Security and Disaster Management-Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management)]: Questions 1 - 3 of 3

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Question 1

Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate
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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Human right activists constantly highlight the view that the Armed Forces (Special power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) is a draconian act leading to cases of Human Rights abuses by the security forces. What sections of AFSPA are opposed by the activists? Critically evaluate the requirement with reference to the view held by the apex court.

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The sections of Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)

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  • The subsequent use of weapon arms without the need for prior approval of a commanding authority makes it an issue of Human Rights. Whereby the security personnel could deploy the use of weapons in the name of self-defence.
  • AFSPA gives blanket protection c…

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Question 2

Various Security Forces and Agencies and Their Mandate
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Employing army resources for civilian works is an acknowledgement of civilian institutional failure to the larger public and also has long-term costs. Comment. (250 Words)

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  • Indian Army is used in many works of civilian institutions like maintaining law and order situation, helping and rescuing people in disaster etc.
  • It is required owing to the fact that Army personnel are rigorously trained in handling crisis situations, it is resource rich, can be mobilized quickly, have superior expertise and enjoys a w…

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Question 3

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It is widely agreed that the Indian Air Force is well short of the fighter planes required to mount an effective offensive if war is imminent. Discuss the roots of the crisis and options IAF has to address its shortages. (250 Words)

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Post-Independence, Indian Air Force (IAF) had played prominent role in war spanning from First Kashmir war to Kargil War to Atlantique Incident. But according to different defence analysts, today IAF is short of the fighter planes required to mount an effective offensive.

  • Number of Squadron have declined: The number had declined from once 42 in 2002…

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