Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate
4) Discuss the framework of the security forces in India. List the security agencies in India and their respective mandates.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights the attempt that is underway to shift the operational control of Assam Rifles from the Army to the Home Ministry.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and one must discuss in detail the framework of the security forces in India.
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 narrate the internal security scenario of the country.
Provide for a detailed overview of the system works, straightaway list the security agencies in India and their respective mandates.
Explain that there are external and internal threats to security of India and different specialized forces of India deal with these threats. The external threats are handled often by the Armed Forces under the Ministry of Defence, while internal threats are managed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Conclude with their significance.