Defence and Strategic Studies Previous Year Question Papers

1. Durand line is between which 2 South Asian countries :
(A) India-Pakistan
(B) Pakistan-Afghanistan
(C) India-Bangladesh
(D) India-Nepal

2. UNFICYP was a peace-keeping force was created for which country ?
(A) Cyprus
(B) Greek
(C) Turkey
(D) None of above

3. UNIKOM was established to monitor the demilitarised territory of which two countries ?
(A) Iraq-Kuwait
(B) Iraq-Iran
(C) Pakistan-Afghanistan
(D) India-Pakistan

4. Who coined the term cold war ?
(A) Truman
(B) Walter Lippman
(C) Ronald Regan
(D) Bernard Baruch

5. SASE stands for :
(A) Snow Avalanche Study Establishment
(B) South Asian Snow Establishment
(C) South African Studies on Environment
(D) Snow and Strategy Establishment

6. “War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.” The above statement’s author is :
(A) Carl Von Clausewitz
(B) Harold Mackinder
(C) Hans J. Morgenthau
(D) Henry Kissinger

7. The Chechens are an ethnic minority living in the region of ……………. .
(A) Kalahari
(B) North Caucasus
(C) Alps
(D) Hainan

8. Soviet generally used this phrase to convey the meaning of detente :
(A) Imperialism
(B) Relaxation of tension
(C) Perestroika
(D) Massive retaliation

9. Under which ministry does the Indian coastguard operate :
(A) Ministry of Home Affairs
(B) Ministry of External Affairs
(C) Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(D) Ministry of Defence

10. “Operation Parakaram” refers to military deployment at …………….. .
(A) India-Bangladesh Border
(B) India-China Border
(C) Siachin Glacier
(D) India-Pakistan Border

11. “Security can be approached” both objectively (there is a real threat) and subjectively (there is a perceived threat). Who said the above statement ?
(A) Raymond Aron
(B) John Mroz
(C) K. Booth
(D) Arnold Wolfer’s

12. Which regime was toppled in Afghanistan during 2001 ?
(A) Taliban
(B) Al-Qaeda
(C) Northern Alliance
(D) Hekmatyr

13. In the context of Indo-Pak relations identify the following events in a chronological order :
(A) Tashkent Agreement, Panchsheel Agreement, Shimla Agreement, Lahore Declaration
(B) Shimla Agreement, Lahore Declaration, Panchsheel Agreement, Tashkent Agreement
(C) Panchsheel Agreement, Tashkent Agreement, Shimla Agreement, Lahore Declaration
(D) Panchsheel Agreement, Shimla Agreement, Tashkent Agreement, Lahore Declaration

14. ‘Garden Reach Workshop’ deals with :
(A) Aircraft production
(B) Missile production
(C) Tank production
(D) Ship building

15. What type of missile is Ashwin ?
(A) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
(B) Advanced Air Defence Interceptor Missile
(C) Cruise Missile
(D) Anti-Tank Missile

16. What is the purpose of ISPS code ?
(A) Prevent smuggling
(B) Security of ships and ports
(C) Promote import/export
(D) Administration of maritime fixed assets

17. PPBS means :
(A) Policy Planning Bureaucracy System
(B) Planning Programming Budgeting System
(C) Programming Planning-Budgeting System
(D) Policy Planning Budgeting System

18. “Silent Spring” is a book written by Rachel Carson, theme of book is about :
(A) Adverse environmental effects of indiscriminate use of pesticides
(B) About second world war
(C) About Osama Binladen killing
(D) Adverse effects of indiscriminate use of social media

19. Statement—(1) e-governance means government of internet.
Statement—(2) e-governance means use of technology by government to perform its duties.
(A) Statement No. 1 is correct
(B) Statement No. 2 is correct
(C) Statements 1 & 2 are wrong
(D) None of the above

20. Digital Revolution is known as :
(A) Second Industrial Revolution
(B) Third Industrial Revolution
(C) Both (A) and (B) are correct
(D) None of the above

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21. Who is the author of the book “The Third Industrial Revolution” ? How lateral power is transforming energy, the economy and the world ?
(A) Jeremy Rifkin
(B) Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
(C) Stephen Jay Gould
(D) None of the above

22. Which of the following is not the type of cyber security attacks ?
(A) Man-in-the middle
(B) Denial of service
(C) Cross-site scripting
(D) SQL rejection

23. In the conflicts in Kuwait (1991), Serbia (1999) and Iraq (2003), which country’s military technology proved superior in the battlefield :
(A) American technology
(B) Russian technology
(C) French technology
(D) German technology

24. The concept of revolution in Military Affairs became popular after :
(A) 1991 Gulf War
(B) 1969 Vietnam War
(C) 1979 Afghanistan War
(D) 1971 Indo-Pak War

