088 - Challenges to Internal Security Through Communication Networks

India is vulnerable to cyber threats and has devised various policies to secure its cyberspace. However, there are several lacunae that need to be addressed to make India safe from cyber threats. Critically examine.

India has 14500km of boundary including 7500km of maritime international borders, faced by a variety of security threats. Also, recent rise in cyber-attacks poses a new frontier. India: Geostrategic instability & cyber-threats: Western borders – Radicalization & militant infiltration. Funding of cyber-terrorism in India. E.g. Radicalization of youth via social media in J&K. Eastern borders ..

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National security guard has emerged as a world-class trained force to tackle various facets of terrorism. Discuss the mandate and achievements of this force.

National Security guards (NSG) is a specialized agency to tackle advanced forms of terrorism in India. It formally came into existence in 1986 by an act of Parliament. The idea behind raising such force came in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star. Mandate of NSG: Coordinated efforts against terrorism in India. Investigation & intelligence inputs ..

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Keeping in view, the complex and new forms of security threats emerging in recent times, discuss how technology is a major stakeholder in addressing the internal security challenges of India.

Globalization and fourth Industrial Revolution have given rise to new and complex forms of internal security challenges, calling for a harmonious mix of both man and machine to combat them. Man and machine both have an important role in national security. Technology – a major stakeholder in internal security: Reaching terrains where men can’t g. ..

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Historically India’s attempts at strengthening its intelligence infrastructure & capabilities have been reactive and incremental rather than holistic and sustainable. Discuss, and also provide a concrete network to transform India’s intelligence capability.

Intelligence infrastructure helps a country to track, intercept, monitor the threats, and alert the security architecture to deal with and nullify them. A strong intelligence infrastructure is of paramount importance for the security of any nation. How India’s approach has been incremental & reactive: India has created its various intelligence agencies over a period of ..

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The national security architecture needs to be robust enough to deal with present and evolving threats. Elaborating the statement, discuss the recent steps for modernizing national security architecture.

The National Security Architecture (NSA) needs to be robust to deal with ever-increasing challenges of internal and external security threats. India borders hostile neighbors and has border disputes with two nuclear-powered Nations. Internal security threats include challenges of homegrown terror outfits like JeM, SIMI, Indian Mujahideen, etc; insurgent groups like ULFA, NSCN-K, etc; the threat ..

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