Internal Security

CRPF Deploys Women Commandos for Anti-Naxal Operations

November 15, 2016

In a first, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has deployed women commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in Maoist-infested state of Jharkhand. A team of women commandos belonging to the 232 battalion’s Delta Company are currently undertaking operations to counter Naxal insurgency in Jharkhand. The women commandos have been provided...

Difference Between Naxalism and Maoism

December 21, 2015

Naxalism originated as a peasant rebellion from Naxalbari in West Bengal.  We use the terms Naxalism and Maoism interchangeably for the same Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in India. Naxalism and Maoism: Comparison While Naxalism originated in India, Maoism in China. The common thread between the two is “armed resistance”...

Difference Between Internal and External Security

December 18, 2015

The dictionary meaning of security is protection from harm. National security is the protection of state and citizens from all kinds of national crises using political, military, economic or diplomatic power. The two aspects of National Security are Internal and External Security. Kautilya has written that a state has...

India and Cyber Security

December 23, 2014

In order to highlight the growing threat to information security in India and focus related actions, Government had set up an Inter Departmental Information Security Task Force (ISTF) with National Security Council as the nodal agency. The Task Force studied and deliberated on the issues such as National Information Security Threat...

Various Issues Related to Section 66 A of IT Act

December 23, 2014

Based on the UN resolution on Electronic Commerce, India passed the Information Technology Act 2000 in May 2000. This act was substantially amended through the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 in 2008. The Section 66A of the IT Act penalizes ‘sending false and offensive messages through communication services’. The...

Key Internal Security Challenges from Communication networks and media

December 23, 2014

Mainstream as well as social media may create internal security problem in the form of terrorism by instilling fear and an uncertain future. Mass media can also propagate the ideas of the threatening bodies to internal security in many cases. At the same time, due to the convenience, affordability...

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in)

December 23, 2014

To enhance the security of India’s Communications and Information Infrastructure through proactive action and effective collaboration, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) was established in January 2004. The main function of CERT-In is to provide early security warning and effective incident response.   It operates on 24 x 7 basis...

Critical Infrastructure

December 23, 2014

We all know that infrastructure refers to the goods and services that support the other sectors. The roads, airports, power plants, and communication facilities are the infrastructure which makes our life activities flow seamlessly.  There are some elements of the infrastructure which are so much essential for operations of...

Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security

December 23, 2014

Kautilya has written that a state could be at risk from four types of threats viz. internal, external, externally-aided internal and internally-aided external. Out of them, the internal threats should be taken care of immediately, for internal troubles, like the fear of the lurking snake, are far more serious...

Anti-naxal Strategy and Measures in India: Various Issues and Challenges

December 23, 2014

Various Issues and Challenges in the Anti-naxal Strategy and measures in India include Land reforms, empowerment of the grassroot organizations, transparency in land acquisition, employments, presence of efficient government machinery etc. They have been discussed below: Implementation of Land Reforms The most critical component of the Anti-Naxal strategy is...

123

Advertisement