Defence Current Affairs Questions 2017 [All Months]

If you are looking for latest defence news and current affairs for your competitive exam and interview preparation, we have listed a brief major defence events in 2017 which you can go through within few minutes. Latest defence current affairs questions are given for all months from January 2017 until Nov 2017. These defence related questions will help you in the upcoming defence exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT and other competitive exams in India. This Defence current affairs PDF will provide you an insight into current affair events related to national and international defence.

Defence Current Affairs Questions 2017 [All Months]

Defence Current Affairs January

  • Israeli Air Force Receives First Anti-Missile Interceptors for Arrow 3 System
  • SF launches operation ‘SardHawa’ at Rajasthan border
  • Pakistan Navy Receives Two Ships From China to Ensure Security along Gwadar Port
  • NS Khanderi, Second Scorpene Class Submarine Launched in Mumbai
  • Chinese Navy Commissions Sophisticated Ship CNS Kaiyangxing into its Fleet
  • Guided Pinaka Rocket Successfully Test-Fired by India
  • Indian Navy’s Theatre Level Exercise, TROPEX 17 Begins
  • INS Vikramaditya Becomes India’s First Warship to Have ATM Onboard
  • China Commissions its 31st Stealth Warship
  • Guided Pinaka test fired successfully again
  • Pakistan Successfully Conducts First Flight Test of N- Capable Ababeel Missile
  • Whatsapp helpline Luanched by Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat launches to Address grievances of Army personnel
  • Indian Navy Issues RFI to procure 57 Carrier-Borne Fighter Jets
  • India Successfully Test Fires Agni IV Ballistic Missile off Odisha Coast. Agni IV is a two-stage solid-propelled, surface-to-surface ballistic missile which is designed to carry a payload of 1-tonne up to a distance of 4,000 km.
  • Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Submarine-Launched Nuclear-Capable Missile. The missile Babur-3 which was fired from an underwater, mobile platform, hit the target with precise accuracy.
  • Indian Army conducted trials of Indigenous Artillery Gun System Dhanush in the Himalayas
  • Ministry of Defence to Set up Rs 1500 cr Defence Unit in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh
  • Reliance Defence Signs Contract with Ministry of Defence to Construct 14 Fast patrol Vessels for Indian Coast Guard

Defence Current Affairs February

  • China tests missile DF-5C with 10 nuclear warheads
  • Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence & Surveillance System Launched in Mumbai
  • Multinational Naval Drill Aman-17 Begins in Karachi
  • 2017 Cobra Gold Exercise Begins in Thailand
  • India Successfully Test-Fires Home Grown Interceptor Missile in Odisha coast
  • INS Sarvekshak Becomes India’s First Ship to be Installed with Solar Power System
  • Sailboat INSV Tarini Inducted into Indian Navy on 18 February 2017
  • Fast Patrol Vessel of Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH Commissioned at Kochi
  • Pakistan Army Launches Military Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad to Eliminate Terrorism

Defence Current Affairs March

  • India Successfully Test-Fires Indigenously Developed Supersonic Interceptor Missile
  • Navy successfully test-fires anti-ship missile from Kalvari submarine
  • DRDO Hands Over 3 of its Developed Products Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) SWATHI, NBC Recce Vehicle, NBC Drugs to Indian Army
  • Indian Navy’s Oldest Warship INS Viraat, Decommissions on March 6 After 30-Year Service
  • Vice Admiral Girish Luthra Commissions INS Tillanchang at Karwar
  • South Korea and United States Begin Annual Military Drill Foal Eagle
  • India to train Myanmar Navy to boost strategic cooperation under the ‘Act East’ policy
  • Indo-Nepal joint Military exercise ‘Surya Kiran-Xi’ begins in Uttarakhand
  • Joint Military Exercise AL NAGAH-II Begins Between India-Oman in Himachal Pradesh
  • India Successfully Conducts Maiden Tests of Extended Version of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires land based anti-ship missile
  • Three New Naval System To Indian Navy By DRDO i.e. 1USHUS –II SUBMARINE SONOR. 2. DIRECTING GEAR FOR HULL-MOUNTED SONAR ARRAY, 3. INTERNAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR SHIP APPLICATION
  • Indian Navy Conducts Successful Test-Firing of Surface-to-Air Barak Missile from INS Vikramaditya
  • INLCU L51 commissioned into Indian Navy at Port Blair
  • De-Induction Of Indian Navy’s TU142M Aircraft and Induction of Boeing P8I Into INAS 312

