GS-2, International Relations, Uncategorized

India’s Afghan Policy

Background Afghanistan has been ravaged by war since 2001 when a US-led coalition overthrew the Taliban. Since October 2018, Taliban representatives and US officials have been meeting in Doha, Qatar trying to chalk out a peace treaty. The negotiations focus on three elements: Withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. To prevent Afghanistan from being used by international terrorist… Continue reading India’s Afghan Policy

Big Picture, Uncategorized

Is Social Media Globalizing Terrorism?

Social media in the present times has emerged as something inevitable for everyone. In some way or the other, it is having an impact on people and their daily lives. According to a Report from the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, United Kingdom, social media has been consciously failing to combat extremism and not… Continue reading Is Social Media Globalizing Terrorism?

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

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

Negotiating with the Taliban

The recently concluded Doha Dialogue on ‘Peace and Security in Afghanistan’ presents a number of opportunities for the international community, as well as India, in dealing with the resurgent Taliban phenomenon. This conference was significant because key leaders from the Taliban’s Qatar office, the only one of its kind set up by the dominant Taliban… Continue reading Negotiating with the Taliban

Editorials, GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

After Pathankot, what?

Article Link The extended time taken by the security forces to neutralize the recent attack on the airbase in Pathankot has led to a clamour for the need to have the ability to respond more swiftly. The whole incident has also raised several questions about how to respond to such attacks. Most people are of… Continue reading After Pathankot, what?

Editorials, GS-3, Internal security, Uncategorized

Save Security from the Establishment

Article Link Even with prior intelligence information India was not able to prevent terror attacks on Pathankot airbase recently. Same was the case with 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Those who were supposed to act on the terror alerts, those who were supposed to guard the seas and those who were supposed to protect Mumbai, all carried… Continue reading Save Security from the Establishment