Extending BSF’s powers won’t resolve policing problems, security threats

Synopsis: Flaws in the security architecture and measures needed to fill the void. Introduction Union home ministry extended the jurisdiction of the Border Security Forces (BSF) from 15 to 50 kms, citing uniformity as the reason. The decision appears to have been taken without consulting the states whose police forces are directly affected by it,… Continue reading Extending BSF’s powers won’t resolve policing problems, security threats

Countering the Chinese Threat

Synopsis: India should adopt a multi-level approach to counter the encircling of China. Introduction Over the period of time, China has made its position stronger and has now emerged as a threat to India.  Recently, RSS Chief in his Vijayadashami speech also raised concerns over the China-Pakistan-Taliban-Turkey nexus. How China emerges as a threat to… Continue reading Countering the Chinese Threat

Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

What is the News? The Centre has issued a notification declaring the expansion of the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force(BSF). What does the notification say? The Union Home Ministry has increased the powers of the Border Security Force (BSF) to arrest, search and seize within 50 km from the international boundary in Assam, West… Continue reading Centre enhances powers of BSF; Punjab slams move

Chinese checks: On dealing with border incursions by China

Source: This post is based on the article “ Chinese checks ” published in The Business Standard on 13th October 2021.  Syllabus: GS3- Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas  Relevance: Dealing with China Synopsis: India urgently needs a fresh strategy for handling the broader dispute along the Sino-Indian border. Introduction  In June last year,… Continue reading Chinese checks: On dealing with border incursions by China

Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed

What is the News? China has completed a Lhasa-Nagqu section of the Beijing-Lhasa expressway. What is Beijing–Lhasa Expressway? Beijing–Lhasa Expressway is part of the Chinese national expressway network. It is planned to connect China’s capital Beijing to the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa. It also connects China’s Central Theatre Command with the Western… Continue reading Beijing-Lhasa key road link completed