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3) What do you understand by Geospatial Intelligence. Discuss how it acts as a force multiplier for the defence and security of a country.(250 words)

Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

3) What do you understand by Geospatial Intelligence. Discuss how it acts as a force multiplier for the defence and security of a country.(250 words)

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Why this question

GIS provides one of the most invaluable tools for defence and public organisations– information. GIS technology has become an indispensable tool to gather data and intel for purposes of analysing, modeling, planning and building to fulfil the full spectrum of government functionalities. The issue is related to GS3 syllabus under the following heading-

Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to simply describe the meaning of the term, geospatial intelligence and elaborate the key principles.  It then wants us to write in detail about its role in promoting the defence and security of a country.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the meaning, underlying principles and role played by geospatial intelligence as a force multiplier for defence and security of a country. Here we should support our answer with some examples.

Structure of the answer

Introduction- Give a brief but a comprehensive definition of the term geospatial intelligence.

Body

  • Discuss the key principles underlying the geospatial intelligence. E.g seeks knowledge to achieve a decision advantage, information denial and deception (D&D), reveals how human action is constrained by the physical landscape and human perceptions of Earth etc.
  • Discuss in points how exploitation of geointelligence and associated technologies can act as a force multiplier for the defence and security of the country. Take help of the articles attached with the question to frame your answer. Also give examples of such technologies/ techniques used/ put in place by other countries; Afghan war, Iraq war etc.

Conclusion- Mention the need to harness the given technologies  and mention projects like the hexagon project.

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