Security Challenges

Security Changes in the Parliament After, the Security Breach

  A day after two men leaped from the visitors’ gallery into the Lok Sabha chamber, leading to a serious security breach, the Parliament building was devoid of sound on Thursday. no selfie-takers no MPs offering sound bites no throngs of people mingling around its premises. Visitors were strictly prohibited, …

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Speedy disengagement along LAC

Security challenges and their management in border areas Context India and China have agreed to step up efforts for the disengagement of troops and de-escalation of tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) Respect the LAC In a conversation with President of China, PM highlighted India’s concerns on the …

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The Katchatheevu controversy

Syllabus: Security challenges and their management in border areas Context Why is the uninhabited 285 acre islet important to Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka? What was agreed upon in the 1974 pact between India and the island nation? What has been the stand of the Tamil Nadu government over the …

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NIA attaches poultry farm in IS-inspired group case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday attached a poultry farm in Madhya Pradesh, which was used by alleged members of an IS-inspired group involved in a conspiracy to carry out terror activities in Rajasthan. The property, attached under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), is in Ratlam district. IS-inspired …

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THE ASSAM-ARUNACHAL PRADESH BORDER DISPUTE

Assam Chief Minister and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the long-standing border dispute between the two states. The dispute: The two states share a roughly 800-kilometre long border. The disputed areas the MoU deals with are 123 border villages, which span 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh and 8 districts of Assam. Before North East Frontier Agency …

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OPIUM WARS AND THE CHINESE CONVICTS

Tucked away in the nondescript town of Naduvattam in the Nilgiris is a wonderfully preserved monument whose story encapsulates the complex history of the picturesque hill district. The injudiciously named “ancient sub-jail” that lies off the national highway was used to intern Chinese prisoners captured by the British during the …

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