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Defence Current Affairs 22 October 2023

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 22 October 2023, we will see the latest national and international current affairs news. These important current affairs will be beneficial for your upcoming...

In Daily Defence Current Affairs for 22 October 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.

Russia Says Downed Three Ukraine Missiles Targeting Crimea

  • Russian forces shot down three missiles on Sunday targeting the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, a Russian official said.
  • The peninsula is crucial to Russia’s military offensive, both for supplying troops in southern Ukraine and for carrying out missile strikes from the sea.
  • It is a regular target for Kyiv, and attacks on military installations there have intensified as Ukraine vows to recapture the peninsula.
  • “Three enemy missiles heading toward Crimea were downed” in the Kherson region, the Moscow-installed official in the zone, Vladimir Saldo, said on Telegram.
  • Last month, Ukraine launched an unprecedented missile strike on the naval headquarters on the peninsula.
  • Moscow said one Russian serviceman missing after the attack, which heavily damaged the building, while Kyiv claimed that the strike killed more than thirty officers.
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Israel Says Tank Fire ‘Accidentally’ Hit Egyptian Post

  • The Israeli military said Sunday one of its tanks had “accidentally fired and hit an Egyptian post” near the border with Gaza as the army bombards the Palestinian enclave.
  • The Egyptian military said the blast had caused “minor injuries” but did not give details.
  • “The IDF (Israeli military) expresses sorrow regarding the incident” near the Kerem Shalom area, an army statement said.
  • The incident is being investigated and the details are under review,” the statement added.
  • The Egyptian army said Israel had “immediately expressed its regret over the unintentional incident and an investigation is underway“.
  • Since Saturday, 37 trucks carrying vital supplies have crossed to Gaza through its Rafah border post with Egypt, which lies around three km (two miles) from Israel.
  • Crossings between Gaza and Israel have been shut since the outbreak of war on October 7.
  • The United Nations has estimated about 100 trucks per day are needed to meet the needs of Gaza, where more than 4,650 people have been killed in Israeli strikes, according to the Hamas government.
  • The bombardment follows attacks by Hamas militants which killed more than 1,400 people in Israel.
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US Warns Iran Or Its Allies Against Any “escalation”      

  • The United States warned Iran or its allies against any “escalation” in the wake of Israel’s war with Hamas, two top US officials said Sunday, hours after the Pentagon moved to step up military readiness in the region.
  • “We are concerned at the possibility of Iranian proxies escalating their attacks against our own personnel, our own people,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on CBS News. “We expect there is a likelihood of escalation.”
  • Blinken said the United States, which has sent two carrier groups to the eastern Mediterranean, was “taking every measure to make sure that we can defend them. And if necessary, respond decisively.”
  • Israel has since vowed to destroy Hamas and says around 1,500 of the group’s fighters were killed in clashes before its army regained control of the area initially under attack.
  • Austin said he had activated deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery and additional Patriot battalions “throughout the region.”
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Raksha Mantri Launched ‘Project Udbhav’                                            

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched ‘Project UDBHAV’, during the inauguration of the Indian Military Heritage Festival, in presence of General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari.
  • Project UDBHAV, a collaboration between the Indian Army and the USI, is an endeavour to revisit the roots of India’s ancient military thoughts.
  • ‘Udbhav’, which translates to ‘origin’ or ‘genesis’, acknowledges the vintage scriptures and writings of our Nation, that span centuries in the past and contain profound knowledge that can benefit modern military strategies.
  • The two-day festival aims to celebrate India’s rich military culture and heritage, through conversations, art, dance, drama, storytelling, and exhibitions. The festival seeks to create a benchmark in the domain of public engagement with military history and heritage through interaction while adhering to the goals for developing the Armed Forces in the 21st century. It also provides a platform for discussing various contemporary issues relating to India and the world pertaining to security, strategy, and international relations.
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Mission Gaganyaan: Indian Navy Units Successfully Recover Crew Module

  • The Crew Module, separated from the ISRO’s test vehicle, which lifted off on Saturday for the Gaganyaan mission, has been successfully recovered by the units of the Indian Navy, officials said.
  • The Crew Module has been prescribed by the Indian Space Research Organisation to be recovered using a dedicated vessel and diving team from the Indian Navy after touchdown in the Bay of Bengal.
  • ISRO successfully conducted the first test flight of the ‘TV-D1’ (Test Vehicle Development Flight 1) in the Gaganyaan Mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota after it was aborted at 8:45 am due to a problem in the engine ignition.
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Agniveer dies at Siachen Glacier, Indian Army pays Tribute

