12 Feb 2022

TNPSC Defence & Foreign Policy Notes

Samacheer Kalvi Class 8 Defence & Foreign Policy Notes:

Samacheer Kalvi Book 8th standard book back 1 mark and 2 mark questions and answers uploaded on this page. Defence & Foreign Policy Class 8 question and answers PDF available for both English medium 2022. TNPSC Exams Indian Polity Study Materials/Notes PDF for free download. The TNPSC Indian Polity Questions and Answers are Updated on our site. Extra questions and answers on Class 8 Social Science topic Defence & Foreign Policy Solutions/notes for UPSC and other Competitive exams. See below for 8th TNPSC Defence & Foreign Policy Notes, Questions, and Answers.


TNPSC Indian Polity Study Materials/Notes:

I. Choose the best answer:

1. The Supreme Commander of the Armed forces is our-
(a) President  (b) Prime Minister  (c) Governor  (d) Chief Minister

2. The primary mission of the Indian Army is to ensure-
(a) National Security  (b) National Unity  (c) Defending the nation from external aggression  (d) All the above

3. The Army day is-
(a) 15th January  (b) 1st February  (c) 10th March  (d) 7th October

4. Assam Rifles is under the control of-
(a) Ministry of Defence  (b)National Security Advisor (c) PMO  (d) Ministry of Home Affairs

5. Indian Coast Guard was established in-
(a) 1976 (b) 1977 (c) 1978  (d) 1979

6. India’s foreign policy is based on several principles. One of which is-
(a) Satyameva Jayate  (b) Panchasheel  (c) both of these  (d) None of these

7. Which of the following islands belonged to India?
(a) Andaman and Maldives  (b) Andaman and Lakshadweep Island  (c) Sri Lanka and the Maldives
(d) the Maldives and Lakshadweep Island

8. Indian Army is operationally and geographically divided into ____ commands.
(a) Five  (b) Seven  (c) Six   (d) Four

9. Kadaram was conquered by____
(a) Raja Raja  (b) Rajendra  (c) Mamalla  (d) Narasimhan

10. The normal tenure of membership in Home guards is ……………. years.
(a) 2 to 4   (b) 3 to 5  (c) 1 to 2  (d) 5 to 6

II. Fill in the Blanks:

1. The Madras Regimental Army centre is at ____

2.  The Indian Navy Chief is _____

3. ____. is the first and only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to Five Star rank Marshal of Indian Air Force.

4. The chief architect of India’s foreign policy was _____

5. The Word Non-Alignment was coined by ____


  1. Wellington, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu
  2. Admiral
  3. Arjan Singh
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru
  5. V.K. Krishna Menon

III. Match the following:


  1. Nelson Mandela – 8 members
  2. National war Memorial – Field Marshal
  3. Manekshaw – Energy development
  4. SAARC – Apartheid
  5. BCIM – New Delhi


  1. Nelson Mandela – Apartheid
  2. National war Memorial – New Delhi
  3. Manekshaw – Field Marshal
  4. SAARC – 8 members
  5. BCIM – Energy development

IV. State true or false:

  1. Central Armed Police Force serve under the Ministry of Defence.
  2. The Madras Regiment is one of the oldest infantry regiment.
  3. The Rapid Action Force is a specialised wing of the CRPF.
  4. NCC Cadets are given basic military training.
  5. Bangladesh is a part of India.
  6. Myanmar is land bridge to ASEAN nations.


  1. False
  2. True
  3. True
  4. True
  5. False
  6. True

V. Choose the correct statement:

1. Consider the following statement related to the Armed forces.

(i) The Indian Army is the land-based branch of the Armed forces.
(ii) The mission of the Indian Army is not only to ensure national security but also to conduct humanization rescue operations.

(a) (i) only
(b) (ii) only
(c) Both (i) and (ii)
(d) Neither (i) nor (i)
(c) Both (i) and (ii)

2. Assertion (A): The President is the Supreme Commander of the Armed forces of India.
Reason (R): The President is the head of the State and occupies the highest position.
(a) A is correct and R explains A
(b) A is correct and R does not explain A
(c) A is correct and R is wrong
(d) Both A and R are wrong
(a) A is correct and R explains A

3.Assertion (A): India has favored international co-operation.
Reason (R): She believes that all disputes among nations can be solved through friendly co-operation.
(a) A is correct and R is wrong
(b) Both A and R are wrong
(c) A is correct and R explains A
(d) A is correct and R does not explain A
(c) A is correct and R explains A

Question 4.
Which of the following statements is not true about “Apartheid?”

(i) Apartheid is a policy of racial discrimination.
(ii) It is against humanism.
(iii) The policy of racialism is practiced in India.

(a) (i) and (ii)
(b) (ii) and (iii)
(c) (ii) only
(d) (iii) only
(d) (iii) only

5. Find the odd one out
(a) the Maldives
(b) Sri Lanka
(c) Myanmar
(d) Lakshadweep
(c) Myanmar


VI Answer the following in one or two sentences:

1. Why national security is very entail?
National Security is very essential for the political, social, and economic development of a country.

2. What does the following abbreviation stand for?

  1. SFF
  2. ICG
  3. BSF
  4. NCC


  1. SFF – The Special Frontier Force
  2. ICG – Indian Coast Guard
  3. BSF – The Border Security Force
  4. NCC – National Cadet Corps

3. Write a short note on CRPF
The main objective of CRPF is to enable the government to maintain Rule of law, public order and international security to present national integrity and promote social harmony.

4. Name of the founding fathers of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The founding fathers of the Non-Aligned Movement were Jawaharlal Nehru of India. Tito of Yugoslavia, Nasser of Egypt, Sukarno of Indonesia, and Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana.

5. Write the basic principles of India’s Foreign Policy.
The basic principles of India foreign policy are

  • Preservation of national interest
  • Achievement of world peace
  • Disarmament
  • Abolition of Colonialism, Racism, and imperialism
  • Increasing the number of friendly nations.
  • Economic Development.

6. Name the member countries of the SAARC.
The member countries of SAARC are India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Afghanistan.

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