Internal security, Uncategorized

What is Naxalism and Urban Naxal?

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?

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

‘Cybercrimes have risen 4-fold in 3 years’

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’

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

Maharashtra to have own law for internal security

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

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

China instigated Naga outfit: Centre

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

GS-2, GS-3, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

India, Japan, U.S. to hold naval exercises

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

GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

National insecurity

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

GS-2, GS-3, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Indian maritime challenges and its diplomatic dimensions

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

Editorials, Internal security, Uncategorized

Defence preparedness: the way forward

Article Link India spends a significant amount of resources on its national defence. Hence, efficiency in utilisation of resources is not only an economic imperative but vital for defence preparedness. Also, a successful foreign policy is predicated to a large measure on a country’s defence posturing. A robust defence posturing in turn is not possible… Continue reading Defence preparedness: the way forward

Big Picture, GS-2, Internal security, International Relations, Uncategorized

Militarizing the South China Sea

There are reports that China has placed surface to air missile batteries in the Woody Island, a link in the chain of Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Woody Island has been claimed by China, Taiwan and Vietnam. However, the island is under the control of China since 1974. Islands and rock formations in… Continue reading Militarizing the South China Sea

Editorials, GS-2, Indian Polity, Internal security, Uncategorized

Section 124A should stay

There’s a strong case to retain Section 124A. Chapter Six of the IPC section 121 to 130 is titled “Offences against the state” which included the offences of waging war against the government of India a Collecting arms with the intention of waging such war. 124A, Sedition: “Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or… Continue reading Section 124A should stay