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English Questions: Cloze Test Set – 136

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After a nervous two-year period following the permanent grounding of the HPT-32 basic trainer in 2010, the IAF’s training schedule is now (1) based on the Pilatus trainer. That we do not have an intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is thanks to the unkept promise of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to produce the Sitara IJT. The Hawk is doing fine in preparing rookie pilots transit to advanced machines like the Sukhoi but a lead-in fighter would help the cause no small extent in shortening the leap distance to high-end fighters.
The strength of fighter (2) is an issue requiring urgent government intervention. The full strength of 272 Su-30s, incoming 120 Tejas and 36 Rafales would help absorb the phase out of MiG-21/27s but the decision to induct almost 100-plus more single-engine fighters (F16 or Gripen?) to meet a two-front threat should not be delayed. The force-multiplier fleets of AWACS (airborne warning and control systems) and flight refuellers need augmentation and the decision to cancel the Airbus 330 flight refueller deal is a (3) step needing (4) through the government-to-government route to shorten acquisition time. The transport fleet is going fine with its C-17, C-130, IL-76 and An-32 while the (5) wing element has become perhaps the most potent helicopter fleet that any air force of the region possesses. The air defence system needs careful (6) but with the indigenous Akash surface-to-air (SAM) missiles proving successful and the Israeli-assisted long- and medium-range SAM systems reaching (7) , the IAF would be comfortable in the coming years; this is all the more so with India deciding to buy the very potent S-400 air defence system from Russia. Space is an (8) part of any armed force and it is vital that the civil-oriented Indian Space Research Organisation pivots to meet the increasing needs of the Services for ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) and net-centricity.
Conflict in the modern era has made air power the weapon of first choice for the politician due its attributes, among others, of low reaction time and lethality with (9) . The government has to be aware that technological asymmetry can be a crucial difference in the coming years, especially vis-à-vis China, in military aviation. We still have a time window where the superiority of IAF’s human resource, its practical experience and better war-making assets would (10) against adversaries on both frontiers. The IAF is a prime instrument of national power projection, both soft and hard, and as India’s stature rises, so would its responsibilities. A potent IAF would be a mandatory arrow in India’s quiver. May the landings equal the take-offs for our guys in blue!

  1. 1) serious
    2) solemn
    3) rollicking
    4) austere
    5) dignified
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : rollicking

  2. 1) squadrons
    2) inactive
    3) worthless
    4) precious
    5) ineffective
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : squadrons

  3. 1) retrograde
    2) progressing
    3) forward
    4) positive
    5) premature
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : retrograde

  4. 1) block
    2) impediment
    3) recession
    4) stagnation
    5) amelioration
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : amelioration

  5. 1) contraclockwise
    2) rotary
    3) counterclockwise
    4) anticlockwise
    5) dilute
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : rotary

  6. 1) deprivation
    2) ignorance
    3) nurturing
    4) neglect
    5) starvation
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : nurturing

  7. 1) implement
    2) disgust
    3) unfulfillment
    4) fruition
    5) failure
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : fruition

  8. 1) extrinsic
    2) secondary
    3) supplemental
    4) integral
    5) unnecessary
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : integral

  9. 1) precision
    2) imprecision
    3) arrogate
    4) precarious
    5) inaccuracy
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : precision

  10. 1) abandonment
    2) appeasement
    3) capitulation
    4) abdication
    5) prevail
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : prevail