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Elaborate on the components of Border Infrastructure? Examine what is the state of border infrastructure in India?

Topic : Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism. Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. Elaborate on the components of Border Infrastructure? Examine what is the state of border infrastructure in India? (250 words )

Reference: Live Mint 

Why the question:

The question is premised on the theme of Border infrastructure.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain what you understand by Border Infrastructure and comment on its state in India.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Body:

Infrastructural development in the border region could impact in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, it could strengthen regional connectivity, thereby boosting economic linkages at a sub-regional level, which may or may not impact the overall political relations between the countries. The benefits that can accrue to the border regions from trade cannot be overlooked.

On the negative side, infrastructural up gradation could raise suspicions, up the ante and accentuate the possibility of a conflict along the border, as has been the case with India and China and India and Pakistan. This has led to slow development of border infrastructure in India.

Present a detailed case of Border infrastructure in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.