Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism. Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
6) Global Co-operation and intelligence-sharing have become quintessential to fight the new age terrorism which has global reach and sophisticated tools at its disposal. Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
Defense minister Rajnath Singh recently suggested that bio-terrorism is among new threats facing Armed Forces, at the Medical Services of SCO countries. He called on them to find effective ways to deal with new threats posed by advancing battle field technologies.
Key demand of the question:
The question intends to examine the changing techniques and tools of terrorism with coming of technology and rising expanse of terrorism.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief explain why terrorism is becoming a difficult domain to handle day by day.
First discuss what factors are making terrorism so dynamic – coming of newer technologies, newer techniques of warfare etc.
Then explain the urgency of the global community to come together to tackle the menace.
Quote examples such as that of bioterrorism and how one can handle the threats arising from it.
Conclude with what actions should countries across the world should take and what should be the way ahead in future.