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20th October, 2023 Security

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  • Rare footage was shown of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing accompanied by officers carrying the so-called nuclear briefcase known as the "Cheget".
  • It can be used to order a nuclear strike.


  • Cheget is a "nuclear briefcase" (named after Mount Cheget).
  • It is a part of the automatic system for the command and control of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces (SNF) named Kazbek.
  • The cheget was developed during the early 1980s.
  • It is connected to the special communications system code-named Kavkaz.
  • Kavkaz "supports communication between senior government officials while they are making the decision whether to use nuclear weapons.


Q. Recently, Cheget was in news. What is it?

1.Cluster Bomb

2.Postal Bomb

3.A Dirty Bomb

4.Nuclear Briefcase

Select the correct code.

A) 1

B) 2

C) 3

D) 4

Answer: D) 4