Page-2 of GS-III: Linkages Between Development and Spread of Extremism

How the internal security challenges in Nagaland are different from that in Manipur and Tripura? Explain.

The internal security scenario in north-east is fragile. Insurgency and militancy have created havoc in north-east and are posing serious internal security challenges. The key common internal security challenges among the states in North-east are Proximity to international border Open ..

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Northeast India was at the forefront of economic development and prosperity during British India but has faced marginalisation since Independence. In this context, discuss some of the steps taken to replenish the past glory of the region.

North east hasn’t received the required attention from the mainland in post independence period. This has resulted in deprivation and huge gaps in the north east. In order to bridge these various measures have been undertaken A separate ministry called ..

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Why north-eastern states are demanding a separate time zone? What would be the implications if India adopts two time zones?

Time zone is a region which uses the same standard time for legal, social and commercial purposes. India follows the standard time of 82.5 deg E longitude. There has been demand for adopting two different time zones in India because: ..

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Why AFSPA has been imposed in J&K and North East but not in LWE affected Areas? Explain.

AFSPA provides armed forces with Special powers to deal with disturbed areas. AFSPA is in force in north east and Jammu Kashmir where India is facing the security challenges. But AFSPA is not used to fight against left wing extremism ..

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"There is no doubt that killings and human rights violations have occurred due to AFSPA but the problems posed by an array of internal and external agents necessitate an act with teeth to deal with them."Critically discuss in the light of various concerns raised against the act.

AFSPA provides special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to deal with “disturbed areas”. The power to declare an area as disturbed under the act lies with Central government or state government or Governor of the state or lieutenant governor or administrator ..

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Has the two-pronged policy of direct action by the security forces coupled with development to tackle Maoism problem been successful? To what extent? Discuss critically.

India always perceived Left wing extremism as an internal security threat with their increased capabilities to kill, attack and massacre. It came up with different models to handle the situation throughout the years. Maoist continues to remain the dominant and ..

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