GS-III: Role of External State and Non State Actors in Creating Challenges to Internal Security


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                                                                              1. India is headed to become the most-polarised society in the world with the growing rarity of reasoned argument. Comment.
                                                                              2. The recent strike by the doctors is highly unfortunate but the situation points towards larger malaise which has no boundaries. Comment.
                                                                              3. "The problem with India is that it is located on the epicentre of terrorism and dealing with so many hostile neighbours, all at once."Discuss keeping focus on role played by neighbours in creating internal security troubles in India.
                                                                              4. "Handling terrorism needs a multi-pronged strategy involving different stakeholders – government, political parties, civil society, security agencies, and media."Discuss critically.
                                                                              5. "What do you understand by Narco-terrorism? Discuss the extent of the problem in India while throwing light upon the legal framework to tackle narco-terrorism."
                                                                              6. In recent decades, religion has gained stronghold in India's North East as a factor of political mobilization. Examine the issue from the internal security perspective.
                                                                              7. Critically discuss the role of Science & Technology in ensuring national security.
                                                                              8. The scourge of terrorism is a grave challenge to national security. What solutions do you suggest to curb this growing menace? What are major sources of terrorist funding?
                                                                              9. Discuss the Rohingyas Crisis as a challenge to India's internal security. Can India remain isolated from the issue of Rohingyas? Explain while suggesting role that should be played by India to address this crisis.
                                                                              10. How artificial intelligence (AI) can help Indian armed forces?
                                                                              11. Throw light on the role of external state and non-state actors in creating security challenges to India. Discuss some of the measures adopted by the government to handle the same.
                                                                              12. What are the challenges faced by the Indian government to ensure coastal and maritime security? Discuss the possible impacts of the "Quad"or "Strategic Quadrilateral"initiative on India's maritime security.
                                                                              13. What are the factors that lead to easy radicalisation of youth in India? Discuss some of efforts made by government to counter the same.
                                                                              14. Trace the origin of Sedition law in India. Who were the targets of this law among India's freedom fighters? Discuss.
                                                                              15. "There is a grey area which lies between actual sedition law and its implementation in India."Critically examine the statement giving your view against or in favour of section 124-A of Indian Penal code.
                                                                              16. Discuss the various threats to internal security posed by smart phones, browsers and applications. What should be the government policies towards tackling such threats?
                                                                              17. The efforts to modernize the police should be complemented with functional and organizational reforms. Discuss.
                                                                              18. Why there is a demand for the separate state for Barak valley?
                                                                              19. What are the major flaws in India�s national security architecture that must be addressed? Discuss the solutions for formulating a national security strategy for India.
                                                                              20. Discuss the various reforms taken by the Indian government to strengthen Defence preparedness. What steps should be taken to further deepen the effects of these reforms?
                                                                              21. What is Pegasus software and how it poses a threat to countries like India ?
                                                                              22. The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill 2019 is aimed at promoting the safety and security of India’s maritime trade. Comment.
                                                                              23. The Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019 draws significant similarities with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but also has some notable divergences. Discuss.
                                                                              24. Internet as Basic Human Right
                                                                              25. Guidelines against destruction during protests
                                                                              26. Right to Protest in India: Constitutional & Legal Provisions
                                                                              27. Role of Social Media in Protests
                                                                              28. UN Takes A Stand Against Cybercrime
                                                                              29. National Investigation Agency Act
                                                                              30. India is becoming a major destination as well as a transit hub for drug trafficking in South Asia. Discuss the reasons behind it and also its implications on the internal security of India.
                                                                              31. Effective border management can only be done by developing the border areas. Discuss, in this context, how the Border Area Development Programme can help to solve the problems associated with border areas.
                                                                              32. Discuss the challenges in dealing with bioterrorism. What are the existing measures that India has to counter biological attacks? Is there a need for Bio-terrorism law? Analyze.
                                                                              33. In light of the prominent instances of drone attacks by both state and non-state actors, assess the challenges and capabilities of India in dealing with such security threats.
                                                                              34. Though most of insurgent groups of northeast have given up violence and are engaged in peace talks, there are several issues that can act as hurdle in the way of peace. Discuss.
                                                                              35. The use of drones for attack and illegal purposes has increased rapidly in past few years by both state and non-state actors. In the light of such security threats, discuss the challenges and capabilities of India to deal with them.
                                                                              36. India has been experiencing several attempts to attack over the Critical Information Infrastructure (CII), both by state and non state actors. What are the factors behind increased instances of attacks? Also, enumerate the steps taken by the Indian government to secure its CII.
                                                                              37. The problem of trafficking of women and children is huge in India, highlight the factors behind it and steps taken in recent times to combat it.
                                                                              38. Enumerate the key highlights of the “Delhi declaration on countering the use of new and emerging technologies for service purposes”.
                                                                              39. What are the historical and emerging challenges in the fight against terrorism? In view of India’s upcoming UNSC Presidency, examine the possible areas of action to boost international anti-terror efforts?
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