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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
India is the seventh-largest and second-most populous country in the world. Its population is divided into more than 2,000 ethnic groups, speaking more than 22 different languages and practising nine recognised religions. Thus, it is widespread with divisions and the conflict naturally follows. It is among the top ten most affected by terrorism. Not only is it facing religious extremism, but it also is mired by poverty, urban-rural divide, tribal feuds, and ethnic nationalism – all leading to the problem of terrorism within the nation.
India has, for many years, faced the problem of black money. Despite the measures taken by the government to address this issue, results are few and far between. There still exist stacks of unaccounted money, creating a huge loss for the government. Thus, efficient, proactive government reform is a need of the hour to address this issue.
The North-Eastern part of India has for a long time been isolated from the rest of India. This is due to various factors like geographical terrain and ethnic differences. The Government of India in recent times has increased its presence through developmental projects while gradually reducing the military presence in the region. Despite these measures, the numerous separatist groups are uniting with each other for the coordinated achievement of their goals. This is a challenge to India as their presence is hindering economic development in the region. An efficient peace negotiation is a need of the hour.
Cyber warfare is becoming a new domain of warfare among nations. This warfare is different from others as even non-state players like terrorists and organised criminal groups are involved in it on a daily basis.
With increased digital transaction in India, post demonetisation, it is essential for the government of India to take measures to safeguard Indian citizens from crimes related to Cyber Space.