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We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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Expected Questions on Defence: UPSC IAS 2017

Dr. Manishika Jain in this video covers a variety of topics which are important for 2017. These include the expected questions on defence.


  • Conducted by Indian Navy
  • Theme: United Through Oceans
  • Location: Vishakapatnam (Eastern Naval Command)
  • 2nd international fleet review conducted in India
  • 1st in Mumbai -2001
  • 95 warships from 50 navies
  • Ended with participating ships undertaking passage exercise (PASSEX) in the Bay of Bengal


  • Hosted by: Thailand
  • 2016 (35th edition) - > India’s participation for the 1st time
  • Multilateral amphibious exercise - > Largest Exercise in Asia-Pacific
  • Theme: Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief

FORCE 18 (Initially labelled FTX -16)

  • Multinational Military Exercise
  • Where: Pune


  • ASEAN Countries
  • ASEAN Plus nations: India, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Russia and US

Outcome of 2015 ADMM Plus (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting)

Largest multinational ground forces exercise to be conducted on Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) and Peace Keeping Operations (PKO)


  • India and Indonesia
  • 2016 (4th edition) Magelang in Indonesia


  • Build and promote positive relations between Armies of India and Indonesia
  • Enhance their abilities to undertake joint tactical level operations in a counter insurgency environment under United Nations Charter

1st and 3rd edition of the exercise were conducted in India


  • Trilateral naval exercise between Brazil, India and South Africa
  • 2016: (5th edition) in Goa
  • 1st time held in India
  • First 4 editions held in South Africa

Two Phases:

  • Harbour Phase: Wide range of professional interactions will be undertaken
  • Sea Phase: Diverse range operational activities will be conducted off Goa coast



  • INS Mumbai –A missile destroyer
  • INS Shalki –A Shisuhumar class diesel electric submarine
  • INS Trishul–A stealth frigate


  • Brazilian Naval Ship (BNS) Amazonas embarked with Special Forces

South Africa:

  • SAS Spioenkop (F 147) - integral helicopter and embarked with Special Forces


  • Aerial combat exercises between US, NATO and allied forces and India Air Force
  • Location: Nellis Air Force Base in Alaska
  • India’s 2nd participation after 2008
  • IAF takes part once in every five year


Ranges of Missiles Agni 2,3 and 5

Ranges of Missiles Agni 2, 3 and 5

Ranges of Missiles Agni 2, 3 and 5

  • Intercontinental ballistic missile
  • Developed by: DRDO
  • Range: 5500 - 5800km
  • Engine: 3 stage solid fuel
  • Can carry nuclear warheads
  • Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicles (MIRV) payloads
Image of Missile Agni5

Image of Missile Agni5

Image of Missile Agni5

- Published/Last Modified on: June 5, 2017


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