Border Area Development Programme

Context Recently the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to spend 10% funds of the Border Area Development Programme to ramp up infrastructure along the China border.. The 10% funds will be used to create infrastructure on border projects in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim. About Border Area Read More …

Unified Payments Interface (UPI)

Context On March 29, the DCP Cyber Crime, Delhi’s official Twitter account alerted citizens about a fake UPI (Unified Payments Interface) ID of the PM CARES Fund, pmcare@sbi – the correct UPI ID to donate for coronavirus victims is pmcares@sbi. The Delhi police took suo motu cognisance of the fraud, Read More …

Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services

Context : Supreme Court significantly strengthened checks on the government’s power to shut down the Internet. A major aspect of the verdict relates to the Rules passed in 2017 that outline how and when the government can enforce shutdowns. Before The Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules Read More …

Role of Space Technology in Border Management

Context Sealing the entire border is a significant challenge mainly due to variations in the terrain and topography like mountain ranges, sea, tropical forest or climate factors, including desert or thinly populated regions. Space technology provides one of the more effective means to overcome it. Significance of Space Technology Timely Read More …

Genesis and Different types of Terrorism in World

Terrorists are motivated by different goals and objectives. Depending on the objectives of the group/groups, the nature of terrorism also differs. The major types of terrorist operations commonly identified globally include: Ethno-Nationalist Terrorism  Terrorism motivated by ethno-nationalist and separatist aspirations became prominent only after the Second World War and dominated the terrorist Read More …

Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism

Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a religious or political aim. It is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime. The terms “terrorist” and “terrorism” originated during the French Revolution of the Read More …

India’s doctrine of Nuclear No First Use

Context Raksha Mantri has said that while India has strictly adhered to the doctrine of ‘No First Use’ (NFU) of nuclear weapons, it can be reconsidered on future circumstances. It was not immediately clear if policymakers are willing to revisit it. Doctrine in making A commitment to not be the Read More …

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)

Context: Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address announced the appointment of a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Details: The announcement comes 20 years after a review committee on the Kargil War had suggested it. The announcement was made for the creation of the post of Chief Read More …

Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs)

Context The new concept of Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) which the Indian Army plans to create as part of overall force transformation is close to implementation. About IBGs IBGs are brigade-sized, agile, self-sufficient combat formations, which can swiftly launch strikes against adversary in case of hostilities. Each IBG would be Read More …

Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique

Context:  Project BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) under CIBMS (Comprehensive Integrated Border Management system) has been inaugurated on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam. BOLD-QIT is the project to install technical systems under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS), which enables BSF to equip Indo-Bangla borders with different kind of sensors in Read More …