GS-III: Internal and External Security

Why there is a demand for the separate state for Barak valley?

November 1, 2018

Barak Valley comprising three districts of Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj. There is again a new surge for the old demand of the creation of a separate statehood for Assam’s Barak Valley. Why demand for statehood? There is a sense in the Barak valley that people of the valley have been deprived by mainland Assam for

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Why Indigenization of IT infrastructure of military is vital? Where does India stand in terms of indigenization of military IT infrastructure?

October 26, 2018

India is facing a daunting task in indigenisation and self reliance in defence production. Lack of technology, R&D etc have become impediments in self reliance in defence production. But the same cannot be implied to the IT infrastructure in military. Lack of concerted effort to use indigenous solutions has resulted in lackluster attitude towards indigenisation

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What are the controversial provisions of UAPA?

October 23, 2018

Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was brought in to empower the state to prevent the unlawful activities and associations. But these special powers have become controversial and have often been the reason for calls which have been demanding repealing of UAPA. Controversial provisions of UAPA which are prone to misuse: The pre-charge sheet custody (time

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What are the arguments in favor and opposition to the data localization norms?

October 22, 2018

Data localization refers to the process wherein the personal data of a country’s residents should be processed and stored in that country. RBI has now made data localization mandatory for payment systems. Even the Justice B N Srikrishna on data protection has suggested that all personal data of Indians have at least one copy in India

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