GS-3, Uncategorized

How the forces protect VIPs?

Context The Government has recently downgraded the security cover of former PM Manmohan Singh, from Special Protection Group (SPG) to Z plus of the CRPF. How does the government decide the level of protection an individual needs? The Home Ministry takes the decision based on inputs from intelligence agencies, which include the Intelligence Bureau and the… Continue reading How the forces protect VIPs?

GS-2, Uncategorized

Defence Reforms: Chief of Defence Staff

Context In his Independence Day speech, PM announced that India will soon have a Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). The CDS is meant to be a single-point military advisor to the government, and to coordinate long-term planning, procurement, training and logistics of the three services. Its creation was recommended in 2001 by the Group of Ministers… Continue reading Defence Reforms: Chief of Defence Staff

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

India’s Nuclear doctrine and its “No first use” policy

Context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, appears to have altered a key pillar of India’s nuclear doctrine when he tweeted that India’s future commitment to a posture of No First Use of nuclear weapons ‘depends on the circumstances’. On the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister A.B. Vajpayee, and in the nuclear proving ground in Pokhran,… Continue reading India’s Nuclear doctrine and its “No first use” policy

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?

Big Picture, GS-3, Uncategorized

Intelligence sharing for internal security

Introduction Any fight against terrorism, insurgency and internal security would be incomplete without a strong and a robust intelligence network, feedback or its analysis. Prime Minister speaking at 11th meeting of Inter–State Council pointed out about internal security. There is a need to improve intelligence, improve the system of information exchange between different stake holders… Continue reading Intelligence sharing for internal security

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

Editorials, Uncategorized

A licence to kill innovation

Article Link The Ministry of Home Affairs recently released a draft of “The Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, 2016.” The draft Bill came under scathing criticism on social media and other online platforms for its draconian features. In the light of this, the government now has proposed to review this bill. The Bill basically aims to… Continue reading A licence to kill innovation

GS-2, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

Rs.100-cr. fine proposed for wrong India map

The Hindu What happened? The government has proposed a law where wrong depiction of the map of India could land the violators in jail with a maximum term of seven years and fine up to Rs. 100 crore. Why this measure has been proposed? This measure has been envisaged by the government against the backdrop… Continue reading Rs.100-cr. fine proposed for wrong India map

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