Topic: Case study based question
7) You are the NSA under Govt. You have been asked by Govt to give pragmatic advice to deal with the menace of state sponsored cross border terrorism from the neighbouring country. Govt. does not want to go for war with the neighbouring country given that both are nuclear powers. Also modernisation of armed forces is still a pending task. On the other hand, there is pressure on Govt from opposition and civil society to cut down defence budget and focus on social sector, especially along border areas. Local population, especially youth is disenchanted due to this menace and loss of life and property. In this context.Identify ethical issues pertaining to this case. What steps would you suggest to the deal with the situation? Discuss.(250 words)
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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:
Give a brief gist of the case study.
The case study is about cross-border terrorism leading to loss of life of innocent civilians and the martyrdom of security forces. This brings up many associated issues like the appropriate response to this kind of terrorism given the constraints of nuclear environment.
Discuss the ethical issues involved in detail.
Suggest steps that need to be taken considering the above issues.
Conclude with solutions and way ahead.