There is blurring of difference between external and internal security. This is due to various reasons such as the cross-border, State sponsored terrorism, covert external funding to extremists and militancy resulting into many heinous acts. Apart from arms and explosives, smuggling of narcotics and counterfeit currency as well as cyber support for facilitating such acts is the increasing dimensions of nexus between traditional and non-traditional security. The solutions therefore have to be multi-dimensional and comprehensive.
“There should be a stringent law to tackle growing terrorism. In the present context, terror modules are going for re-grouping to unleash terror in near future. Modi as PM should go whole-heartedly in bringing a strong law against terrorism and sedition charges, or else the nation would suffer as during the UPA regime due to vote-bank politics.”—Joginder Singh, former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
Steps to be taken:
Commitments of BJP
-Implement Police Reforms as directed by the Supreme Court in 2006
-Need to broaden the use of Aadhar and PAN for individual identification to allow use by security agencies in tracking antinational elements.
-Replacing archaic Indian Police Act of 1861with the ‘Model Police Act’ already drafted by Sorabjee Committee.
-Revival of anti-terror mechanism dismantled by the Congress
-Reform in National Security Council to make it the hub of all sector-related assessments
-Provide State governments with all assistance to modernise police forces and equip them with the latest technology
-Address the increasing shortage of commissioned and non-commissioned staff.
-Maintain a credible minimum deterrent in nuclear doctrine in tune with changing goestatic realities