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Do you think that the Border Security Force (BSF) is well equipped to deal with illegal migration and cross-border crimes? State your opinion.

Topic: Linkages between development and spread of extremism.

5. Do you think that the Border Security Force (BSF) is well equipped to deal with illegal migration and cross-border crimes? State your opinion. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 3 and mentioned as part of Mission-2023 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the efficacy of BSF in dealing with illegal migration and cross-border crimes.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by mentioning the objectives of BSF.

Body:

First, give a profile of BSF deployment across India’s borders and their responsibilities.

Next, write about the successes and limitations of BSF in dealing with major security issues such as – illegal migration, trafficking in person and narcotics as well as smuggling in fake Indian currency notes. Cite examples and facts.

Next, write about the measures that are needed to enhance the capacity of the BSF.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.