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Directions (Q. 1-10):
High ranking military veterans(1)[toying] in politics, after they have had a distinguished career in the Indian armed forces, raises serious issues.(2)[admitting] noble intentions they are bound to get sucked(3)[for] a political minefield, where the principles they upheld for decades could be blown to smithereens. For military personnel in active duty(4)[on] the time this creates a dilemma, since the principles in which they are rigidly grounded no longer seem sacrosanct. While to outsiders it may appear simply(5)[unrelated] that senior military veterans have taken a shine to electoral politics, for those in uniform, it represents a serious conflict of interest. In that context, a former military chief(6)[tread] into the political arena becomes even more disconcerting. In the deep rooted ethos of the Indian armed forces a chief of the army, navy or air force is accorded institutional(7)[praise] befitting a demigod. This is also the case with a former military chief, who symbolizes the institution of the armed forces. So when he embraces electoral politics where(8)[they] value system inevitably gets compromised, it is the institution that feels a betrayal of its principles. “Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away” is an old wartime ballad that captures this ethos,(9)[refuse] these professionals to never give up their value system. And it is well known that the league of Indian Ex-Service Men (IESM) is a vibrant organization that remains in sync with its brethren in uniform. Thus the(10)[kinship] of military veterans too has a reciprocal responsibility to their comrades in uniform.
Explanation:- The correct option is ‘dabbling’ as it refers to playing or taking part into.
Explanation:- ‘Despite’ here refers to inspite of or regardless of.
Explanation:- The correct preposition will be ‘in’ as per the context.
Explanation:- Here, the preposition to be used will be ‘at’ according to the meaning of the sentence.
Explanation:- ‘ Incongruous’ refers to be conflicting or contradictory.
Explanation:- In the following part, ‘stepping’ means to move into, which matches with the meaning.
Explanation:- ‘Reverence’ means, esteem and respect.
Explanation:- The correct pronoun will be ‘his’ as in the previous part, ‘he’ is being referred to.
Explanation:- Here, ‘imploring’ refers to encourage.
Explanation:- ‘Fraternity’ means ‘community of people with same characteristics.