“The Parliament attack was 20 years ago, are we more prepared today?”

News– 20 years of 2001 Attack on parliament, an analysis of how much we have improved.  What has been the scene in Internal security landscape since the 2001 attack on parliament   Despite the innovations and improvements in intelligence infrastructure there have been several terrorist attack on India since the 2001 attack like 2008 Mumbai attacks, Uri, Pathankot attack, 2019 pulwana strike, Chinese… Continue reading “The Parliament attack was 20 years ago, are we more prepared today?”

Law for national security: Vital point on rights is sidestepped in the way SC’s Pegasus case is framed

News: A month back, Supreme Court had appointed an independent expert technical committee to examine allegations that the government used an Israeli spyware, Pegasus, to snoop on its own citizens. This decision of SC received near-universal acclaim, reaffirming its institutional credibility. But, the constitutional court could have done more in terms of the outcome of… Continue reading Law for national security: Vital point on rights is sidestepped in the way SC’s Pegasus case is framed

BSF DG’s remark on demographic change to justify a wider berth in border areas is flawed, disturbing

News: Recently, the centre decided to extend the jurisdiction of the BSF to 50 km from 15 km in border states of Assam, Punjab and West Bengal. It was stated that the reason for extending the jurisdiction of BSF was to secure the three border states from the inflow of narcotics and weapon, infiltration by… Continue reading BSF DG’s remark on demographic change to justify a wider berth in border areas is flawed, disturbing

What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

Synopsis: Reasons behind recent terrorist attacks in Kashmir, challenges involved and the future course of action. Introduction  The targeted terror attacks against minorities in Kashmir indicate a dangerous move. Sikhs and Hindus were identified and shot for being who they are. It also led to Muslim casualties. The purpose was to spread terror, threating minorities… Continue reading What the attacks against minorities in Kashmir reveal 

Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

What is the News? The Union Minister of Home Affairs chaired a review meeting on Left Wing Extremism in New Delhi. What is Left Wing Extremism? LWE organizations are the groups that try to bring change through violent revolution. They are against democratic institutions and use violence to subvert the democratic processes at the ground… Continue reading Union Minister of Home Affairs chairs review meeting in New Delhi on Left Wing Extremism

Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Recently, a global collaborative investigative effort, titled the Pegasus project, revealed that Israeli company NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware targeted over 300 mobile phone numbers in India. As per reports, at least 40 journalists, Cabinet Ministers, and holders of constitutional positions were possibly subjected to surveillance. The reports are based on a leaked global database… Continue reading Pegasus spyware issue – Explained, pointwise

Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

Synopsis: Domestic political actors are major source of false or misleading information about the coronavirus which is concerning many Indians.  What is infodemic, disinformation, misinformation and fake news?  Misinformation : It refers to information that is false or inaccurate, and is often spread widely with others, regardless of an intent to deceive.  Infodemic: It is an immense wave of information that includes false and misleading… Continue reading Infodemic due to Top down Misinformation

CDS to chair meet on theatre commands

Context: Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Bipin Rawat is scheduled to chair a meeting with the Vice-Chiefs of the three services, the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff, and the representatives from the Ministries of Defence, Home and Finance. This meeting is part of a broad plan to create four integrated tri-service (theatre) commands.  What is a theatre command?  A theatre command is a military structure wherein all the assets… Continue reading CDS to chair meet on theatre commands