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Deliberate upon the possible role that Intelligence agencies in India can and must play in tracking the ecological threats and epidemics.

Topic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate. Security challenges and their management in border areas – linkages of organized crime with terrorism.

4. Deliberate upon the possible role that Intelligence agencies in India can and must play in tracking the ecological threats and epidemics. (250 words)

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

The article brings to us insights on the possible positive role that the intelligence agencies can play in tracking the ecological threats and epidemics.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the role that intelligence agencies can play in tracking the ecological threats and epidemics.

Directive:

Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with the fact that Covid-19 has driven home the urgency to acquire information that has a vital bearing on our health, economy and security.

Body:

The answer must speak about the importance of Intelligence agency’s role in tracking the biological security threats that can take forms of ecological threats and epidemics.

Present the case of reforms that need to be brought about with respect to functions of intelligence agencies in the country.

Explain why is it important for them to play a key role in tracking such threats.

One can present a case study of Covid-19 or take cues from the article and present the case of China.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance and role of the intelligence agencies in dealing with such epidemics and ecological threats.