Defence Current Affairs April

  • India Mongolia Military Exercise Exercise Nomadic Elephant- XII kicks off in Mizoram
  • US conducts successful field test of new B61-12 nuclear bomb
  • Coast Guard decommissions ICGS Varad after 27 years
  • Nepal and China to Conduct Sagarmatha Friendship
  • Joint Indian-French naval exercise ‘Varuna’ begins at the Mediterranean Sea
  • INS Chennai dedicated, Chennai to become hub of Naval activities
  • Navy successfully tests land-attack BrahMos supersonic missile
  • IAF Inducts Su-30 MKI into Frontline 221 Squadron
  • Joint operational doctrine for army, navy, air force unveiled
  • India successfully test-fires Agni-III ballistic missile

Defence Current Affairs May

  • INS Ganga placed in non-operational category
  • Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system now operational in South Korea
  • Indian Army successfully test-fires advanced Block-III version of Brahmos cruise missile
  • India test-fires Agni-II ballistic Missile from Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast
  • Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) reintroduced as part of counter-terror ops in Kashmir
  • Indian Navy Decommissions Minesweepers – INS Karwar and INS Kakinada
  • Bilateral exercise between Indian Republic of Singapore Navy Simbex 17 commences
  • 29th India- Indonesia Co-Ordinated Patrol (Corpat) Commences
  • Philippines, US begin smaller-scale joint military exercises
  • “Jordan, US launch major military exercises “Eager Lion”
  • India’s INS Tarkash marks ‘UK India Year of Culture’
  • Joint Hadr Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar
  • Indian Army gets its first two modern artillery gun M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems, US almost 30 years after BoforsFor Current Affairs Preparation Download

Defence Current Affairs June

  • Prithvi-II missile successfully test-fired from Odisha
  • India successfully test-fires 1st all weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM)
  • Indian Warships reach Australia to take part in Bilateral Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX-17
  • DRDO successfully test fires anti-tank guided missile ‘Nag’ in desert ranges of Rajasthan

Defence Current Affairs July

  • Indo-Thai joint military exercise Ex Maitree 2017 begins in Himachal Pradesh
  • Trilateral Malabar exercise begins in Chennai
  • NATO military drills in Eastern Europe begin in Bulgaria
  • China-Russia naval exercise Joint Sea 2017 begins in Baltic Sea.
  • Australia and US test-fires multimillion hypersonic missile – Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation Program (HIFiRE)
  • US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System LaWS
  • GRSE hands over 2nd LCU Mark IV vessel to Indian Navy
  • World’s largest supercarrier USS Gerald R Ford commissioned in USA
  • Reliance Defence launches first two naval patrol vessels Shachi and Shruti
  • Muntra – country’s first unmanned tank, rolls out from the Chennai lab

Defence Current Affairs August

  • Sri Lankan Navy commissions India-built AOPV
  • Indian Coast Guard ship ‘Shaurya’ commissioned in Goa
  • First tri-service “Indra” exercise to be conducted by India and Russia in Oct 2017
  • IMMSAREX: India, China to join Indian Ocean exercise in November
  • Defence acquisition council (DAC) approves Army to Get 6 Apache Attack Helicopters in Deal worth Rs 4,168 Crore
  • Central govt approves nearly Rs.32k crore plan for boosting Coast Guard capabilities
  • Ministry of Defence approves delegation of Powers to Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
  • Jagdish Mukhi commissioned IN LCU L52, Second Ship of Landing Craft Utility into the Indian Navy at Port Blair
  • US-South Korea begin annual “The Ulchi Freedom Guardian “military
  • Indian student develops Nano Missile for Indian Army
  • Arun Jaitley hands over Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) to Indian Navy jointly developed by India and Israel
  • Coast Guard ship ‘Varuna’ decommissioned
  • American Ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived India as part of Defense cooperation
  • Government approves first phase of Army reforms of recommendations of Shekatkar Committee with an aim to increase “teeth to tail ratio”

