The best source to cover security portion of GS 3 in UPSC CSE Mains 2019 : 1. In the light of NIA (Amd) BILL discuss critically the salient features of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) regarding its purposes and jurisdiction. The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 2. What are Central Armed forces? What are the problems… Continue reading Source to cover the security portion of GS3 for 2019?
Context: Recently, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that in the future, India’s ‘No First Use’ (NFU) promise depends on circumstances. History: India initiated nuclear weapons development after its war with China in 1962. China carried out nuclear tests in 1964 and subsequent years. In 1974, India conducted its first nuclear tests at Pokhran, dubbed as a ‘peaceful nuclear explosion’. International pressure to make India abandon its… Continue reading Will India Change its ‘No First Use’ Policy?
Context In recent times, there have been many instances of the hard-earned money of Indians being taken out of bank accounts and charges loaded onto credit cards through online frauds. These cyber crimes shake people’s faith in digital systems. The scepticism vis-a-vis online transactions also hurts the potential of emerging companies, tomorrow’s successes which could… Continue reading Cyber Crime: Data Deprivation and Data Localisation
The term ‘Naxal’ derives its name from the village Naxalbari of district Darjeeling in West Bengal, where the movement originated in 1967 under the leadership of Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal. It refers to the use of violence to destabilize the state through various communist guerrilla groups. Philosophical background of Naxalism: Naxalism in India, like… Continue reading What is Naxalism and Urban Naxal?
According to a joint study by PwC and Assocham, the number of cyber crime cases registered in India has risen by 350% in the three-year period from 2011 to 2014. The study is titled- ‘Protecting Interconnected Systems in the Cyber Era.’ Highlights: The study notes that with the growing adoption of the Internet and smart-phones,… Continue reading ‘Cybercrimes have risen 4-fold in 3 years’
Maharashtra Government has proposed an internal security act to deal with the challenges of terrorism and communal and caste violence. The proposed legislation, ‘Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act, 2016,’ would be the first such state-level act for internal security which will give more power to the police department if implemented. What’s there in the… Continue reading Maharashtra to have own law for internal security
The Hindu News: For the first time, the Centre has admitted officially that the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), named after its Myanmar-based leader S.S. Khaplang, intensified violence in the Northeast in 2015 at the behest of the Chinese. The admission was made in depositions by the Centre and other States before a tribunal… Continue reading China instigated Naga outfit: Centre
The Hindu What happened? In a move that is sure to raise eyebrows in Beijing, four Indian warships will join the navies of the United States and Japan in the second half of June for the next edition of Malabar exercises east of Okinawa, a Japanese island. Exercise Malabar Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval… Continue reading India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises
Indian Express Issue Accountability needs to be set for lapses in the National Security. Context Something is seriously wrong with our counter-terror security establishment,” Parliament’s Standing Committee on Home Affairs has reported regarding attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. It said that something is seriously wrong with our counter-terror security establishment, Its… Continue reading National insecurity
India shifts its focus from ‘using’ to ‘securing’ maritime security in the Indo-Pacific. Scope of discussion Maritime challenges & Our new Maritime Security Strategy Geopolitical aspects of maritime challenges – Fodder for Mains & Essay Indian maritime agencies – Fodder for Prelims Diplomatic dimensions – Fodder for Prelims & Interview Challenges ahead? Mains & Interview Indian Maritime challenges… Continue reading Indian maritime challenges and its diplomatic dimensions