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 …

India has set itself in the right direction of principle of gender equality enshrined in the Indian Constitution by allowing permanent commissioning of women in the armed forces. Comment.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure 3. India has set itself in the right direction of principle of gender equality enshrined in the Indian Constitution by allowing permanent commissioning of women in the armed forces. Comment. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate. Reference: The Hindu Why the question: Recently, Defence …

Geopolitics in the present times has moved beyond the terrestrial and maritime limits and of late, has found prominence even in the outer space. Critically comment on the growing commercialisation and militarisation of the outer space and India’s response to it.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Geopolitics in the present times has moved beyond the terrestrial and maritime limits and of late, has found prominence even in the outer space. Critically comment on the growing commercialisation and militarisation of the outer space and India’s response to …

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Question 1 “Low-intensity conflict is emerging as most potent threat to security”. Comment on the strategies of the government in managing the LIC.  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/technology-key-to-contain-low-intensity-conflicts-scientist/article1479169.ece http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/drdo-to-develop-antiterror-systems/article714712.ece http://www.idsa.in/strategicanalysis/VivekChadhaLowIntensityConflictsinIndiaAnAnalysis_skjha_0405 Question 2 “The Sonar technology expertise is a step ahead in indigenization by DRDO”. Comment on the significance of its export to Myanmar.  (200 words) Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/drdo-to-export-sonars-to-myanmar-soon/article5269860.ece

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT, BIODIVERSITY

Question 1  Critically comment on the strategic significance of Agni-5.  (200 words) Source: IDSA and Fair observer. Question 2 “The only way forward for country’s rapid indigenization of defence products, with both the public & private sectors playing roles in the endeavour”. Comment in the light of recent controversies in the defence sector and Steps taken in …