Niuland. The multi-specialty camp offered consultation to over 700 residents by Medical Specialist, Gynaecologist, Paediatrician, ENT Specialist, Ophthalmologist, Radiologist, Community Medicine and Dental Specialist. The medicines prescribed by the Specialists were distributed free of cost to the patients.

Indian Navy Motorcycle Expedition

  • Indian Navy Motorcycle Expedition was virtually flagged off from Guwahati on 25 Nov 22 by the Chief of the Naval Staff, to coincide with Lachit Divas, the 400th birth anniversary of the famous Commander-in-Chief (Borphukan) of
  • The team comprises of 31 naval personnel including 02 women officers, spread over two phases covering a total distance of 3500 km in 21 days. During Phase I, the riders covered a distance of 2000 km, visiting and interacting with students at schools in Guwahati, Sohra, Aizawl, Kolasib, Loktak & Imphal. The interaction with students provided the boost & motivation to young students to join Indian Navy & Armed Forces. The Riders also interacted with the ExServicemen and local population at all these places. The Indian Navy expedition is supported by Royal Enfield who have provided 15 Meteor 350 Royal Enfield Motorcycles, along with service support. Eight ESMs have also joined the Indian Navy Motorcycle Expedition Team.

3 Service Chiefs Pay Tribute To Gen Bipin Rawat           

  • The three service chiefs on Thursday paid glowing tributes to India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on his first death anniversary.
  • Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar, and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari paid homage to late Gen Rawat at the iconic Hut of Remembrance of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla in Pune.
  • Gen Rawat was an alumnus of Charlie Squadron of the 53rd NDA course. He served the nation as the 27th Chief of the Army Staff and subsequently the first Chief of the Defence Staff.
  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday said that the first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was “resolute” and clear India would not step back during the 2017 Doklam crisis.
  • Gen Rawat along with his wife Madhulika and 12 armed forces personnel was killed in the crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8 last year.

INS Dega Gets India’s First X-band Phased Array Radar  

  • INS Dega, a naval air station of the Indian Navy, located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh inaugurated fully solid state technology and phase antenna arrays with electronic Precision Approach Radar that would enhance the capabilities of Vizag Airport to recover civil & military aircraft in distress/emergency for a safe landing, particularly in inclement weather conditions.
  • The Precision Approach Radar is a medium-power radar used to guide aircraft from 25 Km to touchdown in adverse weather conditions. The radar provides ground interpreted approach through positional information of the aircraft to the GCA.
  • The radar was locally manufactured by the Indian private sector company Data Patterns. Radar is based on the transfer of Technology agreement of RP-6PA, a precision approach radar developed by the T – CZ company based in the Czech Republic.

PM Hasina Formally Opens International Fleet Review-2022 

  • The four-day IFR began with the participation of navies and maritime organisations from 28 countries including Bangladesh on Tuesday.
  • Bangladesh Navy is organising the IFR on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of the country.
  • It is the first-ever IFR in the country with the participation of so many nations including the USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Turkey, the Netherlands and the host Bangladesh.
  • The IFR-2022 serves as an ideal platform for world navies to showcase their prowess, naval diplomacy, goodwill and cooperation in the international arena.
  • Indian Navy delegation led by VAdm Biswajit Dasgupta, FOC in C along with 3 Indian Naval warships INS Kochi, INS Kavaratti & INS Sumedha participated in the maiden International Fleet Review (IFR) hosted by the Bangladesh Navy on 07 Dec 22.

262nd Army Service Corps Day  

  • Army Service Corps (ASC) celebrated its 262nd Corps Day on December 8. They will celebrate its 11th Reunion on December 9. The celebrations took place at ASC Centre and College in Bengaluru. Celebrations include, Ceremonial Parade, Felicitation of Veer Naris and Tornadoes Display events. Army Service Corps is the oldest, largest administrative service of the Indian Army. Its existence persists ever since the rule of the East India Company. The Corps extending its scope of activities now operates on land, water and in the air as well. It operates over all types of terrain from dry deserts to snowy mountains, jungles and high-altitude areas. Brave soldiers have been awarded medals.
  • Founded: 1760
  • Role: Military Logistics
  • Director General: Lt. Gen. Manoj Kumar Singh Yadav SM
  • Battle honours: Colonels of the Regiment- Maj. Gen. Arvind Katoch, Lt. Gen. MKS Yadav
  • Motto(s): Seva Asmākam Dharma (transl. Service is our duty)
  • Regimental Centre: Bengaluru, Karnataka

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • India’s First CDS Was                                        
  • Gen M M Naravane
  • Gen Manoj Pande
  • Gen Bipin Rawat
  • Gen J J Singh

ANSWER: C

  • 262nd Army Service Corps Day Observed On                                      
  • 06 Dec
  • 07 Dec
  • 08 Dec
  • 09 Dec

ANSWER: C

  • IFR 2022 Is Hosted By                                                      
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • India
  • Bangladesh

ANSWER: D

  • Hornbill Festival Is Celebrated In                
  • M.H.
  • Nagaland
  • U.P.
  • Kerala

ANSWER: B

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  • WNC Is In                                        
  • Mumbai
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Panaji

ANSWER: A

  • INS Dega, A Naval Air Station Of The Indian Navy, Located In    
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Kochi

ANSWER: C

  • VL-SRSAM Is A Quick Reaction Surface-to-air Missile Developed By
  • NASA
  • BEL
  • DRDO
  • ISRO

ANSWER: C

  • Major Rank Of the Indian Army Is Equivalent To Which Rank Of The Indian Navy?   
  • Captain
  • Inspector
  • Lt Commander
  • Vice-admiral

ANSWER: C

  • The Uttam AESA, Developed By      
  • DRDO
  • HAL
  • BEL
  • NASA

ANSWER: A

  • “Ex SAMPRITI-X” Conducted At       
  • Bangladesh
  • Bharat
  • Both A&B
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Army Medical Corps Centre and College Is In                                          
  • Pune
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Noida

ANSWER: B

  • INS Taragiri Is Manufactured By  
  • CSL
  • MDL
  • GRSE
  • None

ANSWER: B

  • Ex GAGAN STRIKE Is Conducted By
  • Kharga Corps
  • White Knight Corps
  • The Gunners
  • The Corps Of Signals

ANSWER: A

  • Where Is The Hq Of The Southern Western Command of The Indian Army?    
  • Jaipur
  • Jabalpur
  • Pune
  • Mumbai

ANSWER: A

  • Which One Of The Following Lakes Forms An International Boundary B/W Tanzania And Uganda?
  • Zambezi
  • Victoria
  • Chad
  • Malawi

ANSWER: B

  • “The President Is Missing” Book Is Written By                                     
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Sitaram Yechuri
  • James Crabtree
  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson

ANSWER: D

  • NATGRID Stands For 
  • National Intelligence Grid
  • National Intelligence Ground
  • National Intel Grid
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Ex KHANJAR Conducted B/W India &
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan

ANSWER: D

  • Home Port of The INS Satpura Is In   
  • ENC
  • WNC
  • SNC
  • None

ANSWER: A

  • Sea Dragon Exercise Hosted By                     
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • France
  • None of the above

ANSWER: A

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