  • An Agniveer died in the line of duty on the treacherous terrains of the Siachen glacier, the Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps said on Sunday.
  • The Agniveer has been identified as Operator Gawate Akshay Laxman, a resident of Maharashtra. The exact details behind Laxman’s death are not immediately known.
  • “Agniveer (Operator) Gawate Akshay Laxman is the first Agniveer to have laid down his life in operations. He was deployed in the world’s highest battlefield Siachen glacier,” an unidentified military official.
  • The Indian Army’s Leh-headquartered Fire and Fury Corps also offered condolences to the Laxam’s family.
  • “Quartered in snow silent to remain, when the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again. All ranks of Fire and Fury Corps salute the supreme sacrifice of #Agniveer (Operator) Gawate Akshay Laxman, in the line of duty, in the unforgiving heights of Siachen and offer deepest condolences to the family,” the Fire and Fury Corps wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
  • The Indian Army in a message on social media post also said that it stands firm with the Laxman’s family in this hour of grief.
  • “General Manoj Pande (COAS) and All Ranks of the Indian Army salute the supreme sacrifice of Agniveer (Operator) Gawate Akshay Laxman, in the line of duty, in the unforgiving heights of Siachen. The Indian Army stands firm with the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” the Indian Army wrote.
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Defence Current Affairs Questions 22 October 2023

  1. Who launched ‘Project UDBHAV’ during the Indian Military Heritage Festival?
    A. General Manoj Pande
    B. Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari
    C. Lieutenant General Tarun Kumar Aich
    D. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh
  2. What is the meaning of ‘Udbhav’ in the context of ‘Project UDBHAV’?
    A. Innovation
    B. Origin
    C. Strategy
    D. Military Power
  3. What was the purpose of ISRO’s unmanned test flight?
    A. To launch a human spaceflight mission
    B. To test a new rocket design
    C. To test the efficiency of the crew escape system
    D. To establish a space station
  4. When is India scheduled to launch its human spaceflight mission, ‘Gaganyaan’?
    A. 2022
    B. 2023
    C. 2024
    D. 2025
  5. In Colonial Era CRPF Was Known As
    A. Crown Representative’s Police
    B. Crown Response Force
    C. Queens Protection Force
    D. None
  6. Elizabeth II was Queen Of The
    A. USA
    B. UK
    C. Israel
    D. China
  7. Ex HARIMAU SHAKTI Conducted b/w India &
    A. Malaysia
    B. Maldives
    C. Mongolia
    D. Myanmar
  8. INS Darshak Is A
    A. Destroyer
    B. OPV
    C. Submarine
    D. Hydrographic Survey Ship
  9. Pangong Tso lake Is Located In
    A. Kashmir
    B. Ladakh
    C. Odisha
    D. Kochi
  10. INS Khukri Is A Type Of
    A. Frigate
    B. Submarine
    C. Destroyer
    D. Missile Corvette
  11. Priyadarshini Is A Fast Patrol Vessel Of
    A. ICG
    B. IAF
    C. Indian Navy
    D. BSF
    12.Pangong Tso lake Is Located In
    A. Kashmir
    B. Ladakh
    C. Odisha
    D. Kochi
  12. Priyadarshini Is A Fast Patrol Vessel Of
    A. ICG
    B. IAF
    C. Indian Navy
    D. BSF
  13. INS Cheetah Is A
    A. Destroyer
    B. OPV
    C. Submarine
    D. Landing ship tank
  14. Which Port Is Located In the Western Coast of India?
    A. Kandla
    B. Kolkata
    C. Mangalore
    D. Visakhapatnam
  15. AAI Stands For
    A. Airport Author of India
    B. Air Authority of India
    C. Airport Authority of India
    D. None of the above
  16. India Purchased Boeing 737 from
    A. USA
    B. Sweden
    C. France
    D. None of the above
  17. Current DGMO Of Indian Army Is
    A. Lt Gen Manoj Kumar Katiyar
    B. Lt Gen Manjinder Singh
    C. Lt Gen Mukesh Kapoor
    D. None
  18. Indian Army Flag Consist Colours of___ Colours.
    A. Gold, Red And Black
    B. Gold, Red And Blue
    C. Gold, Rose Black And Black
    D. Green, Red And Black
  19. Operation Talwar Was Conducted In
    A. 1978
    B. 1988
    C. 1998
    D. 1999


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