Defence Current Affairs September

  • India hands over off-shore patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka
  • India and Sri Lanka begin Joint Naval Exercise SLINEX 2017 at Visakhapatnam
  • Joint India-Nepal army exercise begins in Saljhandi, Nepal
  • Ashok Leyland, ELCOM ink defence pact with Russian firm
  • Swedish defence giant Saab, Adani join hands for defence manufacturing
  • DRDO successfully flight tested Anti Tank Guided Missile – NAG
  • SpaceX launches US Air Force’s super-secret mini-shuttle
  • Reliance Energy launched digital assistance robot-ELEKTRA
  • In accordance with the India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships departed for deployment to East and South-East Asia.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam flags off INSV Tarini at INS Mandovi
  • “Sweden hosts huge war games exercise “Aurora” with NATO
  • China, Pakistan air forces launch joint exercise Shaheen VI
  • IAF completes development trials of Astra air-to-air missile Astra – Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile (BVRAAM) were successfully
  • Indigenous artillery gun Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) sets new record in range – 48KM
  • Indian Naval units of Western Naval Command on Long Range Deployment
  • IDF, US Army inaugurates first American military base in Israel
  • India & US armies begin ‘Yudh Abhyas 2017’ military exercise in Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington
  • Iron Union 5: Joint military exercise of US and UAE started in Abu Dhabi
  • Joint Sea-2017: China, Russia joint naval drills in Russian port city, Vladivostok
  • Exercise Panda-Kangaroo 2017: Chinese, Australian conducted 1st joint drills in China
  • Turkey hosts NATO naval exercise” Dynamic Monarch”
  • Indian Navy commissions INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft at Mumbai
  • New interceptor boat V-409 launched
  • DRUZBA 2017: Pak, Russia holds joint military drill in Minralney Vody, Russia
  • Pakistani Navy successfully tests anti-ship missile
  • Coast Guard commissions 2 high speed interceptor boats

Defence Current Affairs October

  • Mitra Shakti 2017: India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise held in Pune
  • INS Satpura, Kadmatt participates in Passage Exercise in Japan
  • Sixteen planes of the Indian Air Force performed breathtaking landings and touch-and-go manoeuvres on a stretch of the Lucknow-Agra Expressway today. A 35,000 kg C-130J Super Hercules aircraft landed first with Garud Special Forces commandos to secure the landing zone as part of the drill.
  • Defence Ministry to raise three new tri-service agencies 1. Defence Cyber Agency 2.Defence Space Agency 3.Special Operations Division
  • INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam.
  • 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus to be held in Philippines
  • INDRA 2017: First tri-services military exercise between India-Russia begins
  • All-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition reaches Fremantle.
  • Sri Lankan Coast Guard commissions OPV SURAKSHA gifted by India.
  • 27 October: Infantry Day.
  • Indian Navy approves new mission-based deployment plan.
  • Indian Army finalises plan to modernise weapons.Around 7 lakh rifles, 44,000 LMGs and nearly 44,600 carbines will be acquired for infantry modernisation.
  • OPV Vikram: L&T hand overs first defence vessel built in private shipyard to Coast Guard.

Defence Current Affairs November

  • Indra-2017: Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise successfully conducted.
  • Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) clears mega project to acquire 111 helicopters for Indian Navy.
  • Indian Army releases Integrated Quarter Master Package Software Application.
  • PRABAL DOSTYK 2017: Indo – Kazakhstan Joint Exercise begins.
  • Smart Anti Airfield Weapon: DRDO successfully tests light weight glide bomb Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW).
  • India offers to share real-time maritime data with 10 Indian Ocean littoral states.
  • NIRBHAY Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile successfully flight tested.
  • CATOBAR: India Navy to use US aircraft launch system in ship.
  • EX BLUE FLAG-17’ kicked off along with air forces from nine countries – the largest aerial exercise ever held by the Israel Defense Forces. For the first time, the Indian Air Force or IAF is participating in Blue Flag 2017.
  • Indian Army will soon get new generation, state-of-the-art tanks called the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV), numbering over 1700, to replace the ageing Soviet-era T-72 tanks.
  • Indian Air Force’s ‘flying daggers’ squadron expected to shift from Bengaluru to Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore.

Defence Current Affairs Questions 2017 [All Months]

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