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6) A smart combination of creativity, capacity-building and collaboration can provide answers to technology-driven challenge to India’s border security. Analyze. (250 words)

Topic Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism

6) A smart combination of creativity, capacity-building and collaboration can provide answers to technology-driven challenge to India’s border security. Analyze. (250 words)

Economictimes

Why this question

India shares a long and a varied terrain border with many south Asian countries and is susceptible to severe cross border crimes like terrorism, money laundering, narcotics smuggling etc. In this context it is important to analyze the relevance of technology driven solutions to our border problems.

Directive word

Analyze-here we  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to dig deep into the issue and highlight India’s border security concerns and discuss the role technology driven solutions can play in better border management.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the  long border shared by India and mention the problems like terrorism, narcotics smuggling, wildlife trade etc which are related to the border protection.

Body

Bring out the need for technology driven solutions for India’s border management. E.g technical limitations, topographic, demographic and local environmental factors impact the performance of modern border security architecture, leaving the border vulnerable to various threats; Given the sophisticated nature of the threat, the only way to effectively secure India’s border with Pakistan from drug trafficking and weapons smuggling is to conceptualize and put in place an omnidirectional border security with a mix of air and underground detection system; This issue also underlines the need to have a sound national border control strategy, with the setting-up of quantified benchmarks, and performance and effectiveness metrics. There is no shortage of new and potentially useful technologies for use in border security, and the same needs to be adopted along with a clear vision to adequately train the manpower which will eventually handle the gadgets. You can give examples of some technological solutions here.

Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.