Tarang Shakti-2024

Source: TH Context: India will host its inaugural multinational air exercise, Tarang Shakti-2024, in August.   Tarang Shakti Exercise: Participants: Ten countries with others as observers; including Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, UAE, UK, and USA. Objectives: Enhance interoperability with friendly foreign countries. Exercise Phases: Two phases in southern India and the western sector.   …

Minuteman III

Context: The US conducted an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. The LGM-30G Minuteman III, a solid-fueled ICBM first deployed by the USAF in the 1960s, serves as the sole land-based component of the U.S. nuclear triad. Designed and manufactured by Boeing, it was initially intended for …

Ammunition-missile manufacturing complex

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH    Context: Adani Defence and Aerospace inaugurated two facilities for ammunition and missile manufacturing in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, marking the first private-sector venture in this domain. The complex aims to become one of South Asia’s largest integrated ammunition manufacturing facilities, producing ammunition for the armed forces, paramilitary forces, …

Project Kusha

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TOI  Context: India is embarking on Project Kusha, a mission designed to enhance its air defence capabilities with a system rivalling the effectiveness of the renowned S-400. It includes the acquisition of three long-range Interceptor missiles with ranges of 150km, 250km, and 350km, ensuring comprehensive protection against aerial threats. …

Indigenous ASTRA Beyond Visual Range air-to-air missile

  Source: PIB  Context: The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) LSP-7, known as “Tejas,” successfully launched the indigenous Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile called ASTRA. The missile was fired from the aircraft at an altitude of approximately 20,000 feet and achieved all test objectives flawlessly. The test was closely supervised by the Aeronautical Development Agency …

DRDO’s UAV Tapas

  Source: LM  Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) announced that there were no casualties or collateral damage resulting from the crash of the Tapas unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during an experimental flight trial in Karnataka, India. The UAV was undergoing a trial flight from ATR Challakere when it encountered a technical snag …

Havana Syndrome

  Source: IE Context: The Indian Central government has informed the Karnataka High Court that it will investigate the matter of the ‘Havana Syndrome’ in India, in response to a petition from a Bengaluru resident. The petitioner had requested a writ of mandamus for an inquiry into the syndrome and the prevention of high-frequency microwave …

OS Maya

    Source: TH  Context: Amidst rising cyber and malware attacks on defence and critical infrastructure, India’s Defense Ministry plans to replace the Microsoft Operating System (OS) with a new open-source OS called Maya, developed locally based on Ubuntu. Maya offers a similar interface and functionality as Windows, easing the transition for users. A cybersecurity …

Tapas UAV

Source: TOI    Context: The indigenously developed TAPAS 201 UAV has achieved a major milestone as the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy have successfully demonstrated transferring of command-and-control capabilities of the UAV.    About TAPAS UAV: The indigenously developed TAPAS 201 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV has been designed and …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 11 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Waiver to India for purchase of S-400 missile system

GS Paper-2 Syllabus: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Source: Live Mint   Context:  US House of Representatives has passed a legislative amendment that approves a waiver to India against the punitive CAATSA sanctions for its purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Russia to …

Amidst the changing paradigms of international security arena, the modern hybrid war fare encompasses deployment of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and capabilities should be built to counter it. Analyse.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Amidst the changing paradigms of international security arena, the modern hybrid war fare encompasses deployment of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) and capabilities should be built to counter it. Analyse. (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Financial Express Why the question: …

The changing nature of warfare calls for an architecture of a strong strategic defence for India to secure itself against the current geopolitical boil-over and resultant reshaping of multi-polarity. Analyse. (250 words)

10. The changing nature of warfare calls for an architecture of a strong strategic defence for India to secure itself against the current geopolitical boil-over and resultant reshaping of multi-polarity. Analyse. (250 words) Reference: Livemint

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 29 March 2022

  Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1 Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. 1. Atmanirbhar Bharat is a …

The changing nature of warfare calls for an architecture of a strong strategic defence for India to secure itself against the current geopolitical boil-over and resultant reshaping of multi-polarity. Analyse. (250 words) 

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. The changing nature of warfare calls for an architecture of a strong strategic defence for India to secure itself against the current geopolitical boil-over and resultant reshaping of multi-polarity. Analyse. (250 words)  Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: livemint   Why the …

Account for the various impediments which prevent India from achieving ‘atmanirbharta’ in defence. Suggest steps to overcome them and achieve strategic autonomy in key defence technologies.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. 6. Account for the various impediments which prevent India from achieving ‘atmanirbharta’ in defence. Suggest steps to overcome them and achieve strategic autonomy in key defence technologies. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: Indian Express Why the question: Although Kyiv and New Delhi are 4,500 km …