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UPSC Mains Internal Security Previous Year Questions

UPSC Mains Internal Security Previous Year Questions

Internal Security Topic Wise PYQs (2018-2023)

16] LINKAGES BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND SPREAD OF EXTREMISM

  1. Winning of ‘Hearts and Minds’ in terrorism affected areas is an essential step in restoring the trust of the population. Discuss the measures adopted by the Government in this respect as part of the conflict resolution in Jammu and Kashmir. [2023/Q9/10m/150w]
  2. Naxalism is a social, economic and development issue manifesting as a violent internal security threat. In this context, discuss the emerging issues and suggest a multilayered strategy to tackle the menace of Naxalism. [2022/Q20/15m/250w]
  3. What are the determinants of left-wing extremism in Eastern part of India? What strategy should Government of India, civil administration and security forces adopt to counter the threat in the affected areas? [2020/Q19/15m/200w]
  4. Left Wing Extremism (LWE) is showing a downward trend, but still affects many parts of the country. Briefly explain the Government of India’s approach to counter the challenges posed by LWE.   [2018/Q10/10m/150w]

17] ROLE OF EXTERNAL STATE AND NON-STATE ACTORS IN CREATING CHALLENGES TO INTERNAL SECURITY

  1. Analyse the multidimensional challenges posed by external state and non-state actors, to the internal security of India. Also discuss measures required to be taken to combat these threats. [2021/Q19/15m/250w]
  2. The Indian government has recently strengthened the anti-terrorism laws by amending the unlawful activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967 and the NIA Act. Analyze the changes in the context of prevailing security environment while discussing the scope and reasons for opposing the UAPA by human rights organizations.  [2019/Q19/15m/200w]
  3. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is viewed as a cardinal subset of China’s larger ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative. Give a brief description of CPEC and enumerate the reasons why India has distanced itself from the same.   [2018/Q9/10m/150w]

18] CHALLENGES TO INTERNAL SECURITY THROUGH COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, ROLE OF MEDIA AND SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN INTERNAL SECURITY CHALLENGES, BASICS OF CYBER SECURITY; MONEY-LAUNDERING AND ITS PREVENTION

  1. Give out the major sources of terror funding in India and efforts being made to curtail these sources. In the light of this, also discuss the aim and objective of the ‘ No Money for Terror [NMFT]’ Conference recently held at New Delhi in November 2022. [2023/Q20/15m/200w]
  2. What are the different elements of cyber security? Keeping in view the challenges in cyber security, examine the extent to which India has successfully developed a comprehensive National Cyber Security Strategy. [2022/Q19/15m/250w]
  3. Discuss how emerging technologies and globalisation contribute to money laundering. Elaborate measures to tackle the problem of money laundering both at national and international levels. [2021/Q9/10m/150w]
  4. Keeping in view India’s internal security, analyse the impact of cross-border cyber attacks. Also discuss defensive measures against these sophisticated attacks. [2021/Q10/10m/150w]
  5. Discuss different types of cybercrimes and measures required to be taken to fight the menace.     [2020/Q9/10m/150w]
  6. What is the CyberDome Project? Explain how it can be useful in controlling internet crimes in India.   [2019/Q10/10m/150w]
  7. Data security has assumed significant importance in the digitized world due to rising cyber-crimes. The Justice B. N. Srikrishna Committee Report addresses issues related to data security. What, in your view, are the strengths and weaknesses of the Report relating to protection of personal data in cyber space?   [2018/Q19/15m/200w]

19] SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT IN BORDER AREAS – LINKAGES OF ORGANIZED CRIME WITH TERRORISM

  1. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs) by our adversaries across the borders to ferry arms/ammunitions, drugs, etc., is a serious threat to the internal security. Comment on the measures being taken to tackle this threat. [2023/Q10/10m/150w]
  2. Discuss the types of organized crimes. Describe the linkages between terrorists and organized crime that exist at the national and transnational levels. [2022/Q9/10m/150w]
  3. Analyse the complexity and intensity of terrorism, its causes, linkages and obnoxious nexus. Also suggest measures required to be taken to eradicate the menace of terrorism. [2021/Q20/15m/250w]
  4. For effective border area management, discuss the steps required to be taken to deny local support to militants and also suggest ways to manage favourable perception among locals.[2020/Q10/10m/150w]
  5. Analyse internal security threats and transborder crimes along Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan borders including Line of Control (LoC). Also discuss the role played by various security forces in this regard. [2020/Q20/15m/200w]
  6. The banning of ‘Jamaat-e – islaami’ in Jammu and Kashmir brought into focus the role of over-ground workers (OGWs) in assisting terrorist organizations. Examine the role played by OGWs in assisting terrorist organizations in insurgency affected areas. Discuss measures to neutralize the influence of OGWs.   [2019/Q9/10m/150w]
  7. Cross-border movement of insurgents is only one of the several security challenges facing the policing of the border in North-East India. Examine the various challenges currently emanating across the India-Myanmar border. Also, discuss the steps to counter the challenges.  [2019/Q20/15m/200w]
  8. India’s proximity to two of the world’s biggest illicit opium-growing states has enhanced her internal security concerns. Explain the linkages between drug trafficking and other illicit activities such as gunrunning, money laundering and human trafficking. What countermeasures should be taken to prevent the same?  [2018/Q20/15m/200w]

20] VARIOUS SECURITY FORCES AND AGENCIES AND THEIR MANDATE

  1. What are the internal security challenges being faced by India? Give out the role of Central Intelligence and Investigative Agencies tasked to counter such threats. [2023/Q19/15m/200w]
  2. What are the maritime security challenges in India? Discuss the organisational, technical and procedural initiatives taken to improve the maritime security. [2022/Q10/10m/150w]
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