Quiz on the Indian Defence Program
Posted on: November 8, 2014. Comments ( 1 )

Armed Forces. Weapons Inventory. National Security.
Join the dots with our “Quiz on the Indian Defence Program”.

Which Government agency—under the Department of Defence—was formed by joining the Technical Development Establishments (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organization (DSO)?





What is the official ‘Mission’ of the DRDO, established in 1958?





Who is the Director General of DRDO—and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister—whose pioneering research in inertial navigation and guidance systems has enabled utilisation of solid propulsion, the main thrust and the backbone of long-range missile systems?





Bhubaneswar—gateway of all Indian missile launch campaigns for the last many decades—and Chandipur or Chandipur-on-sea on the Bay of Bengal coast in Baleshwar District—the site of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) for home missiles—are located in which Indian State?





DRDO Director General Avinash Chander stated that India’s missile programme was for peace in the country and the message of peace went to the entire world from a state where the Kalinga War was fought. Which Indian State—its capital, Bhubaneswar—is it?





Which Ministry of Defence program saw significant success with its Prithvi (Earth) short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) series, Agni medium and intermediate range ballistic missile series, Akash surface-to-air missile (SAM) and Nag (Cobra) anti-tank guided missile?





Which newest version of the Agni missile—that will use advanced technologies like ring laser gyroscope and accelerometer—successfully test-fired on 19 April 2012 is India’s first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) with the longest-ever range of 5000-6000 km?





Nirbhay—or “fearless”, India’s first 700-1000 km range, subsonic, nuclear-capable cruise missile successfully test-fired on 17 October 2014—along with its 290-km supersonic sibling BrahMos, is a “cold start” against “first-strike” cross-border terrorism with which country?





Pune-based High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL)’s 8-Nitro-Cubane “CL-20”—a Nitramine-class explosive substitute to RDX, HMX, FOX-7 and Amorphous Boron, 15 times as powerful as HMX which itself is 4 times that of RDX—is named after which facility?





BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd.—named after the rivers Brahmaputra in India and Moskva in Russia—with the world’s fastest cruise missiles in operation—India, the world’s first with supersonic cruise missiles in the army, navy and air force—collaborates with which country?





BrahMos Block-III—a Mach 2.8 missile to destroy reinforced targets hidden in mountains with ‘near vertical dive’ at supersonic speed—and BrahMos-II—the world’s fastest hypersonic cruise missile at Mach 7 speed, a US$ 50 million project—are under development by whom?





Which of the following are DRDO’s planned future projects?





Comments (1)


    Sivasubaramanian says:

    Good questions Children’s of our country should know the power of India’s Defence as well as space programmes.

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