25. Military technology with enormous destructive capacity is becoming available to which states ?
(A) Strong states
(B) Weak states
(C) Super power states
(D) All states

26. Who said ‘‘I came, I saw, I conquered’’ ?
(A) Napoleon
(B) Shakespeare in Julius Caesar
(C) Admiral Nelson
(D) Hitler

27. Which of the following years India liberated Goa from the Portuguese ?
(A) 1948
(B) 1968
(C) 1961
(D) 1960

28. What is the exact strength of G7 at present ?
(A) 7 members
(B) 8 members
(C) 6 members
(D) 5 members

29. Who has given famous slogan ‘‘I’m first Indian and last Indian’’ ?
(A) M. Gandhi
(B) Indira Gandhi
(C) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

30. Which one of the following North-East states of India is surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides ?
(A) Tripura
(B) Meghalaya
(C) Assam
(D) Arunachal Pradesh

31. Which one of the following thinkers is associated with the balance of power theory ?
(A) Henry Kissinger
(B) Hans Morgenthau
(C) Kenneth Waltz
(D) Inis Claude

32. C-130J is :
(A) Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft
(B) Jet fighter
(C) Maritime Recci plane
(D) Aircraft carrier

33. “The desert was tacticians paradise but quarter master’s hell”. Relate the statement with the concerned military campaign :
(A) The North African Campaign
(B) The Burmese Campaign
(C) The Battle of Kasserine Pass
(D) The Battle of Longewala

34. The 1945 Asian Relations Conference was held in which city ?
(A) Bandung
(B) Lahore
(C) New Delhi
(D) Jakarta

35. During world war II Japanese attacked on Pearl Harbour-American Naval Base. Choose the correct answer :
(A) 17th December 1941
(B) 7th December 1942
(C) 7th December 1941
(D) 17th December 1940

36. Who opined that “Geography is the most fundamental factor in foreign policy because it is the most permanent ?”
(A) Nicholas J. Spykman
(B) Karl Haushofer
(C) Friedrich Ratzel
(D) Nayef Al Rodhan

37. What is the name of the single engine fighter aircraft indigenously developed and manufactured by India to replace the old MIG-21 fighter aircraft ?
(A) Agni
(B) Tejas
(C) Prithvi
(D) None of the above

38. Which one of the following international treaties does not have an implementing or verifying organisation ?
(A) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
(B) Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
(C) Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
(D) Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

39. The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) does not forbid …………….. .
(A) Transfer of nuclear weapons and technology to non-nuclear weapon states (NNWS)
(B) Testing of nuclear weapons
(C) Developing and testing intercontinental ballistic missiles
(D) Building a sophisticated nuclear power programme

40. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards are not applied to the following types of material :
(A) Uranium enriched above 25%
(B) Highly enriched uranium
(C) Plutonium
(D) High explosives

41. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1540 :
(A) Criminalizes proliferation
(B) Works towards a nuclearweapons free world
(C) Verifies nuclear-weapons free world
(D) Strengthens stability of nuclear deterrence

42. India’s yearly defence expenditure throughout the 1950s was not above :
(A) 2.5% G.N.P.
(B) 1.8% G.N.P.
(C) 3.2% G.N.P.
(D) 4.2% G.N.P.

43. Which of the following countries first introduced the concept of programme budget ?
(A) Britain
(B) U.S.A.
(C) Russia
(D) Australia

44. Choose the correct answer India became a wave of a new threat developing from across the northern border in ……………… .
(A) 1961
(B) 1959
(C) 1957
(D) None of the above

45. “Whoever controls the Indian Ocean will dominate Asia”. These words were said by which person ?
(A) Admiral Mahan
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Admiral Nelson
(D) General Douglas MacArther

46. Write the Indian name of MBT T-90 Tank :
(A) Bhishma
(B) Arjuna
(C) Yudhishthira
(D) Nakula

47. NSC stands for :
(A) National Sea Council
(B) National Stock Council
(C) National Security Council
(D) National School of Commerce

48. NSG stands for :
(A) Natural and Solid Gas
(B) NATO Supporting Group
(C) National Sea Guards
(D) Nuclear Supplier Group

49. Write the following in right chronological order :
(1) Annexation of Oudh
(2) Annexation of Burma
(3) Annexation of Punjab
(4) Annexation of Sindh
(A) (1) (2) (3) (4)
(B) (4) (3) (2) (1)
(C) (4) (3) (1) (2)
(D) (3) (4) (2) (1)

50. Which Indian lady is the first to reach the rank of Lt. General in the Indian Army ?
(A) Ranjana Chaudhary
(B) Punita Arora
(C) Nirupma Rao
(D) Nirmala Rai