Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA):

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Nagaland will continue to be a ‘disturbed area’ for another six months under the AFSPA as the condition of the state remained …

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA):

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: The Centre has decided to constitute a committee to study the possibility of withdrawing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from …

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA):

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.   Context: Following the recent killings of 14 civilians in Nagaland, the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has demanded the repeal of the Armed Forces …

What do you understand by fifth generation warfare? Elaborate on the measures that are needed to be put in place to tackle this form of warfare by adversarial nations.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. What do you understand by fifth generation warfare? Elaborate on the measures that are needed to be put in place to tackle this form of warfare by adversarial nations. (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: New Indian Express Why the …

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA):

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Context: The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has expressed shock over the Tripura police’s action of booking 102 people, including journalists, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. This was for reporting and writing on the recent communal violence …

Radicalisation is a major threat to internal security of the country. Examine the issue and the various counter radicalisation strategies to tackle it.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Radicalisation is a major threat to internal security of the country. Examine the issue and the various counter radicalisation strategies to tackle it. (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express Why the question: In a speech before the Shanghai …

Examine as to why missile defense remains vital for India’s effort to maintain its strategic stability. How can India take advantage of ongoing ‘missile race’ between China and U.S?

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 5. Examine as to why missile defense remains vital for India’s effort to maintain its strategic stability. How can India take advantage of ongoing ‘missile race’ between China and U.S?  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: Live Mint Why the question: …

Analyse the threats posed by weak federal structure, social and financial divisions in the society and emergence of overarching social media on the Internal security of India.

Topic: Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money laundering and its prevention. 6. Analyse the threats posed by weak federal structure, social and financial divisions in the society and emergence of overarching social media on the Internal security of …

Geopolitics in the present times has moved beyond the terrestrial and maritime limits and of late, has found prominence even in the outer space. Critically comment on the growing commercialisation and militarisation of the outer space and India’s response to it.

Topic: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security. 6. Geopolitics in the present times has moved beyond the terrestrial and maritime limits and of late, has found prominence even in the outer space. Critically comment on the growing commercialisation and militarisation of the outer space and India’s response to …

Pakistan exploiting scope of uranium enrichment in Gilgit Baltistan:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.   Context: In violation of international laws, Pakistan has been exploiting the scope of uranium enrichment in Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, confirmed locals and political activists from the occupied region.   India’s concerns: Earlier, there were reports that Pakistan has …

National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID:

GS Paper 3   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is soon expected to launch the National Intelligence Grid or NATGRID that aims to provide a “cutting-edge technology to enhance India’s counter-terror capabilities”.   What is NATGRID? Envisaged as a robust mechanism to track suspects, the NATGRID can help in preventing terrorist attacks with real-time data …

Naga peace process

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Internal security related issues.   Context: Members of Parliament, ideologues and activists have called for replacing R.N. Ravi as the interlocutor in the Naga peace process to prevent it from derailing. Ravi is the Governor of Nagaland and has been crossing swords with the extremist Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist …

MLAs forum to check outmigration from Arunachal Pradesh:

GS Paper 3 Topics Covered: Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.   Context: The MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh representing constituencies bordering Tibetan China have formed a forum to prevent the outmigration of villagers and modify the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to suit local needs.   Need for …