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...

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...

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...

Government of India’s Response to North Eastern Insurgencies

December 23, 2014

The government response to insurgencies in the Northeast India has four parameters viz. structural changes in administration, development activities, dialogue and negotiations and use of force. Structural Changes in Administration This includes Greater Statehood and Autonomous Administrative Areas. Greater Statehood The government of India has given considerable attention to...

Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF)

December 23, 2014

Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) is the youngest of the active insurgencies in Assam. It came into being on May 16, 2004, following the ceasefire signed with the government by the United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS), the Karbi Anglong-based insurgent outfit, two years earlier. A faction of...

Nagaland Insurgency

December 23, 2014

Nagaland can be called the epicenter of insurgency in north-eastern India.  The roots of the Naga separatism go back to the formation of Naga Club in 1918 at Kohima. The objective of this Naga Club was to represent Naga Interests to the British Government. By that time, a clear...

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