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6) There is a need for India to have a better focus on the non-conventional security threats prevalent in South Asia. Discuss.(250 words)

Topic – India and her neighbourhood relations.

6) There is a need for India to have a better focus on the non-conventional security threats prevalent in South Asia. Discuss.(250 words)

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Why this question

India places significant stress on its external security threats but there is a growing need for India to place more emphasis on non-conventional security threats faced by it and shared by other South Asian members.

Directive word

Discuss- this is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question. we also have to discuss about the related and important aspects of the question in order to bring out a complete picture of the issue in hand.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write in detail about the non-conventional threats faced by South Asian nations, including India.

Structure of the answer

Introduction– Give a brief description of the conventional sources of threat to India in the context of South Asia. E.g Chinese threat, Pakistani aggression; nuclear threats etc.

Body-

Discuss in points the non-conventional threats prevalent in South Asia. E.g

  • Terrorist attacks on the Indian mainland have surged – consider high-profile cases such as the assault on Parliament in 2001, the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Gurdaspur attack in Punjab in 2015, the Pathankot attack in January 2016, and the attacks on the Uri military camp in September 2016, as well as regular attacks that get less media coverage.
  • It can be argued that addressing a threat by gathering credible intelligence and tightening defense mechanisms would do more to counter terrorism than mounting offensive strategies that often do not work and sometimes backfire.
  • Furthermore, India and its neighbors also face many other non-conventional threats such as;
  • poverty,
  • illiteracy,
  • unemployment,
  • underdevelopment
  • and the illicit trafficking of people and drugs etc.

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