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6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment. Comment in the light of India’s “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism.(250 words) 

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6) Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment. Comment in the light of India’s “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism.(250 words) 

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Why this question:

The article discusses the role of Counter Terrorism programme, NATGRID which is a post Mumbai 26/11 attack measure. It highlights the Israeli model of comprehensive strategy.

Key demand of the question:

Explain India’s strategy for counter terrorism in detail.

Directive:

Commenthere we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

The current government has declared a “zero tolerance” policy on terrorism. 

Body:

Present a brief background – India’s military responses in 2016 (surgical strikes) and 2019 (Balakot airstrikes) in the backdrop of terrorist attacks in Uri and Pulwama, were framed as attempts to impose costs on the Pakistani terrorist groups and their Army backers.

These responses mark a drastic change in India’s approach to counter-terrorism.

The present government has repeatedly declared that it will emulate Israel’s apparently successful strategy in responding to cross-border terrorism. 

Discuss the concerns associated.

Conclusion:

Conclude that Effective counter-terrorism requires a more comprehensive strategy. It requires a constant process of evaluation and adjustment – Israel does not have all the answers and relies on trial and error for different contexts.

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