Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.
5. The latest attacks by the Maoists in the Bastar region calls for a change in India’ anti-insurgency operations. Comment. (250 words)
Why the question:
The latest ambush by Maoist rebels on a large contingent of security personnel in Bastar is yet another well-planned and ruthlessly executed attack in a long line of similar attacks in the Maoist-infested regions of central India.
Key Demand of the question:
Discuss the need for a changed approach in India’ anti-insurgency operations.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the current status of insurgencies in the country, present statistics.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Discuss first the need for urgently dealing with the Maoist insurgents.
Explain the challenges in countering Maoist insurgency.
Discuss the ways to deal with Maoist insurgency.
Conclude that Government should get the forces to participate in and collectively address a problem (Maoist insurgency) that cannot have a knee-jerk approach.