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4) Discuss the potential applications of India’s earth observation satellites in its counter-terrorism operations.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life; Security challenges and their management in border areas; 

4) Discuss the potential applications of India’s earth observation satellites in its counter-terrorism operations. (250 Words)

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Why this question?

This questions inter-links two topics in GS-3 syllabus(Space Tech and Counter-terrorism). Important for Mains.  

Key demand of the question:

Discuss how space technology in India can be optimally and effectively used for counter-terrorism applications.  

Directive Word:

Discuss: Discuss all dimensions – potential, challenges, technology needed, present status etc. 

Structure of Answer:

In the introduction write the need for India to use its space prowess to address terror challenge in remote and rough terrains without incurring human losses. 

In the body, in 4-5 parts, discuss various dimensions of using space tech to counter terror.(existing capabilities, challenges, potential, border management  etc) 

In the conclusion, write about the need for going for such strategy with cost effectiveness and also without starting a space war in the region.