Border Road Organization: Role, Significance ,Issues

Reading Time: 7 mins The Border Road Organization has been in news in recent times for its successful completion of projects in border area infrastructure. The Darbbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) road built by BRO is at the center of the current stand-off with China. It was built by BRO. BRO is an important part of India’s security and preparedness. So, it becomes important to study the organization.

Shekatkar Committee: Recommendations, Significance

Reading Time: 7 mins The Shekatkar committee has been in news even during the Covid-19 pandemic as the exigencies along the border continue to haunt. The current government’s focus on national security and defense preparedness made it relook at the committee report in the wake of Ladakh border issues with China. It swung into action recently approving major recommendations of the committee.

Biosecurity in India – Need, Challenges, Solutions

Reading Time: 8 mins The COVID-19 crisis has become the centre of the USA-China tussle with each blaming the other for the global pandemic. Controversially, the virus is being claimed (by the US) to have originated from a lab in China’s Wuhan while China claims its originated in the USA- though both claims lack any evidence to support them. However, the entire issue has thrown open the question about international readiness to tackle biosecurity risks. In this light, India needs to take a look into its biosecurity preparedness and plug all the big gaps to prevent being blindsided by a dangerous biological agent- either man-made or natural- a second time.

[Mains Static] Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism

Reading Time: 8 mins Terrorism and Organized crime have long been considered as two separate phenomena. But recently scholars are beginning to grasp the symbiotic relationship that has grown over the years especially after the 9/11 attack on the USA. India continues to be the main target of terrorism and also grapples with the menace of organized crime; it is important for policymakers to study and come up with a solution to the unholy linkage.

[Mains Static] Role of Media and Social Networking Sites in Creating Internal Security Challenges

Reading Time: 7 mins The Media and social networking sites are fast becoming a double-edged sword in the internal security regime. The digital and data revolution has exponentially increased the reach of traditional/digital media and social media. The potential of threats emanating from media to internal security is immense. In this article we shall discuss both sides of the two faces of new age media.

[Mains Static] Challenges to Internal Security through Communication Networks

Reading Time: 6 mins The Ministry of Home Affairs notification through its Cyber Coordination Center on ZOOM Application after Computer Emergency Response Team’s (CERT-IN) raised concerns on video conferencing through the app in lockdown situation once again exposed the threats to the internal security through communication networks.

Security Challenges & Their Management in Border Areas

Reading Time: 8 mins India is a subcontinental nation with unique geographical and historical conditions. It has a land border of over 15000km and a coastline of 7517kms. Due to historical and geopolitical reasons, the border areas also represent an arena of challenging security concerns. The security challenges in the border area and its management, hence, is a policy issue of immense importance.  Let’s discuss these challenges in detail.

Proper management of boundaries is a necessary condition for national security. India shares a boundary with seven Countries. Each segment of the boundary has its unique challenges.

Money Laundering & its Prevention

Reading Time: 7 mins The recent cases of money laundering unearthed paint a sorry picture of India’s vulnerability in the financial sector. But more than that, Money laundering is a serious internal security threat. In this article, we will try to decode the problem of Money laundering.

National Security Act (NSA), 1980 – Why is it Criticised?

Reading Time: 5 mins With the growing instances of attacks on healthcare workers and police officers, who are engaged in tracking and treating patients suffering from COVID-19, at least two states, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have booked offenders under the National Security Act. Though the invocation of the National Security Act is necessary under these circumstances, changes must be made so that this law is not exploited by the authorities due to the loopholes that exist within its provisions.