Steadfast Defender 21

Published on May 30, 2021
Current Context: The North Atlantic Treaty Organisations (NATO) has commenced conducting ‘Steadfast Defender 21’ war games. It will be held in May-June.
Steadfast Defender 21
  • Most of the exercises under these war games will be held in Germany, Portugal and Romania.
  • This ‘Steadfast Defender 21’ will boost up the ability of associated forces to move quickly across the Atlantic and Europe to protect each other if the situation arises.
  • The exercise will observe the participation of around 9000 troops from more than 20 NATO allies and partners.
  • They will be deployed across land and sea from North America to the region of the Black Sea and off the Portugal coast.
  • The reason behind this exercise is the tensions rising between Russia and NATO member nations.
  • The exercise will test NATO’s ability to deploy troops from America and keep supply lines open.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NATO: Brussels, Belgium
    • Secretary-General of NATO: Jens Stoltenberg


Q.1 Which organisation to conduct ‘Steadfast Defender 21’ war games?
a. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
b. Collective Security Treaty Organization
c. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
d. North Atlantic Treaty Organisations (NATO)

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