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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.

SOFIA-Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

  • NASA and German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • To construct and maintain airborne observatory
  • American part - to Universities Space Research Association (USRA) in 1996.
  • German part - DSI (Deutsches SOFIA Institute)
  • Successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory.
  • Largest airborne observatory in the world
  • Can make observations impossible for largest and highest ground-based telescopes

ICGS AYUSH

  • Indian Coast guard Ship commissioned
  • Fast Patrol Vessels
  • At Kochi, Kerala

Guided Pinaka

  • Transformed version of Pinaka Mark II
  • Unguided rocket weapon area system (WAS)
  • Quick reaction time and high rate of fire
  • Incorporate warheads
  • Developed by DRDO

INS Khanderi

  • Scorpene class submarine
  • Stealth technology
  • Anti-Ship missile
  • Project 75: 6 Scorpene submarines built with technology transfer from DCNS of France

IRON DOME

 Image of Iron Dome

Image of Iron Dome

Image of Iron Dome

  • Air defense system
  • By the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
  • Its anti-missile interceptor intercepts and destroys short-range rockets, artillery shells and mortars.
  • Range 4 - 70 km.

Ababeel Missile

  • Surface to surface medium range ballistic missile
  • Developed by Pakistan
  • Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology
  • 7th to Join MIRV capability

SLCM Babur-3 Missile

  • 1st nuclear capable submarine cruise missile
  • Developed by Pakistan

Ababeel Missile

  • Surface to surface medium range ballistic missile
  • Developed by Pakistan
  • Multiple Independent Re-entry Vehicle (MIRV) technology
  • 7th to Join MIRV capability

SLCM Babur-3 Missile

  • 1st nuclear capable submarine cruise missile
  • Developed by Pakistan

Appointments

  • Indian Army Chief: Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat
  • Air Chief of IAF: Air Marshal BS Dhanoa
  • Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations): Air Marshal PN Pradhan

Shekatkar Committee

  • Reform Military
  • Financial management
  • Performance audit to be done by non-combat organization
  • Have capital expenditure for modernization
  • Downsize manpower
  • Joint service war college
  • Run NCC by reemployed or on-contract ex-service personnel

Important Tit-Bits

  • Defense Procurement Organization to be established
  • INS Sarvekshak – 1st solar powered ship
  • Indian Airforce (IAG) inducted first indigenously built - Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) known as NETRA
  • World’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned
  • SWATHI: Weapon locating radar (indigenous)
  • INS Tillanchang commissioned: Karwar, Karnataka - Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) – indigenous – Chetlat Class
  • Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) at Rajali Air Station in Tamil Nadu
  • Navy inducts surveillance ship – INLCU 51
  • India – 5th Largest military spender
  • 1st private sector small arms manufacturing plant – MP - joint venture between India’s Punj Lloyd and Israel Weapon Systems. Manufacture four products: X95 carbine and assault rifle, Galil sniper rifle, Tavor assault rifle and Negev Light Machine Gun (LMG).
  • 1st artillery guns in India – M777 - 155 mm/39-caliber howitzers – airlifted by helicopters like Chinook (US), C130J Super Hercules (India)
  • M777 – in service in Canada, USA and Australia
  • Invisible laser walls – Kavach – used by BSF for Samba border (J and K)

- Published/Last Modified on: June 5, 2017

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