GS-III: Security Challenges and Their Management in Border Areas

Discuss the significance of the Arihant SLBM launch with regards to India’s nuclear deterrence capacity. Also comment on how the SLBM differs from its land-based counterpart.

India has recently launched a nuclear capable Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from its first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant. SLBM: The launched missile belongs to the ‘K’ family of missiles, codenamed after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, has been indigenously ..

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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.

Trafficking is a crime under IPC in which people, especially women and children, are transported from one region to another illegally for exploitation. Factors that contribute to trafficking: Social factors poverty Poor socio-economic conditions. Economic factors Lack of alternate employment ..

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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.

The drones have come to redefine the nature of warfare in recent times. Their use is increasing rapidly by both state and non-state actors. Use by State actor: Reduce human causalities. Accurate targeting. Ability to escape radars. Use by non-state ..

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Throw some light on the recent reforms that have been undertaken by India in strengthening its National Security Architecture.

The National security is one of the primary responsibilities of the state. With rise of state sponsored terrorism, organised crime, asymmetric warfare, and lone wolf attacks, following changes have been made. The post of the Chief of Defence Staff has ..

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Discuss the potential of “Integrated Law Enforcement Centres” and “Smart walls” on India’s border areas to address the prevailing security challenges.

India has a very long border and poses several security threats due to the presence of hostile neighbours like Pakistan & China. It is essential to neutralize these threats to ensure safety and trade across borders. Potential of Integrated Law ..

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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.

The spread of Covid-19 in the world has exposed the vulnerability to biological agents and has raised concerns about Bioterrorism. Bioterrorism is the intentional release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs that can sicken or kill people, livestock, or crops. ..

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