Security and Disaster Management [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 20 - 22 of 22

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Question 20

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It is widely agreed that the Indian Air Force is well short of the fighter planes required to mount an effective offensive if war is imminent. Discuss the roots of the crisis and options IAF has to address its shortages. (250 Words)

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Post-Independence, Indian Air Force (IAF) had played prominent role in war spanning from First Kashmir war to Kargil War to Atlantique Incident. But according to different defence analysts, today IAF is short of the fighter planes required to mount an effective offensive.

  • Number of Squadron have declined: The number had declined from once 42 in 2002

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Question 21

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A meaningful and consistent dialogue between the union government, interlocutors and separatists in Kashmir is sine qua non for establishing peace in the Kashmir Valley. Comment. (250 Words)

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Introduction:

  • The Kashmir issue is very complex and is compounded by many pulls and pressures of political parties at the Centre as well as the state levels.
  • The path of Kashmiriyat, Jamhuriyat and Insaaniyat need to be followed. This means, dialogue is the only practical and humane option the Government of India has to control the situation in Kashm

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Question 22

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In the light of the repeated success of terrorists in infiltrating high-security military complexes within India’s borders, discuss critically why has India failed to prevent such infiltrations and what needs to be done to prevent such future attacks. (250 Words)

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Background:

Sunjuwan army base attack is the latest in a series of attacks on military installations over the last few years. The worrisome aspect is the repeated success of terrorists in infiltrating high-security military complexes.

India Failed to Prevent Such Infiltrations Because:

  • The Sunjuwan attack exposes the vulnerabilities in perimeter secur

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